And this image greeted us:
This poor stray dog was bashed with a metal chain by a China Foreign worker who is here on a work permit. There have been a rising number of animal abuse in Singapore recently, and it is very disturbing to read about the condition the helpless animals were in. Some were alive when found, but had to be put to sleep because of the extent of the injury, some died immediately, and some were lucky enough to escape death and find a good home.
Luckily for this poor pup, another foreign worker saw the incident and stopped the cruel idiot, and sent this pup to an animal shelter to seek medical treatment.
I have sent an email to AVA, our local authorities to do something about it. All I got was a vague reply that they were investigating the case. Sometimes, the authorities don't do a lot of things, because they think that citizens don't really care about the outcome of these cases. There was a case of dog abuse where a Pomeranian died after being beaten and flung against the wall repeatedly. Up till now, the culprit is still at large, and apparently, the authorities have stopped investigations.
If it's possible, I would like to ask my fellow friends in blogville to drop an email to ask AVA (firstname.lastname@example.org) to take action on cases like these. There are many dog owners in Singapore, but there are many who cannot be bothered to find out, and forget about such cases, and the culprits get away scot-free.
PeeS: I'm sorry I have to start the new year with this post, but I thought the poor pup got a worst start than any of us, and he sure doesn't deserve it. On a side note, Happy New Year's, everyone!