Monday, November 26, 2007

En Bloc victims

I was just speaking with someone who mentioned that their estate is going to be torn down and redeveloped so everyone is moving out. I have had caregivers tell me that en bloc sales have meant that many community cats end up without homes. However in addition, in this estate, the family has apparently moved out and left their pet cats.

The person who called is very concerned - he said that the cats were often seen jumping in and out of their windows and though he offered several times, they would not get the cats sterilised. He also noticed that one of the cats that used to sport a collar now no longer has a collar.

The person who called was asking if the family can be prosecuted for abandonment or at least be made to take the cats back somehow. It's sad that the cats were good enough for their old home but somehow not good enough to be taken to their new home. Or maybe they felt that since the cats were from the estate to begin with, they can just go back onto the street - which they can't obviously.



Blogger VeganCatsg said...

I think this issue of en bloc and abandonment as the caregiver in my estate reported appearance of adult unsterilised tame cats as the blocks were gradually vacated.
Perhaps some discussion with AVA, TC and RC AND of course HBD on how to nip this problem way before the residents start moving out.

26/11/07 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unless some very distanct future, every estate allocates humane cattery, pets and strays will roam
at their own peril.

No case for abandonment, they can just say they allow the cat to stay and it was a nobody's cat.

26/11/07 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make sure cats are out before the demolition moves in.

26/11/07 10:50 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

vegancatsg - that's a good idea though this was a private estate.

Anonymous - since these cats were seen in the person's home over a period of time, I hope that there will be a case that they were 'owned'.

Anonymous - problem is where do they go?

26/11/07 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

out of the buildings, demolition must check no one including animals before they send the buildings down.

Cat should be chased out from the buildings. There could be kittens
and new colony.

27/11/07 1:19 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Most cats actually will run - in previous cases, the caregivers said the cats ran when people started coming in.

27/11/07 9:26 AM  

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