Cat with cable ties wrapped around legs found screaming in distress, rescued by passers-by

A stray cat was found with two cable ties wrapped around its front and back leg at Jurong West Blossom yesterday (Nov 23).

Facebook user Sal Bi, a primary school teacher, shared how she and a colleague had found the cat "screaming in distress" at the foot of Block 698A, Jurong West Central 3, at around 6pm when they were on their way home.

Sal Bi said in her post: "I ran up[stairs] to take two pairs of scissors. As Rashal was calming him down, a male passerby helped to ease the situation."

A video she posted shows how one woman held the cat -- who was mewing repeatedly -- down while the other used a scissors to remove the cable ties from its legs.

"With his help, we managed to set the cat free after assessing his well-being. He ran off after being freed," added Sal Bi.

According to The Straits Times, the teachers did not make a police report nor a report to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).

Executive director of the Cat Welfare Society (CWS), Laura Ann Meranda said the organisation is looking into the matter and has informed AVA about it.

"Our community cats depend on the vigilance of the people around them to save them from danger," she told ST.

"We thank these residents for their quick action and reporting to authorities. We hope investigations will bring these vulnerable cats justice."