Singapore ― A man was spotted abusing a dog at a condominium carpark along the Punggol area, sparking a call from members of the public to rescue the dog from the owner.
Singapore ― A man was spotted abusing a dog at a condominium carpark along the Punggol area, sparking a call from members of the public to rescue the dog from
A video of the incident was shared by Instagram pageon Sunday (Sept 26).It began with a man crouching in front of a dog while holding its leash.The man appeared to be training his dog to sit and was giving instructions as he slowly stood up.- Advertisement -
Photo: IG screengrab/sgfollowsallBut when the dog also stood up, the man tightened his hold on the leash and tugged at it, causing the dog to bark.After a second failed attempt, the man pulls on the leash to the point of lifting the dog off the ground. He also kicked the dog’s belly area.
Photo: IG screengrab/sgfollowsall- Advertisement -The dog was once again lifted off the ground, its cries resounding across the area. The dog made a choking sound from the pressure on its throat.Photo: IG screengrab/sgfollowsallWhen the man decided to end the training session and began to walk away, the dog was unwilling to move. headtopics.com
Unfazed at the dog’s yelping, the man continued walking, dragging the dog across the ground.- Advertisement -Photo: IG screengrab/sgfollowsallAccording to the resident that recorded the incident, she had heard the dog yelping and barking before she captured the scene on camera.
“The guy was holding the leash short and taut, so the dog was straining upwards to breathe.”“I later heard yelping again and immediately took a video, this time to get evidence, so I can report.”The woman added that she tried stopping the man from abusing his dog, but given she was several floors up, he didn’t hear her.
“Obviously, that’s not a long term solution, but frankly speaking, I don’t know if I report it whether the authorities will even do anything or whether they’ll take a long time too if they do,” said the concerned individual.The resident asked the public to share the footage to make it viral and hopefully urge authorities to put the man to task.
Members from the online community tagged the Singapore Police Force and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in their comments.They called on authorities to address the incident.“The dog needs to be immediately removed from the individual for its safety and needs to be examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible,” said SPCA executive director Dr Jaipal Singh Gill in response to headtopics.com
“No animal should ever be subject to such abuse, and a clear signal needs to be sent that this will not be tolerated in our society. The case has been referred to the authorities for urgent enforcement action.”The incident is said to have happened in Rivervale Crest Condo.Read more: The Independent »
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