SPCA offers $1,000 reward for information on culprit who abandoned 54 mice in Pasir Ris
Mouse lives matter.
It’s a sad day for the likes of Mickey Mouse, Ratatouille and Speedy Gonzales.
On Tuesday, Sep. 12, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) received a call informing them that a box of 54 mice was left abandoned at Pasir Ris Drive 4.
This pack of rodents, however, don’t appear to be stray mice. According to a report in Channel NewAsia, they are pinky mice, usually used for lab tests and as feed for other animals. Mouse bedding and food were also left at the location where they were abandoned.
The little ones are currently under the care of SPCA.
Still an offence
Some may consider mice as pests, but the SPCA is treating the case as pet abandonment.
According to the Animals and Birds Act, any persons found guilty of cruelty to animals (including abandonment) may be imprisoned for up to 18 months, fined up to S$15,000, or both.
Since there are no leads into the culprit behind this abandonment yet, SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can provide relevant information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible for this act.
If you have any relevant information, you can contact SPCA on their 24-hour hotline at 6287 5355 (ext. 9), or e-mail [email protected]
And if you know anyone who intends to abandon a box full of pests like cockroaches or lizards, do us all a favour and advise them not to — it will affect people who are scared of them, and most importantly the poor little animals.
Top photo by Karen Teng