A maid in Singapore, who had been abusing her employer’s pet husky, was caught on video by a neighbor who had been hearing whining and crying sounds from what sounded like a dog for nearly a week. In a Facebook post, that almost immediately went viral as soon as the accompanying video was posted, Yeow Min Quan, the dog owner’s neighbor, described the disturbing situation.
According to Coconuts Singapore, the woman was seen manhandling the limp dog; slamming its head against the patio and then hitting it with one of the dog’s metal bowls. The dog appeared to be lying nearly helpless on the ground; he seemed weak and unable to defend himself against the woman’s cruel handling. He had a dressing on one of its legs.
Subsequent information has detailed the owners of the dog had been out of town. According to Quan, the owners have since returned and are now “handling it.”
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and the SPCA have launched an investigation.
“We will take the necessary enforcement action against anyone who has committed an act of animal cruelty and will not hesitate to press for a deterrent sentence, if warranted,” noted the AVA in a statement. “Individuals found guilty of animal abuse could face a fine of up to $S15,000 and 18 months in jail for their first offense.”
Anyone with information on this case (e.g. photographic or video evidence, witnesses, etc) can contact AVA at 1800-476-1600.
The heartbreaking video of the woman abusing the dog, as the husky cries, can be viewed here.
(Photos FB screen grabs from video)
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