NUS CatCafé

Helping the cat community in NUS

April 7, 2013
by kyliekohwy
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NUS Cat Cafe Fundraising Badges Pre-Order

 

Hi all,

For those who have missed our previous fundraising booth, you can now pre-order and collect (on 11 April 2013) our lovely 1-inch badges!

Three designs are available at $1 each:

Design 1

Design 2

Design 3

Three designs (From left, Design 1, 2 and 3)

1-inch badges by NUS Cat Cafe (Photo by Mars, SDE Feeder)

Show your love for our campus cats by purchasing a badge at $1 each!

 

All funds collected will be used to cover the recent costs of fostering of the two white kittens (mainly the KMR milk formula – $26 per 6oz can x 2qty) and/or reserved for future costs of vet/sterilization needs of campus cats.

Kindly place your order at the link here.

 

Details of the collection:

Date: 11 April 2013 (Thu)

Time: 10am to 3.30pm

Venue: Benches outside Central Library

For any enquiries, please email nuscatcafe@gmail.com. Thank you for your support! 😀

April 5, 2013
by kyliekohwy
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Snowball and Snowflake’s Adoption – Success!

 

Following on the earlier post, we are glad that the two white kittens, found on 1 April 2013 (Monday) at CELS (Faculty of Science)’s Carpark, have both their new homes! 😀

Among the 12 – 15 interested adopters and fosterers who responded to our call on the Cat Welfare Society’s Adoption Page and on NUS Cat Cafe’s Facebook and blog, the two adopters below are selected (on Tuesday) and have brought the lovely kittens home on 3 April 2013 (Wed)! An adoption agreement was also signed between the adopters and NUS Cat Cafe, to ensure the welfare of the kittens, including terms such as vaccine and sterilization when the kittens are older. Of course, NUS Cat Cafe will be keeping in touch with these adopters regularly, to witness the growth of the two babies!

Adopter for Snowflake

Adopter for Snowball

Snowball and Snowflake before Adoption

Snowball and Snowflake before Adoption

Hi there!

Mew!

Terms of the Adoption Agreement signed
(Adapted from Love Kuching Project)

 

NUS Cat Cafe would like to express our thanks to all the adopters and fosterers who have came forward, Kevin (Vice Project Director of NUS Cat Cafe) who has fostered the kittens for the 3 days, Keven and Wei Ling (advisors of NUS Cat Cafe) for their advice and for bathing the kittens before they were adopted out, staff from CELS who alerted NUS Cat Cafe on Monday about the kittens and to everyone else who have helped to share the news!

On a side note, we are unsure how the kittens were left in the carpark of CELS but looking at the kittens’ behaviour, we believe that the kittens could have been taken care by their mother who then abandoned them due to the human smell and touch. We would therefore like to remind all animal-lovers to refrain from touching the kittens, which may result in their mother’s rejection and abandonment. Also, kittens need to be fed with kitten’s formula, thus cow’s milk will be unsuitable for their consumption since cats are lactose-intolerant!

We wish all the best to the kittens (Snowball and Snowflake) and stay tune to NUS Cat Cafe’s blog and Facebook group, as we will be setting up a new page soon for all the kittens and cats adopted out from NUS!

Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

April 2, 2013
by kyliekohwy
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Adopters for 2 Kittens Have Been Found!***Updated on 3/4/13, 11PM

 

***Both kittens have found lovely new owners! We wish Snowball and Snowflake all the best in their new homes! :’) Stay tuned for more news!***

Two kittens, approximately 3 weeks old, were found in the carpark of CELS (Faculty of Science), at about 10am on 1 April 2013. NUS Cat Cafe is currently fostering the kittens, but we will need a more permanent fosterer and adopter!

DAY ONE

Found on 1 April 2013, about 10am at CELS (Science)

Where the kittens were picked up from

Snowball and Snowflake

MEW!

Kitten 1

Kitten 2

Sleeping after dinner

DAY TWO

Second day of fostering!

Bottle feeding every 3 hours!

Mum mum mum

Snow flake!

Snow ball!

Please note the following:

– 3 weeks old, short white fur

– Kittens are healthy! Speculating both could be males :p

– Fosterer required for 4 to 6 weeks until the kitten has weaned and/or the adopters are found.

– Caring for kittens require great dedication and commitment, including bottle-feeding them with kitten’s milk formula once every 3 hours this week and every 6 hours starting from next week onwards.

– Adopter is expected to send and pay  for the kitten’s vaccine and sterilization fees at a later stage. Also be reminded that a cat’s average lifespan is 10 to 15 years and the adopter is to be responsible for its entire lifespan. An adoption agreement will have to be signed with NUS Cat Cafe to safeguard the interest of the kittens. Subject to circumstances, an adoption fee may be required (to be discussed with adopter).

If interested, kindly drop NUS Cat Cafe an email (nuscatcafe@gmail.com).

April 1, 2013
by kyliekohwy
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NUS Cat Talk (20 March 2013) Summary

 

Dear fellow animal lovers,

Here’s a recap/highlight of what happened at the NUS Cat Talk, organized by NUS Cat Cafe, on 20 March 2013 (Wed). This workshop is centred around the theme – Caring for the Stray Community, where we hope to educate NUS staff and students, including our own Cat Cafe committee members, on how they can better react and help the stray cats when dealing with an incident.

The workshop started off with NUS Cat Cafe giving an introduction on the campus cats in the various faculties as well as the management system, known as Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage (TNRM) adopted in NUS, to manage the cats’ population size and any complaints that arises.

Teen Li, from NUS Cat Cafe, introducing the campus cats

Our first external speaker to present is Veron Lau, president of Cat Welfare Society (CWS) , sharing about the cat management system in Singapore.  CWS is a charity that aims to promote a humane, responsible and informed society in Singapore where cats are cared for responsibly as pets and treated with kindness as community cats.

In this session, an overview of Singapore’s cat welfare ecosystem was presented. Veron also shared with us some of the cases they have personally dealt with and resolved and one key take-away is the brilliant and harmless ‘tricks’ to keep cats away from potential issues, including natural cat repellents such as white vinegar, lemon pulp and peppers. We’re also glad to learn that CWS has been making excellent progress over the years in reducing the number of cats put to sleep (PTS)!

During the Q&A session, various questions were raised, such as cats’ adoption and Singapore’s law enforcement towards cats’ abandonment.

Veron, from Cat Welfare Society (CWS), presenting on cat management system in Singapore

Here you go…

In the third session, Elaine Chiam, from Love Kuching Project , has decided to do without the conventional powerpoint slides, but instead deliver her presentation with just the whiteboard and markers, and not forgetting with many laughter as well! Presenting along with Elaine is Cookie, a shy but sweet male cat rescued from a construction site! 😀

Elaine (and Cookie) presenting in the third session!

Shy Cookie during presentation 😛

Elaine started with by ‘drawing’ a mindmap to illustrate the possible actions we can take when dealing with an injured or dead cat. Several grooming tips were also shared. As the presentation proceeds into the Q&A session, many more doubts and topics were raised, including resolving cats’ fights, female cats’ in heat, cat’s bahaviour and many many more! It was indeed a fruitful and exciting session that many of us enjoyed and benefited from!

What do you do when you see an injured or dead cat?

So now you know! 🙂

Mindmap towards the end of the presentation!

Last but not least, Dr Grace Heng, (from The Joyous Vet), shared with the audience her vast medical knowledge, on some of the common diseases faced by the stray cats, such as cat fight wounds, cat flu, viral diseases and old age diseases! Basic kitten care were also introduced, including the recommended vaccine against viruses that have no cure! Not forgetting about the Q&A session, many of us made good use of this precious opportunity to raise any doubts we have with our certified vet!

Dr Grace sharing about the common diseases and wound tending

Wait, that’s not the end of the workshop yet! Even though the sharing by our external speakers had concluded, some of us were still around to interact with the speakers and Cookie of course!

Mixing around~

Interacting with the speakers

Hello Cookie!

Overall, it was definitely an enriching sharing session by our experienced external speakers, for the 30 of us present! NUS Cat Cafe would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the speakers for taking time off their busy schedule to come to NUS to deliver this workshop. We would also like to thank the audiences for joining us at the event and showing support towards NUS Cat Cafe’s inaugural workshop! Without the passionate speakers and audiences, this event would not have been possible! 😀

We hope everyone has enjoyed the workshop – Caring for the Stray Community, and do feel free to email NUS Cat Cafe or leave us a comment at our blog/ Facebook group should you have any feedback!

Once again, thank you and have a great week ahead!

Cheers, from NUS Cat Cafe Management Committee

April 1, 2013
by kyliekohwy
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Cat food donation from Animal Human Alliance (AHA)

 

Hi everyone!

NUS Cat Cafe would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mr Chan, from the Animal Human Alliance (AHA) , a pet food shop (located at 6 Clementi Road, just behind NUS), for donating more cat food! The below food are donated on two occasion, 25 and 28 March 2013! 😀

Royal Canin ft 32 – 1 bag

Canned food as well as some sample packets food

Wellness Cat – 1 bag

We will be passing the pack of Royal Canin (2kg) as well as Wellness Cat (1.13kg) to SDE Regular Feeder, Mars, to feed Bobby/Noisy. The small canned food and packets of sample food will be kept/distributed among our Cat Cafe members. If any feeders on campus need any cat food, do feel free to approach us!

On behalf of our campus cats and feeders, a big thank you to Mr Chan for his kind generosity! 🙂

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