A CCTV footage of a Singaporean man brutally attacking a dog at Taman Melody in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong has gone viral.
Yesterday (Thursday, 6th April), animal welfare organisation Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) took to Facebook page to share the video of the incident. As at time of writing, the clip has garnered over 6,000 views.
In the video, the man can be seen riding his bicycle while the guard dog, said to be named Furby, excitedly runs towards him and barks, causing him to fall. The man then got up and ran over to the guardhouse to pick up the dog by the neck and beat it repeatedly.
At one point, the man, allegedly known as Tearproof owner Terry Yee Kok Chew, uses a crash helmet to hit the dog. At some moments, it was unclear what he was doing to the dog but he seemed to be strangling the dog at certain points. He even threatens a female security guard and a passerby when they try to stop him.
See the whole ordeal for yourself below:
After abusing Furby, he dumps him behind the guardhouse, picks up his bicycle, and leaves.
MDDB and many other enraged netizens filed police reports against the suspect. It has also been learn that officers from the Department of Veterinary Services have taken the wounded dog away for medical examination and X-ray. Furby has some internal injuries, but he can wag his tail and eat.
However, despite the fact that police reports have been filed against the suspect, the police said that the will not be taking action on the man.
According to NST, Serdang district police chief assistant Commissioner Megat Mohd Aminuddin said the police will not take action unless the dog owner files a report. “Police have been waiting for the dog owner to step forward and lodge a report. There is none. We found out that it’s a stray dog. So far, the security guard who witnessed the incident has also not lodged a report,” he said.
Meanwhile, in a Facebook comment, a user known as Rick Wai updated concerned netizens on Furby’s condition. “The dog is okay now. Thank god!” he wrote.
Animal cruelty is wrong, inhumane, and it has to be stopped. We hope that Furby will get well soon and that someone can give it a loving home.