Monday, October 29, 2007

Volunteers checking the cats


Volunteers checking the cats
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

The Spay Day volunteers did an amazing job - they were dedicated and very hands on, plus they were talking about how to do an even better job the next time around! Some blog readers responded too and did a fantastic job. It would really have been impossible without them!

Thanks to Nancy, Eslina, CK, Nancy (the fantastic area co-ordinator), Liya, Liza, Ena, Grace, Doreen, Stefanie, Kathy and all the other people who dropped in from time to time to help!

The transport people were great too - especially Roland who kindly told us to pay him whatever we thought was reasonable and Madam Goh who volunteered to drive ALL the cats to the vets for free (but which wasn't possible due to time constraints). One of the volunteers had breakfast bought for her by one of the transport people - and they even dropped the volunteers back at the drop off and pick up locations for free.

We're working on a thank you for the volunteers for all their hard work. Thanks to them, 58 cats were sterilised at my pick up point.

Here's what happened at the Bedok pickup point where another 24 cats were sterilised. Thanks to Coboypb for HER hard work too!

Thanks also to Rebecca, Nan Nan and Wiggie for all the hard work they put in organising this (and for helping on Spay Day itself!) and to Jacin, Michelle, Sarah and Corbie who were the CWS representatives at the different pickup points.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all these hard work put in by volunteers, i hope Town councils won't simply trap cats as in the recent case in Toa Payoh Lor 6 n 7. Kim's sterilised cats were trap on 2 occasions. Someone alerted her the 2nd time and she banged on the van door. Sure enuf, her sterilsed cat was one of 4 taken. Some of her cats were taken sometime in Oct. I have advised them to contact the TC. She said the 'catchers' were asked by TC.
ac-b8

29/10/07 11:06 AM  
Blogger ck said...

Being a first time volunteer, it was a most heartening and enriching experience. I think special mention must go to Nancy and Doreen and all the local area feeders for their enthusiasm and dedication. And not forgetting Madam Goh, who even prepared little bags of cat food as "door gifts" for all the cats that were brought in.

29/10/07 11:09 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

ac - is your friend working with the town council? I think it's very important to remember that sterilisation keeps the population down, but in itself, it doesn't keep the cats safe. It is VERY important to do cat management - and that includes working with the town council.

29/10/07 11:09 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I forgot the little cat food packets and realised I missed out Doreen's name. Thanks CK!

29/10/07 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must have have missed it somewhere... i know i saw 180 cats were expected..but how many actual cats in total were spayed that day?

29/10/07 1:01 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

You didn't - am still trying to confirm with the last person on the number of cats that were sent in :)

29/10/07 1:40 PM  

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