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... :(