Friday, April 23, 2010
22nd April 2010's 晚报news: Cat thrower psychopath in Ang Mo Kio
Ng Fangqi Akiko:
A cat was thrown off a high building by a psychopath. Residents who were sitting on the ground floor of the block could only watch helplessly as the cat fell down from above right before their eyes. The police were alerted to come and investigate.
This incident happened at 1pm yesterday (not sure if it is yesterday or today, as it doesn’t tally with the paragraph below), at Blk 713, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6.
Madam Chen (probably Tan) who works in the neighbourhood as a locksmith called this paper’s hotline, admonishing the cat thrower for the cruelty.
When this reporter arrived at the scene, Madam Chen had already placed the dead cat in a carton. There were still traces of blood on the ground.
Madam Chen said that she and other cat lovers living around the area take care of more than 10 stray cats. Not only do they feed the cats every day, they also help to get them sterilized.
She had just fed the grey cat this morning (‘this morning’, according to the report, not sure if it was supposed to be ‘yesterday morning’) at around 11am. Merely an hour later, a resident informed her that the cat had died.
When she got to the spot, she saw the cat lying dead on the ground level of the HDB block.
Three members of the public sitting on a bench nearby told her that before it happened, they had seen the cat on the ground floor, but a little while later the cat was falling down from above right in front of their eyes. It is believed that the cat was thrown down by someone from the staircase landing.
The police and the SPCA arrived after the incident to investigate, and took down statements from witnesses.
Choking back sobs, Madam Chen said, “A few days ago another cat went missing too. I heard later that it was also thrown off a high building.”
A resident said that there had been someone throwing down stuff from the high floors in the block, but it had always been objects like slippers. Now it has become a living cat.
The dead cat had a pitiful past, soon after its birth, its mother was run down by a car and died.
Madam Chen said, “I thought the three kittens were very pitiful, so I brought them to Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, so that I could take care of them while I was working.”