Monday, February 26, 2007


This morning alone I had two TC officers call to say that they still have problems in their estates. In both I told them that of course they had problems with defecation upstairs because cats were being fed upstairs which we had already told them about.

One of them was from this case on Friday. I already emailed the officer on Friday to say that we went down and spoke to the family but that the woman denied the cat was theirs (even as it walked into their home). We were told by another neighbour that the family living upstairs 'owns' the cat but they let the family downstairs feed the cat.

The Officer wrote and asked if we could investigate again. I wrote back and suggested he might go down and speak with the family instead as we had already done so. What is there to investigate? We know which family is feeding the cat - the problem is that they won't listen!

Another officer wrote in about the same issue and I suggested the same to him.

We can go down one time, five times or even more but if the person with the cats won't listen what can we do? At the end of the day, the TC is an authority figure - surely a word from them may go further than advise from fellow residents or from volunteers?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

but can a TC officer tell a HDB flat dweller to keep her cat in when he knows that it is against the rules to keep a cat in the first place?

as for this lady, what kind of cat owner keeps a cat but depends on her neighbour to feed the cat?? i wld be really pissed if anyone else tried to feed my cats!

26/2/07 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is called Pushing the Buck. He would have prefer to just pick up the phone to activate the pest controllers!

26/2/07 12:08 PM  

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