Community Cat Guards Panther’s Memorial at Boon Lay
Following the tragic death of the community cat in Boon Lay, locals erected a memorial to honor him.
The cat, affectionately nicknamed Panther, was thrown from the 22nd floor of a building by a young boy.
Boy throws community chat from 22nd floor of Boon Lay HDB, police report filed
Recently, some animal lovers found another cat in the community guarding the Panther memorial, raising concerns about its safety.
Residents of Boon Lay have erected a memorial to the panther
On December 17, TikTok user @ummycaty posted a video of the makeshift memorial for Panther.
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Initially, the makeshift memorial included Panther’s cardboard bed, a small dish, and a bouquet of flowers.
Less than a week later, the area was overflowing with bouquets, flowers, canned cat food and even stuffed animals.
A community cat guards the Panther memorial in Boon Lay
In a Facebook post from the Sayang Our Singapore’s Community Cats group, a user shared a photo of another community cat at the memorial site.
The cat appears to be “guarding” Panther’s memorial, as if aware of the horrific incident his friend endured.
The cat appeared to have been there for several days, as a surfer spotted it in the area over the weekend.
They described the cat as docile, with a supposedly sad expression on its face.
However, several netizens expressed concern about his safety, especially in the afternoon.
They stressed that residents should also help monitor the cat.
Another netizen expressed concern for the safety of cats in the area as the boy has not been taken into custody, according to latest reports from Channel NewsAsia (CNA).
Hopefully such incidents won’t happen again.
Panther’s tragic death came as a shock to many, especially with the harrowing footage of the incident.
Hopefully, now that everyone is probably on high alert, they can keep a closer eye on the cats in their community and keep them safe.
We also hope that the boy who committed the deed feels remorse and gets the help he needs if he needs it.
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Featured image adapted from Facebook.