Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Catnappers tried to grab another sterilised cat

I just spoke with the caregiver who had the run in with the two women. Apparently yesterday at around 4 or so in the afternoon, she had her back door open, and saw two women coming with three carriers. Both wore sunglasses so she could not see their faces well. She went up and asked them what they were doing, and they said that they were there to sterilise the cats. She told them that all the cats there were sterilised, so there was no need for them to be there. One of the women muttered apparently in Mandarin that good intentions do not lead to just rewards. However the caregiver was a bit suspicious and followed them.

She noticed them at a nearby block kneeling down and opening a can of what she thinks are sardines, and trying to lure another sterilised cat into the carrier. She said she ran up at this point and yelled for help but no one helped. A police station was nearby so she ran in to ask for help but when she came out, they were gone.

She said she did not see them leave though she checked out the carpark. She suspects they were driving but she's not sure.

She said she's very scared for her cats if they get their hands on them.

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Anonymous x-men said...

Why can't you disclose the areas these two women went to?

I will grab them or stop them from leaving if i have to even i have to break the law.

Sometimes i wonder if they are sent by the authorities to do some undertable cruel work.

15/8/07 12:27 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

x-men I mentioned it in an earlier post - in Jurong.

Please do NOT break the law - but do take photos if you see them or call the police.

No, I am certain they are NOT sent by the authorities. They're doing this on their own because they think they're 'rescuing' the cats. Think about it a minute as well - why would the authorities only take STERILISED cats and leave all the unsterilised ones alone?

15/8/07 12:33 PM  
Anonymous x-men said...

The authorities might want to remove the sterilized ones as there will be more of them when caregivers sterilized more. As for the non-sterilize ones, they have every reasons to cull them. Eventually, zero stray policy.

Any residents can prevent a crime from happening if they suspect it is taking place.
I will still prevent them from leaving. i cannot base on what they claim that they are taking the sterilized ones to be sterilized again or so called 'rescue' them. Anyone can claim anything, even a cat abuser in disguise can say that too.

Voilence is not good.
Then why are we having police and soldiers with guns?
Like them, i also want to protect the cats from harm when there are invaders.

15/8/07 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be useful to get a disposable camera (under $10) and use it to take photos as evidence -female nappers, cat abuse or just abt anything. I used to take photos of my feral cats to show areas of concern to vet if i need a consult without stressing the cats. Not the best of form of treatment but for minor injuries, it would stress the cats less.

15/8/07 1:01 PM  
Blogger EJ. said...

What's going on? Happening again.
Right, take pictures or videos if possible.

15/8/07 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't let them slip away again. Brief them to be calm, follow them to their car and write down the reg. nos. Use handphone to snap their photos, why all the screaming and running away from the scene? Use brains, don't get so excited to the point you lose your evidence.

Why are they wearing sunglasses?
Which part of Jurong, East or West and are you sure they are there to provide cats a shelter home?

15/8/07 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vicinity blks? Don't make this a secret when cats are being snatched away.

15/8/07 3:17 PM  
Blogger Mezzo said...

I don't have anything useless to say.. except.. those people are complete cheapskates. They can't be bothered to spend money to sterilise the cat - nope, they have to STEAL other people's money by taking home sterilised cats.

Cheapskates losers. I bet their sunglasses are Bangkok fakes.

15/8/07 4:42 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - I don't think it's up to me to reveal which blocks these are. The caregivers are there and they can decide if they wish to reveal it and I'm not sure what that would achieve as well. Basically the people who need to know in the vicinity have been informed - the caregivers in the vicinity have all been in touch with each other. If you are in the Jurong vicinity and are concerned about your cats and are not already in touch with the other caregivers, then email and we'd be happy to hook you up.

x-men I think if the authorities wanted to remove the cats, they would just remove the cats. I don't think they'd hire women in sunglasses to come trap them.

Crimes are basically split into two categories, seizable and non-seizable. If an offence is committed here, it's the latter, and hence you cannot prevent them from leaving or YOU can be accused of a crime. For example, in your analogy with guns, littering is a crime, but a policeman cannot shoot someone who litters.

Anonymous - yes the caregivers have been told to try and get cameras. And yes, the most important thing is to keep calm and try and get as much evidence as possible.

15/8/07 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dropped my dinner and race down immediately as soon as i got my area-leader's alert call. For hours I guard my only unstolen cat and couldn't care for the unsterilised kittens and their sterilised parents on another block....I have a shrill alarm in handy and was ready to flung my fists...hours of sentry duty alert and many times have i got to go thru this..

16/8/07 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are caregivers in the area better prepared to face and trek down the catnappers? There are better ways than running up and down checking on your community cats.

17/8/07 12:18 AM  

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