Wednesday, 4 November 2015

SPCA seeks deterrent action against dog owner

By Yuen Sin, The Straits Times, 3 Nov 2015

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is "pressing for strong deterrent action" against the man who was caught on camera dangling a dog by its neck on a leash. He officially surrendered the dog to the SPCA yesterday morning.

The six-month-old Japanese spitz, which is currently under SPCA's care, will be put up for adoption once investigations by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) have been completed. An adoption notice will be posted on the SPCA's website.

We refer to this case that has appeared on STOMP: ...
Posted by SPCA Singapore on Saturday, October 31, 2015

The clip was uploaded on the citizen journalism website Stomp on Saturday, and shows a man repeatedly picking up the dog by its leash, lifting it off the ground and spinning it around rapidly in mid-air.

On Saturday evening, the SPCA removed the dog from the man's home with the help of the police.

Mr Louis Ng, an MP for Nee Soon GRC, said it was a "positive sign" that the public has been quick to report such instances of animal cruelty. The animal lover noted that in this case, the psychological damage inflicted upon the dog would still have been significant despite the lack of noticeable physical injuries.

Mr Ng added: "There might not have been an increase in the number of animal cruelty cases per se, but that more people are reporting these cases and want to take action. It demonstrates a shift in people's mindsets."

Anyone found guilty of cruelty to animals can be jailed for at least 18 months and/or fined up to $15,000.

UPDATE: JAPANESE SPITZ CASEWe are heartened and touched by the amount of support and interest by the public and media...
Posted by SPCA Singapore on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Stomper KK was shocked to receive a video depicting a guy lifting a dog's leash and dragging it by its neck.
Posted by Stomp Straits Times on Saturday, October 31, 2015

The six-month-old Japanese Spitz's owner officially surrendered ownership of it on Monday. SPCA Singapore is also pressing for "strong deterrent action" against the man.
Posted by The Straits Times on Monday, November 2, 2015

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