Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Kitten from the cage

Kitten from the cage
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Thanks to Rebecca for this photo of one of the kittens from the cats in cages case. She mentioned they are happily running around and were so glad that they are out. They have an eye infection and have lice and are looking for a permanent home. These kittens are younger and came from a different cage.

The other cats from the toilet though are apparently very frightened - they are all huddling together and trying to all squish INTO one cage at the boarding place even though they have more space for them.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

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20/3/07 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh finally. i am so so so glad. the reactions from these abused cats and kittens are telling us alot of how much they have suffered. oh i'm just so glad that they are out. t'was worse than death when they were caged and in that dungeon. can we let the guy see this? perhaps he can understand better if he sees them happy? since we understand that he didn't mean to be abusive....(hai)

20/3/07 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wld have thought that the cats in the cages wld be more traumatised than the ones in the bathroom. though of course i hv not seen the state of the bathroom.

whatever it is, i am glad that they are getting the help they need. i hope this guy won't run out and get himself more cats. if he enjoys being ard cats, maybe he can help out at a shelter?

20/3/07 2:26 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Could be that they're younger and more hardy as a result I guess - and they haven't been in there for so long.

20/3/07 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee. said...

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20/3/07 2:49 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Aminah - was meaning to delete it but got distracted. Yes as it isn't related to cats or in fact anything to do with the post, I will delete it.

20/3/07 2:52 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Aminah, as requested I deleted your post too.

20/3/07 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee said...

Thanks Dawn for deleting the non-related to cat issue post.

This guy with many cats in the cage and bathroom should be banned from owning cats.
I know I mentioned it before, but felt like saying it again ... This guy is a cat-hoarder! He is mentally ill -- he needs psychiatric help. Animal hoarding is a mental illness recognized as a psychological condition; a variant of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).
Cats kept under such cramped conditions are stressed and depressed. According to experts, it is common for animals who are imprisoned by “hoarders” to suffer from physical and mental anguish ranging from malnutrition to illness to behavior and psychological issues.
It is cruel what the guy doing to his poor cats. I rather let SPCA and AVA know of this guy, charged him in court for cruelty to animals. I am not surprised his bathroom reeking of cat urine and faeces -- I did mentioned before of this likelihood.
Hope this cat hoarder get a court orden banning him from owning cats. How many more cats must suffer under his "care" or rather negligence?

20/3/07 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi aminah, i think i quite agree with you. now that you mentioned, i want to share that there was, sometime back, a somewhat 'cranky' low IQ guy working at the animal boarding home where my dogs are. the operator there told us that he likes dogs and wanted to give the guy a chance as it ain't easy for him to find work. we were all ok initially but as time passed, we observed that he simply just could not do the job. there were several occasions where his ways could easily have led to grave dangers and tragedies. i think he could have attacked and killed me the last time because he misunderstood what i said and became aggressively nervous. not different as a mad man. or he may hack a dog or cat or whoever. frankly, if you ask me, its just a matter of time that something bad and awful will happen - however much things may not have beeen intentional. while every situation is different and each of us is an individual, low-high or average IQ/EQ - i'm afraid that some of us are just not up to it of taking care of another living animal. so i agree with aminah - they may need to seek psychiatric help and animals should be purposefully kept away from him UNLESS VERY CLOSELY SUPERVISED.

20/3/07 10:23 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Aminah - I don't believe the courts have made such orders before - not such animal hoarding has really been recognised widely here.

20/3/07 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee said...

In USA - A Maryland woman cat hoarder Patricia Nicholson, 51, charged with animal cruelty, faces a maximum penalty of 11 years and four months behind bars plus a $46,000 fine.
The Maryland State Attorney’s office has recommended a suspended jail sentence and three years of supervised probation, provided that Nicholson gets psychiatric treatment and doesn’t acquire or care for more animals.
On Dec. 16, 2005, Nicholson was found living in a house with 303 cats, 46 of whom had to be euthanized, according to court records and trial testimony.

Very recently, on Fox Online News dated 14th March 2007, in St. Johns County, Florida, Animal Control found 75 mistreated cats owned by cat hoarder Bonita Reid
cramped living in a shed. Most of the cats suffered from infected eyes. A few of them even had missing eyes. Many of the cats were suffering from an upper respiratory infection or a viral infection, caused by the conditions they were living in and the lack of air flow (which reminds me of the many cats living cramped in the guy bathroom). Court order was given to animal control to take the cats off the property and the cat hoarder Reid Reid may face animal cruelty charges.
If only Singapore can follow the US courts system, cat hoarders not only faces possible jail sentence, pay heavy fine, must go for psychiatric treatment also ban from owning cats.

For more info - click to this link
or if the URL missing, click to the link in my name --
look under subject title
"Cat Hoarder Pleads Guilty"
posted on 17th March 2007.

Cats can think, feel emotion, suffer pain, but they can't speak. Please speak for the cats. We are their only voice!

21/3/07 1:28 AM  

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