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.
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 was going through posts on STOMP, and noticed that I missed this one out. It was reported on 18 Sep 2008. There is this huge wound across the tummy of the cat and the cat looked like it suffered alot before it died. Here are the posts (original post and SPCA’s reply).
I got a call from a caregiver today that two cats in Jurong East were abused. Sadly, I also witnessed a community cat abuse last night. I saw a guy throwing stones at a cat. He was wearing a waist pouch and he went on to collect more rocks/stones from the nearby lift upgrading site, probably to go throw at other community cats in this part of Jurong West. The police was alerted. I do hear of other cases in Bukit Batok and Bukit Panjang. I wonder what is the cause of this rise of abuse cases (though I am sure another significant reason for this rise in crime is more people are coming forward to report such cases).
Here’s another report yesterday about a hit-and-run, and how the writer felt SPCA should have handled the case. Personally, I do feel hit-and-run is also a form of abuse.
Been busy with a certain West case with a few residents who just wouldn’t stop leaving too much food outside their flats. Managed to have a chat with them about the importance of responsible feeding, and they seem to be accepting our message rather fine… I hope things would really improve now that we have the opportunity to speak to them.
We have also printed a bunch of “Cats of The World” magnets (special thanks to Noelle and Carlyn for providing the pictures) to be sold very soon, and yes I need to quickly send the magnets out to the shops real soon!
Also in the pipeline is the new website – we are now in the stage of piecing up all the pages and the design, to work with the backend… I hope we can get it up before Spay Day!
As for Spay Day, there will be one this year, and we will definitely announce it soon with more details. The Spay Day is a very important annual event for Cat Welfare Society, simply because this is the day when we will spay cats en masse, island-wide, and a way for us to help out the community of caregivers around Singapore with free spay slots!
Stay tuned! We are getting ourselves really busy trying to get everything up and running!
Sidenote: Now for me to get in contact with a caregiver to discuss how we can patrol the estate to deter the cat abuser(s) from trying anything funny. 😦