Friday, May 18, 2007

Evidence

Speaking of abuse, a feeder from another area called me. Apparently a case of abuse happened in her area last week. She was told a woman had stabbed a cat with a screwdriver.

She was concerned because a week had gone by and nothing had happened. She wanted to know why the police said that they were waiting for more information. They also said they weren't able to trace the suspect as she had long left the scene of the crime.

I explained that a necropsy typically takes a few weeks. While it may seem to everyone as if it is a clear cut case, for a case to really stand up in court, the necropsy results are still needed. As some of you may remember, in the Old Airport Road cases, while some of the cats looked like they had been abused, the results were inconclusive and hence there was no case.

I asked if she was concerned that the police were not taking the case seriously, and she said that she was satisfied that they were. Four policemen came down, and one took photos as well.

She mentioned she was at work when the abuse happened and she could not file the report as she had not seen anything. Apparently a lot of people saw the cat being abused however, and some of them came up afterwards to tell her how horrible it was as they knew she feeds the cats there. However, she said none of these people wanted to testify. She also asked why none of them had stopped the abuse since they said it was so gruesome. One woman said that she was afraid and did not think to call the police.

The feeder was also able to track down the suspect's home yesterday and gave the address to the police. She said she would follow up next week and that if she needed my help to speak with the police, she would call me.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe im reading this!! That NO ONE DID ANYTHING when they saw it happened!!!! What if its a baby that was being stabbed by a screwdriver!!!!!!!!!

Someone is abusing a LIVING THING THAT FEELS PAIN, ANGUISH AND SUFFERING and nothing is done. I thought it was just a stabbed, but the kitty has died! How much pain it must have suffered! I hope the feeder manage to persuade the witness to give evidence. This shouldn't be ignored and forgotten and swept under cover.

Vk

18/5/07 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace kitty, and be happy over the rainbow bridge. You'll be in my thoughts and good wishes.

vk

18/5/07 8:08 PM  
Anonymous sandy said...

Dawn, can you tell me where the hell is this place? Jurong West?
The old lady who rides her tricyle
using a long stick poking cats or is this eleswhere?
Thanks. Sandy

18/5/07 9:57 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Sandy - not anywhere near Jurong West. I believe she isn't very old either.

18/5/07 11:31 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

vk - someone who witnessed it DID make a report - that's why the police are investigating.

18/5/07 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn

nothing is done meaning no one coming forward to testify. When i read this, i didn't read your earlier post about making police report. my bad.

So someone is willing to come forward and be a witness and testify?

vk

19/5/07 10:05 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes she managed to - she was just surprised more people didn't come forward, which I believe the police commented on too.

19/5/07 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOSH!!! something must be done abt this. im so shocked. a WOMAN stabbing a cat with a screwdriver?!? wat is this world coming to!

19/5/07 1:21 PM  
Blogger EJ. said...

Rest in peace, Kitty.

Is the woman mentally unsound?
Hope some justice is serve.

19/5/07 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really wonder wat makes a woman want to stab an innocent cat with a screwdriver. cant seem to find a any reason for it.

19/5/07 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont know why this lady has to bypass this kind of incident, too unkind to do that even she hasnt done that. Hoping the person who had done it will receive retribution soon and time will reveal his/her misdeeds. Kitty is still a living thing, why must the culprit do that? now i would wish to see whether if this person tries to stab himself/herself and feel the pain!!!!hope the kitten helps to locate the culprit for the police so that his/her act stops there...

20/5/07 7:14 PM  

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