Sad news emerged from Tampines as a grey-colored kitten was discovered trapped in a sticky adhesive trap.
A brief but troubling video captured a small feline covered in a dark glue-like substance, rendering it immobile.
The SPCA saved a three-month-old kitten from danger and had it treated by a veterinarian.
Chai reported that despite being bathed thrice, the kitten still required additional cleaning as its fur remained tacky. Furthermore, the feline was under a course of antibiotics and would be immunized before being made available for adoption.
Chai mentioned that the SPCA is currently working on helping her gain some weight as she appears to be a tad thin.
Discovered at Tampines’ Damp Market
As per Chai’s Facebook update, the little feline was spotted meowing away at a damp market located in Tampines Street 81.
It took a full seven hours to finally rescue the trapped kitten that had gotten stuck in the glue trap. Surprisingly, the sticky device was actually intended to capture stray rats at the local market.
Chai mentioned that the problem of rats infestation in the market is a persistent issue. During their kitten rescue mission, they even witnessed a rat scurrying by. Animal welfare organizations, Acres and SPCA, have been advocating for the prohibition of glue traps for several years due to the harm they cause to various animals. Despite being a cost-effective way to trap rats, glue traps end up trapping unintended animals as well.
It’s happened before – another stray cat has found itself glued to a trap. It’s worth noting that these traps aren’t selective, and are both inhumane and don’t address the root issue. Don’t forget to spread the word! Share this tale with your pals.