Tuesday, August 07, 2007

More cats catnapped?

One of the caregivers read my blog post yesterday and SMSed me to ask which area this was happening in. I told him that another of the caregivers he knew had spoken with me about this. He said that he would call her.

This morning, a third caregiver called and was crying on the phone. She worked quite closely with the caregiver who had read the post. It seems that some of the sterilised cats that these two caregivers look after also went missing last week and this was a different area from the one I was first informed about (though in the same general vicinity). She also said that only sterilised cats were taken - some of the kittens that were too young to be done had been left alone.

The caregivers are under different town councils actually and the caregiver who read my blog post apparently met two women who had told him that they wanted to remove the cats a few weeks ago and they had argued about it. I am trying to contact him now to get more details.

I spoke with the caregiver who informed me that the cats were missing in the first place and she said that people had been calling the town council asking where their cats had gone. The town council had no idea as they had not ordered the trapping. One of the caregivers in the area asked why these people did not go and take cats from areas where there were no caregivers if they were so keen to rescue the cats.

Now it seems as if as many as 20 sterilised cats (and some home pets) may have been taken away. The caregiver who called me this morning is trying to start contacting all the shelters and boarding places, but if the cats have been taken into someone's home, it would be almost impossible to find them.

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10 Comments:

Blogger EJ. said...

strange and scary, Dawn. where are the catnapped cats?

7/8/07 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I certainly hope that these cats are not catnapped to be eaten.

7/8/07 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be the work of some hoarders? Those who believe the cats need to be "rescued" and hence rescue them to be locked in cages in their homes.

CO

7/8/07 2:44 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

eg - we have no idea where they have gone.

Anonymous I don't think so. Why target only sterilised cats then? Plus the people who did it claimed they're taking them for boarding.

CO - that's more along the lines of what I'm guessing too.

7/8/07 2:50 PM  
Blogger EJ. said...

Some kind of 'vigilante' hoarders?
If so, what makes them think that a locked up cat's life is better than the one already cared for in the community?

7/8/07 3:11 PM  
Blogger eslina said...

Boy! it's hard enough that caregivers have to deal with Town Council officers, RC members and AVA. Now they have to beware of catnappers??

7/8/07 5:01 PM  
Anonymous belle said...

trail them & see where they go ... don't ask them, they won't tell u the truth anyway ...

7/8/07 5:36 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

eslina - very true.

The question is if they turn up again!

7/8/07 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since National Day round the corner, some imposters may act as animal welfare rescue groups and used thsie ' initiatives' to remove cats.

Remove for lab testing, AVA PTS, dumping, witnesses must take down contact nos, vehicle nos, photos of ' cat trappers ' to make verification less difficult.

Any one trapping for can make all sorts of claims. Which blks and any security cameras there?

7/8/07 7:41 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - the caregivers think that they ARE people who think they're doing rescue - ie removing the cats to put in shelters or catteries. However these cats have caregivers and are fine where they are.

7/8/07 7:54 PM  

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