A Facebook post on Voices For Animals (VFA) has brought the public to attention of dog abandonment – altogether 18 pedigree dogs in two days.
In a post yesterday, the animal welfare group said 16 dogs were abandoned in 24 hours in different parts of Singapore such as Yishun, Sengkang, Serangoon, Tampines and Petir Road.
A Channel NewsAsia report today said the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) also “took in eight small pedigree dogs in the last 48 hours, including poodles and poodle crosses”.
In The Straits Times report, SPCA’s acting executive director Dr Jaipal Singh Gill said the the dogs showed signs of having the same owner. He said they have similar skin problems, were groomed in the same way and had long nails.
Animal activist Mr Derrick Tan, 35, of VFA also said in The Straits Times report that the dogs “smelled bad, had long nails and skin issues”.
Comments on VFA’s Facebook posts speculated that person who abandoned the dogs could have been a breeder.
Mr Tan said in The Straits Times report that a suspect has been traced who had told him the dogs were abandoned all over the island in the hopes for them to get adopted.
The Straits Times reported that Mr Tan said all the dogs have been accounted for. Most of them are with VFA while others are with the SPCA and one is with Animal Lovers League, another animal welfare group.
Channel NewsAsia reported that Dr Gill said that six of the eight dogs with SPCA have microchips and SPCA is tracing the identities of these owners, if possible.
SPCA has also made a report to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA).