Two days ago (13 July 2015) at about 7.40am, a pink carrier was spotted by our officer at a walkway on Bukit Batok Road leading towards the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), just after the Traffic Police speed camera. Our investigating team arrived at the scene to find the carrier empty, but a dead animal was spotted on the left lane of the road, most possibly run over multiple times by moving vehicles. Tufts of white fur and excrement were also found in the pink carrier.
The dead animal was later verified by our vet to be a Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), and its fur colour matched that of the tufts seen in the carrier.
A month ago, we were similarly alerted to five allegedly abandoned Rabbits found in a blue carrier. This is the second incident of Rabbits found abandoned at the same location.
We appeal to all pet owners to be responsible pet owners. Never abandon your pet if you can no longer keep it.
Domestic Rabbits will not be able to survive once left in forested areas to fend for themselves.
The SPCA urges anyone with further leads on this incident, to call its 24-hour hotline at 62875355 (ext. 9), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (Information provided will be treated in strict confidence).
Under the revised Animals and Birds Act, anyone found guilty of cruelty to animals, including abandonment of any animal, can be imprisoned for up to 18 months, fined up to $15,000, or both.
Source: SPCA Singapore Facebook