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    May 24, 2016

    Man caught on camera abusing dog, AVA probing

    THE Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is probing a case of alleged animal abuse after a man was caught on camera hitting, kicking and lifting a dog by its leash.

    The incident, which was filmed and uploaded on Facebook by user Maimunah Mohadi yesterday, has sparked outrage online. The Facebook post has since been shared close to 7,000 times.

    In two separate videos, the bare-chested man is seen at the back of a house with three dogs, including a black and white husky on a leash.

    He is seen delivering a blow to the husky's head before lifting it up briefly by its neck in mid-air.

    He also aimed at least two kicks to the sides of its head.

    While the location of where the incident took place was not disclosed, The Straits Times understands that it took place at a terrace house at Jalan Loyang Besar in Pasir Ris.

    In response to media queries, an AVA spokesman said it was investigating the case.

    The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said it was alerted to the video after a complaint was sent via its online portal yesterday.

    The AVA was subsequently informed, said an SPCA spokesman.