Man charged with killing pet dog
An odd-job worker who allegedly killed his pet dog by strangling and stabbing it was yesterday charged in court with animal cruelty.
Chong Choom Kiat, 39, is accused of ill-treating the female maltese by strangling it with a cloth and a dog leash.
He also used a knife to stab the dog at his Hougang Avenue 8 flat between 4pm and 5pm on Oct 30 last year.
He faces a second charge of keeping the dog, about three months old, without a valid Agri-Food and Veterinary dog licence on or before Oct 30 last year.
If convicted of animal cruelty, he can be fined up to $15,000 and/or jailed up to 18 months.
The maximum penalty for the second charge is a fine of $5,000.
The case will be mentioned on March 1. - THE STRAITS TIMES