Someone wrote to us saying that a kitty was hit by a taxi. Both its hind leg were injured. The witnesses tried to send the kitty to the vet but the kitty went to hide under a slope. Do you happen to know the caregiver there? Maybe the person could help lure the scared kitty out. It is hiding at the slope near the back gate of Scouts Association, located near Blk 117 Bishan St. 12. The person did not give us a description of the cat so this is all the info I have. If you can help or know the caregiver, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that Wiggie who is in contact with the referring person, can link you all up. Thanks!
Here’s the latest update about the Tanjong Katong case:
The kind lady wrote to Salina and myself saying that she has to send kitty to vet’s clinic to have the tail amputated. Earlier, lady noticed that after the rescue surgery, the tail always blue and cold. After the vet’s assessment, it was confirmed the tail has to come off and kitty was given a surgery date. However, the lady noticed that the kitty has been trying to chew its dead tail off and it might be a very bloody affair. And so she is trying to shift forward the appointment date. Below are the photos of little Lubbah (she is now given a beautiful name) and her tail. It is sad that she has to lose her beautiful long tail due to someone’s senseless act of tying rubber bands on her tail. Hope the abuser can be put to justice soon.
Phyllis just shared with us this letter she wrote to the Straits Time. It is great that she has decided to write this timely letter to bring back the Stray Cats Rehabilitation Scheme that was discountinued years back.
I found this letter online that was drafted by SPCA in 2007, and it was sent to the Straits Times in response to an earlier letter that Dr. Tan Chek Wee wrote to the press on the same matter as Phyllis has advocated.
About the Tanjong Katong abuse case, the kindhearted lady just sent to Salina and myself photos of the abused cat’s tail. This one shows the kitty’s tail when it was attended to at the clinic. You can see the deep cuts that the tightly bounded rubber bands have caused to the kitty’s tail. I have got other photos of the kitty and it is very cute. I just cannot believe that someone would do something to such a cute looking and friendly kitty.
Six hours ago, Salina smsed me to share that the kind-hearted lady and her partner managed to get hold of the abused cat of the above mentioned case. They managed to grab the kitty and placed it into a carrier with the caregiver’s help (the duo spotted the caregiver in the location).
We are very glad the lady’s persistence paid off. What happened was the lady has been staking out at the location for the past two days, and has been keeping in touch with Salina and myself about the progress of her search for the cat.
Back to the kitty, it was rushed to the vet immediately. At the clinic, the vet had the tightly bounded rubber bands removed. Kitty is now recuperating in the home of one of its rescuers.
According to the caregiver, this is the 2nd time rubber band was tied to the tail of this cat. I cannot imagine someone so sick to do such a thing, especially to a helpless and friendly cat. On a brighter note. It is heartening to know of such kind hearted members of the public who are willing to stake out at a location on repeated days to help a community cat. Kudos to the lady and her partner, the caregiver and all who helped in one way or another.
Vegancat referred a case to us. The lady and her partner found a cat near CityPlaza area, with rubber bands tied tightly around its tail. They tried to cut the rubber bands off the kitty but the latter was evasive (probably due to the pain caused by the tight rubber bands). Salina or Wiggie would be in touch with them shortly about the loan of a trap to help catch the cat. Have asked the lady and her partner to try to take some shots to forward to SPCA. Meanwhile, if you do know the feeder there, could you please help us let him or her know about this? Thanks!!
I went to the vet’s clinic today and was given a free copy of the Pets Magazine (Issue 17, Nov/Dec 2008). On page 36, there is an article about the ban on pet cats in HDB flats. You might want to get hold of one copy from your vet clinic or pet store. Meanwhile, past copies are available here.
For friends who aren’t aware that pet cats are banned in HDB flats, HDB’s link with the relevant information can be found here. However, the ‘problem’ as I understand from experienced HDB cat owners is ‘avoidable’ if you keep your pet cat(s) indoor, smell free (clear poo bin often), and train kitty (if meowing excessively). This is because if kitty is roaming, smelly and noisy; there is a higher chance of a neighbor complaining and HDB officer coming to your home to check on the situation.