Cats found mutilated at Tampines dormitory

The bodies of two cats were found mutilated at the bottom of this dormitory block in Tampines on Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015.
The bodies of two cats were found mutilated at the bottom of this dormitory block in Tampines on Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015.ST PHOTO: AUDREY TAN
A police car seen at the dormitory block in Tampines where the bodies of two cats were found mutilated on Tuesday morning.
A police car seen at the dormitory block in Tampines where the bodies of two cats were found mutilated on Tuesday morning. ST PHOTO: AUDREY TAN

SINGAPORE - A photo of a mutilated cat with its torso missing has caused animal lovers to express outrage about what has been done to the animal.

The photo, with the gruesome parts pixellated, was posted on Facebook by the Cat Welfare Society (CWS) on Tuesday (Sept 15).

The society wrote that a feeder found the remains, which consisted of a cat's limbs, while another cat was found mutilated. This was at Tampines Dormitory at No. 2 Tampines Place, which houses foreign workers. Officers from the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animal have taken the remains to its veterinarian for investigation.

A total of two cats - a tabby cat and ginger cat - were found dead and mutilated on Tuesday morning. The cats are believed to be five months old and from the same litter.

Cleaner Raden Ahmad Nawawi, 44, said he found a limb and tail of the tabby cat in front of Blocks 1 and 2 of the 17-block Tampines Dormitory at about 11am on Tuesday morning.

He then alerted property officer Rafeah Ghani, 28, about the find. She subsequently contacted the Cat Welfare Society, which got in touch with the authorities and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

According to Ms Rafeah, officers from the SPCA arrived at the scene to pick up the body parts for an autopsy at about 12.30pm.

But upon combing the compound, chief executive of Cat Welfare Society Joanne Ng and Ms Rafeah found the tabby cat's head, and another ginger cat which had its innards scattered around it.

Volunteers from the CWS suspect that the tabby cat could have been stepped on.

"We understand that the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority will also be seeking closed-circuit television footage to aid in their investigation," CWS wrote.

The post has since been shared more than 180 times, with 79 comments.

Under Singapore's Animal and Birds Act, those found guilty of animal cruelty can be jailed for up to 12 months and fined up to $10,000.