06 Feb '12, 7am

Farmer fined for failing to take maggot-infested dog to vet

Farmer fined for failing to take maggot-infested dog to vet

Vegetable farmer Yong Chin Hon, 37, was fined $5,000 for failing to take a maggot-infested wounded dog to a veterinarian for treatment. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW By Elena Chong A vegetable farmer was fined $5,000 on Monday for failing to take a maggot-infested wounded dog to a veterinarian for treatment. Yong Chin Hon, 37, admitted to causing unnecessary suffering to a male cross-breed brown coloured dog at his farm at Lim Chu Kang Lane 1 on Aug 17 last year. Deputy Public Prosecutor Kumaresan Gohulabalan said following a tip-off, officers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) went to the farm that day and saw the dog with an extensive wound running along its spine. Yong claimed that the stray dog came to his farm three or four months earlier and he decided to keep it.

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