I was browsing through youtube for more videos about puppy mills when I stumbled across this video about Lily, a Italian Greyhound who was rescued from the puppy mill.
Just like any other puppy mill dogs, Lily had a tragic story of her own to tell, one so filled with despair that it has left her in shambles. What brought me to tears was what Lily‘s rescuer, Theresa, had to say to Lily‘s breeder.
Read the letter here.
A week ago, the doggie community was in uproar when someone witnessed a dog-beating incident at Sentosa. The dog in question was a Husky and the ‘attacker’ apparantly was an Ang Moh.
Netizens from the various forums began speculating what prompted the Ang Moh to hit the Husky with the intent of death.
“Perhaps it peed on the Ang Moh’s picnic basket“, “Maybe it ran off with the wifes’ bikini?“
The dog owner was seen cowering her body over the Husky to shield the dog from the assailant’s attacks.
Angry netizens began jumping to the dogs’ defense.
“Even if the Husky did something to him, does that give him the right to beat the dog with a stick?” one netizen commented.
Another netizen echoed the same sentiments “Even if the dog did anything, the Ang Moh should not have the right to cane the husky.“
Netizens who were slightly more cool-headed said that it’s best to get the full picture before commenting.
And this “full picture” was splashed across todays’ front page of The Newpapers with the headlines screaming, “TODDLER ATTACKED BY DOG ON SENTOSA BEACH”
See the news report here.
With the whole story out, netizens began singing a different tune.
One said, “I would rip open the Husky’s mouth if i have to do it. With or without the stick“, while another said, “I would have killed the dog AND the owner on the spot if I were the 3-year-old’s father“
Netizens began slamming the Husky‘s owner, blaming her for unleashing a ‘un-recallable’ dog in a public place thus causing the unpleasantness and putting other dogs and their owners in bad light. One netizen is now wary of getting dirty stares from the public when she brings her dog out for walks.
However, there are some netizens who were more worried about “the bigger storm brewing their way” after this incident. Would dogs be banned from the beaches in future? Would all dogs be required to be muzzled in public regardless of its’ breed?
“It takes just one bloody idiot to bring down the entire community” one netizen lament.
“My dog is NOT aggressive…” the owner of the Husky claims but the fact now is that her dog has indeed bitten off bits of a 3-year-old’s ear. Would saying sorry now help? The 3-year-old is now hurt (and probably emotionally scarred for life) whereas the dog will most likely be put to sleep by the authorities since it has attacked someone unprovoked.
All this due to one person’s stupidity.
According to the report, the owner is currently unemployed and unable to compensate the medical fees which comes close to $3K.
Is it worth it? Unleashing your dog at the expense of it’s life?
Singapore is already not a very dog-friendly place to begin with and it’s not helping the situation with this incident blown up by the media. I’m afraid that the public are going to have more misconceptions about dogs now.
Dogs are afterall, animals and we do not know when exactly their natural instincts would be aroused. By leashing up our dogs in public at all times, we are not restricting it’s movements but rather protecting our dogs from hurting others and from getting hurt by others.
I’ve edited my previous post.? I’ll consolidate all dogs related entries in another blog.?
Here are some of the dogs for adoption.? To know more about them, please click here.
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Have you seen the news last night?
In America, three 4-month old Chihuahua puppies were left at the SPCA by a backyard breeder. Their crime?
They had no front legs.
There were five puppies in this litter but three of them – Carmen, Venus and Pablo were ‘imperfect’. Nobody would probably pay the breeder good money for three Chihuahuas who had deformities thus, the
bloody kotex breeder dropped them off at the local SPCA which in turn pass them to the North Shore Animal League (NSAL).
Read what NSAL has to say about backyard breeding here.
What future awaits these puppies now? All these misfortune could have been prevented if only the
kotex breeder would take the time to read up more before breeding his dogs. More often than not, they didn’t realize that they are doing more harm than good when they venture into the breeding business because ultimately, the puppies are the ones who ended up paying the mistakes of the kotex breeder with their lives.