Thursday, August 23, 2007

SPCA seeks help in cat abuse case

Aug 21, 2007, The Straits Times Interactive

ITS head was cut off, and its front legs too.

The worst part, no one knows whether the cat was alive or dead when it happened - except the person who did it.

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is hoping that there are other witnesses too.

It is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the cat killer who likely struck in the wee hours on Tuesday.

The cat was discovered on Tuesday morning at the West Coast Car Mart, with its head dumped beside its body.

Its corpse was also missing two front legs, which were no where to be found.

'We don't know whether the cat was alive or dead when it was done, either way it's horrifying,' said Ms Deirdre Moss, executive officer of SPCA. 'To know that someone in our midst can have such a cruel mindset is frightening. It reflects a disturbed mind.'

A vet from the SPCA who examined the body, said the killing occured in the early hours of the morning.

And the cruel act was likely done by someone skilled with a knife.

The clue: the clean cuts where the cat had been decapitated and its legs severed.

As there was very little blood on the scene, it is also likely that the killer had cut up the cat somewhere else before dumping its body, said Ms Moss.

The current penalty for animal abuse is a jail term of up to 12 months and a fine of up to $10,000.

Witnesses may call the SPCA at 6287-5355 during office hours.

I really hope they catch this monster soon... :(

~The Flyer


Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

So cruel! Where is this? Where is the West Coast Car Mart?

=^..^= said...

I'm not too sure where the West Coast Car Mart is. The address says that its along the West Coast Highway, so it must be in one of the industrial estates along the highway, near where West Coast Park is.

~The Flyer

Eric and Flynn said...

That is horrific. It makes me so sad that anybody could do such a thing to any poor defenceless animal. A while back, Maw from 40 Paws told how Davy was killed, and this sounds very similar.I sincerely hope they catch the person who did it, and may they rot in hell.