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New Year, New Website, New Beginnings

Li Tin:
Happy New Year and our official website is finally revamped!

Now featuring an automated, easy-to-use system for the Public Adoption Bulletin Board, fosters can now post their notices without having to email our adoptions volunteer, Sophia.

Please note that we do not know the fosters nor the adopters, so please, do screen your potentials carefully!

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We now have a more interactive FAQ section for most of your general queries. If you have some special enquiries that is not featured on the site, please email info@catwelfare.org and we will attend to you as soon as we can.

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Keep yourself updated with our upcoming events and roadshows with our new Events page in an easy-to-view calendar format.

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We are still adding in functions and minor tweaks to the pages, so if there is any problem that you faced with the website, please email litin@catwelfare.org.

>>> But with the improved functionality on the official site, this would mean that our blog will be shifted over as well. As of now we will cease postings on this WordPress blog. Please head over to http://www.catwelfare.org now!

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Goodbye and Happy New Year!

Ivan:

I have just served my last day with Cat Welfare Society.  It has been a pleasure working with caregivers, businesses and the committee with regard to helping community cats.  I will cease my blog entries as of today.  I take this opportunity to wish everyone a fruitful New Year!

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Cat Welfare Society on Facebook

Ivan:

Our Media Head, Li Tin has created a Cat Welfare Society group on Facebook.  This is something new for us and so we invite you on board if you already are on Facebook.  Please do upload some photos of your community and pet cats when you join us =)

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ST World News: Beijing pet lovers slam cat-eating

Ivan:

The Straits Times on today (20 Dec 08) ran the above piece of news on page C6.  What happened was a group of 40 animal lovers in Beijing staged a protest insisting the southern Guandong province stop the “shameful” and “cruel slaughter” of cats for food.  According to the news, thousands of cats across the country have been caught in the past week by traders and transported to Guandogng to be killed for food.  The group was very angry because the cats are being skinned and then cooked alive. The group wants the provincial governement to crack down on these cat traders and cat meat restaurants, however, the province has no legislation preventing cat eating.  Of late, cat-nabbing syndicates from Hunan have started rounding up cats.  Some of these cats are people’s pet.  Economic situation appears to drive these people to steal others’ pets and sell them for money. 

Hopefully, the province in China can have some legislation to stop this sick practice of eating cats which is worser now since some Chinese (in Guandong) believe that this Cantonese cuisine is extra nutritious in the winter time.   Here is the original news source.

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Brochures

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This is the balance for the upcoming TNRM workshop on Saturday. Some have been passed to a care-giver just now for an RC event.  It was certainly heartening to learn that their RC is keen on educating people about community cat management through this event. The care-givers, on their part, are busy planning on ways to educate fellow residents about their work.

What was encouraging also, was the fact that this event was initiated by the RC – a very enlightened one, with volunteers who have done their own research on our website on the vacuum effect – in response to complaints about community cats.  In a way, it is good to carry TNRM one step further throught raising awareness – to educate others about its importance so that they would also come to know and understand about it. This initiative also demonstrates how the community is working together in a self-help manner to resolve community issues.

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Are you ready for Christmas?

Ivan:

I just got done writing 1/3 of the stack of about twenty over Christmas cards meant for businesses that are giving our members benefits/discounts.  Everyone is feeling the Christmas mood at this time.  Are you and your pets ready for Christmas?  If you are in town, do check out Sundream Pet Land, located at Far East Shopping Centre.  I went there the other day and they have stocked up on some really nice Christmas gifts for pets.  If you are looking for something for kitty, this might be one place to starting looking =)

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Meeting and Some Good News

Ivan:

Earlier yesterday, I had a meeting with Li Tin to do a brief monthly committee meeting that focused aspects of our committee work roles that overlapped between mine and her’s.  We had wanted a larger scale meeting but most of the committee members are out of town, busy or on leave.  Thus, our mini meeting.  I also did a handover of my western Singapore referrals and caregiving cases to the Li Tin.  After the end of this month, Li Tin will take over fully as the western zone representative for referral cases.  Meanwhile, I am currently serving my last 16 days with the committee.  In anycase, I was sharing with Li Tin that I will continue to volunteer with CWS but on an ad-hoc basis after my last day.  The same goes for Salina.

At the meeting, Li Tin was sharing that the remaining committee is looking into staff ing matters and this should alleviate the concerns of some of the caregivers and our members.  We might also have a shop that would be helping us design and sell merchandise on a fuller scale.  Watch out for more news about these matters! =)

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