What do you do when you see an injured or sick cat on campus?

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When you see an injured or sick cat on campus:

(1) Contact us (during the day) or NTU Fault Reporting Centre (in the wee hours of the night)

President (Ng Yi Shu): YNG031@e.ntu.edu.sg
Other committee members can be contacted here

Email: cmn@e.ntu.edu.sg

(2) If it is possible, stay with the cat.

Injured and sick cats will usually evade human contact; they may become very feral and unfriendly. Chances are, if the cat is sick or injured, it would already have been missing from the area.

Staying with the cat would allow us to trap and send the cat to the vet easily. It’s perfectly fine if you are not able to be with the cat.

(3) Talk to us

Take a photo of the sick or injured cat if possible, and take note of the location. If you can’t, take note of the cat’s behaviour, distinct markings, and any injury or illness.

We are likely to ask you these questions, and it would be best if you provided the following should you call Fault Reporting Centre:

  • Where are the cat’s injuries? 
  • Is the cat friendly? 
  • If the cat is sick, what symptoms is it showing?

Check with us if the cat is already being taken care of. We rarely leave sick or injured cats outdoors – they are usually kept at a fosterer’s or the vet clinic until they are well.

(4) Follow-ups

We may conduct follow-ups based on the situation.

Check with us on our blog for updates on the case. Alternatively, you may email us for more information on the cats.

If you see that the cat is severely injured or sick, and that you cannot contact Cat Management Network, it is best to rush it to the vet (if you can). 

Two vets near the campus are: 

Island Vet Clinic (near Chinese Garden MRT)

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri – 9.30-12 pm, 2-5pm, 6-9.30pm
Sat – 9.30-12PM, 2-5pm
Sun – 12-4pm
Public Holidays – 9.30-1pm

Phone: 6560 5991

Vets for Pets (near Lakeside MRT)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-12pm, 2.30pm-8.00pm
Sat: 10am-12pm, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Sun: 12pm-4pm
Closed on Public Holidays

Phone: 6569 1627

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