13 Apr '11, 11pm

AVA says it is probing the death of a pet dog at its centre. @ACRES_SG @SPCA_SG

WE DEEPLY regret the incident cited by Mrs Isabel Motyka ('Pet dog's death at AVA centre raises worrying questions'; last Saturday) and extend our sincere sympathy to her and her family on the loss of their pet dog. We understand Mrs Motyka's concerns about the quality of care provided at the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority's (AVA) Centre for Animal Welfare and Control. We have processes in place at the centre to ensure that the animals are well looked after until they are claimed. Impounded animals are examined on arrival and provided with basic needs of food, water and a clean environment. The condition of all animals is checked daily. Mrs Motyka's pet dog had to be micro-chipped before we could release it to her to give it a unique identification number, which would come in useful to re-unite it with its owner in case it went missing again. As the dog was aggressive ...

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