Thursday, March 15, 2007


Bad news - two caregivers in a Town Council received information (one from a TC officer and one from a notice on the notice board) that the TC may be starting to trap cats, even the sterilised ones. This is quite strange as the TC had been working with the resident caregivers for quite a while. It may have something to do with the change in MPs and the reshuffling of officers last year post-elections.

The caregivers want to meet up to discuss this so we're trying to organise a room now. Of course the TC will need to be spoken to after that if the caregivers wish to pursue the matter (which I am quite sure they will want to do).

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Blogger koratmao said...

hi Dawn,
only for one TC in concern or all? I'm worried for all but of coz the immediate concern's my area.

15/3/07 12:10 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Well I think it's probably this area. It never hurts to call your officer up though and just ask them again what the situation is in your area. Also it's good to see whether they have been calling you. And of course keep an eye on your cats.

15/3/07 12:14 PM  
Anonymous ej said...

Change and reshuffling in officials led to change in cat management policy?
If this the reason, it defeats the good work of previous officials and caregivers.Policy should remains even there are changes in officials.
The new officers must be convinced to look into the matter from the perspective of letting the cats lives instead of feedbacks from their constituents.
Very unfair, humans can vote, cats cannot!

15/3/07 12:51 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

ej - I'm not sure. I'm just guessing. I'm just wondering why the sudden apparent change in TC's position. One of the caregivers has already written to the TC.

15/3/07 2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live next to school and i can't stand the screaming of children every day. Can I complain to my MP to have them removed?
Or I live next to a main road. Can i complain to my MP to remove the noise?

The response will be: "Sorry lah, you have to live with it."

Then why when it comes to cats, MPs and TCs want their blood?

15/3/07 4:39 PM  
Blogger koratmao said...

o dear, Imust get intouch with the west-enders immediately

15/3/07 5:56 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Haha - Anonymous that's EXACTLY what a caregiver said to me today on the phone.

15/3/07 7:05 PM  
Blogger Profpig ^@^ said...

Called my TC and they say they'll have someone call me back. So far no news.

16/3/07 2:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope caregivers in other estate will give support to those in this estate as who knows, of this TC is allowed to go through with their high handed decision based just on complainants, then it may just encourage other TCs to follow suit.
What the caregivers ask is to be treated fairly!
Why are complainants given royal treatment and caregivers who respond to volunteerism in management of their own home be treated like shit! MP is supposed to act in a consltative role and not be a dictator, dictating order to TC officers in response to what he hears in walkabout and in meet-the-people sessions without investigating into the complaints by listening to all sides of the story. This reflects badly on this new MP that was just elected.

17/3/07 7:09 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous to be fair, the MP may only have just been hearing one side of the story. For example, the caregivers may not have thought that they needed to speak with him as there was an agreement and they expected to be told if that changed. So the MP may think that only people who DON'T like cats reside in his constituency.

The fact is only listening to complaints really doesn't give you a fair view of the situation.

17/3/07 8:22 AM  

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