SPCA Singapore’s Animal Rescue team had to be deployed to the Bukit Timah area late last Saturday night when a cat was killed in an alleged hit-and-run accident.
Fortunately for investigating authorities — and unfortunately for the culprit — a license plate was left behind at the accident site, presumably dislodged from the impact.
Speaking to Coconuts Singapore, SPCA noted that it was alerted around 11:45pm to the accident along Upper Bukit Timah Road towards Clementi. The black-and-white cat was found dead near the dislodged license plate. “The case is currently under the investigation of the Traffic Police,” SPCA assured.
Even so, it’s unclear what action the authorities will take, considering that running over cats isn’t covered under Singapore’s traffic violations.
Hitting an animal while driving and not rendering assistance to it is considered a chargeable offence under the Road Traffic Act, and motorists are required to stop and help when they hit animals such as dogs, horses, mules, sheep, pigs, goats, and cattle. However, monkeys, cats, birds, and wild boars are left out of the law, for some reason.