Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Scarecrow success in keeping cats out of garden

Some of you may remember this man I blogged about. He said the Scarecrow and cat stop were effective and he wanted to buy his own, but the website would not ship to Singapore. I suggested he buy it off Vpost. I wrote to him again yesterday to check on the situation and said that if he did not mind the wait, I could get him some when I was next in the US. He wrote back to say that he had already ordered a number of Scarecrows and Catstops off Vpost and was expecting them soon.

I wrote to thank him for being so kind and for being willing to not try a better, more effective and humane method, but for even paying to do it! I said it was more common that people borrowed cat traps to have the cats wandering into the gardens removed and killed.

He wrote back to say that trapping and killing cats should never be a solution. He also said some very kind words about what CWS is doing with the community cat population.

It just goes to show - not everyone who has a problem with the cats entering their gardens wants to kill them. It's really good to see people who are willing to try alternatives - someone else just asked today to borrow the Scarecrow. If there is so much demand, we may need to buy more. When we first got it, hardly anyone borrowed it, whereas now there seems to be much more interest.


Anonymous autumnpiglet said...

We need more people like him around. There are just too many people who think that culling is the solution to everything.

3 Cheers to this kind gentleman!

23/1/07 2:11 PM  
Blogger eslina said...

It's really nice to know that there are kind people like him in our midst.

These rare but nice encounters can help lift our spirit and gives us hope :)

23/1/07 3:51 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I know - we always here the negatives but rarely the positives!

23/1/07 5:02 PM  
Anonymous ej said...

This guy is setting a very good example. A very good man.
Let's hope more will borrow and test out the recommended stuff and will realise that it is better than trap and cull.

23/1/07 7:41 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I hope so too!

23/1/07 11:43 PM  

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