28 animals including cats and hamsters thrown from top of apartment in Sham Tseng (Updated: 5pm)

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15th February 2020 – (Hong Kong) Around 28 animals were thrown from a higher floor onto a slope near a housing estate at 100, Castle Peak Road in Sham Tseng at around 1pm yesterday. Amongst the injured and dead animals, a security guard found 1 cat, 1 bird, 1 rabbit, 11 hamsters which were injured and allegedly abused. Another 5 cats and 5 hamsters were still alive. Police and officials from Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrived at the scene and found 15 of them dead. The others sustained body injuries. Some of the carcasses of animals looked like they have passed away for a period of time due to their decomposed bodies.

Police checked the CCTV footage and they have classified the case as animal abuse. Tsuen Wan District police are currently following up on the case and the injured animals have been sent to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong) Wan Chai Headquarters for treatment while the dead ones were sent to Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department for autopsy.

A spokesperson for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals expressed at 2.55pm today that there were 3 more cats in healthy condition which were found on the slope. They were all taken back for medical inspection.

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