Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What happens to cats caught?

I was talking to a caregiver and she mentioned that one of the complainants had asked for the cats to be removed not knowing that the cats would be killed. On hearing what would happen to the cats, the complainant said that he wanted to withdraw his complaint. He had thought they would be relocated.

It's really important to try and let complainants know what happens to the cats - animal control or town council isn't going to tell them in general. Many complainants may want the cats removed - but they do NOT want them killed. If a solution can be found to whatever issues they are facing, many are fine with the cats remaining where they are.

This is why it's so important to let people know that cats do not end up in what I call Cat Disneyland - they're not in a lovely shelter being cared for. They are being hauled off to be killed - and it doesn't even solve whatever problem there generally was in the first place.

If you're doing TNRM, let your neighbours and others know - and let them know the fate of the cats should they be taken away.


Anonymous said...

Hi, i would like to know if TNRM is a programme that is started by the cat welfare society or is it a programme that is widely known around the world? Is the cat welfare the only society that started this programme in Singapore? Thank you!

Dawn said...
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EJ. said...

The truth is so cruel, Dawn.
No Cat-Disneyland indeed.

Anonymous said...

Rainbow bridge?

Dawn said...

That's closer to it Anonymous!

Dawn said...

Anonymous - TNRM or TNR as it is known elsewhere is run throughout the world. It was started in UK in the 1990s I believe.