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Post by poodlek » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 4:11 pm

There have always been stray cats around my estate and up until recently they never bothered me, some were even rather cute. A couple weeks ago a neighbour and friend of mine was viciously attacked by several cats while out walking his dog one evening, and last night Mr. K was attacked while out with our dogs. Fortunately my hubby and dogs were unscathed, unlike our friend who suffered multiple bite and scratch marks and is still on antibiotics.
I have called animal control, but of course they're only open M-F so no response yet.

I've never heard of feral cats behaving this way (Mr. K said they acted like a pack on the hunt and actually chased him and our dogs until they went back inside), and Singapore is supposedly a rabies-free country, so what possessed these little demon felines??

Assuming animal control comes to deal with them, how will they separate them out from people's pet cats?

Oh, and if you haven't thought of it already SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR CATS!! This s--t is crazy.

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Post by Addadude » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:59 pm

Poodlek, I live very near to you in Telok Blangah and I've never heard of this sort of thing happening. All the stray cats I see on my way to and from the bus stop seem far too laid back (lazy) to be arsed to do this sort of thing. They'll even ignore nice juicy pigeons strutting around right in front of their paws! And cats hunting in packs??? Surely not! Did this happen around Harbourfront?
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Post by poodlek » Mon, 24 Oct 2011 1:48 am

Both instances happened right outside our apartment block within the condo gardens.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 24 Oct 2011 6:31 am

If this is already the second case somebody from the condo management should get crucified. Never heard about anything like this.

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Post by poodlek » Mon, 24 Oct 2011 9:24 am

I think someone is in the process of getting crucified. I spoke briefly with my friend last night and apparently they're meeting with the management and someone else this Thursday afternoon. I saw traps out yesterday, but of course no felines in them, so hopefully no one else gets hurt before they get caught!

Edit to add: just got a "please don't sue!" courtesy call from condo management.

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Post by medcheckonsat » Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:34 am

not meaning to be off-topic

Yesterday i read cat-related news at my HDB notice board.

Apperently, they are looking for witnesses of the killer of 5 stray cats around my HDB area (Bukit Panjang).

they even posted the picture of the dead cats. What sick mind drive people to do that? :x :x Sure the cats might attack them, but that was no reason to KILL them?! :mad:
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Post by poodlek » Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:49 am

medcheckonsat wrote:not meaning to be off-topic

Yesterday i read cat-related news at my HDB notice board.

Apperently, they are looking for witnesses of the killer of 5 stray cats around my HDB area (Bukit Panjang).

they even posted the picture of the dead cats. What sick mind drive people to do that? :x :x Sure the cats might attack them, but that was no reason to KILL them?! :mad:
I don't think it is the norm for cats to attack in a group, unprovoked. This is, as far as I know, a bizarre anomaly, maybe the cats have brain damage for sone reason or another, making them extra aggressive. I would never condone someone killing cats because they are annoying, but in the case where they are attacking, I absolutely expect them to be destroyed. In a humane manner, by professionals.

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Post by poodlek » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 8:44 am

We just got word from management that these cats have been caught, and will be sterilised and released into the same area. :-\
I don't know much about the dynamics of feral cat colonies, but this doesn't sound like an effective solution to me. It seems that cats who attack like that, in packs must have something wrong with their brains. If it were a dog, even someone's pet, who attacked and caused multiple injuries to someone, that dog would probably be destroyed. However, management has quoted the 'expert' they have brought in on this issue and she thinks this is the best course of action, so I guess we have to accept it. At least until someone else gets attacked :???:


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Post by Barnsley » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:48 am

poodlek wrote:We just got word from management that these cats have been caught, and will be sterilised and released into the same area. :-\
I don't know much about the dynamics of feral cat colonies, but this doesn't sound like an effective solution to me. It seems that cats who attack like that, in packs must have something wrong with their brains. If it were a dog, even someone's pet, who attacked and caused multiple injuries to someone, that dog would probably be destroyed. However, management has quoted the 'expert' they have brought in on this issue and she thinks this is the best course of action, so I guess we have to accept it. At least until someone else gets attacked :???:


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Once you cut the cats nuts off they tend to calm down greatly. In my opinion all the cats here should be neutered or speyed.

The cat on the floor below me is constantly "marking" his territory and it stinks. Once you cut his nuts off that type of nonsense will happen no more.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:27 am

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That "designation" change happened when you hit 500 posts. :cool:
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Post by poodlek » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:21 pm

Barnsley wrote:
poodlek wrote:We just got word from management that these cats have been caught, and will be sterilised and released into the same area. :-\
I don't know much about the dynamics of feral cat colonies, but this doesn't sound like an effective solution to me. It seems that cats who attack like that, in packs must have something wrong with their brains. If it were a dog, even someone's pet, who attacked and caused multiple injuries to someone, that dog would probably be destroyed. However, management has quoted the 'expert' they have brought in on this issue and she thinks this is the best course of action, so I guess we have to accept it. At least until someone else gets attacked :???:


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Once you cut the cats nuts off they tend to calm down greatly. In my opinion all the cats here should be neutered or speyed.

The cat on the floor below me is constantly "marking" his territory and it stinks. Once you cut his nuts off that type of nonsense will happen no more.
With the huge stray population it's probably unreasonable to sterilize all of them. It should be mandatory for anyone adopting to have their cat sterilized, IMO, leaving only licensed breeders to control the population, but that probably won't happen either. I just think it's a double standard for cats vs dogs in this situation. If it were stray dogs attacking people out for their evening walk, there would be no question of sterilization, even if pound for pound they were the same size. I know intact male cats have a reputation for being dicks, but vicious is vicious.
I also found out it took this long for the cats to be caught because they set out a trap initially, which caught one, and then some well meaning resident saw the poor kitty in the cage and set it free, never to be tricked again. After they were informed of my husband's attack they took a more hands-on approach bringing them in.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 6:41 am

There is a big difference between stray cats and feral cats. Feral cats are dangerous and hunt in packs. When we lived near the (haunted!) Holland Plain, there was a wild dog problem as well as a feral cat problem. When we found a little 'stray' kitty all alone in the rain drain in front of our house, we brought it to the Vet to have the poor thing looked at and it's light scratches taken care of. He said, 'this is a feral cat and can never be a pet, it's been wild too long' (the kitten was about 3 or 4 months). We perservered, despite our own scratches and a few days later it bolted and we never saw it again. Just as well, I think it would have killed us in our sleep when it got a bit older :o

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Post by beppi » Fri, 28 Oct 2011 2:59 am

Barnsley wrote:Once you cut the cats nuts off they tend to calm down greatly. In my opinion all the cats here should be neutered or speyed.

The cat on the floor below me is constantly "marking" his territory and it stinks. Once you cut his nuts off that type of nonsense will happen no more.
The same should be done with some human males who stink and try to "mark" females.

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