Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cat on Wall

Cat on Wall
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

I went down for the mediation this afternoon and saw this cat sitting on the wall, next to the complainant's home. After ringing the doorbell several times, and because no one came out, I opened the unlatched gate and went in and explained the doorbell wasn't working. The man who came out was quite upset and asked what I was doing inside and I explained that his doorbell wasn't working.

When I explained I was with CWS, his first reaction was that he was very unhappy with the cats. I explained that there were several community cats in the area and he said that he thought most of the cats coming in were home pets and not community cats. He said he recognised the sterilised cats by the tipped ear. He also said that he did not have an issue with the cats per se but they came in and urinated on his porch and fought in the roof. He said that he had borrowed a cat trap but it was no use. He also pointed at his neighbour's house and said that some of the cats were coming from there.

I asked him if he'd like to try a Scarecrow and he said he would. He told me his next door neighbour is having the same problem and I spoke with her and will be going back with Scarecrows for both of them.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a housing estate like the one shown in the picture, a cat could easily visit every home in the estate by walking along the top of the wall. Its range is quite wide.
You may think your cat is at home when it could be 2 streets away.
It is best to keep the cats indoors - as some neighbours may not like sharing their property with cats not of their own.
They probably do not hate cats, but they have no wish to see one either.

14/11/07 8:46 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Cats can wander up to a range of 1 km radius. I mentioned this to a woman today who called up about a different case and she remarked that it made sense. She said that cats from the other side of the estate walked over to her end!

14/11/07 9:31 PM  
Anonymous belle said...

looks like - in singapore, whether u live in HDB or private estate, u must keep your cats indoors, cos there're so many intolerant neighbours around ...

so i tell my cat - stop complaining abt being cooped up in a flat. Even if we live in a bungalow, chances are u have to be indoors too ! :-)

15/11/07 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a good looking and healthy cat - what a shame it is not kept indoors. It could land up in a place where it does not want to be ... then it will meow its heart out to no avail.

15/11/07 5:56 PM  

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