Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Complaint about 'too many' cats

I managed to speak to the officer and he mentioned that there were too many cats in his estate - he said there were 10 or more and this was over 10 blocks. He also kept mentioning there were hygiene issues and that the cats were running in the void decks.

Firstly, the caregiver said there have always been cats - and she just sterilised the existing ones. The actual number is also closer to 20. The caregiver said that there were not just 2 cats as the officer claimed there were previously (and I seriously doubt that too). She also said that the cats come out at night to feed but otherwise disperse - and that's why she didn't think it was an issue.

Secondly I pointed out that the hygiene issue is the usual situation of cats going upstairs. We need to solve the issue by tackling the actual situation - not just picking up the wrong cats.

The officer asked if the cats could be moved to a cat farm - he had heard there were farms in Pasir Ris. I explained the vacuum effect, which he said that he understood, but then he kept saying that new cats might come in if the cats were sterilised. At any rate, he's agreed to monitor the situation for now - and hopefully will work with the caregiver. He's asked for her number.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous veganmeow said...

Hope the caregiver will still go ahead and talk to residents and flyer the 2 blocks where the complaints came from...

18/9/07 5:18 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

The caregiver mentioned wanting to speak with the officer's manager.

19/9/07 3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I need to complain there are too many kids in my block. They are damn noisy and people like me who work shift cannot sleep!

19/9/07 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remove the kids, they cause pollution and they are dangerous when they grow up.

20/9/07 12:02 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

It's kind of funny how children have become the new catchall to explain just about anything - I saw the article in the online forum about how someone wrote in about development in the area was making it hard for his baby to sleep. While I agree that it is important to keep the noise within certain limits and certain hours, and I am sure it is more frustrating for new parents to have so much noise, I am sure it would be frustrating for just about anyone!

20/9/07 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many is probably the lamest excuse ever given to kill animals... thousands of people live in one HDB estate as opposed to 20 or so cats.. who is the oppressor here?

20/9/07 11:59 AM  
Anonymous belle said...

there are too many Men-in-White so can we get them culled ? or at least kick 'em out ? why ? cos i don't like the sight of too many of these people, they scare me, so get 'em culled ...

they are like litters of kittens - 5 at one go - think GRC ... or was it 6 ?

ive also said my piece at another post (the one juz after this one) -that TC shd be worried abt the cluttered corridors & fire hazards that occurred recently, instead of trapping sterilised, well-managed cats ... however they are surprisingly nonchalent abt the fires !

20/9/07 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for TC and residents to think safety like fire hazards than worry about few sterilised cats living peacefully in the estate.
Why don't they get phobias from cluttered narrow staircases that are vulnerable to fires from cigarette butts?

Cull the smokers?

20/9/07 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time to tell MPs during Meet-in-the-People session when they show annoyance why are "these people wasting my precious time when I have attend to more pressing bread-n-butter" that to "some" people like us the development of intangible core values like Compassion is equally pressing. Just look at the escalating violence in our society. If we cannot show kindness to "mere" cats, how can we ever use the word "towards a compassionate society" and the TC's continue to kill kill kill when there IS humane option available. MPs, are elected to serve all including those who want cats around!

20/9/07 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a Judgement Day for those responsible for killing cats, directly and indirectly. Upon death they will be taken to the Cat Court and they will tremble there, no one can hear their screams just like the way the poor cats died from lethal gas.

Can be quite crowded based on our zero cat and HDB policies.

21/9/07 11:26 AM  

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