NParks: Alleged dog abuse case happened few years ago, topless man has been identified

Investigations are ongoing.

Zhangxin Zheng | July 18, 2020, 10:58 PM

A Facebook post has gone viral overnight showing videos of a topless man hitting a poodle repeatedly.

The poodle had its limbs tied up and was being flung in the air after being hit in its face and body.

On July 18 morning, SPCA, National Parks Board (NParks) and the Police were alerted to the case.

Executive Director of SPCA, Jaipal Singh Gill, also condemned the man's action as "appalling animal cruelty".

Later in the day, the police visited the unit where the alleged animal mistreatment had happened.

Alleged abuse happened a few years ago, dog has found new home

In response to Mothership's queries, the Group Director of Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS), NParks, Jessica Kwok confirmed that AVS is already investigating the case.

The man has been identified and preliminary investigations reveal that the videos were filmed a few years ago.

The AVS officers have also located the dog which has been adopted by another person after the videos were filmed.

The dog is now in good physical condition and is being well taken care of by its current owner.

"As investigations are ongoing, we ask the public to allow it to run its proper course. We thank the public for their concern over the dog’s safety," Kwok added.

Top photo via Brenda Tan's Facebook video screengrab