Cat Owner Lost Her Job & Couldn’t Care for Her 40 Cats; Some Are Allegedly So Hungry They’re Eating Each Other

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Cat Owner Lost Her Job & Couldn’t Care for Her 40 Cats; Some Are Allegedly So Hungry They’re Eating Each Other

And it appears that in this aspect, other species are not unlike us.

According to ad-hoc rescuer Call Me By Mew Mew in an Instagram post, a cat owner is currently struggling to take care of her 40 cats at home.

Apparently, she lacks the know-how to rehome or have the critters sterilised.

And it seems that the ordeal has only deepened with the loss of her job amidst the pandemic.

In addition, her husband is blind, and they have a daughter in primary school.

As such, they’re now facing an uphill battle just to make ends meet.

This has led to a galling living situation for the felines at hand, which are not trained to utilise the litter box.

They are believed to defecate, sleep and urinate at cabinets, which has led to the kitchen becoming a total wreck.

Image: Instagram (CallMeByMewMew)

Also, rescuers found dead body parts of kittens strewn across the home.

While unconfirmed, it’s believed that cats are consuming weaker kitties to survive.

Image: Instagram (CallMeByMewMew)


Due to the severe living conditions, some cats are also suffering from skin conditions and serious flu.

Feral cats have also taken to hiding behind the cabinets, though the reason why is unclear.

Image: Instagram (CallMeByMewMew)

However, the rescuers have stated that it would not be surprising to find carcasses behind the cabinet.

You can view the post here:


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[#TheCabinetKitties – Part 1]⁣ ⁣ We want to thank everyone for showing concern when we shared about the recent hoarder case on IG story. You can view our highlight for more info.⁣ ⁣ Tldr; a cat owner had approached a community feeder to seek guidance on sterilising her cats and rehoming them as she lacked knowledge and resources to do so, which resulted in the current situation of over 40 cats and kittens. The feeder reached out to us for help as she’s unable to manage alone.⁣ ⁣ The owner had lost her job during the pandemic and her husband is visually handicapped. It is difficult for them to make ends meet, not to mention providing for their cats. They also have a primary school daughter and need social support to help them tide through this difficult period. ⁣ ⁣ Initially, we wanted to visit just to do a headcount on the number of cats to be sterilised. However, we are unable to turn a blind eye to the vulnerable kitties that needed our immediate attention. ⁣ ⁣ The owner told us that there are dead body parts of the kitties and we believe that they are starving therefore the feral kitties will eat the other kitties to survive. ⁣ ⁣ It wouldn’t be surprising if we find carcasses behind the cabinet. In addition, the cats are not litter boxes trained. They live, sleep, pee and poo all within the in-built cabinets in the living room and kitchen which resulted in breeding area for pests.⁣ ⁣ For a start, we hope to be able to rescue the kitties in batches so that we can slowly sterilise them and prevent more births. ⁣ ⁣ In fact, we have reached out to Cat Welfare Society for free sterilisation slots. However, they are unable to provide the slots due to the size of the case and referred us to AVS. ⁣ You can support our rescue in one of the following ways: ⁣ ⁣ 1. Our priority would be funds to cover the sterilisation costs of more than 40 cats, their boarding fees, basic vet checks as well as any medical treatment required for their severe flu and skin condition. ⁣ ⁣ – continue in comment –

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According to the post, the rescuers are now looking to secure sufficient funds to sterilise the cats.

They also need finances for the critters’ medical treatment and vet checks.

Fundamental necessities, such as litter boxes, are appreciated as well.

And though it appears to be an impossible task in light of current circumstances, they are not giving up just yet.

Netizens Responded

Thankfully, it seems that all hope is not lost.


After the post went up, it soon went viral, with over 2K likes to date.

Some Netizens have also proved forthcoming in their desires to help.

Image: Instagram (CallMeByMewMew)

Image: Instagram (CallMeByMewMew)

If you wish to help, you can contact the rescuers via Instagram.


They are now accepting donations via their PayNow and OCBC account.


Amidst the pandemic, many animals have found themselves being abandoned.

In Singapore, more than 20 canines, whose expat owners have lost their jobs here in Singapore, have been re-homed.

And over in Malaysia, pet abandonment increased a whopping three-fold around Kuala Lumpur after the outbreak.

Instead of being sent back to animal shelters, these pets were often left at surreptitious, quiet industrial areas.


In one particular instance, three kittens were even tied up in a single plastic bag and left for dead.

Image: Facebook (Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia – Malaysia Animal Association)

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