Monday, December 03, 2007

Taking in cats

I had an interesting conversation with someone this morning who emailed us. It seems that she lives on the third floor and cats used to keep coming up. She said there was someone on the second floor who used to have cats and this might have been connected as she thinks they might have shooed the cats away.

She said the cats would defecate along the corridor, and make a mess. She used to trap them and send them to the SPCA but she said after a while she wondered what she was doing as she realised SPCA simply had no place for the cats either and they would have to be put down.

One day, a cat came in injured and she took it to the vet. The vet told her the cat needed nursing and she told him she did not want to do keep a cat or nurse one, but she took it home because she didn't know what else to do. More cats turned up and she ended up taking them in. She said the area actually became a lot cleaner since then as the cats now have a proper sand tray and her neighbours have noticed this too.

A new neighbour however moved in. While she sterilised all the cats, she said that some of them she used to let out. The town council also advised her to keep the cats in. The neighbour complained and now she has been told she has to remove the cats by the HDB. She said that most of the cats she has are injured or have medical conditions and she can't put them back on the streets. She wondered what she ought to do at this point.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

give HDB standard/template reply that she is aware of their inhuamne law, move the cats out for their inspection and later, she can welcome them back. Some open their doors to kindness, others shut it. Template reply will exist for non-functioning society.

3/12/07 12:18 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I thought it was interesting though that she went from being annoyed with the cats to being moved to take them in - also that she said that her area seems to be getting cleaner in a sense.

3/12/07 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HDB is ignorant about cats as usual. If she releases the cats, TC just get pet control to clear and if she keeps the cats, she and the cats get thrown out.

What a sick society! And they get paid well for being sick.

4/12/07 1:06 AM  

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