See the Amazing Transformation!
The photos and story above were taken in June, and over the course of the last few months, the apartment and the cats have undergone a complete transformation.
We managed to successfully trap all the adult cats with the kind help of Madam Law and Mohan, both veteran cat catchers. It was not that tricky in the beginning, since we still could use cat traps and lure them in with food. As there got to be fewer cats, though, we had to use nets, since we were dealing with the smartest and most difficult.
All the adult cats are now safely boarding at a shelter, all sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped. We have chosen to board the cats locally instead of sending them to our sanctuary in Malaysia. We recognize that the Ng brothers really love their cats and we would like them to be able to visit their cats when they want. We might slowly move a few of their cats up to our sanctuary after some time, but we have yet to decide on this matter as this will involve time, permits and extra costs.
As for the Ng brothers’ house, Lady Luck must have been smiling on us. RenovAID, a local social reality television series aimed at helping disadvantaged families to improve their living environment, decided that the Ng brothers really needed help. We were literally jumping for joy when RenovAID gave the go-ahead for this case! Renovation commenced at the start of September after all their belongings and furniture were moved/removed and of course, no more cats were in the house.
The Ng brothers could not believe their eyes when they went back to their flat after the renovation was completed and the place cleaned up. Everything was clean, spotless and brand new, a far cry from what they had been living in for many years. They kept thanking the TV crew nonstop and walked round the flat gratefully, feeling every wall and item as they walked past.
The Ng brothers deserve to at least have a clean house to spend the rest of their lives in, whether their way of loving their cats was correct or not. As this case draws to a close, we as volunteers have in fact been taught many valuable lessons. We would certainly not have managed to successfully complete such a huge project without the support of those who care. Thank you to each and every one of you. You’ve helped to make a difference.
Feel the Love? – Photos of Our 1,200 Free Roaming Animals
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