Neutering aid for 1 cat in Shah Alam (Hannah bt Kamaruzaman’s)

We have provided a full sponsorship of RM80 for the castration of this cat.

Ms Hannah is a new applicant.

Dear Dr Chan
I am Hannah.   I would like to apply for the AnimalCare Neutering Aid for a cat/kitten I rescued in Shah Alam last February.    Below is a short write-up on him and attached are the documentations required to request for the aid.   The originals you will received via Pos Ekspres.

Some write-up on TUAH.

This cat was rescued in Shah Alam, UITM on 17th February 2019 when he was still a kitten.   We found him wandering looking for food during an ultra-running event at UITM, Shah Alam.  The volunteers at the water station fed him for two days whilst the event was on.  After the event was over he was still there.  I decided to take him home since I was worried for his safety.  On the night of the event I saw many dogs wandering around the vicinity.  Since then he has been staying with us and we decided to adopt him after taking care of him and named him TUAH.

Thank you

Hannah

The pink basket saga continues

Heidi: I might not be IN it, but it’s still mine. 

Meanwhile, Ginger also has issues of his own. We thought that being the only male in here now (it’s just Ginger, Heidi and Tabs), he would stop spraying and marking territory? No such hope. He is still doing it and there’s nothing we can do to stop him. We think he is probably jealous of Heidi and Tabs’ special privileges. Heidi gets to go out for taiji to the park while Tabs gets to sleep on our bed.

A few days ago, Ginger made a night-time daring escape. It took about an hour for us to get him back. He ran off about four houses down the road and played hide-and-seek with me in the drains. Even food could not tempt him out.

Finally, what worked was the grey cat. I started feeding the grey cat and that’s when Ginger came out.

Jealousy saved the day!!

Tabs cannot have the pink basket for now. Heidi is still monopolising it in her own way.

Double Charity Donation to a private cat shelter

Recipients: Cats in a private shelter
Donors: Wendy, Pole & Cleo and an anonymous donor

The petfood:

Monge cat canned food
Tuna Salmon – 10 boxes

Cindy’s Original cat canned food
Atlantic Tuna – 10 boxes
Tuna Seabream – 10 boxes

We thank Avant Pet for the free delivery.

About the Double Charity Donation: https://myanimalcare.org/food-aid/

Double Charity:
(1) donate petfood to shelter & street animals of your choice,
(2) proceeds go to neutering & vaccinating street animals.

Share our vision of giving quality petfood to shelter and street animals! They certainly deserve it.

CNRM works! And the extras will be treats for shelter animals!

We are happy to note that there has been a slowdown in neutering claims since March this year. We contacted our previous applicants and were informed that their colonies have more or less stabilised. There has been no new animals entering their colonies or just the occasional one or two.

CNRM works! It does, if it is done on a small and manageable scale. You get all the animals neutered in that small area and continue looking after them for life (if they are not rehomed). The neutered animals, in turn, will prevent new animals from coming in, so the numbers will more or less remain the same.

It has always been our hope that CNRM will be the solution to control street animal population and at the same time, build a compassionate society that cares for street animals: Where they are born is where they belong. It is their earth too…

CNRM worked when the Cow Clan “ruled” our street in our old neighbourhood. There were six of them (Cow, Bunny, Pole, Cleo, Indy and Tiger), all neutered and no new cats came in for six years while we stayed there. Cow and Bunny were the “taikors” who patrolled our street from alley to alley – they kept everyone else out! Then, we moved and everyone came along with us and retired as indoor cats. Tabs came to us one month before we moved, so we brought her along.

Then, I worked on the new neighbourhood and got the Bird Family (Daffodil, Rosie & Ginger), Heidi, Vincent, Zurik, Willy and Timmy all neutered. They too looked after the area and no new cats migrated in. There were the occasional visits from the neighbours’ cats but all of them had homes. A kitten, Raven, came on her own and I got her rehomed. All the adults remained as CNRM-cats and took care of our area. Only Mr Quack was rehomed after he was neutered because he terrorised everyone else, including us humans!

The last of our CNRM-cats were Vincent and Zurik. Now, Heidi and Ginger are also retired (indoors) and it looks like Buddy has taken up the duty of protecting our area. He is here quite often even though we don’t feed him (Buddy has a home down the road but he likes to come to our area). Occasionally, a grey cat comes around, but she too has a home down the road.

So yes, on a small scale, CNRM works. That is why we have been promoting this concept – One-Street CNRM. Keep it small and manageable and look after the animals well….for life.

To all our CNRM-applicants and our readers: Please do spread the word and encourage your friends to practise CNRM in their neighbourhood too. There is no need to do many colonies. Just do your own street; that would suffice. Do remember that when the animals age, they would need medical care and we need to have sufficient finances for this purpose. Caring is for life. Once we take up a colony, it is our responsibility to sustain and support it.

To our donors: Since there is a slowdown in the number of claims for neutering and vaccination now and we have surplus funds, we would like to channel your kind donation to contribute petfood to shelters through our Double Charity Donation. If you would like to participate in this, do let us know that your donation can be used for this purpose. If you have a favourite shelter in mind, please let us know too.

As always, priority is given to neutering and vaccination, but when there are extras, we would like to support local shelters with petfood. Let’s give shelter animals a good treat!

Thank you very much for everyone’s kind and generous support!

 

Tabs’ new basket

Heidi still adopts the street cat mentality of “shifting nests”. So once a week or so, she will find a new place in the house.

Last week, it was on the side table and she was there all week.

Yesterday, she decided it was time to shift, and Heidi takes what Heidi wants. It doesn’t matter if it is someone else’s place.

She decided to take Tabs’ basket in the kitchen so poor Tabs had to look for somewhere else. (Tabs doesn’t practise “shifting nests”. She’s very satisfied with just one place.)

This morning, we placed a pink basket on the side table and Tabs decided that would be her new place!

Yay! I have a new pink basket!

It did not take her long to settle down.

But…

…it looks like Heidi has changed her mind and she wants the pink basket now.

Hey, that’s not fair, Heidi. You have already taken Tabs’ basket in the kitchen!

Heidi takes what Heidi wants. It’s non-negotiable.

You see what I mean?

Tabs is looking for a new place now. Poor little Tabs.

The consolation for Tabs is that she gets our bed every night, between our pillows. That’s her special privilege that Heidi has not grabbed yet.

Double Charity Donation to Mun Mun Furry Sanctuary

Recipients: The cats and dogs at Mun Mun Furry Sanctuary
Donors: Kok Khee Wee, Ahmad Amir Kamil, Wendy, NandaLeonie Hong Siew Lan, Ivy Yap, In memory of Mr Chan Kam Loon (from his family).

The petfood:

Cindy’s cat canned food: Chicken Salmon – 8 boxes

Alps Classic canned food for dogs (pate): Salmon – 2 boxes

We thank Avant Pet for the free delivery.

A message from Mun Mun: Once again Big thanks to myanimalcare and donors for their continuous support in donating 2 boxes of Alps pate salmon dog can food and 8 boxes of Cindy original Tender chicken with salmon. Sadhu … Sadhu …Sadhu…

About the Double Charity Donation: https://myanimalcare.org/food-aid/

Double Charity:
(1) donate petfood to shelter & street animals of your choice,
(2) proceeds go to neutering & vaccinating street animals.

Share our vision of giving quality petfood to shelter and street animals! They certainly deserve it.

Neutering aid for 1 cat in Shah Alam (Maimunah bt Abd Majid’s)

We have provided an aid of RM100 for the neutering of this cat.

Pn Maimunah is a new applicant.

Pole seems calmer

It’s been 20 days since Pole was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and we started her on the transdermal Methimazole cream.

She seems calmer now. We don’t see the leg trembling anymore and she is less easily agitated.

Goodnight, everyone!

Her check-up is at the end of this month, along with Cleo. We do subcut for both of them twice a week too, to hopefully bring down their creatinine levels. We also hope that Pole’s elevated kidney and liver readings are due to her hyperthyroid condition so if the medication works, the readings should also come down.

“The leg”

We call it the “leopard leg”.

It’s probably a mother-and-daughter trait.

And Bunny does it too!