蛋蛋 Dan Dan
蛋蛋的故事 Dan Dan story:
In June 2020, TSPCA received a cat--- Dan Dan. Dan Dan’s original owner started keeping her during time at college, and Dan Dan lived a happy life with her previous owner every day, but the good times did not last long. After the graduation, the owner returned home to stay with family, because of the objection from the family, Dan Dan was not allowed in doors.
Since then, Dan Dan’s life changed for the worse, from the comfort of the indoors that are warm in winter to cool in summer, to outdoor cages, and had to live on the side of the road full of traffic and people every day.
When our investigator visited Dan Dan for the first time, she was kept in a small cage without shelter and the cage was also very messy. The TSPCA recommended that the owner to replace a larger three-tiered cage, and provide adequate shelters and toys. However, upon our follow up visit, we found that the environment was still unhygienic, and the litter box was still not being cleaned regularly.
As explained by Dan Dan’s original owner, she worked very hard to communicate with her family, hoping to let the Dan Dan live inside the house, but her mother was able to accept it, and she had a bad record of taking Dan Dan away to abandon her in the mountain before. It was only after the owner’s persistence, that Dan Dan was returned. Even after this, the family still insisted that Dan Dan is not allowed indoors.
Recently, the TSPCA was able to rehome some animals, so had a space open to bring cats back for adoption. Therefore, after considering their situation and environment, we decided to make Dan Dan a priority case for rehome. We spent some time to communicate with owner, although the owner was very reluctant, but finally decided to let Dan Dan go, her decision hopefully will allow Dan Dan to have a comfortable and better quality of life, Dan Dan can return to the comfort of indoors, sleep in a soft bed, and have better welfare.
When the association picks up Dan Dan, she was very friendly, although she resisted a bit, when coming out of the cage, but was very good along the way to the vet, although she was a little nervous, but still cooperated with the vet to get the necessary tests. Everyone praised Dan Dan as a model cat.
The test results showed that Dan Dan was in good health, she has a slight elevated the blood sugar level and liver index. The vet thought it might be the result of living in a psychologically stressful environment and stress for a long time and will improve once Dan Dan finds a suitable home with better environment and a balanced diet.