Friday, March 16, 2007

Not my cat

Through a caregiver, I managed to speak to the feeder at this block. It turns out that she knew the neighbour was unhappy and wasn't very surprised about the events, though she said the cat was very friendly and would never attack. The cat had come up via lift in the morning and sat with her as she did her laundry on the tenth floor and the neighbour had told her he was going to call the SPCA. Throughout the day, the neighbour came by to ask her about the cat.

Apparently the cat is unsterilised as well. She mentioned that other people in the block also feed it.

I asked if she plans to get it sterilised, and she was very worried about the cat, but she wanted another friend to do it. She said her friend said she would do it. I told her there were a number of cats in the block that were not yet done, but she claims they live in the block behind, which is not under her.

I spoke to the caregiver and she complained that these two feeders label cats into 'their cats' and 'not their cats'. They only sterilise the ones they like but will feed any that come up.

The feeder also said there was someone abusing cats in the estate, but she had no camera to take photos. I just called her back to get her address as I was going to send her a disposable one, but she said she thinks she has a camera and doesn't need the disposable.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

aiyoh.. what's wrong with the people these days?? Just sterilise and she doesn't even have to worry about people complaining. Provide them with suggestions, advice & even solutions but they can come up with all sorts of excuses!
I am helping someone to send her family of more than 10 cats for sterilisation and she can actually tell me which days she not free. Hello, i have my own schedule too, just need 5 mins to pickup few from her house each time. not to mention i'm footing the bill too!
I really don't understand why these people don't understand....

16/3/07 12:59 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I'm sorry to hear that Anonymous. You're doing her a favour - but she is treating it as if she is the one doing YOU a favour.

16/3/07 1:27 PM  
Anonymous isabel said...

OMG, there's someone abusing the cats? i particularly do not stand such nonsense. TELL ME WHICH BLOCK I WILL GO & CHECK IT OUT.

17/3/07 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous one, we have exactly the same problem in our estate. One family dumped several cats downstairs that we got sterilsed. We saw cats on the parapet of the flat so we spoke to the son and his mother. We couldn't seem to get the message across, we got the help of a Malay caregiver to speak to them. She too became exasperated when the mother didn't answer her calls after she bought wire meshes to help keep the cats indoor. The mother fabricate lies after lies after lies. Finally the Malay caregiver couldn't take it anymore and gave the mother a shelling. She said she didn't want to mesh up her windows as they don't blend well with her new curtains! But she did agree to sterilisation. Even though we paid for EVERYTHING, we still had to keep our fingers crossed on the evening when we went to collect the cats. We heaved a sigh only after we returned the cats with ears tipped! Recently I spotted one of their cats roaming downstairs!!

18/3/07 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Part 2...
Our current irresponsible owner has two cats freely jumping in and out of the flat and parapet on the 2nd level. They are not sterilised. After speaking to them and providing informaton on sterilisation and that it was ok from their religion point of view, the cats remained unsterilised! Look we will need to ask our Malay caregiver to speak to this family too! It is exasperating! If only HDB has rules that enforces sterilisation and keeping them indoors! Fear of a fine would have done wonders provided they do not promptly abandon the cats elswhere!

18/3/07 11:03 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Sigh - I'm sorry to hear that Anonymous.

18/3/07 5:04 PM  

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