SPCA offering $1,000 reward for information on kitten left sealed in zipped bag in Taman Jurong

The kitten was found trapped inside a zipped bag placed inside a cardboard box at a carpark in Taman Jurong on June 23, 2018.
The kitten was found trapped inside a zipped bag placed inside a cardboard box at a carpark in Taman Jurong on June 23, 2018.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/YVONNE TEO

SINGAPORE - A $1,000 reward is being offered by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to anyone who has information regarding the ill treatment of a kitten.

The kitten, which was found by Facebook user Yvonne Teo, was found trapped inside a zipped bag placed inside a cardboard box at a carpark in Taman Jurong on June 23.

Ms Teo posted about the incident on her Facebook on June 24, saying that her husband had heard a cat mewing after parking his car.

But when he looked around for a cat, he did not see any. Eventually, he traced the mewing sounds to a fire riser room, and found a taped box inside.

"Who can survive in a zip bag, double up with closed box & no oxygen?" Ms Teo wrote in her post. She added that the kitten was found "safe and sound" and that she had alerted the Cat Welfare Society.

According to the SPCA, the cat was found at Block 175 Yung Kuang Road at about 11pm by Ms Teo and her family.

The cat is now being cared for by a resident in the area, the SPCA added in a Facebook post on Saturday (June 30).

"We are requesting for witnesses to step forward to assist with the investigation. The SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person/s responsible for this act," the organisation added.

Anyone with information related to the incident can call the SPCA's 24-hour hotline at 62875355, or e-mail inspector@spca.org.sg.

All information provided will be confidential, the SPCA added.