SPCA reveals 17 guinea pigs abandoned in Grab food bag, Left to die in harsh weather conditions

SPCA reveals 17 guinea pigs abandoned in Grab food bag, Left to die in harsh weather conditions

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has revealed in an Instagram post that 17 guinea pigs were left abandoned in a Grab food bag without any food or water, exposed to the harsh weather conditions of rain and heat.

“I went to check the bags because I saw something furry. I was shocked to see a guinea pig’s face staring back at me!” a kind-hearted caller told SPCA upon discovering more than a dozen guinea pigs, struggling to survive inside two thermal food bags at the roadside.

There is no mention of the exact location where the caller spotted the bags but SPCA noted that its Animal Rescue Officer later arrived at the scene and found 15 guinea pigs soaked in the aftermath of the rain, struggling in the scorching heat after moving the bags.

Unfortunately, one guinea pig had already passed away, surrounded by flies, noted SPCA.

In the Instagram post published on Monday (13 March), SPCA added that the caller also found another two guinea pigs the following day.

“The guinea pigs had been abandoned without any provisions, putting them at risk of traffic accidents, wild animal attacks, and exposure to harsh weather conditions.”

SPCA said it is deeply saddened and disturbed by this incident, reminding pet owners that it is their responsibility to find safe homes for their pets if they are unable to care for them.

They encourage pet owners to seek help from animal welfare groups like the SPCA if needed.

However, due to capacity issues, the SPCA may not be able to support every rehoming request immediately.

The SPCA will continue to update the public on the progress of the rescued guinea pigs.

SPCA Singapore is a non-profit animal welfare charity, which promotes kindness and prevents cruelty to animals. For pet owners who require help, they can reach out to SPCA at spca.org.sg/services/rehoming

Pet owners who abandon their pets can face charges

It is worth noting that under the Animals and Birds Act, those who abandon their pets can face charges.

First-time offenders who neglect their duty of care towards their pets may be fined up to S$10,000, imprisoned for up to 12 months, or both.

A netizen commented on the post, expressing gratitude to the kind-hearted passer-by who took action and made a significant difference.

Another netizen expressed shock and anger at the situation, calling those who abandoned the guinea pigs “horrible devils.”

An Instagram user expressed concern about when the laws would be reviewed to hold those who commit such cruel acts accountable.

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