THE HOUSE IS BIG BUT THE HEART IS SMALL..
Concerned public members have reported to both AVA and SPCA between 2012 – 2014. The owner has promised SPCA to let the dog roam freely but revert to caging the dog after a few months. So how do the authorities handle such repeat offenders? From 2012 to 2016..this poor dog has not gotten the reprieve that it needs despite three visits from both SPCA/ AVA.
With AVA getting involved AGAIN, we hope that we will not be getting the standard template answer that: caging is LEGAL IN SINGAPORE. CAN WE ACCEPT SUCH EXPLANATIONS? What exactly went wrong when the authorities met up with the owner previously – AT LEAST THREE TIMES ? Why can’t the authorities be tougher on these people who have exhibited blatant disregard??Why wasn’t there proper follow up to ensure that the dog’s living conditions will NOT be compromised again??? This is why we strongly believed that many times, the advice of getting the dog a bigger cage or lengthening the chain is NOT a sustainable solution.
During our visits, the dog was confined in a small cage that does not allow it to jump and in both instances, the dog was denied of water source.
Due to a recent unsuccessful visit by SPCA which probably alerted the owner, the dog has been removed from the cage. The SPCA officer visited the house TWICE but the owner did not answer to her despite the officer shouting to get someone to attend to her and ringing the door bell. Since we lost visibility of the dog, the only way to ensure that the dog is safe is when AVA and the POLICE visit the owner to check on the dog. And the bigger issue is: WHAT WILL AVA DO NEXT? WHAT KIND OF OUTCOME CAN WE EXPECT FROM AVA? Our animals are voiceless. They only have us to help. Please please SHARE their plights and REPORT to AVA.