Stray dog killed with unapproved trap, AVA to take action

A stray dog was killed during a dog control operation in Ang Mo Kio, said the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Friday. -- PHOTO: SG DOGSLOVER
A stray dog was killed during a dog control operation in Ang Mo Kio, said the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Friday. -- PHOTO: SG DOGSLOVER

SINGAPORE - A stray dog was killed during a dog control operation in Ang Mo Kio, said the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Friday.

Action had been taken following complaints about stray dogs in the area, it said.

AVA said that it was informed by its contractor on Thursday night that the dog had been killed. Investigations showed that the trap used by the contractor had been modified and was not approved for use in stray dog control operations.

The contractor also did not monitor the trap, a requirement to ensure that any trapped animal was removed quickly.

AVA will be taking enforcement action against the contractor.