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Helping the cat community in NUS

May 29, 2012
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Update: Dewey adopted!!

Our little ones, featured in this earlier post: http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nuscatcafe/2012/05/10/three-new-kittens-found-at-ke-vii/ have been staying with Keven ever since they were found, but the good news is, one of them has found a new home!

 

Dearest Dewey, we all wish you a happy and exciting life in your new home!!

Catcafe is grateful to Jeff for giving little Dewey a fresh start and a permanent place where she can be loved and cared for C:

May 12, 2012
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Update: Pickles has given birth!

Hello my fellow cat loverrrsss!!

Previously we posted about Pickles being pregnant here: http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nuscatcafe/2012/04/05/urgent-fosterer-needed-for-pregnant-cat/ but the good news is, she has successfully given birth to her litter and is recuperating well!

 

Presenting to you.. PICKLES AND HER KITTENS~~~


These kittens be mineeeee….


Mamma and her kittens again!


Isn’t it just precious?

What better timing for a post on a dedicated Mamma on the eve of Mothers’ Day! She most certainly had to go through a lot to give birth to her little kittens one after another and did just that with poise!


Mamma Pickles tired but happy

Here’s wishing all Mamma Cats out there a Happy Mothers’ Day!! C:

Photos Credits to: Leanne Tan and Foo Ceyi

May 10, 2012
by desirabbit
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Three New Kittens found at KE VII

Yesterday, 4 technicians found three 3-4 week old kittens abandoned at KE VII hall basement in the drain. They were found in a box and it is not clear how the kittens came to be there.

The management contacted OED who then got in touch with Keven to inform him about the kittens. Three of our PEACE members went down to discuss the issue and figure out how to find a suitable place for the kittens to be cared for until they find a permanent home. Currently the kittens, named Huey, Dewey and Louie, are being cared for by Keven. Students at KEVII tried to feed the kittens with fresh milk [this is when they were found in the box] but this is not suitable as it is not lactose-free. The kittens were also wet from the wash of the drain and the PEACE members brought the kittens to a vet at Clementi to be cleaned up and checked.

Below is more information about the kittens
KE VII kittens:
– Estimated 3 to 4 weeks old or even younger
– Weight 150g for all three
– Named after Donald Duck’s nephews (Disney)

Huey
– Male
– Having slight cold from the wash and is a little dehydrated
– Needs to be monitored
– Black body and black paws
– Can be quite vocal as well

Louie
– Female
– Healthy and eating well
– Most vocal among three
– Black body with white paws

Dewey
– Female
– Slightly smaller in size
– Healthy
– Quiet and Docile
– Greyish body and paws
Care required:

 

– starting with 4 meals a day and slowly increasing to 6/8 meals and more
– fed with kittens replacement formula for at least next 3-4 weeks with syringe (preferred) / bottle
– subsequently can start mixing the cat food with the formula and presented/fed to the kitten
– eye ointment for Huey
– vaccination required in a month’s time and sterilization (optional) when the kittens are bigger
– monitoring of the weight ; it should rise steadily

 

Type of adopters we are looking for:

 

– loving, responsible and committed to care for the kittens’ entire lifespan (an adoption agreement will be signed and a small adoption fee may be collected as a form of pledge)
– able to look after and feed the kittens regularly (eg. 3 hours a meal)
– able to send the kittens for vaccination and treatment when required
– with a conductive environment for the kittens (eg. sufficient space or free from threats from other pets)
– preferably with experience with pets/cats
– able to update NUS Cat Cafe on the growth of the kittens

 

Sponsors/Donors (For those who are unable to take in the adorable kittens)

 

All donations and/or sponsorship for the three kittens are welcome! Kindly email nuscatcafe@gmail.com for contribution.
Huey: Vet Standard Consultation + Medication (Eye Ointment): $49.80
Louie: Vet Standard Consultation $40.70
Dewey: Vet Standard Consultation $40.70
KMR Powder for Cats 6Oz (For all three kittens): $26.00

Update: We may still be looking for fosterers for the kittens as a single person may not be able to take in all three of them. Do let us know if you are interested so we can keep in mind in case your help is needed! We still need to get the kittens adopted as well, so do contact us if you know anyone who would like to adopt one of these adorable little ones.

From left to right: All three of the kittens, 2 of the kittens, Huey, Dewey and Louie

May 8, 2012
by desirabbit
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Has anyone spotted this kitten at YIH?

Just a meow out to anyone who happens to spot this kitten at YIH! We have received information that this kitten, Tigger, was spotted here earlier this year and would like to keep updated on its status. We would like to appeal to anyone who has spotted this kitten at YIH to contact Keven Ang at 9101 6547 (by sms or calling just to let us know)!

Thank you!

May 2, 2012
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New kitten updates and Bobby’s sterilization

It seems that the new kitten [written about in earlier post] is becoming permanent in school generally, but it[not sure about the gender yet!] travels from faculty to faculty. A travelling cat. Sounds pretty cool.

Here it is at Science:

 

 

 

 

Here it is at Engineering!:Quite a long distance to walk eh.. she has been reported to be quite vocal and flighty so she is difficult to approach at the moment. Her ear is not tipped so she has not been sterilized.

Speaking of sterilization, one of the Arts cats, Bobby, has recently been returned successfully after her sterilization op!

Here is a little outline of how we go about trapping the cats for sterilization:

1. Firstly, we have to ensure that the cat is a regular around the area, so we can determine the timings that it is most likely to appear. This is because when we call down the trapper, we do not want to make it a wasted trip for him.

2. Once we are fairly sure of the cat’s schedule so to  speak, we will contact our usual cat trapper who will come down on an appointed date.

3. The trap is a metal contraption, with a door at either end. During the trapping, the cage is laid with one door open, and food is placed inside. The catch is set so that when the cat steps into the cage, the catch will be triggered and the door will flip shut.

4. When we leave the traps out, we try to stay at a distance so that the cat does not feel threatened by our presence. Trapping the cat using the metal cage may not work all the time if the cat is not cooperative, and we may need to carry out other methods.

5. Once the cat is trapped, it will most likely trash around the cage. This can be very frightening to watch, but it is a natural reaction of the cat. The professional trapper will then transfer the cat to a regular pet carrier, which he has modified to prevent the cat from escaping during the transferring process.

6. The cat is then brought for sterilization and will be returned to its original location once it is ready. Sometimes the cat may disappear after we return it because it may feel unfamiliarity after its operation, but we are still glad of the fact that it has been sterilized and spared from genital diseases.

I hope the information has been useful!!

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