Sterilisation before adoption
A caregiver adopted a cat out to someone a few months ago. At first things went well, the adopter sent photos of the cats. However the caregiver reminded the adopter to get the cats sterilised, and things went downhill from there. The adopter said that she would do it but much later in the year, the caregiver of course was worried in case the cat might get pregnant.
At any rate, it turned quite ugly with the adopter saying that she was going to report the caregiver to the HDB for owning cats if she continued to SMS or email her. This of course would only hurt the cats - and obviously the adopter lives in an HDB flat as well, meaning SHE isn't allowed to own cats either technically.
The sad thing is that when cats are adopted out, despite contracts signed, it can be very difficult to get the cats sterilised. Sure, you could try and go to court to ask for specific performance and get the cat sterilised, but it would be a hassle.
It is a real shame that the cats cannot be sterilised BEFORE they are adopted out. This would really make things a lot easier - plus you would never need to worry about an adopter changing their mind and deciding to breed the cats. Unfortunately, early age spay/neuter is still not done here by most vets - until that changes, this problem is going to continue. Two cats adopted unsterilised producing say another 8 cats, and so on and so forth, does NOT help the problem of overpopulation, especially if these cats get dumped.