THE (MISS­ING) CATS OF BGC

Animal Scene - - ADVOCATE -

One ex­am­ple of this con­cept that most peo­ple are fa­mil­iar with is the Cats of BGC, who were in the spot­light for months from Fe­bru­ary to Septem­ber.

A quick re­fresher for those who may not know or re­mem­ber the nitty gritty de­tails: The cats around the BGC res­i­den­tial ar­eas were rounded up by a pest con­trol com­pany hired by the Shangri-la at the Fort man­age­ment. The pest con­trol com­pany was clearly not trained for safe an­i­mal han­dling.

That was in Fe­bru­ary of 2018. Fast for­ward a few months to Septem­ber and the cats of BGC were again un­der threat of be­ing force­fully re­lo­cated. If it wasn’t for Care and Re­spon­si­bil­ity for An­i­mals (CARA) Wel­fare Philip­pines, Cats of BGC, and cat peo­ple from around the metro, the cats’ dis­ap­pear­ance would have gone un­no­ticed -- and more cats would have been rounded up and dis­posed of.

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