Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cat on steps

Cat on steps
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

I went by a family and spoke with them on feeding. The son admitted they leave some water out (and I was told by a neighbour some milk). I told him feeding was not illegal or wrong but explained that it should be done downstairs for the good of the cat. His mother came to the door and listened in. The cat was happily sitting on their stairs comfortably.

As I was inserting a flyer at the next house, the mother came out again and shooed the cat and stamped her leg to drive it away. Poor cat - one minute they feed it, the next minute they drive it away.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, i think it is very admirable tt u do such stuff to help cats.i have always wanted to do voluntary stuff like these, but i guess im underaged?

30/1/07 9:27 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

Is this cat's life in danger?

30/1/07 9:48 PM  
Blogger budak said...

The news (CNA) just made a big deal from the reported cases of avian flu found in a couple of 'stray cats' in Indonesia, which experts believe was due to the cats eating infected birds. Ignorati here will probably use this as a new bludger in their hate campaign...

30/1/07 10:18 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

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30/1/07 11:02 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Vegancat- not at the moment but it might be.

Budak interestingly, it's only now the local press has picked up on it. The experts have already commented on this and said that killing cats is NOT an option because it will just cause more problems.

Cats can catch bird flu. So what's suprising about that? So can people. So can dogs (as was also reported). I'd be surprised if it didn't turn out most mammals can catch it.

30/1/07 11:04 PM  
Anonymous ej said...

Poor kitty. no home, and now maybe no food :(

31/1/07 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn your facts are right but from the last experience with Sars... sigh cats got culled just because they shared the same name with civet cats that until now are still not confirmed source of Sars.

Now there are hard facts, our govt may choose to play it safe and just cull first. Talk later.

I would say keep an look out. Any orders from higher ups to TCs should happen within the next few days. Maybe a call can be made to TC to assure that situation is okay?

31/1/07 9:57 AM  
Anonymous imp said...

if some feeders got such a kind heart, why can't they stay that 10min (sometimes even faster) to let the cat finish eating/drinking, clear up and go? it would make the situation alot alot easier.

being kind to the cats can sometimes mean being inconsiderate to the other neighbors and put the responsible feeders in a bad light.

31/1/07 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let us know if this cat is in clear and present danger so that some rescue plan can be formulated.

31/1/07 10:37 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous I don't think we should call to necessarily ask the TC if they plan to trap cats. I don't assume anything has changed - though I am sure they will get more complaints based on this.

The hard facts that you mentioned have been known for more than a year, so I don't think this report really says anything new. At any rate, I'm going to be posting a New Scientist article in a short while for everyone to read.

31/1/07 11:00 AM  

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