This newborn kitten was dumped last Wednesday, 26 Sep, at a rubbish dump in Jurong West Ave 1.
The witness confronted the dumper, an encik, who said as Hari Raya was coming, he was clearing out his ‘unwanted’ items, including this tiny kitten. The kitten was an offspring of his own unsterilised female cat. (read full post here)
This little bundle of furry helplessness is now called the Songkok kitten because the box it was contained in had the words ‘Songkok Melayu Al-Barakah’. See more of its pictures here.
Why do irresponsible pet owners think it totally acceptable to dump pets when spring-cleaning?
And yet, in the name of celebrating Hari Raya, people throw away unwanted pets like this little kitten and the birdie cage babies without care. It does not matter whether the dumped pet cats are mature and supposingly able to fend for themselves (like this pair), or simply older kittens (like the Meowsons), or totally defenceless newborns like this little one. Such acts make a mockery of the spirit of this sacred day.
People who dump pets as part of their process of getting ready for Hari Raya defile its sanctity.
I can only hope such people realise the crime they’re committing and do not dump pets, whether full-grown or newborns from their unsterilised pets again for the next Hari Raya.