08 Sep '11, 6am

Surgeon loses battle for custody of pet terrier after Court of Appeal, the highest court in the land, dismisses appeal

Surgeon loses battle for custody of pet terrier after Court of Appeal, the highest court in the land, dismisses appeal

Portrait of Connie Tan and her dog Sasha. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Selina Lum The court tussle between a surgeon and his ex-girlfriend over a pet terrier reached the highest court in the land on Thursday. But the three-judge Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by United States-based Dr Tan Kok Chye, 37, upholding a High Court decision that the dog will stay with Ms Connie Tan, 30, who lives here. 'The case should never have come to court at all,' said Justice Chao Hick Tin, adding that parties should apply good sense in resolving the dispute. Justice V. K. Rajah also said during the appeal hearing that the case seemed not to be about the dog but was a contest of wills. 'This is literally and figuratively a dog fight, without merit.'

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