Woman fined $2,000 for abandoning cats at void deck

The cats were rescued and rehomed by SPCA.
The cats were rescued and rehomed by SPCA.PHOTO: AVA

SINGAPORE - A woman who abandoned five cats at a void deck last March was fined $2,000 on Wednesday (April 11) for pet abandonment.

Suriati Misran, 53, instructed her son to leave the cats at the void deck of Riverdale Crescent.

Closed-circuit television camera footage from the lift showed a boy carrying a cage containing the cats. He was later identified as Suriati's son.

All the cats have since been rehomed by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said that it investigates all feedback on pet abandonment and will take enforcement action where necessary.

Suriati could have been fined up to $10,000 and jailed for up to 12 months for pet abandonment.