We just came across a really shocking video – of a Singapore maid heartlessly abusing and hitting a poor dog.
The incident was brought to light by neighbour and Facebook user Yeow Min Quan, who was troubled by the dog’s moans and yelps. When the distressing cries didn’t seem to subside even after a week, he decided to check out. What he discovered was shocking – the dog was being abused and ill-treated by the maid.
Singapore maid abuses pet
Yeow made out that the owners were not in town, so he posted a video on Facebook of what the maid did to the pet husky.
In the heart-wrenching video, the maid can be seen slamming the dog to the floor. At one point, she even hits it with a metal feeding bowl.
The poor dog is heard whining, and looks too weak to retaliate…
In an update today, Yeow posted that the owners are back in town and were made aware of the situation. Reports have also been made to the relevant authorities. The original Facebook has been taken down on the owners’ request.
Meanwhile, according to Channel NewsAsia, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are now investigating the case.
AVA said, “Members of the public who have information on this case (e.g. photographic or video evidence, witnesses, etc) can contact AVA at 1800-476-1600. All information will be kept in strict confidence.”
This is a very sad case and reminds us to be more responsible. We should also make sure that our maids are sufficiently trained in looking after pets.
It is also important to draw up a list of chores. Let your maid know in advance what she is, and isn’t required to do. And if she is comfortable with being around pets.
Over-worked and over-stressed maids are more likely to take their frustrations out on helpless beings…
Animal owners, please note, in Singapore, anyone convicted of animal cruelty faces a fine of up to S$15,000 and 18 months in jail for a first offence.
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