Lianhe Zaobao (22-2-07)
Thank you Kootoomonster for sending this article in. It's basically about a caregiver in Ang Mo Kio and it describes how she feeds very responsibly and that the cats are all sterilised. However the cats are very visible at feeding time, and some run over from neighbouring blocks and a few people complained that there are a lot of cats in the area. One of the two people interviewed complained about hygiene.
The block in question has housing for older people as well and a lot of the people there come down and love to feed the cats. When I last went down to the block and started taking photos of some of the sterilised cats, one of the men got very upset and started yelling at me, thinking I was going to hurt the cats.
I called to speak to the caregiver whom I know through another caregiver but she didn't answer. I rang the caregiver I know better and asked her to please remind the lady it is better not to feed at 6 pm. 6 pm is when everyone is coming home from work - and they get annoyed when they see so many cats around. If the feeding time could be shifted either earlier or later, most people won't even notice the cats. However if they come home every day and see a whole colony waiting, their reaction is often that there are a lot of cats in the neighbourhood. If the cats are fed later for example there is a good chance they will see hardly any cats around when they return home.
Labels: Responsible Feeding