The cat sent by post

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Taipei Metropolis Authorities Animal Safety Workplace

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Workers at an animal shelter in New Taipei Metropolis have been shocked to find a bundle delivered by courier contained this cat

A person has been fined in Taiwan for sending a cat that he now not wished by way of an specific postal service, it is reported.

In accordance with the UDN information web site, a 33-year-old man surnamed Yang was fined NT$60,000 ($1,952; £1,522) this week, for violating the Taiwan Animal Protection Act, after he posted a Scottish fold cat in a sealed cardboard field to an area animal shelter in Banciao District.

He was additionally fined a further NT$30,000 for violating the Statute for the Prevention and Management of Infectious Animal Illnesses, as a result of workers on the centre discovered that the cat had not been vaccinated for rabies.

The New Taipei Metropolis Animal Safety and Well being Inspection Workplace have been capable of establish the sender by the supply service and police surveillance footage, and carried out an investigation into the incident.

They then contacted Mr Yang, who mentioned he had tried to offer the cat away as a result of he now not had time to take care of it. He added that the cat’s mobility issues, the results of an earlier leg harm, had not improved after quite a few therapies, together with acupuncture and moxibustion, a conventional natural treatment.

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Director of the animal authority, Chen Yuan-chuan, condemned the incident, saying: “An animal can suffocate in an insufficiently ventilated container, has no entry to wash water and might develop into distressed.”

He urged folks to observe the proper, authorized channels, within the occasion that they’ve determined they will now not care for his or her pet: by the official workplace or an authorised shelter, both of which might guarantee animals are correctly chipped, neutered or vaccinated.

Reporting by Kerry Allen

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The animal safety authority says the cat is in good well being, and after additional checks, could also be supplied for adoption

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