Friday, June 01, 2007

Cats in bathroom

Cats in bathroom
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Here are some of the cats in the bathroom. E_cat and the caregiver spoke to the owner who agreed to have her window screened up so that the cats can also be allowed out in the room and not have to be caged up once they are sterilised.

Both of them are arranging to have the cats sent to the vet next week to be done. Thanks to the two of them for their hard work.



Blogger calsifer said...

Th big one looks especially uncomfortable in the tiny cage at the side.

1/6/07 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does this lady have so many cats? are they rescues? cos if they are, she may consider rehoming some of them. i notice many of the kitties are gingers, which tend to be rather more popular among adopters.

1/6/07 1:15 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes she is agreeable to having some adopted - and yes she picks them off the street. We've asked her to please stop doing so.

1/6/07 1:27 PM  
Anonymous yskat said...

Thanks E_cat for helping to get the cats sterilised.

1/6/07 2:36 PM  
Anonymous cat talk said...

sometimes it's very difficult to walk away from a situation, I saw 2 tiny kittens dumped next to rubbish bins. I tried to shut their cries out but returned the next day and searchead all over the area.

All this in between my lunch appointment and friend, not an animal lover waited paitently in the car while I dug into dozens of a gabage bags.

Final stop found them at the cleaners' quarters, they said many strays in the area and I pledge to sterilise all the cats there and find homes for the 2 I found.

Blessed are those who live in small humble homes and yet find space to shelter those in need, like the mother ginger and her kittens.

Finding good home is tough. Sterilisation is the best way to go.

1/6/07 2:47 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

cat talk - yes it's very tough, but am glad you sterilised the cats there! That is the best solution or there will be even more cats in the future.

1/6/07 3:20 PM  
Anonymous yskat said...

Dear Cat Talk: You are doing something wonderful. I wish there were more people like you.

1/6/07 3:25 PM  
Anonymous belle said...

the MP would be happy with this woman since she picks cats off the streets of singapore ...

he wld be even happier had she been living in a private house instead of HDB flat ...

nonetheless i hope this woman wld stop picking up strays as she has no room for them ... & keeping them in cages is not the way to go ...

1/6/07 3:40 PM  
Anonymous long tail said...

If the woman didn't pick up the cats, would they still be alive today? If she has a large house, the cats could be living in a well designed cattery. I have seen quite a number of impressive cattery in private residences.

One way is to help the lady release the cats to move around safely in the house without being in the cage forever or help with installing some catwalk enclosures.

1/6/07 5:22 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

No unfortunately it's not a large house and I believe they will be confined to one bedroom.

1/6/07 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still I salute her for keeping the cats in,hope they can run around beyond one room. will do my best to support her, thanks to E_Cat for updating us and Cat talk, sure pray hope there's more people like you, I also cant shut off the meowing when forcefully walked away, it plagued me till i do something about it.

1/6/07 6:01 PM  
Blogger Surferket said...

I'm sorry but that's crazy having so many cats and keeping them in cages.

1/6/07 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee said...

It is not an acceptable practice to cage cats for a long period of time.
Caging cats constantly is inhumane; as the cat can become restless, agitated, distrustful,
physically ill or develop psychological problems.
How can the cat hoarder put several cats together crammed in a small cage?
I ever complained of someone caging cats to SPCA. SPCA advised to the cat owner that it is cruel to caged cats, it helps ... after that visit, I had the cats sterilised and released outside the "cat owner" home, as she does not want cats in her home.
Hope the poor cats are released from their cage soon.

1/6/07 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, i agree with aminah bee. CAGING cats up in cages (don't care big or small - as if big is any bigger and small is any smaller???!!! and they don't even lay the cages.) IS CRUEL. why are these people picking up cats from the streets in the first place? to feed their need to provide food for cats isn't? kind-hearting unique hobby ah? what is there to pick up if the street cat is well and not hurt?! can these cat-pickers please stop picking up cats then caging them up! W.T.F. if they have compulsive behavioral urges, then can they try to pick up non-living items instead? how about cans, packet drinks, carton boxes, shoes, cigarette butts, tissue wrappers? they come in various colors too! aye, please lah - for goodness' sake, stop picking up and caging live cats!!! remember that other kind-hearted (?) looney who confined some 9 cats inside his damped and damned toilet without window and how the cats suffered in that hell hole!? yeah yeah because his family didn't like cats. yeah because he is less privileged than some of us. yeah because he meant well. please, i beg you cat-picking kind hearted looneys or hobbyists or clinical patients or full-time or part-time cat welfarers, please stop picking up and caging cats. cages cost money and makes you poorer! and possibly therefore, more sorry. thank you those who discovered these caged cats and helping them. please release the cats as soon as possible. thank you, thank you. - particularlyveryaffected-

2/6/07 2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesnt mean that by bringing the cats home, the lady is doing a good thing and it doesnt mean that they were not having a okay life outside. This is what we call hoarding, some older ladies are mentally not so right in the head and they feel that they must save every cat in the street and end up hoarding more and more at home. And by not sterlizing, the cats breed and end up more cats. Then when she cannot handle, disease and malnutrition sets in and followed by stench from the home and complains and finally visits from govt agencies and news reports and again a black mark for cats as vermin.

She is a problem not a solution.

2/6/07 1:45 PM  
Anonymous cat talk said...

Agree cats should not live in small, cramp enclosures but the streets are far more dangerous.

Space is always limited in land scare Singapore but comforting to know caregivers have the faith and courage to pluck dying cats from dangerous situation and be willing to receive them into their small home.

Small home but full of love for the rescued cats.

Let's help caregivers by upholding them in our prayers, funding sterilisations and uplifting their spirit through kind words of encouragement. We all love one another.

2/6/07 7:05 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I do think too many cats, and let's face it, not enough space, money and time can cause a problem. These cats were forunately enough, fairly healthy but most other cats stuck in small spaces tend to be sick. I would disagree that the streets are necessarily more dangerous - a lot of cats do live quite happily on the streets. Sometimes it's also a case of good intentions that get out of hand and suddenly the person finds that they have dozens of cats they cannot cope with.

Adoption is great, but only if you think you can cope. Sterilisation is still the better way because it brings down the population and helps to control supply.

2/6/07 7:40 PM  

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