SINGAPORE - Pictures of a white cat that had been chopped in half have been circulating on the Internet.
These pictures were first posted online on Tuesday night by netizen Randy Wong, and subsequently on citizen journalism website Stomp.
The cat was found in Marine Crescent, with its body in two and with a sizeable portion of its body missing.
According to Stomp, the police said that they received a call on Tuesday evening requesting for assistance at Block 43 Marine Crescent. When they arrived, the police found the body of a cat lying motionless at the location, and notified the relevant authorities.
Netizen Randy Wong said on Facebook that the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was at the scene, and took back with them the cat's body.
A volunteer with the Cat Welfare Society, he also wrote that it was the cat's feeder who had discovered what had happened.
His Facebook post has since been shared more than 1,000 times, and many have expressed outrage about what had been done to the cat.
Ms Joanne Ng, chief executive of the Cat Welfare Society, told The Straits Times that the cat was tame and friendly to people. Its carcass has been taken in by the SPCA and will be handed over to the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
She said: "The initial images of the cat suggest there may have been abuse or perhaps some other animal attacked the cat."