26 May '11, 6am

Adopt-a-pet scam riles animal lovers

Adopt-a-pet scam riles animal lovers

SINGAPORE - A 13-year-old secondary school student has caused a furore among animal activists for adopting pedigree dogs and then selling them for pocket money. He pretended to be a grieving dog owner and approached pet owners online to let him adopt their pedigree toy dogs. The boy would tell them that their dogs reminded him of his dog which had just died. Student adopts pedigree dogs, then sells them Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: Alycia Yee) He would then sell the dogs online for a tidy profit. Found out The student's scam was found out after a pet owner who had given her dog to him called him to ask how her dog was doing. He told the owner, a 39-year-old administrator named L.S. Zhang, that the dog had run away. Doubting the story, she called the police and lodged a report. RELATED STORIES Security in Bukit Panjang ramped up Man treats dog as punching bag Woman h...

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