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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photohunt: Public



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I had to wreck my brain before I came up with my interpretation.
At a local market place at Wesley Park, a camera crew was filming a celebrety talking to some stall holders. I guess they are filming in public. And I took their photo in public.

This is almost a public notice in Singapore. I was with the Cat Cafe, and hence connected to the Cat welfare society. Such a callous person. In the old days, he will be flogged in public.

Caution Against Fraudulent Adopters
The Singapore Police Force has recently concluded an investigation with the help of the Cat Welfare Society against a fraudulent person that had utilised CWS's Adoption Bulletin for personal gain & cheating.

The rat bag on false pretenses obtained 8 kittens and sold them on online.

The SPF, in consultation with Attorney-General' s Chambers, has decided that a stern warning be administered to the accused in lieu of prosecution. On 16 July 2010, the accused was warned by the Chief Investigation Officer.

While we are disappointed with this conclusion, we continue to be on the vigilance as a second offense would be looked upon with severity.

When possible, it is best to deliver the kittens/cats to the adopters' residence. Please conduct at least one home visit after adoption to ensure the well being of the cat.

If it is your first time as a foster or you would like some advice, please email info@catwelfare. org. Please also inform us if you come across any suspicious potential adopters.

This also reminded me that the SPCA discovered some people were coming to adopt stray dogs regularly. After checking, SPCA found that these people were not adopting the dogs as pets. Instead the dogs were destined for the pot. This became public knowledge, and the SPCA checks became more stringent.

Addition: From, memory, strayed cats rescued by the Cat Cafe and Cat Welfare are spayed or neutered and mirco chipped. This incurs a cost of about $100 per cat by the cat cafe. This cost is not passed on to the adopters. That is why people will want to adopt these cats.

10 comments:

Grace and Bradley said...

It was terrible what he did, hopefully his only motive is trying to profit from the operation and all the kittens end up in good home.

Lois said...

People can be so cruel. This week someone here threw a 6 week old puppy from a moving truck. Thankfully he was rescued by a loving person, but he lost his right eye and was badly injured. It appears he will live though and since the local newspaper got involved, many people are wanting to adopt him!

Ginny said...

Oh, gosh, what a sad story! But I am surprised that people would buy kittens, especially online. Here, it's hard to even give them away. They are everywhere. I am also a cat lover!! We had three when we were first married. They say people are either cat or dog people, and I am definatly cat! Do you have pets?

And Miles To Go... said...

how incredibly sad! Great choice for PUBLIC.

Manang Kim said...

Everything is in public. Great take on the theme Ann. Happy weekend!

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Luna Miranda said...

awful! i saw a video earlier of a Singapore woman beating a dog. i wasn't able to finish the video--it made me cry. people who hurt helpless animals should be punished!

Gattina said...

Sometimes I wished I could do the same to these people what they are doing to poor animals !

CRIZ LAI said...

Luckily my new adopters were all great people. I do visit those adopted cats regularly too. Thanks for the sharing Ann. :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Addition: From memory, strayed cats rescued by the Cat Cafe and Cat Welfare are spayed or neutered and mirco chipped. This incurs a cost of about $100 per cat by the cat cafe. This cost is not passed on to the adopters. That is why people will want to adopt these cats.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's sad when people feel the urge to earn extra money in the expense of others.