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A cat lover is offering up $1000 for information pertaining to a culprit who had contaminated a drinking bag for strays with detergent.
Ms Chen Shi Mei, 53, frequently visits the void deck of Block 511, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, where a drinking bag would be placed for strays every day.
On Tuesday (Dec 19), she discovered that the water in the bag was murky, and there was an unidentified ‘white foamy substance’.
She told Lianhe Wanbao:
“There was a strong smell of detergent.
“I suspect that someone had intentionally contaminated the water to harm the strays.”
Ms Chen said that she and five to six other cat lovers have formed a group more than a year back, and members would take turns to change the water in the drinking bag.
She said that to prevent mosquitoes from breeding, the bags would be only be used for a single day, and be replaced by a new one the following day.
Ms Chen also revealed that someone has been spilling the water in the bags recently.
However, it was the first time that she had witnessed such a malicious attempt to ‘poison’ the cats.
According to Ms Chen, there are at least six stray cats which will feed at the void deck every day.
These felines also drink from the water bag.
“If the cats had drunk the contaminated water, they could die.
“This is simply too cruel.”
To catch the culprit responsible, Ms Chen said she was willing to fork out a $1000 reward for leads.
Another friend has also filed a complaint with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).