Marine Parade Town Council Apologises For The “Misjudgement”
This came after a Facebook user, Ms Tan, shared about the ordeal the cat caregiver had undergone the past few weeks in search of the cats.
Town council relocated cats
On Friday (8 Mar), the town council found the 2 cats roaming about Block 15 Marine Terrace in Marine Parade.
Staff caught them for relocation to Seah Im Food Centre in Harbourfront.
Nearly 3 weeks later on 27 Mar, 1 of the cats, Ben Ben, was found dead along the roadside near Harbourfront Centre.
Town council apologises for “misjudgement”
According to Channel NewsAsia, Marine Parade Town Council apologised on 28 Mar for the “misjudgement” in relocating the cats.
They explained that a certain Mdm Tan had kept about 15 cats who would roam the area in Marine Terrace freely and cause issues such as defecation, urination and fur shedding in common areas.
This caused disturbances to residents in the area, who had made over 45 complaints to the town council since 2016.
While the council had contacted Mdm Tan multiple times to resolve the issue, it has been to no avail.
The council added that they will engage AVA and the Cat Welfare Society to coach their employees and pest control contractors on how to correctly manage such animal issues in future.
May the other cat be found soon
As of now, the search goes on for the other cat who was last seen at the Seah Im Food Centre area.
MS News sends our condolences to Mdm Tan for the cat’s death, and we hope the other cat will be found safe and well soon.
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