26 May '11, 11am

Boy, 13, adopts dogs for free then sells them for pocket money, has activists worked up over his scheme #singapore

Elmo, a Yorkshire terrier, was rescued recently by activists from non-profit animal welfare group Zeus Communications. They bought the dog for $300 from the 13-year-old boy, who had been keeping it in a small cage outside his HDB flat. -- PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ALYCIA YEE View more photos A 13-YEAR-OLD secondary school student has gotten animal activists worked up over his scheme to adopt dogs for free, only to later sell them for pocket money. With his baby face and glib tongue, he has cast himself as a grieving dog owner and approached several pet owners online, pleading with them to let him adopt their pedigree toy dogs. To milk their sympathy, he would remark that their dogs reminded him of his dog which had just died. But as soon as he received the dogs, he would go into businessman mode, putting them up for sale online and raking in a handsome profit. He told The Strait...

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