This is rare. Singapura cats are rare. A cat calling the police is rare. The latter is even rarer than the former. It may be unique. The Singapura is the world’s smallest non-miniature cat and it is a pedigree, “purebred” cat. It is meant to have come from the drains of Singapore but Sarah Hartwell never saw one when she visited ;).
In the UK, you telephone the police by dialling 999. We know how cats do respond to certain sounds. Some excite them, some frighten them.
In this instance, the kitten in question became excited when the phone rang. He jumped around and knocked into the receiver. The cat’s caretaker, who was out, has guessed that his cat knocked the receiver when someone called. As the call was not answered the rigging stopped. He then jumped up and down on the buttons and by chance jumped on 9 three times. He must have knocked the receiver over before dialling (or it was on speakers) and then heard the police….! He freaked out ;). Believe this?!
The police promptly turned up at the owner’s apartment. They had to break into the flat because only the cats were in at the time. I am surprised the cats didn’t respond to the door bell and open door! We know what cats are like with doors – fridge doors and kitchen doors, you name it, a lot of them can open it.
I can see the scene: the police scratching their heads trying to figure out what had happened having discovered two kittens at home and no one else. I guess the owner had some explaining to do.
This happened in Kilburn, London, UK. The cats’ caretaker (there are two Singapuras) is Mr Cocksedge.
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