Friday, August 03, 2007

Cats to be released

The office in this case called a while ago and just rang again to confirm they will write a letter to release the cats.

She confirmed that the caregiver had told her that she was going down. However the complainant had written in again a few days later. She did not at this point tell the caregiver. She said she had asked the pest control to go down and they were supposed to call her first but they only let her know at the last minute so she was not there for the trapping.

She also confirmed that she had gone down and checked out which cat had been defecating and saw it was a white cats with brown spots as well. She had spoken to the owner who claimed it was not his cat (though he later told the caregiver it was).

The officer wanted to know what assurance could be given so the cats when released would not go back upstairs and defecate. I pointed out that the complainant himself had identified the cat and so had she. Both cats caught did not match the description. At the same time, the complainant had said that the cats were not ever seen in the void deck and he was quite sure it was a pet cat. I pointed out that as a result if these cats were not defecating upstairs, why would they suddenly start?

I asked her if before they deploy pest control the next time, they can inform the caregiver (as they are supposed to). That way the caregiver can go down and make sure the wrong cat is not caught (if they don't remove the cat first).

She also mentioned they had complaints of defecation in some of the nearby blocks. She mentioned she had seen some cats around. I pointed out that most cats defecate and bury and that very rarely do you see a cat just defecate in the middle of the void deck. I said that it could be irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their dogs who are to blame. She said that she could smell the defecation. I told her that while that may be true, dog and cat defecation does not smell all that different. She said that she would send the details over.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this defecation in the void deck thg is getting to be a real problem. i am seeing it more and more at my own void deck these days and i know that it is the work of irresponsible dog owners. the TC in my area has in fact put up posters abt responsible pet poo removal but i guess these dog owners think they can get away with it so they don't care...

3/8/07 4:40 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous it is - and has been a problem for a while. Perhaps if necessary it may be prudent to take photos of dogs defecating and urinating (the other day I saw a man bring a dog down and calmly let him urinate all over a pillar) - it's NOT to blame the dogs, but the owners should know better and be responsible. It may also be the only way to save the cats.

3/8/07 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Fatcat said...

YOU ARE RIGHT, DAWN. PHOTOS SHOULD BE TAKEN. THEN, ONE COPY TO RC OR TC, AND ONE AT THE SAME TIME TO CWS. IF THE OWNER IS IN SIGHT, HE/SHE SHOULD APPEAR IN THE PHOTO. FEEDER/CAREGIVER SHOULD KEEP AN ORIGINAL.

IF THE TC THEN WANT TO REMOVE CATS FOR DEFECATING IN THE VOID DECK, CAN DEMAND PHOTO EVIDENCE AND REMIND OF EPISODES OF DOG POO, AND ASK WHAT HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT THE EPISODES CAREGIVER HAS PHOTOGRAPHED.

FATCAT

4/8/07 3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these dog owners are not stupid though. they only let their dogs poo in inappropriate places when they know no one is looking.

the other morning i saw a maid bringing a dog out to do his business. everytime the dog squatted down to poo, she wld quickly put a small plastic bag under his butt so he wld poo straight in but i guess the rustling disturbed the dog so he kept turning ard to see what it was and shifting positions so he cld poo in peace but the maid kept following him. i thot that was quite funny. responsible but funny.

4/8/07 1:18 PM  
Anonymous apple said...

perhaps u can just talk to e maid to use a newspaper instead,or those flyers in e letterbox,instead of a plastic bag.
Just slip it quickly under e dog,whenever he needs to poo.

4/8/07 2:14 PM  

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