Animal cruelty: Over 400 reports made last year

An abused cat was found dead in a rubbish chute in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 in March 2017.
An abused cat was found dead in a rubbish chute in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 in March 2017.PHOTO: AGRI-FOOD AND VETERINARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

There were over 400 reports of animal cruelty made last year, but 90 per cent were later established to involve "non-cruelty".

Among them was an incident in Yishun last November, when a cat was found dead with a puncture wound on its left hind leg. The authorities later learnt that it had been attacked by stray dogs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'Animal cruelty: Over 400 reports made last year'. Print Edition | Subscribe