17 May 2019

Etiquette of feeding stray cats and dogs

Being responsible with feeding strays and managing your pets

I designed this poster to create awareness on etiquette of feeding stray cats and managing pet dogs poo. Email me if you need the high-resolution file

Recently I adopted the habit to feed the stray cats. There are a number affectionate cute cats in my neighbourhood. 

One night, while giving surplus steam fish to street cats near my home, a guy approached and thanked me for feeding them. As I spoke to him, I got amazed that there are a group of residents who had been feeding the stray cats dutifully for the longest time. I got introduced to the group and they graciously taught me the proper ways of feeding the strays. Goodness! I wasn’t aware that a simple act of feeding the strays could have dire consequences. 😿

While we are engrossed in the kind act of feeding the strays, it is essential we maintain the discipline to serve them food on containers or papers; and clear it up after the animals had finished eating. Leftover food attract pests, and it will cause unhappiness among people staying in the community. The pests and mess of leftover food will cause people to complain to the authorities about the strays and cost the lives of these innocent animals. We have to keep the environment clean so that the animals and residents can reside together in harmony. Please avoid letting our “kind” actions cause the strays to be culled. 

Cats are really smart. When I carry food to feed them, they will suddenly appear and gather around me. They know instinctively. I learnt from the group to lead the strays to a less crowded area before feeding them. Some people are uncomfortable with animals, thus we try not to feed the strays at high human traffic areas. 

This group of animal-lovers residents also donated money regularly to get the stray cats in our vicinity neutered. This greatly helps to maintain the population of the cats and prevent the existing ones from being culled. This bunch of animal lovers are open-handed, big-hearted who truly inspires! Wish more people will be caring, kind and considerate like them! 😻