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Businessman fined $10k for failing to bring dog for treatment

Published on Apr 24, 2014 12:12 PM
 
Lim Soo Seng, fined $10,000 for not bring the dog to a veterinarian, even though it was severly emaciated. A businessman was handed the maximum fine of $10,000 on Thursday, April 24, 2014, for failing to bring his severely emaciated dog to a veterinarian for treatment. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A businessman was handed the maximum fine of $10,000 on Thursday for failing to bring his severely emaciated dog to a veterinarian for treatment.

The female crossed-breed dog died on May 17 last year, a day after it stopped eating.

Its owner, Lim Soo Seng, 76, pleaded guilty to unreasonably omitting to do an act by failing to bring the dog for treatment, causing it unnecessary suffering.

The offence occurred on or before last May 16 at Lim's home at Happy Avenue East near MacPherson Road.

 
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