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Updated: 01/02/2013 21:46 | By Channel NewsAsia

S$2,000 reward offered in Yishun animal abuse case

S$2,000 reward offered in Yishun animal abuse case

S$2,000 reward offered in Yishun animal abuse case

SINGAPORE: Anyone who has information that will lead to the arrest of the people who mutilated two kittens in Yishun will get a reward of S$2,000.

The money is offered by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and a member of the public.

On December 30, 2012, the two dead kittens were found dismembered outside a flat at Block 115B in Yishun Ring Road.

The Cat Welfare Society posted the photo on its Facebook page after being alerted to the incident by a resident who found the remains.

Volunteers from the SPCA will distribute flyers on the reward, as well as appeal for information.

On its part, the Cat Welfare Society will send volunteers to talk to residents on January 3 at about 7pm for information.

SPCA’s executive director Corinne Fong told Channel NewsAsia a post mortem is being done on the kittens.

She hopes the results will shed more light on the case.

Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has also urged residents to come forward to help identify those responsible for mutilating two cats in Yishun.

Mr Shanmugam, who is MP for Nee Soon GRC, described the acts as gruesome.

He said in a post on his Facebook page that Singapore society is judged by the way its people treat animals.

The flat where the dead cats were found is in the Chong Pang neighbourhood, which has a pilot programme to encourage responsible cat ownership.

Under the pilot, Chong Pang residents can legally own one cat per flat but must fulfill certain conditions.

These include ensuring that the cat is sterilised and microchipped.

— CNA/ac/fa

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