Family looking for cat that was last seen at Serangoon Gardens in January: 'Our hearts now have a terrible dull aching void'

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A family is looking for their beloved cat that has been missing since January.

Stomper Macaw Mink said his cat Aristo was last seen in Serangoon Gardens.

"From the day of Aristo's disappearance, we've lodged reports and sought assistance from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), NParks/Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), our member of parliament, the Serangoon Neighbourhood Police and the National Environment Agency (NEA) to inform its service providers.

"We've posted numerous times in Facebook groups, pasted posters on lamp posts around the estate, and informed nearby churches, vet clinics and pet shops.

"We have been walking and searching for him all these months and are at our wits' end.

"Our anxiety and pain of missing Aristo are indescribable.

"The many dangers out there for lost pets are real.

"Every few days, we read of cases involving animal abuse and cruelty, hit-and-run, heatstroke because of the scorching weather."

The Stomper suggested that Aristo's collar may have dropped off or been removed and he may be mistaken for a stray, struggling to survive on the streets.

"We do not know if he has been taken and relocated," he said.

"He may also be sheltered by someone who does not use much social media.

"Aristo was rescued as a little kitten together with his mother cat and siblings and we adopted them.

"We have taken precautions according to the Cat Welfare Society's guidelines to ensure our cats stay indoors and do not roam.

"He is just like our own child.

"Imagine how dear he is to all of us!

"Our hearts now have a terrible dull aching void since he went missing.

"If you see a cat that looks like Arista, do spare your heart and time to secure the cat or at least keep it close to you in a safe area.

"Contact SPCA, NParks or take it to any vet clinic to get the cat scanned for free, for its embedded microchip which will provide the owner's details.

"This way, you can help Aristo or other pets reunite with their worried owners soon.

"I also request for anyone who comes across any animal that seems lost, abandoned or in distress, not to be indifferent or walk away but to be compassionate towards it and offer help, like giving it water and food, especially water in this recent terrible hot weather.

"Also when anyone sees a community cat/dog under the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programme or bird, etc, do treat it as one would treat other residents sharing the same public space.

"Treat it respectfully, kindly.  

"Let's not be merely tolerant, but kind.

"If anyone can't be kind, then at least don't hurt it in any way.

"These animals are vulnerable, voiceless and need to be safeguarded.

"Thank you for your patience and kindness."

If you have found Aristo, kindly contact Stomp at or WhatsApp 9384 3761.