Monday, March 19, 2007

Breakaway collar

Breakaway collar
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Since the man refused to give the cat up, this was the next best thing we could think of - a breakaway collar. Should the cat yank or be caught, the whole collar will snap and the cat can then run off.

He said he would use it and I'll go by to check.



Blogger VeganCatsg said...

Great. And follow up till cat sterilised :) ?
This reminds me of a bag lady I saw in San Francisco many years ago and she was "stringing" several feral cats. She had a smile of contentment on her face.

19/3/07 12:36 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Vegancatsg - they don't WANT to sterilise. They asked for more cats to breed it with. More later.

19/3/07 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vagrants in the west all seem to have cats and dogs. takes the loneliness away, i guess.

i knew (not personally but i kept seeing her ard) a bag lady in vancouver who had a pet duck!

19/3/07 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great idea abt the collar btw. i buy this brand for my cats as well, just in case they get caught on smthg while i am not home.

19/3/07 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dawn, not now yet. the cat is still a kitten. he may not be conscious enough to adjust the collar as the kitten grows and it's going to be very very tight for the kitten when it grows. or if it's lost. some nice girls at a tuas factory i know, they bought collars for some stray puppies. it's nice of them but hey, they are strays and they are puppies. how do they make sure that they loosen the collars for the puppies? also strays are likely to run away. THEY WILL CHOKE as they grow.

19/3/07 1:32 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Anonymous - it's a breakaway collar. Hence if there is tension or pressure the collar will just snap open. I am in fact hoping that's what will happen.

This is obviously not a good situation in either case, but he's not giving the cat up. In addition, a nylon rope around the neck will almost certainly strangle the cat.

19/3/07 3:33 PM  

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