Cat found dead and bloodied in Yishun, AVA investigating case

According to the Facebook post, the bloodied carcass of the black and white cat was discovered on Tuesday morning at Block 261, Yishun Street 22.
According to the Facebook post, the bloodied carcass of the black and white cat was discovered on Tuesday morning at Block 261, Yishun Street 22.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/YISHUN 326 TABBY CAT

SINGAPORE - The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is investigating the case of a cat death after its carcass was found at a Housing Board block in Yishun on Tuesday (Oct 24).

The bloodied carcass of the black and white cat was discovered on Tuesday morning at Block 261, Yishun Street 22, according to a Facebook post by cat community page Yishun 326 Tabby cat.

The post urged those who had information or evidence about animal cruelty to make reports to both the police and AVA.

An AVA spokesman told The Straits Times on Tuesday that it is investigating the case.

She added that AVA would "appreciate it if the public refrains from speculation" while investigations are ongoing, as "not all animal deaths are related to cruelty".

Cat Welfare Society (CWS) executive director Laura Ann Meranda told ST that the case is being looked as a hit-and-run case after meetings with cat volunteers.

"This was derived after checking with the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage around the area," she said.

In its response to ST, AVA said stray dogs and cats "do not enjoy good welfare and living conditions".

"They are constantly exposed to the elements and face various risks such as starvation, disease and parasitic infestations, and getting knocked down by vehicles," said AVA.

"These animals may not be able to fend for themselves in the environment and the risks they face can be fatal."