Woman fined $2,500 for letting her pet dog starve: AVA

The female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was found emaciated in this undated photo. (PHOTO: AVA)

A 41-year-old woman was fined $2,500 on Wednesday (29 August) for letting her pet dog starve, said the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).

Rosario Janie Foong was found to have failed in providing her pet dog, a female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, with “adequate and suitable food and water” after investigations by the AVA.

The authority was following up on feedback received in July 2017 about “an emaciated dog”.

For her offence, Foong could have faced a fine of up to $10,000 and/or a maximum jail term of 12 months for a first conviction.

“The public should promptly report cases of animal welfare to AVA via our 24-hour hotline, 1800-476-1600 or via our website,” said the AVA. “Providing photographic and/or video-graphic evidence will help us in our investigations.”

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