AVA and SPCA respond to Stomp about 2 cats found dead at Yishun Block 147 and 367

Two cats found dead were recently found dead in Yishun, at Block 147 and Block 367.

Community group Yishun 326 Tabby cat posted on its Facebook page about a dead cat discovered on a staircase landing at Block 147 and called for anyone with information to come forward.

According to the post, the police and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) were alerted.

The AVA told Stomp that it is investigating the incident.

In another incident, Facebook user Catherine Tan shared a gruesome photo of a cat lying in a big pool of blood at Block 367 in Yishun.

Her post has since garnered over 3,300 shares, with many netizens wondering what could have caused the feline's death.

Responding to queries by Stomp, the AVA said: "Stray cats do not have good welfare and living conditions. They are constantly exposed to the elements and face various risks such as starvation, disease and parasitic infestations, animal cruelty and the risk of getting knocked down by vehicles.

"Stray cats may not be able to fend for themselves in the environment and the risks they face could be fatal.

"Therefore, stray cats should be rehomed and properly cared for by responsible owners."

The AVA has also been in touch with the Yishun community cat feeders on this case and was informed that the cat carcass had been cremated by a cat feeder.

However, there are currently no leads to the case.

Members of the public who have information on this case (e.g. photographic or video evidence, witnesses, etc) can contact AVA at 1800-476-1600. All information provided will be kept in strict confidence.

"We will appreciate if the public refrain from speculation as not all animal deaths are due to animal cruelty," added the AVA.

In response to queries by Stomp, a spokesman for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said it is aware of the two cases.

The spokesman added: "The cats’ deaths need to be thoroughly investigated.

"We understand that the AVA are currently investigating.

"Anyone witnessing an act of cruelty should come forward to assist with investigations. We need to work together with the community to stop animal abuse."