Watching the video
Those of you who have been to our workshops will probably recognise the Alley Cat Allies video which we normally start our workshops with. Here are some of the attendees from last night's session.
It was a very interesting session and very enlightening to meet with two of the ACA staffers earlier. For example, some things here are quite different - I was told that it isn't unusual for people to start trapping and find a cat with a bullet in it and the cat needs to be taken to the vet right away.
Also one of the attendees mentioned that she was afraid of some of her neighbours, especially those who looked quite tough or had pit bulls.
On the other hand, some things never change. For example, we do have some people who seem pretty 'rough' in Singapore - but I was surprised that some of them were really nice to cats.
Also, there were two groups of people in the room. One group were feeders and/or caregivers who wanted to learn more. The others were neighbours who were at the workshop because there was someone feeding but not sterilising in the neighbourhood and the population was growing. Some people were starting to complain about - you guessed it - defecation.
What was nice was that some of the neighbours decided to come to the workshop, learn what they could do to help the woman, and try and get the population under control.