Update cats in cage
Remember these cats? I had just spoken with Deirdre last week to find out the latest because we didn't want to have so many people calling the police. We had been told that the suspect had been interviewed and they could not tie her to the case. We had found some information on the day itself that we passed to the police with the suspect's details right after the cats were found.
I spoke to the Investigating Officer today because one of the caregivers wanted to know if the cats can be released. She had been told that they cannot be released as they are considered evidence. No one has come forward to adopt them, and a few of them are still too weak to be sterilised at the moment and are still in boarding.
It turned out the officer was going down to the block when I called and asked me to ring him back a bit later. I just spoke with him a while ago. He reported that no one on the floor the cats were found on owned cats - this is something that both the town council, the first police officers on the scene AND the volunteers had already ascertained on the day itself.
I then asked him about the suspect and why they could not tie the person to the case. He said that in fact they were just sending a squad car down now to investigate the matter! He said that she did not live in Pasir Ris and when I checked the address, he was surprised I had it. I told him that it had been in her belongings on the day itself when the police had been there.
I am checking with Deirdre (who isn't in at the moment) on whom she has been in contact with. Either all the checks had been carried out and this investigating officer had no idea they had been done, OR nothing has been done for the entire month. Neither of which is comforting.