Black-and-white stray cat found injured at Yishun void deck dies from wounds

The cat was found by a cat feeder at Block 428A,Yishun Avenue 11.
The cat was found by a cat feeder at Block 428A,Yishun Avenue 11.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/YISHUN 326 TABBY CAT

SINGAPORE - A cat welfare group is appealing for witnesses after another cat was found injured at a void deck in Yishun on Monday (March 14).

The cat, a black-and-white stray, died an hour later, Yishun 326 Tabby cat said on its Facebook page.

The cat was found by a cat feeder at Block 428A,Yishun Avenue 11.

"We were alerted by the feeder that her cat was found injured this morning at the above location. The cat died an hour later. We appeal urgently for information and for witnesses to come forward," the post read.

Two men have been arrested in relation to cat abuse cases in recent months.

On Dec 29 last year, 40-year-old Lee Wai Leong was charged with one count of animal cruelty after allegedly throwing a cat from the 13th floor of Block 115B Yishun Ring Road.

On January 23, a 51-year-old man was arrested for suspected involvement in a cat abuse case.

However, the police and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) have said that many cases of cat deaths are not necessarily due to animal cruelty.

Initial probes have shown that nine in 10 of the cats found dead in the neighbourhood were not the victims of animal cruelty, they had said in January.

The authorities are still following up on leads, said Ms Veron Lau of the Cat Welfare Society.

She told The Straits Times: "We should avoid speculation and wait for confirmation of the autopsy report on the cause of death. In the meantime, we urge Yishun residents to continue their vigilance in looking out for suspicious activities in their area."

Last month, a flat in Yishun was also found to be hoarding cats in filthy cages. A total of 39 cats were rescued from a fourth floor flat in the estate.