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Allow TNRM and Feeding of Stray Cats

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CONTACT: City Gardens Condominium
Management Office, Mezzanine Floor, Tower Block 12,
Persiaran Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2078 6558 Fax: +603-2078 2558

Allow the City Gardens Feeding & TNR Program!

It has come to our attention that a few residents decided to take offence on our feeding, trap, neuter, release, manage program.

When we moved to City Gardens we could hear cat fights and mating calls all the time, that has now ceased. Studies confirm that once TNR stops reproduction, and therefore mating behaviors, the cats’ relationship with residents improves. Colonies become quieter as behaviors like yowling or fighting stop, calls to authorities about the cats decrease significantly, and community morale improves.

When we moved to City Gardens the gardens were full of rats. On a few occasions they wandered into the cat traps. They can no longer be seen around the buildings. This reduces chances of residents contracting Leptospirosis from rat urine which can lead to kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death.

Over the past few months the population has stabilized at around 6 cats. When we first started trapping cats there were up to 15 at any one time. The SPCA has estimated that there are 500 stray cats in Bukit Bintang. The 6 resident cats have set up their territory and keep the other cats away from their food source.

When we first arrived at City Gardens we noticed that stray cats constantly ripped open garbage bags to get food. This also attracted rats. This is now a very rare occurrence.

By cutting off the food supply of the resident cats we will encourage them to roam and partially move away. This will provide an opportunity for the 500 strays in Bukit Bintang to move into the territory. This is also the case if we remove the 6 resident cats.

Out of our current 6 resident cats, most are spayed/neutered, and all are generally healthy. Some cats in Bukit Bintang have shown signs of Sporotrichosis (a flesh eating fungus) which can can also spread to humans. By removing our healthy resident cats we increase the chances of infected cats entering the property.

When new male cats move into City Gardens they will begin to mark their territory by urinating around the buildings. This will then be followed by fights for territory which occurred frequently when we first arrived in the building.

We have run our Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage program at our own expense for the last 14 months as a community service.

We understand that some residents have complained about the smell of cat feces, although this was only an issue when a kitten entered the territory a few months ago as kittens don't bury their excrement as deeply.  

We would be happy to discuss finding a different feeding location or consider setting up cat litter trays.

We understand that residents feel that they cannot open their windows because they cannot tolerate the apparent smell and that they would like to let the haze and mosquitoes enter their apartments freely.

We would like to ask any residents who wish to cease the feeding of the resident cats or arrange for their removal to sign a notice of their intent to do so. If any members of the City Gardens community contract Leptospirosis or Sporotrichosis as a result, we ask that these residents be held liable for legal, medical, and/or funeral costs which may be incurred.

There is no room for being inhumane and being mean-spirited in our community. We have accepted dogs and cats and other animals in our buildings and on our grounds.  Are we going to teach cruelty in City Gardens Condominium? 

CONTACT: City Gardens Condominium
Management Office, Mezzanine Floor, Tower Block 12,
Persiaran Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2078 6558 Fax: +603-2078 2558

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