Monthly Archives: September 2006

Boy Boy update

Dr. Robin Au did the shoulder repair and stabilized the joint as much as possible. He told us that the dislocation was due to cartilage degeneration resulting in joint laxity. Anna and I were actually relieved to hear that, because we suspected abuse and worried that the abuser could strike again. Boy Boy is just too trusting, an easy target…

A big Thank You from Boy Boy, Anna and myself to the generous sponsors who made it all possible!!!

Vegancat,

J.M.

Joanna H.

Joanne C.

T.C.

Lily T.

Kuo H.N.

Jeans G

Boy Boy will have to stay at my place for 2 to 3 month until the joint is strong enough. I have put him in the big cage, but no hammocks for him this time.

The Medical bill for Boy Boy’s operation came up to $610. – (excluding the $82,- Anna paid earlier for consultation, x-ray and medication at AMK clinic). We will have to bring Boy Boy back in 2 weeks for removal of stitches and also later for monthly reviews.

Boy Boy is quite comfortable now and eating well.

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Cute-Cute missing

Little Cute-Cute aka Tien-Tien (Sweet-Sweet) has been missing for 6 days now. I have put up posters but no news so far…

She was last seen at blk *26 area 1 where she is loosely owned by some residents. Cute-Cute could always be seen near Harvest Moon, together with her friend, the big ginger cat Leo (Lau Huang).

Just hope that someone took her in and she is safe…

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Boy Boy after surgery

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September 29, 2006 · 1:54 pm

Update on Boy Boy

After talking to Dr. Au, who readily agreed to be paid in instalments, I managed to persuade Anna to go ahead with Boy Boy’s operation and trust that sponsors will come in to help with the medical expenses.

We picked up Boy Boy from the fosterer at 6pm, collected the x-ray and went to Dr. Au’s clinic.

It turned out that there was no fractured toe…. I must have heard wrongly over the phone. I guess the vet was talking about the splintered bone at the shoulder joint.

Dr Au explained that the socket needs to be smoothened before putting the joint back into place and that a blood test would have to be done before surgery. He estimated the cost of the operation to be around $400. -/ $500. – plus blood test $80.- and hospitalization charges.

So far I have already received $200. – from one sponsor and another also came forward to help with Boy Boy’s medical expenses. Thank you very much for your kindness and compassion for Boy Boy!

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Boy Boy crying out in pain…

The shoulder of his left front leg is dislocated and a toe of the leg is broken. According to the vet, his injuries could have been caused by abuse or a car accident. Anna only told me yesterday after she brought Boy Boy to the vet. He received some medication and is now with a temporary fosterer. When I called the fosterer I could hear Boy Boy crying in pain. The vet At AMK estimates the cost of the operation would be $500.- to 1.000.-. but it would have to be done at another clinic as they don’t have the facilities, Dr. Robin Au was recommended.

The vet said that if Boy Boy was not operated he could still move around on 3 legs but the dislocated leg would be dragged on the ground and may develop ulcers and need to be amputated.

The problem is the cost. Anna simply says that she has no money and I myself am already struggling as it is…

If anyone would like to help with sponsorship towards the operation of Boy Boy, please email me…. any amount will help, thanks!

Here is my earlier post about Boy Boy: http://meowies.multiply.com/journal/item/21 He was released back to 852 area with approval from Town Council.

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Mother cat and 3 kittens dumped…

…at the void deck of *28 area 1. I saw them yesterday night on my feeding round. They looked bewildered and didn’t eat much. The mother is all white and the kittens are white with grey tabby pattern and about 3 to 4 months old.

How I wish that these irresponsible owners could be brought to justice…. causing so much suffering to these cats and also endangering the whole colony of sterilized community cats.

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Cat with paint on her fur

The moment I reached home with Orange Boy, my daughter told me that she saw one of the community cats with whitish paint all over her belly and paws at blk *22 area 1 (where upgrading work is in progress). This tipped-ear female is actually not one of those that I am feeding. She probably belongs to someone who let her roam about freely.

Luckily the cat let us bathe her without making much fuss and the paint came off quite easily…. wrapped her up in a towel and carried her downstairs to let the sun and wind dry her fur.

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Hope fading for Orange Boy’s recovery

Orange Boy is unable to pass urine. Yesterday the vet showed me how to do the bladder expression, however I did not manage to do it properly and had to return again today. He also needed an enema.

The first vet felt that there was small chance for recovery, as the x-ray did not show any fracture of the spine. However the other vet suggested euthanasia, as chances of recovery were so small that it would be a miracle.

I decided to wait at least 5 days…

Orange Boy is playful and eating well and seems not to be in pain.

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Injured Orange Boy found after 5 days…

The Lady working at the coffee shop called yesterday to tell me that she saw Orange Boy. He was limping and did not want to eat.

I searched for him and finally found him curled up behind a pipe. He walks with difficulty (back legs)… maybe spine and internal organs injured…

He was dehydrated but drank some water and ate some soft food and I have also been giving him nutri gel and liquid food. Will bring him to the vet tomorrow morning…

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Fern died yesterday

She was probably also hit by a car. Sylvia found the body on a grass patch at the side of the road next to blk *32 area 3 .

So many cats gone… Sally, Gaby…also not much hope for Orange Boy…

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Orange Boy missing

Orange Boy has been missing for 3 days now. Heard from the Lady working at coffee shop that he was limping and not well. Maybe he was hit by a car as he always crosses the busy road between the coffee shop and multi-story car park

Searched for him again last night but to no avail…

Will look for him again tonight, have been sending metta….

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Cats keep the rat population in check

A neighbour mentioned that there should be more cats around. He had seen rats and they even gnawed through some of the wires in his car. Maybe he should complain to the Town Council that there are not enough cats around 😉 Community Cats, like Rocky, are doing a good job. Just today I received another non-vegan present from Rocky…. Well, it’s the thought that counts 😉 Even our One-Eye Ginger is still a good mouser!

Photo: Ginger aka One-Eye Jack

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Update on Manja, Stitches and Sophia

Manja’s wound looks much better now. Hope that Az and Sylvia can find the attacker and will manage to chase him away before Manja is released back. They have seen a new cat there…

Stitches is terrified of the grey -and-white male at *14 area 3 and will stay away from that place. Nowadays I find him at blk *11/*10. He must have been in another fight as his cheek wound was bleeding again.

Sophia is becoming less shy and has started walking around in the open space. Sylvia and myself always give her a treat of a can of Fancy Feast, which she likes very much. Hope she will put on some weight soon…

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Manja lost again and found again…

Last seen by Sylvia more than a week ago at about 11pm. He seemed not well… walked very slowly. We searched for him and put up posters. Az said she would pray that Manja be given back to us.

Yesterday received a call from Az that she had found Manja at blk *50, which is quite some distance away. She brought him back to *32 area 3.

I reached there only at 1am and couldn’t find him. Sylvia went looking for him at *52 while I fed Fern, Sue and Fighter. Then suddenly Manja appeared…

I noticed a wound at the neck that looked quite bad…. not a fresh wound, partly closed but with some pus…and also two small puncture wounds near his ears that have already healed. He must have been in a fight…maybe the same cat had chased him away the first time?

I brought Manja home to let him rest and recover, washing the wound several times a day and applying cream.

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Palm Trees have been cut down…

Yesterday morning many of the trees in the little park in front of my block were cut down. These trees were more than 15 years old, some even reached up to the 4th floor.

In the past we (some residents) managed to safe these trees in the nick of time, by rushing down stopping the workers and making frantic phone calls.

The first time they were blamed for the mosquitoes…the second time it was the mynah birds…In the end both problems could be solved, one by improving drainage and the other by a few nights of shooing the birds. The mynahs never came back in the following years…

This time we failed to safe them…. The reason given was “access for lift upgrading to be carried out”. Sure e few trees would have to be removed at the site of the lift upgrading… but trees were cut all across the park. It seems more likely that they did not fit the plans for the new layout of the park.

The RC chairman, who came down, kept repeating that the residents have voted for the upgrading…. but did we vote for the trees to be cut? Were we informed? Did we as residents have a chance to voice our opinion? The chairman’s suggestion to see the MP (while the workers continue their work!) was obviously not helpful.

One lady who was at the scene before me, said that she was afraid of birds but still she did not want the trees to be cut. She cared enough to stay back making phone calls though she was on her way to work.

Sadly destroying and killing always seems to be the first solution to any problem…


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