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Man fined for abusing dog that was found malnourished and near death in a cage

Jun 03, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: A man left a dog he had adopted in a filthy cage placed in a room littered with dog excrement.

A second charge of keeping the dog at a fish farm without a licence was taken into consideration.

The court heard that Chan, who is also a Singapore permanent resident, adopted the male dog in 2017 and kept it at Dreamfish, a fish farm where he worked.

An examination found that the dog scored one out of nine in a body condition scale, the lowest next to death.

For not giving the dog adequate food and water, Chan could have been jailed for up to a year, fined up to S$10,000, or both.