Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Helping?

You may remember these cats. After E_Cat's and Aliyah's hard work and frequent trips down to help get them sterilised, bring food down, arranging a vet visit for their flu and even fencing up the windows, the owner now says she cannot cope and wants to give them away.

We're going to speak with her on Thursday but it is disheartening. While I know that the woman is having financial problems and is jobless, she had signed a contract to say she would keep the cats, ensure that they were kept indoors, look after them, etc. Just a few weeks later for her to decide she cannot cope is disappointing - we were hoping by helping her out that she would get back on her feet and look after her cats.

Money was spent, effort was expended and the cats are not in any better a position now then they were - true they may be out of the cage, but who knows where they are going to end up now? Sometimes you wonder what the point of 'helping' was if the owners are not going to be responsible.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh. no. dawn, please let me know what i can do for these cats for this moment. - orange -

11/7/07 8:52 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

orange - thanks. Short of adopting them though, I'm not quite sure what else can be done.

11/7/07 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm. any chance that these cats that are now sterilized can be let out into any community ground where there are caregivers? if this is possible, i am willing to help defray long term food and medical costs for the caregiver who is able to take in. i will also do the transportation of relocating the cats. please advise. you know dawn, i really don't think that this lady can ever take good care of any cat even though she means well. and for whatever ten thousand contracts she signs, she's not going to be good about it. honestly, it'll be better if she can start doing things just for herself. in short, leave a cat alone. please. i have strong convictions that a person who is prone to cage up cats is not good for any cat. yes, i understand that she/he may have meant well and felt sorry for the cats in the first place. (oh, please - saying this makes me sick even.) also, may i suggest that sometimes, we take a more aggressive approach when we meet these so-called poor, kind-hearted but CAT HOARDERS. oh come on. what are these malnourished cats crammed inside a cage doing inside her toilet in the first place??? because she pities them from being on the streets?? oh. please. some personalities we can try to talk softly to. some others, they just need to be shouted and screamed at. (at least, then they serve a purpose!) afterall, both ways are not going to stop them from cruelly hoarding cats. also, people really should start to observe simple cat behavior before wanting to be a feline martyr. many cats and kittens are really quite ok on the streets. i am not saying that they are having the best of animal life but they are ok COMPARED to being locked up in cages inside toilets and red vans!? cat hoarders are looneys inflicting suffering to cats, period.

11/7/07 11:33 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous I agree - she's not doing the cats any favours by putting them in dirty cages inside a toilet. What is more annoying in this case was that we had spoken with her to see what could be done to ensure that she could keep the cats in a better way and she was agreeable. A month later and she's decided she cannot comply with what she agreed to.

Some of the cats are sick so we need to see the conditions before we can see if they can be relocated. With the earlier cats in the cages case that Rebecca went down several times to, almost all those cats disappeared once relocated.

11/7/07 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hai, i understand. reply me here if the assistance i've offered is needed. i will contact you then. thanks. (i still think tis better to disappear than to be prisoned in double hell-holes. ie, inside cages inside toilets!)

12/7/07 10:04 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks.

12/7/07 10:09 AM  

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