Despite the coverage of gruesome cases like David Hooi the recalcitrant kitten basher, and Wong Geng Thong the Old Airport Road serial cat killer, such sensational cases are still taking place. What does it say? There’s something really wrong with Singapore’s laws, Singaporean society, Singapore’s attitude towards cats and non-human lives, all the way from the top to the bottom.
From Dawn’s blog (emphasis mine)
According to one of the volunteers, the caregiver saw the cat at 5 pm and it was found dead just an hour later.
(there’s a good discussion going on in the comments).
Text, from Cat’s blog:
The Straits Times Interactive
8 January 2007
Residents at Block 245, Simei Street 5 called the police after they saw the dead cat hanging from the staircase railing between the sixth and seventh floor.
The incident happened on Dec 29, and it was the second time in a week that a cat had been tortured.
On Christmas Eve, a cat was found bleeding from the mouth and nose on the second floor of Block 171, Yishun Ring Road.
The SPCA was informed and the injured cat was taken to a veterinarian to be put to sleep. Said the SPCA’s executive officer, Ms Deirdre Moss: ‘It was in extreme pain and suffering from respiratory distress.’
The SPCA is appealing for witnesses and is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for harming the cats.
Anyone with information can call the SPCA at 6287-5355 during office hours.
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