Tuesday, January 23, 2007

ST (23-1-07)

More letters on letting cats into flats :-

SPCA backs bid to let cats live in HDB flats

Clean and quiet, cats make perfect indoor pets

I hope those letters keep coming in!


Anonymous ck said...

I agree, it's heartening to see that more and more people are speaking up for the less privileged, cats included.

Unfortunately most of the letters ended up in the online section of the ST Forum, where there is less readership as compared to the printed version. I wonder that criteria ST uses to decide whether a letter should be published in the print or online forum?

23/1/07 11:22 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I've wondered that myself. I suppose its for items they think are of less interest? This HDB issue seems to have stirred up quite a lot of interest though as it generally always does.

23/1/07 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah! hope all these letters will help the govt to see the light about having cats... its so ridiculous to exclude them... they mkae wonderful pets

23/1/07 12:54 PM  
Anonymous vt said...

In live in a former HUDC flat (now privatised. I have 5 cats, 4 females and 1 male. They don't meow outside the flat. Some of my neighbours in other floors do not even know I have 5. They were surprised when they asked me. They really make good indoor pets and don't bother my neighbours at all.

23/1/07 4:16 PM  
Anonymous ej said...

If cats are legally allowed in HDB, it would meant ONE BIG STEP forward for the progress of the whole nation.

Vt, you must have also kept your flat clean and tidy that even your neighbours are not aware of your 5 cats.

23/1/07 7:59 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

It shows though that people who are responsible can have cats and their neighbours can be ignorant of the fact.

23/1/07 11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 6 at home - all home bound except for one whom I let out for about 15 minutes every morning (very early).

All my neighbours think I have only 1 cat. She is very well behaved. Only until recently, she allowed her '15 minute freedom' without close supervision.

She is popular with the neighbours & the children love her, although I can't say that feeling is mutual :)

I know it is a HUGE risk I am taking,exposing her. But it is a risk I am prepared to take.

She has proven to many (my neighbours & passerbys) that cats ARE well behaved, cats ARE clean & cats CAN BE trained. She was trained to walk with a harness & a leash. We used to be teased by passerbys that she is a cat-dog.

But everyone has complimented what a pretty & good girl she is.


24/1/07 9:11 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

CCH - some people of course learn to love cats through exposure as you mentioned. However the problem comes about when the cats are allowed to wander at will and cause a nuisance to the neighbours, or someone new moves in. We have had people who let their cats wander with no problem,then someone new moved in and started complaining.

24/1/07 12:03 PM  

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