Caught in action or a misunderstanding? Confrontation between alleged cat killer and witness turns violent!

Caught in action or a misunderstanding? Confrontation between alleged cat killer and witness turns violent!

TheRedDotNews·2018-02-27 17:00

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A viral video on Facebook showed a confrontation between a supposed cat killer and a helpful member of the public at Marsiling Blk 132.

In the video, some members of the public had apparently spotted a woman who was attempting to trap a stray cat.

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However, when she tried to leave the scene, a man went up to her with his phone almost in her face.

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It was then she turned hysterical and violent. She screamed and lashed out at the man.

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According to the same person who posted the video, it seemed that the cat in question had been through some abuse.

Other than being deliberately scalded with hot water, she claimed that it was also caught and physically abused.

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Fortunately, it seemed that the cat has since been rescued.

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A feeder has taken in the stray cat to prevent it from coming to harm. 

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Other pet owners are advised to not let their pets venture outdoors without supervision for fear of harm coming to them as well.

Contacting the authorities

If you spot signs of animal abuse or neglect, you can contact the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for help at their 24-hour hotline 62875355 ext 9.

Here's how you can help the animal if you come across one that is injured, sick or distressed:

1. Call SPCA as soon as possible and provide details such as:

- the condition of the animal,

- address of the location,

- your name and

- your contact number.

SPCA will despatch their Animal Rescue Officers (AROs) to your location as soon as possible.

2. Help by bringing the animal to a safer location (e.g. away from traffic, off a crowded area) and confine it (in a box or carrier etc). If you are unable to do so, try to stay or keep an eye out for the animal till our arrival.

3. If possible, you can even help by bringing the animal to the SPCA shelter (50 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699012) using your own transport and they will bring the animal to their vets. Our rescue service runs 24 hours at our location as well.

*However, as they are responding to close to 250 emergencies per month involving mainly community animals, you would really help them increase the animal's chances of survival by bringing it to a private vet as soon as possible.

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