Badly injured civet abandoned in cage at Bedok HDB block, later euthanised: Acres

(PHOTO: ACRESasia/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — Animal welfare group Acres said on Tuesday (18 June) that it is working with NParks to investigate the case of a severely injured common palm civet found abandoned at the foot of an HDB block in Bedok.

The civet was euthanised following an assessment by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Acres, or Animal Concerns Research and Education Society, said in a Facebook post that the civet was found near the bin centre of Block 13A Bedok South Road in a cage on Sunday.

In photos attached with the post, the civet could be seen with open wounds on its tail and right shoulder. Food could be also seen in the cage, which was secured by raffia string.

“Unfortunately, the poor civet had gone through so much, suffered severe injuries and was euthanised for welfare reasons after assessment at the Wildlife Reserves Singapore,” it added.

Acres has called for those with information on the incident, or information related to someone who may have trapped or kept a civet here in Singapore, to contact the non-profit organisation at acrescrime@gmail.com or its 24-hour hotline at 97837782.

“We will be very grateful for the information, to bring justice for this civet and prevent infliction of such cruelty in the future,” said Acres.

The civet, commonly known as a civet cat, is a nocturnal mammal found in both urban and forested areas of Singapore. It is illegal in Singapore to keep them as pets.

Under the Wild Animals and Birds Act, any person found guilty of killing, taking or keeping a wild animal without a licence can be fined up to $1,000.

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