Date
14 December 2017
A street cat was found dead on a slope in Wah Fu Estate in Aberdeen on Tuesday. Photo: HK Gov.
A street cat was found dead on a slope in Wah Fu Estate in Aberdeen on Tuesday. Photo: HK Gov.

Police investigate cat death in Aberdeen

Police are looking into the killing of a street cat in an Aberdeen public housing estate.

The cat was found dead on a slope opposite Wah Lok House in Wah Fu Estate on Tuesday at around 11 a.m. by a volunteer.

The volunteer, surnamed Chan, feeds about 50 street cats in the area. Chan reported the cat’s death to the police, Headline Daily reports.

Seven police officers collected evidence from the scene on Wednesday afternoon. They delivered questionnaires to residents on the fourth floor facing the slope. The officers wanted to know if any potential witnesses might have seen anyone acting suspiciously.

Investigations by the District Crime Squad of the Western District are under way. The case has been classified as animal abuse. No one has been arrested.

The cat’s body was collected by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and transferred to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to confirm the cause of death.

SPCA said the cat might have been dead for some time when it was found as its body had become stiff.

There have been five cats killed in the area in the past three months. One was seriously injured, Chan said.

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