CAT WITH HEAD STUCK IN A CONTAINER
On 11 December at about 10 pm, we received a call on our 24-hour hotline 6287 5355 ext 9, alerting us to a cat with its head stuck in a plastic container. The cat was in distress and ran away when we attempted to approach it.
As this rescue mission required more resources, we activated two rescue officers and brought along additional rescue equipment.
In the meantime, the caller kept an eye out for the cat while our rescue officers made their way over to Eunos Road.
The local ginger, male cat was, after much patience, eventually caught with a net. He was then brought back to the SPCA and examined by our vet.
His right front paw was found to have sustained a superficial wound, most likely from trying to remove the container. Otherwise, the cat was fine.
We took the opportunity to sterilise and microchip the cat and after observation, he will be released back to the community.
We thank Linda for looking out for this community cat and for watching over him, while our rescue officers made their way over.
We all can play a part in making a difference for our community animals. Here’s how you can help an animal if you come across one that is injured, sick or lost :
1. Call us as soon as possible on our 24-hour hotline 6287 5355 ext 9 and provide details such as :
– the condition of the animal,
– address of the location,
– your name and
– your contact number.
We will despatch our animal rescue officer to your location as soon as possible.
2. Help by bringing the animal to a safer location (e.g. away from traffic, off a crowded area) and confine it (in a box or carrier etc). If you are unable to do so, try to stay and keep an eye out for the animal until our officer’s arrival as many times when our officer reaches the location, the animal is nowhere to be found.
We appreciate your assistance.
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