Excerpt from email
“Recently there have been an upsurge of feline related activities occurring primarily at block 726. These activities mostly nocturnal by nature have caused inconsiderable inconveniences to the residents of that block. They range from defecation or urinating on common property, to sneaking into home causing a menace and etc. Also reported were sightings of ‘ghost feeders’ on a nightly basis. Hence under such circumstances I like to seek your assistance in resolving their woes.”
Checked all the 2nd floor corridors at 11 pm… no sign of cats or food, water, defecation, smell whatsoever! Noticed that the flowerpots at the unit of the suspected abuser had sharp broken tiles stuck into the soil.
Checked the void deck at 11 pm and again at 1 am… lots of rubbish but nothing that could in any way be connected to feline related activities!
Bubu and Thor are missing from block *26 and King from the adjacent block. These 3 cats went missing after the latest incident when TC officer went around the area with Pest Controllers and trap, supposedly for the purpose of taking photographs and counting cats. 2 home cats went missing and later they admitted that one cat was caught… but later released.
I am still grieving the loss of these 3 cats… Bubu was sterilized more than 2 years ago.
Pinky is also from Block *26. He was adopted recently.
Snoopy too, is from *26 and now safely in my home. And Ms Lim from Town Council can still accuse me that I bring in cats!!!
Now there is only Bibi left at *26 and the two quite new ones, Star and Squealer.
I also came to know that there is a cat abuser staying on the 2nd floor. Residents saw her chasing after the cats and beating them. I put up posters requesting for witnesses to come forward and was surprises that the posters actually stayed up… they would usually be torn down the very next day… probably because there is now a new officer in charge of this area.
Today I received an email about “cat activities” at this very Block.. that ghost feeders would place food at the void deck and 2nd floor corridor. I didn’t notice any left-overs at the void deck during my feeding, neither did I see anything that day when placing the appeals for witnesses under the doors of the 2nd floor units.
Of course as usual, the complainant was not revealed.
Read this somewhere:
Car owner to Town Council: “I want you to pay for the damages caused by these twigs and branches!”
Town Council to Car Owner: ” You siow and gila har! You park in public area at your own risk wat!”
Car owner to Town Council: “I want you to remove these bloody cats in case they scratch my brand new 40-grand car!”
Town Council to Car Owner…: “Okie dokie, no problem. Will give some work to the cleaning supervisor who is also a pest controller!”
A joke, ridiculous!!!…yet sadly this reflects the attitude of many Town Councils! The part about the lady who wanted the cats removed because they might scratch her 40K car is no figment of fiction… it happened!
Sadly some MPs reflect the same attitude. A neighbour who saw her MP because she suspected that her cat was caught by pest controllers was told: “If there are complaints then the cats must be removed, doesn’t matter whether they are strays or belong to someone”.
One of the two cats has returned.
I asked about his condition:
“He was dirty and stinky, worn out and now he is a very scared cat. Will hiss at anyone.”
He must have been through hell! It kills me to think what Nora, Roxy and the other missing cats went through…
One of the families who lost their cats, went to see their MP yesterday.
Sms: “She refused to help at all and told us to go to HDB to ask to remove the ban. As long as there are complaints, cats must be removed, no matter house or community. She also did not want to reveal the pest control company.”
Was told by the cat owner that the MP made a call to Faith from TC and was told that one black-and-white cat had been caught and released…
According to the cat owner, they were not given any warning or told that their cat caused complaints.
The owner is now on her way to Ubi, to paste up posters of her missing cat… acting on a tip-off.
Photo taken by Town Council
The complaint was about an unsterilized cat outside a certain unit at Blk *86. This is an area without any caregiver. It’s a very tame female.
The owner said that they would take her in. They said that they had the cat for 8 years… when it followed them home one day. They did not sterilize the cat but it never got pregnant.
I advised them to bring her to the vet, maybe there is a way to check without opening her up… ultrasound, x-ray??? Then have her tipped just to be safe… in case she happens to run out.
Feeder F called me at around 2pm saying that the Blk *28 Feeder saw the cleaning supervisor and a Malay man with a metal-coloured trap which contained food.
I went down and saw the Supervisor and TC officer Joseph. The officer claimed that they only engaged the pest control to take photos and count the cats and to check them for tipped-ear.
Later received call from M that a resident of Blk *27 saw pest controllers catch 7 cats. Met the TC officer and supervisor again on my way to meet M. I told him and asked him to come up to the 4th floor with us to speak to the man. He said he had to rush off to catch someone who pasted up posters. The other man who was with them mentioned something about the trap being stolen.
M and myself went up to the resident’s unit. The elderly Indian man says he saw it from his window and that the men were wearing white T-shirts and that the TC officer was with them. He described the van as being the same colour as the trap.
Later I met the Supervisor again and he also mentioned that their trap had been stolen….
My question is…. why would they bring a trap if they are just taking photos???
So far we cannot be sure that cats are missing… will check tonight!
A worker doing painting at *26 told me and Feeder F that he saw a black-and-white cat being trapped this morning.
Will update tonight on missing cats.
Feeder F also mentioned that a house visiting by MP is coming up.