Cat rescued after being dragged by truck in QC now safe, healthy


Posted at Aug 08 2019 11:59 PM

MANILA—Van, the cat rescued after being tied to and dragged by a truck in Quezon City, is "healthy" again.

Farmers Market management, in a joint statement with Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA), said it has concluded an investigation into the incident, although details were not specified.

"Farmers Market then launched an investigation into the matter, and to date, had turned over the results to an NGO for their appropriate action," the statement said.

A video of Van, who was tied to a truck and forced to run behind it as it sped along, went viral in June.

After being rescued, the animal was turned over to a CARA volunteer for care and rehabilitation.

Farmers Market added that it is a "pet-friendly" and will not condone any form of cruelty against animals.

"Compassion for our animal companions is intertwined with the company's vision of building an inclusive community. It will continue to work with CARA to be vigilant against animal cruelty in any form. We will work together to ensure the animal companions in our area are treated humanely and with high regard for their well-being," it said.