Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Cat removed, problem started again

I spoke to someone this afternoon at a block I have been to on four separate occasions. There is a family there (and possibly more than one) that keeps feeding the cats upstairs. The woman complained the cats defecated outside her home, and she wanted to know if they could be removed. She had noticed that one of the cats which had previously been there had been taken away presumably by the town council.

I pointed out to her that the problem wasn't the cats - clearly the cats were coming up because of the neighbours who stubbornly insist on feeding upstairs. As I pointed out to her, the cat had been removed - and they had just lured new cats up.

She said she had nothing against the cats - but she wanted the problem to stop. I suggested she use mothballs.

The sad thing here is that no action is taken against people who are irresponsibly feeding cats upstairs or letting their cats wander. Why? Because you're not allowed to have cats in your flat. So the cat then wanders, causes more problems, and everyone gets more annoyed, more money is wasted and more cats killed. And the problem is never solved because you can't take any action against a person for doing what they are supposed to do - NOT have a cat in their flat.

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Blogger eslina said...

When people won't listen or accept facts and proposed solutions, problems will never get solved :(

21/8/07 6:52 PM  
Blogger Surferket said...

I think the MP must take action when residents complain about the smoke and pollution happening during the 7th Month. Tradition or no tradition. If said tradition is causing a severe health problem then some thing must be done.
SG has banned firecracher firing even though it is a long time Chinese tradition so no such thing as tradition cannot be touched.

21/8/07 8:56 PM  
Blogger =^..^= said...

I still don't understand why cats aren't allowed in HDB flats... @_@ What's the rationale? And how might the situation of a cat in a flat defer from that of a dog in a flat?

~The Flyer

23/8/07 12:26 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

You know what? I don't either. There has never been a good explanation given.

23/8/07 12:35 AM  

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