Image source from AVA FB Page.
A 23-year-old man was charged in court with abusing a dog. Gerald Kok Zhin Oi was in court after being found mistreating a dog in at a Toa Payoh HDB.
It has been reported that he used the cushion from a sofa to hit the dog multiple times. The dog was hit 10 times in 15minutes. The dog was also hit by clothes hanger and being flung to the corner of a bed.
According to AVA, AVA takes animal abuse seriously and will not hesitate to take action against anyone that has been found to committing such crimes.
AVA FB Post Below
CHARGED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY! – A 23-year-old man has been charged in court today with animal cruelty. After being alerted to a case of animal abuse, our investigations found that the man had abused the dog on seven different occasions between Jul – Dec 2016. The last case of abuse happened on 25 Dec and resulted in the dog’s death.
We take a stern view of animal cruelty and will not hesitate to take enforcement action against any person or organisation found to have committed acts of animal cruelty. We will press for deterrent sentences if warranted.
Individuals who commit animal cruelty are liable to a maximum fine of $15,000 and/or 18 months jail term for first convictions. Members of the public can contact AVA at 1800-476-1600 to report cases of animal cruelty.