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Living With a Cat: Ground Floor Condo?

Post by erbiumfiber » Sun, 09 Mar 2008 7:30 am

Hi,
I am planning on relocating to Singapore with my cat. I live in Tokyo. Right now, I am in a ground floor condo and have a pet door where my cat has the freedom to come and go. Is it possible to duplicate this arrangement in Singapore or are loose cats rounded up and euthanized? Also, do ground floor apartments have small gardens? I have about 30 square meters, surrounded by a camelia hedge, very nice for the cat.

I am happy to live far away from work (I live pretty far out in Tokyo) as long as I am within 2km of an mrt station. The greener, the better. I'm single (daughter is away at university) so I don't need (or want) a big place. Older is fine, even 20 years or more.

Any help/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 09 Mar 2008 4:28 pm

Cats are rounded up and put down so no it's not a good idea. I lost my calico 3 years ago, don't know if she was stolen or picked up. :cry: I hope she was stolen and was given a good home as she loved humans even total strangers.
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Post by seasider » Sun, 09 Mar 2008 5:45 pm

I know a very nice (and cheap) shophouse up for grabs in a couple of months. :D We have 3 cats and they have the best of both worlds in a shophouse - they can get fresh air in the enclosed courtyard and visit the neighbours along the high walls, without going onto the mean streets.

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Post by erbiumfiber » Sun, 09 Mar 2008 6:12 pm

That sounds interesting- but what's a shophouse? Sorry for the ignorance, maybe it's somewhere here on the website...

Also, Japan has no rabies so I don't know why pets coming from Japan are quarantined...he's never been outside Japan.

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Post by ksl » Mon, 10 Mar 2008 1:41 am

erbiumfiber wrote:That sounds interesting- but what's a shophouse? Sorry for the ignorance, maybe it's somewhere here on the website...

Also, Japan has no rabies so I don't know why pets coming from Japan are quarantined...he's never been outside Japan.
Best to have a collar on them, not sure but i think the rule is no cats in HDB, our was a stray, we had it spayed, it's better to keep her in doors, can be costly...running to the doctor every other week. far to many cats around, I have been told though, that they do round them up and spay, the healthy ones and let them go again if they are wild, kill off the diseased and weak though.

I mean they do keep down the rats, chitchats and cock roaches, to a certain extent. people do nick them off the street to, I've seen, bugs me sometimes, because one wonders, if the person is a caring person. I love cats and dogs. The pet shop also said a cat needs a licence. He did point out its at your own risk if you don't get one, not many people get them.

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