Execution of the kitties

Rants September 6th, 2007

The presence of my kittens have led to my eviction from my previous place of accommodation and has left me pretty much homeless. Currently putting up at my friend’s place, I am not sure when my presence will be frowned upon and if I have indeed outlived my welcome. Calls to home owners have also frowned at the idea of having cats in their house, let alone 3 cats; and a typical teleconversation goes this way:

Me: Hello? Is that Maria?

Maria: Yes this is…

Me: Hi, this is Jean, I read that you have a room for rent?

Maria: (excitedly) Yes yes! We have 1 common room for rent. 350, all inclusive! PUB, cable TV, aircon… but don’t use too often, har, newly furnished place… you’ll love it! When would you like to come down for a viewing?

Me: Wow! Sounds good! Erm, how about this evening?

Maria: This evening’s fine! Are you renting alone or with someone else?

Me: Erm.. alone… but I have 3 cats.. can I …

Maria: (interrupts) No cats! No cats!

Me: Oh, but they are only…

Maria: *hangs up phone*

Me: …. 11 weeks old….

Sigh… and this is repeated for the 1,584 people that I have called. Okay.. maybe it’s just about 160… but still, I am a little tired of calling and getting rejected. So, I am thinking of either:

  1. Bringing the kitties down to SPCA, which will probably ensure a painless and quick death
  2. Letting them roam the streets and let them get knocked down by cars
  3. Pass them to the next door neighbour with 2 german sheperds…

And because they are only 12 weeks old, they cannot be sterilized yet. Yup yup. I am feeling a little lost. 🙁

Reader's Comments

  1. Ed | September 6th, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Only 12 weeks old, very good chance of getting adoption.

  2. Edroos | September 6th, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    put them up for adoption. kittens are very much well-liked. if it may be of any help, you can pass some pics of the kittens and i’ll gladly put ’em up on my blogs for adoption.

    Please don’t do any of the 3 options. I’m sure you love the kittens too much to get rid of them that way. Let’s help find a better home for them. 🙂

  3. Lab Rat | September 6th, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Yes, try putting them up for rehoming or adoption, at the http://www.pets.com.sg cat forum, for example.

  4. Aaron | September 6th, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Fellow cat lover.

    As much as i would urge you to send them for adoption, i know from experience that the chances of it happening is very low. But one can always hope.

    Alternatively, you could always get someone to look after your cats for a week, before sterilizing them and releasing them back into the wilds (even though abandoning cats are illegal, most of us has no choice because we live in HDBs).

    Good luck with your kitties..~

  5. arzhou (adrian) | September 6th, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Edroos actually raised a really good point, perhaps some of us can blog about the kittens to see if there are any takers?

  6. Gyver | September 15th, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Though I agree there are some hassles raising pets, they are of great source of love and fun, perhaps finding some pet lovers to live with..

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