House cat found dead at Bukit Batok in another possible abuse case

A house cat found dead at a stair landing at Bukit Batok West Avenue 7.
A house cat found dead at a stair landing at Bukit Batok West Avenue 7.PHOTOS: TWITTER/HARLEEN

SINGAPORE - The body of a cat with a bloodied head was found in Bukit Batok over the weekend.

The distressed owner of the cat said that she suspected someone killed it.

Twitter user harleen posted on Saturday (May 20): "My cat was murdered at Bukit Batok West Avenue 7. We suspect that my cat somehow sneaked out of my house and a neighbour smashed his head."

She said she found the cat at a stair landing and thought someone threw it down the stairs.

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"There's trauma at the right side of his head where most of the blood is coming from," she added.

The cat was only 10 months old, she said.

Cat Welfare Society executive director Laura Ann Meranda said that they are seeking help from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) to investigate repeated cat abuse reports "with urgency".

"Cat owners should take precautions and responsibility to keep their pet cats safely indoors," she added.

"This is the only way to safeguard your cat from exterior harm. By meshing their opened windows and gates is one such option."

Harleen wrote that she has reported the case to AVA and the police, and a postmortem will be conducted.

"We've ruled out poisoning and falling from my house window as I live on the 10th storey and he would've died an instant death outside the void deck instead of the staircase landing where me and my mom found him," she wrote.

AVA said it is investigating this case.
 
Members of the public who have information on the cat death (e.g. photographic or video evidence, witnesses, etc) can contact AVA via its 24-hour hotline, 1800-476-1600. All information shared with AVA will be kept in the strictest confidence.
 
"While investigations are ongoing, we urge the public to refrain from speculation as not all animal deaths are related to cruelty," AVA said.