It’s always a case for rejoicing when we hear of more people practising CNRM for their community animals. That is what we have always aimed for. Sometimes what it takes is to spread the idea and do it ourselves. When other people see us doing it, it may motivate them to follow too.
Here is a sharing by Koo:
From: TTDI Koo
Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Subject: Tamteh, a stray cat at food court
To: Chan Kah Yein <email@example.com>Dear Dr Chan,One of my cat-loving friends/residents in my neighbourhood, alerted me about a food court nearby where there was a number of stray cats and kittens. I knew about that place for some time but could only finally start something as I was constantly bogged down with my recent fostering and rehoming efforts.I visited for breakfast last weekend and my attention is drawn to a black male cat whom my friend named as Tamteh. He was so friendly that he jumped on my lap, climbed my chest and looked me straight in the face!This morning at 7am, I applied Revolution to Tamteh after meeting up with my friend and another resident for breakfast so that everybody would be comfortable to handle him without any worry of fleas transferring to them. I will work with my friend and other like-minded residents to implement TNRM for the stray cats in this food court.My friend will be taking a neighbour’s cat for spaying at the clinic this week and we decided that she should also take Tamteh for neutering too if he’s deemed old enough by the vet. She will pay for the neutering.Thanks and best regards,KooFrom: TTDI Koo
Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: Tamteh, a stray cat at food court
To: Chan Kah Yein <firstname.lastname@example.org>Hi Dr Chan,Just to update that Tamteh has been spayed on Friday, 7 March 2014 despite being checked in on the day before by my friend and fellow CNRM-er. This is because the vet was concerned about his soft stool which might infect his groin area after the surgery and decided to keep him overnight on i/d. He’s still with me today to ensure that he’s fully recovered before being released back to the food court. Although he was confirmed dumped from my conversation with a stall worker coupled by the vets’ comment that he was too friendly to be a stray, I will have to release him soon to make space for a newly-rescued cat with her litter of 5 kittens after being notified by my opposite neighbour who revealed that she was abandoned by another neighbour who moved out. Attached is their picture. I’ve already taken them to the clinic and they are on medication for diarrhea and worms. I’ll put the kittens up for adoption after the first vaccination and spay the mother cat after all her kittens are adopted.Thanks and best regards,Koo
If you would like to adopt these kittens, please contact Koo at email@example.com.