Monday, March 19, 2007

Kitten tied with a string

Kitten tied with a string
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

On Saturday evening, I saw this kitten tied with a string outside a shop. Around its neck was what looked to be nylon string. The kitten 'belongs' to a vagrant man who happens to live there. He claims that people have been 'stealing' his cats and that he has to tie it up. He said that he got into a fight the last time with someone who tried to steal his cats. He says that he cannot keep an eye on it when he is in the toilet and so has to tie the kitten up.

The adoption volunteer asked if he would consider a cage for when he had to take toilet breaks and that the kitten be allowed to run free otherwise. She also advised him that the kitten might get strangled. He insisted that the string was safe and that someone might run off with a cage. We pointed out that someone could snip the string but he wasn't convinced.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kitten needs to be taken away ASAP. The vagrant obviously was not able to understand the consequence of this attachment to the kitten.

19/3/07 12:08 PM  
Anonymous ej said...

Not convinced? Not acceptable!
Who want to steal cats when there are so many around?
Who has the authority to make him untied the kitten?

19/3/07 12:17 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

We can't take the cat away because it's technically 'his' cat.

I'm going to go check it out again later and if not, will inform the AVA, who can.

19/3/07 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh no. another headache even before the 9-cats-in-toilet one is solved. take deep breath. dawn, think better not offer him a cage cos i think he's pretty likely then, to just keep the cat (catS) inside the cage at ALL times onec he has a cage. he probably wants to have a cat as a pet and being a vagrant, he does not have a home to keep the cat. but whatever, please release the cat. can ask him if we can give him anything else instead?

19/3/07 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is this 9 cats in toilet we keep hearing abt?? :)

19/3/07 12:34 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

ej - that's exactly what we said. There are so many cats around, whereupon he asked for more cats.

There's more to this story, but will update later. Have to go meet Rebecca for another cat abused/injured now.

Anonymous - see post above for what we did in the interim.

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

Anonymous - update on the toilet cats later too. They are out, but will post more later.

19/3/07 12:41 PM  
Blogger Profpig ^@^ said...

Silly man! I would like to train him to use a litter tray so that he can watch his cats and do his biz at the same time.

How can he tie up the cat like that? It's more likly to strangle it then keep it there. Siao.

Anonymous - Yeah, better not give him a cage.

19/3/07 2:19 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes Profpig - the adoption volunteer was just discussing options with him but that was quickly discarded because it seemed he might bring MORE cats back.

19/3/07 3:34 PM  

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