The Macau Society for the Protection of Animals (ANIMA) was told by a resident on Wednesday that a stray kitten had been hung on metal bars with plastic bamboo scaffolding ties.
The association said in a statement on its Facebook page Thursday that a small white-and-black kitten was found dead in an abandoned house in Sao Lazaro district this week. According to the statement, the kitten is believed to have been dead for at least two days when it was found. The association said that one of its staff members went to the location after the resident had called it on Wednesday.
The association said that the resident had seen the very young kitten lying on the ground next to iron bars for two days in the abandoned house but as she was unable to enter the area because it was locked she decided to call the association. AMINA said that the kitten, which it named “Aidan”, had been tied to the steel bars with the plastic bamboo scaffolding ties fastened around its head and neck. When the resident and association staff arrived at the house they also found “Aiden’s” sibling, which the association named “Agustin”, staying very close to its sibling as if trying to “wake him up”.
Residents living in the area told reporters Thursday that as there are many stray cats wandering the area they hoped the police could investigate the case and catch the kitten killer as soon as possible.
Lawmakers are currently discussing the city’s first bill on animal protection. The draft law states that anyone found guilty of treating animals cruelly, resulting in serious injury to, or death of, the animal faces up to three years behind bars. (macaunews/macaupost)