SPCA offers $6k for info on mutilated kittens

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is offering a $6,000 reward for information which could lead to the arrest of those responsible for the recent cat abuse case in Tampines.

On Tuesday morning, the mutilated bodies of two five-month-old kittens were found at a dormitory in the area.

Both cats are believed to be from the same litter.

One of them, a tabby cat, was found dismembered with its head, limbs and tail found separately.

 

About 10 posters with the words "REWARD: $6000" splashed on them have been put up around the dormitory to appeal for information about the case.

Ms Joanne Ng, chief executive of the Cat Welfare Society, said she hopes the reward would be enough to entice someone to speak up.

"I can tell you it was unbearable, we really want some justice," said Ms Ng, who was the one who found the tabby cat's head, and the other cat - a ginger - which had its innards scattered around it.

No suspects have been identified and the case is being investigated by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), with the assistance of animal welfare groups.

The bodies of the dead kittens have been sent to the AVA for a post-mortem.

The AVA is urging anyone who has information on this case to call 1800-476-1600.

Those found guilty of animal cruelty can be fined up to $15,000 and/or jailed for up to 18 months.

SAMANTHA BOH

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2015, with the headline 'SPCA offers $6k for info on mutilated kittens'. Print Edition | Subscribe