Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Another cat has gone missing

Another sterilised cat went missing last night. The caregiver was most upset and she suspects the cat was taken as well. She said this cat especially is very timid and is frightened of other cats. She said that the cat would do very badly in a cattery or shelter. As of the last email she sent me, the cat has not been found.

Do keep an eye out for your cats.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Subject: THOUSANDS OF QUEENSLANDERS HAVE THEIR SAY ON SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF UNWANTED CATS AND DOGS


Joint Statement:
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Peter Beattie

Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries
The Honourable Tim Mulherin
08/08/2007

THOUSANDS OF QUEENSLANDERS HAVE THEIR SAY ON SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF UNWANTED CATS AND DOGS

Queenslanders want an end to the euthanasia of thousands of unwanted cats and dogs each year across the State.

Premier Peter Beattie said more than 5,200 people had responded to a discussion paper on how best to manage the growing and tragic problem of unwanted cats and dogs being euthanased in their tens of thousands each year.

"While only a preliminary count and cursory examination of responses has occurred since submissions closed on Friday August 3, so far it is clear that Queenslanders want changes made to how we manage our companion animals right across the State," Mr Beattie said.

"When I launched the paper at the RSPCA at Fairfield last month I urged Queenslanders to have their say, and they have.

"Between 2002 and 2006 the RSPCA and the Animal Welfare League were forced to kill more than 53,000 healthy cats.

"The staff at both organisations have told me of the distress this senseless killing causes them, especially during the s pring and summer cat breeding season when hundreds of healthy kittens must be put down on a weekly basis.

"The discussion paper asked people to make comment on a number of proposed measures to address this untenable situation, such as:
• statewide mandatory registration of all dogs and cats;
• statewide mandatory micro-chipping of all dogs and cats;
• Mandatory desexing before the sale of all dogs and cats with exceptions for registered breeders, working dogs etc;
linking cheaper registration for pets to desexing;
greater public education about responsible pet ownership.

"Submissions have been received from individuals, local government authorities and stakeholder organisations including the RSPCA and the Animal Welfare league.

"The views of Queenslanders are now being analysed and this information will be used by my Government to decide how best to make improvements to the management of cats and dogs across the S tate," the Premier said.

The Minister for Primary Industries and Fishers, Tim Mulherin said a number of local government authorities, including Brisbane, Ipswich and Pine Rivers councils and the Local Government Association of Queensland, individually applied for and were given extensions.

"Their input will be examined, along with the other 5268 submissions, before final recommendations are considered by Cabinet prior to the end of the year," Mr Mulherin said.

"Without pre-empting the final report, it appears that there is little support for maintaining the current system.

"There is significant support for changes to state-wide registration and micro-chipping.

"Responses have also indicated that people see a need for the control of breeding although there are differences of opinion on how this should be done.

"Those options include education of owners, incentives for desexing or compulsory desexing," Minister Mulherin said.

Wednesday August 8, 2007

For more information:
Premier's Office - 3224 4500
Minister's Office - 3239 3000

8/8/07 10:04 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Very interesting - and good to see they are very consultative about it.

8/8/07 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dawn, possible to let us know which area is this that sterilized community cats are being kipnapped? (Understand if it's not convenient to reveal actual site but can indicate the area?)
Thanks, orange.

8/8/07 11:20 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

It's happening in Jurong.

8/8/07 11:39 AM  
Anonymous bmx said...

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8/8/07 1:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

bmx - I'm very sorry to hear that. You managed to track the people down though and know where the shelter is?

Sorry had to delete your post as you mentioned someone by name and that's potentially defamatory.

8/8/07 1:06 PM  
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8/8/07 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BMX,
can you write to dawn ur contact details? I have to get my cats back, I need to know where this place is.

8/8/07 4:41 PM  
Anonymous bmx said...

i know how you feel. i'm disturbed by what happened too. i will contact Dawn probably tonight.

8/8/07 5:56 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Sorry bmx - the person's surname was there so I took it off. Thanks for dropping me an email. Will wait for it.

8/8/07 6:38 PM  
Anonymous BoChaLiVis said...

It all started when my school cleaners complained about cat pee, so i gave them the Cat-A-Pult to spray after cleaning up. It worked for a while, then the office staff called me and said that it didn't work anymore.

After that, my mother and I discovered that some cats around my school had disappeared. I kept pestering my school principal to stop trapping cats.

Thank God he has stopped! But the cats gone are gone forever... :-(

8/8/07 6:42 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Do you know where the cats went?

8/8/07 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks BMX,
I hadn't been able to be myself, I rushed home and stood at the feeding spot hoping for this timid old-timer to show a tail somewhere distant but what greeted me was an unusual silence, she must be so stressed now, I need to bring the 3 of them back or at least work with the kidnappers for their adoption.
any information's greatly appreciated,
K

8/8/07 7:21 PM  
Anonymous bmx said...

Dear Anonymous

I totally understand how you feel.
i'm still angry with what happened to those cats. What these people did is totally insensitive towards the hard and stressful work of caregivers. It's very selfish of them. They only think of themselves and i do not agree that for the cats they took away is purely sympathy for the cats but for themselves instead, for their own worries. To make themselves feel better, they just grabbed the cats and put them in a totally strange confined environment together with other cats. I do not think they really understand cats, not with the individual cat they catnapped. They definitely feel better now after they stole the cats. But not for the cats and their caregivers.

With their current mindset, it's only a matter of time before this fugitive camp is overpopulated.

I have spoken to Dawn, hopefully my info is of good use to put things right.

9/8/07 12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear BMX,
Sounds like a different couple-culprit, no luck on our search and not even when Dawn went down to the cattery tonight.
But thanks so much for being an encouraging strength.
K

9/8/07 3:17 AM  

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