Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vehicle with cats


Vehicle with cats
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Rebecca and I just got back from this case a while ago. There is a man who is homeless at the moment and has 11 cats in his van. They're all unsterilised except for one cat. We talked and talked to him but he won't budge. The cats look pretty healthy, but the van is pretty smelly though he has a sand tray for the cats. Three cats were allowed to roam in the van - the rest are in cages.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the man homeless because of his eleven cats? That is, was he forced to leave where he stayed because of keeping so many?

He may be afraid that if he released the cats to volunteers for sterilisation they might be taken away from him.

It may be necessary to get him help finding a home in order to solve the cats' problems. Does he have a job?

fatcat_too

20/6/07 7:03 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

No fatcat I don't believe he was asked to move because of the cats.

He is against the concept of sterilisation to begin with - don't think it has to do with fear of having the cats taken away.

20/6/07 7:05 PM  
Anonymous anti-stupidity said...

People with mental problems giving responsible caregivers a bad name. Utterly rubbish. Man must have been dumping kittens all over the place. You never know, he may smuggle them out to Johore thinking that is freedom or ' born free ' for the cats.

Dawn is no longer looking into animal welfare but meeting people with weird idosyncracies/compulsive behaviour.

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20/6/07 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cat welfare is getting more un-cat-related issues.
The cats are there - but they are not the main issue.
Who are causing all the trouble?
People who complain about cats because they cannot co-exist with nature;
People who feed cats but do not sterilise thus making an increase in the feline population;
People who think they are kind by packing cats into filthy cages;
People who are abandoning new-borns because they do not sterilise their home cats;
People who let cats roam along corridors of flats causing inconvenience to others;
People who abuse cats;
People who caused cats to be killed;
and the list goes on.

You solve the PEOPLE problem, there will be very few cat related problems left.

20/6/07 7:44 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

But those are the hard ones to solve :) I often tell people that cats are hardly ever the issue - it's the people involved with the cats (as you mentioned) who cause the problems.

21/6/07 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn seriously my advice... refer this cases to the authorities... they are mad nut cases and if you get involved, it will tarnish the good name of CWS as a responsible civil group. Instead the govt will look at you as the nut case group that looks after nut cases.

21/6/07 3:22 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - I would be happy to. Question is to which authority? SPCA has spoken with AVA and has been told there is likely nothing they can do.

21/6/07 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who are mentally not too stable can't help being that way. It may be difficult to understand their thoughts and actions, but we really shouldn't just brush them off as nut cases. i think that's insulting and unfair to them. To be fair to them, they may not know or understand how their actions affect people or associations. Instead, we should try to help them by perhaps engaging the help of those who know how to handle these people. Helping people like this guy will also benefit the cats. We should be doing something edifying rather than worry about bad names or tarnishing reputations.

21/6/07 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who are mentally not too stable can't help being that way. It may be difficult to understand their thoughts and actions, but we really shouldn't just brush them off as nut cases. i think that's insulting and unfair to them. To be fair to them, they may not know or understand how their actions affect people or associations. Instead, we should try to help them by perhaps engaging the help of those who know how to handle these people. Helping people like this guy will also benefit the cats. We should be doing something edifying rather than worry about bad names or tarnishing reputations.

21/6/07 11:23 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes Anonymous that's true. Anyone here in social services/psychatric counselling who can offer suggestions/advice?

21/6/07 11:33 AM  

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