May 31, 2015
Here’s an update on one of our dearest community cats, Ashy.
Ashy began residing at the basement 1 of the Create building. On 14th May, one of our regular feeders noticed a trap placed at the same area. Later, they chanced upon the man who placed the trap. He also mentioned that the cat would be sent to SPCA.
We have a working policy with the Office of Facilities Management not to trap the cats. Hence, an email was sent to the Utown management, detailing the incident and requesting for any possible leads. As we have a collaboration with them, they swiftly linked us up to Create’s Management (CM).
On 18 May, we met with senior property officer of CM to discuss the incident & possible solutions. The trap was placed as they had received complaints (of Cat smell/sounds) from the staff at Create. Thus, they had planned to trap & release Ashy elsewhere in Utown. We then came to a mutual agreement for NUS CatCafe to handle the trapping & relocating of Ashy. They were looking for assistance & was glad that we came forward. It was also agreed that Ashy will continue to be fed.
We secured a slot with our trapper for 25th May. However, a spur of events occurred during the weekend & we decided to trap Ashy. On 22th May, one of our feeders were approached by the same person who had placed the trap. He stated that the pest control would be arriving to remove the cat. We queried CM of this incident. Ultimately, a miscommunication had occurred as the pest control was only called to remove the trap.
Nevertheless, we decided to step in and trap Ashy on 23rd May. With the kind help of NTU Cat Management Network, Ashy was successfully trapped at about 1:30pm & was sterilised on 25th May. Ashy was relocated to the Science faculty on 26th May.
Both Utown and Create’s management are informed of the successful trapping. The Create management will work closely with us should they need our assistance in any related matters. We would like to thank both managements for all their effort and assistance in this incident. A special thank you to NTUCMN, Kevin & Sabrina for assisting in the trapping. Lastly, a big thank you to our lovely feeders from Utown for keeping watch over the community cats and ensuring their wellbeing!
*If you spot Ashy on campus (Science faculty), do let us know via email or Facebook. Contact us at email@example.com for any enquiries.
Update (25 June 2015): Ashy had traveled back to UTOWN and resides there now; continues to be managed by our feeders.
The Science faculty recently welcomed a lovely litter of multi-coloured kittens!
Rosa, one of our Science cats, was spotted by a passing student on 16th April. We followed Rosa and discovered her 6 kittens. Within the next few weeks, we swiftly began the TNRM process.
On 21st April, 2 of the kittens were trapped. On 24th April, we managed to trap 2 more kittens that later joined their siblings. The fifth kitten was trapped on 30th April. All 5 kittens were kindly fostered by our senior advisers, Dr Keven and Dr Wei Ling.
From left to right: Schrodinger, Ezra, Tesla, Nightingale
Finally, Rosa and her last kitten, Marshmallow, was trapped on 19 May and sent to a fosterer,
Rosa and her kittens were reunited at the vet where Rosa was also sterilized. They are now taken care of and are in the midst of the adoption process.
A special thanks to the NUS Cat Café team and our kind fosterers for helping out in this process!
*We are still looking for adopters. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply fill in the form Bit.ly/nuscatcafeadoptions if you are keen to adopt these adorable kittens!
April 14, 2015
NUS CatCafe would be collaborating with Love Kuching Project, a cat rescue group, to organise the very first Feline Therapy Programme in NUS! This programme is aimed at NUS students, with the objective of relieving some of the exam-induced stress, and also to learn more about cats.
Love Kuching Project has started this therapy programme since last year at two nursing homes, Thye Hwa Kuan @ Ang Mo Kio, and Renci Nursing Home. To learn more about the ongoing programmes at both nursing homes, do visit here and here to take a look!
Date: 18 April 2015 (Sat)
Time: 2.30-4.30pm (2 sessions of 1h each)
Venue: NUS UTown, Town Plaza Level 2, Seminar Room 10 (above Koufu food court)
Do sign up at this link to register for the event: http://bit.ly/1CPvIjn! Slots are limited, and would be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
See you there!
January 3, 2015
Happy New Year to everyone!
On 17th December 2014, Belle was trapped for sterilisation, and released a few days later back at S9.
Belle before her sterilisation
On 21st December, Belle’s 4 kittens were trapped, with a solid plan for their fostering and hopeful future adoption. After some tense moments of difficulty, the 4 kittens were trapped and sent to a fosterer. Hopefully, they will be adopted in time to come, with safer and more comfortable homes.
From left to right: Citrus, Thyme, Gingko and Anise
Many thanks to Sabrina, Fedeline and Aaron for helping out!
Email us at email@example.com if you wish to find out more, or are keen to adopt these cute tuxedo kittens!
November 23, 2014
A total of $288 was donated to us by the kind folks of Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa through the sales of their safemade Cat Pouncer toys.
This money will go towards the trapping and sterilisation of the newer cats in NUS discovered this semester, including Belle, her kittens and the Engine cat.
We thank them for the generous efforts.