Monthly Archives: September 2007

Clannies monthly stats (Sep 07)

In accordance with Tracking – TNRM Reimbursement from CWS:

  No. Remarks
Total number of cats 20
  • 5 in Area 3: Marty, Hannah, Martin, Marcus, Mary
  • 7 in Area 2: Benji, Benny, Sally, Kenji, Stanley, Scottie, Saba
  • 8 in Area 1: Ian, Baby, Chica, Salvi (free-ranging pet cats), Ivan, Cara, Isam, Iggy
Total sterilised 15
  • 5 in Area 3: Marty, Hannah, Martin, Marcus, Mary
  • 3 in Area 2: Sally, Benji, Kenji
  • 7 in Area 1: Ian, Baby, Chica, Salvi, Ivan, Cara, Isam
Newly sterilised this month 0  
Still unsterilised 5
  • 4 in Area 2: 3 males – Benny, Stanley, Scottie. 1 female – Saba
  • 1 in Area 1: 1 male – Iggy
Newly abandoned this month 2
  • 2 in Area 1: Gunnar and Mattie
Newly killed or missing this month 2
  • 2 in Area 1: Gunnar and Mattie (removed into foster care for adoption)
Number of complaints this month 0  

[Acres] Call for volunteers for WAD “Animals Matter to Me”

World Animal Day falls on 4th October.

[Acres] Call for volunteers for WAD “Animals Matter to Me”

Dear Supporters,

Call for volunteers

To mark World Animal Day, Acres will be celebrating Singaporeans’ support for animal protection efforts by holding a 3-day animal-themed celebration. This celebration will be held at The Atrium @ Orchard from 5th to 7th October with an aim to collect 10,000 signatures for the global “Animals Matter to Me” campaign in support of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare to be endorsed by governments of the world.

Event details

Venue: The Atrium @ Orchard, 60B Orchard Road map
Day/Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 10pm daily

More information:

If you would like to volunteer your time with us, please let me know which day and time you would be available.

Thank you!

Warmest Regards,
Charlene Tan
Director of Community Outreach
Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres)

30 Mandai Estate
#05-06 Mandai Industrial Building
Singapore 729918
(O): +65 6581 2488
(F): +65 6581 6318
(M): +65 9669 8990

Cara: Pregnant sterilised cat?

After feeding Ivan, I went to look for Cara.

The first thing I managed was to capture a shot of her fleeing one of the neighbourhood cleaners.

She’s wary of children, especially the noisy specimens, and broom-and-span wielders. I cannot tell if this particular one did her any harm, so I all did was to show that somebody cares what happens to this cat.

After the cleaner left, I laid out breakfast for Cara.

As she ate, a mother with a toddler appeared. The toddler was excited and trotted up. I was braced for a quarrel should he spook Cara. But surprisingly, his mum called for him to slow down… and he did! Not only was it an amazing moment to witness a parent who has control over her child, more of such moments were to come. The mother proceeded to tell him to be careful and not scare or disturb the cat!

The child obediently walked quietly up and squatted down about a metre away to watch Cara eat. Again he amazed me as he did not shout, scream, stamp his feet or do any of those stupid things. When he lost interest, he simply moved to the stone benches nearby and waited quietly for his mum to finish talking with me.

While he was watching Cara, his mother continued to tell him to take care and not spook the cat. Then she told him it’s a mother cat carrying babies and so he must be extra careful not to scare her.

I nearly laughed and explained sterilisation and the tipped ear.

She asked why Cara looked so pregnant then. I explained that she’s probably fed by a few people and so does not lack for food.

After a while the mother went on her way with her unbelievably obedient son. I felt a fuzziness – there are decent parents with unmonster spawns after all.


Ivan, 28 Sep

I fed the terribly softie one this morning on btmao’s behalf. Usually she feeds him before 6am. I got to his location a little after 8 and he was still there. Ivan‘s been getting used to me as I’ve fed him quite a few times in the past 2 weeks.

Here he is, happily grooming aftern his binge. I left him to go and look for Cara.


Security blanket

Rheilly: My favourite thing – Philly tumtum. Never nap without it. The bestest sleeping aid. Ever.


Cassie lapping it up

At our cattery visit on Saturday.

Cassie, as usual, made herself comfortable in btmao’s lap as soon as she sat down

Purry happiness is having a human lap to call your own.

On top of the world



Foster Mum’s homeseekers: Nonie and Honey

(Must read: Cat care refs.)

Phto update: 13 Oct 07

Honey, striped/mackarel tabby, left. Nonie, ticked tabby
(For ref on cat colours and descriptions, read “My cat is a what-what-what?“)

This pair of 3 month old sisters could as well be called the otah sisters. Found trying to eat otah leave wrappings, they’ve been whisked off to safety to await their permenanet home. Vaccinated and litter-box trained. Preferably adopted together.


Honey is a classic tabby

Nonie_20070922_03x Nonie_20070922_06x
Nonie is an agouti or ticked tabby

(Must read: Cat care refs.)