Imagine coming home one day to find your bed gone. That’s what supposedly happened to a community cat in Hougang.
A TikTok video posted on Thursday (2 Feb) gathered attention as it showed a community cat seemingly having had its bed removed.
our neighbourhood cat just lost its home 😭 #tiktoksg #fyp #cat #stray #hdb
While the OP didn’t mention what happened to the bed, people in the comments assumed that the Town Council was responsible for the removal.
The video initially shows the community cat resting on a metal bench.
While it does not seem too uncomfortable, the next clip is a vast difference from the first. Likely an old photo, the snipper is of the same cat sleeping soundly on a pile of blankets and a pillow.
The feline was so comfortable that it was sleeping belly-up.
For those familiar with cats, this position is believed to be an indication that the cat feels safe.
Prior to recording the cat, the first few seconds of the video capture a notice put up by Aljunied Hougang Town Council (AHTC).
Dated 6 Jan 2022, the notice urged for “the removal of items at void deck”.
It included a photo of the cat’s makeshift bed and stated that the owner of the items had seven days to remove them.
From the video, it’s unclear when the cat’s bed was removed or who did it.
However, users in the comments were quick to pin the blame on the Town Council.
Evidently upset by the turn of events, some users proclaimed that the cat’s bed does not cause any serious issues in the neighbourhood.
Others urged the Town Council to focus their efforts on more pressing matters than this.
Some tried to understand the Town Council’s possible perspective, suggesting that they may have had to take action due to residents’ complaints.
This user also suggested setting up a second bed in a more discreet area.
However, another user shared their experience that relocating the bed might not work.
At the time the video was posted, the cat seemed to have yet to get a new bed.
MS News has reached out to AHTC for comments. We’ll update the article if they get back.
In Singapore, community cats are well-loved and some neighbourhoods even have designated cat feeders.
However, the reality is that not all people like animals.
What we can work towards is the health and safety of our community cats.
For this feline in Hougang, it looks perfectly content and most importantly, healthy.
Hopefully, it can still find a cosy and safe space to sleep in this rainy weather.
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Featured image adapted from @raysonallen on TikTok.
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