Another cat found dead at foot of Yishun block; eighth cat death in six weeks

Nee Soon MP Louis Ng appealed for witnesses on Facebook with a post on Friday afternoon.
Nee Soon MP Louis Ng appealed for witnesses on Facebook with a post on Friday afternoon.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/LOUIS NG

SINGAPORE - Another cat was found dead in Yishun on Friday (Oct 30) morning, the eighth in six weeks.

Nee Soon MP Louis Ng appealed for witnesses on Facebook with a post on Friday afternoon.

He wrote: "I'm extremely disturbed and upset that another cat has been found dead this morning at Blk 115B Yishun Ring Road."

Mr Ng told The Straits Times that he hopes that there were witnesses or the CCTVs at the block captured something.

"A lot of units are facing that direction, so I'm hoping that someone saw something," Mr Ng said, adding that evidence is hard to come by in these cases.

Ms Veron Lau of the Cat Welfare Society said that "the cat was discovered at 10.30am by a kindergarten teacher who heard a thud".

According to Ms Lau, this was the third cat thrown from the block this year. The previous cases happened in February and April, she said.

Yishun 326 Tabby cat, an animal interest group, posted a photo of the dead cat on its Facebook page, and said that it was thrown from the HDB block.

The post added: "Please keep a lookout for your community cats, and if you're still allowing your cats to roam outdoors, KEEP THEM INDOORS. Rip kitty, run free in rainbow land."

Mr Ng, who is also the executive director of the Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (Acres), said last Friday that seven cats have been found dead in Yishun in recent weeks.

He appealed to those whose cars were parked where the deaths happened to review the footage in their car cameras, and come forward if they have evidence.

The police and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore are looking into the deaths, Mr Ng said.