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Winning freedom for chained dogs

According to the AVA, chaining or tethering a dog is in itself not an offence. To determine whether there is an offence, it assesses cases in totality, taking into account how the dog is chained, its history, whether it is given food, water and adequ
Two caged dogs outside a factory in Bedok, with a metal sheet as the only shelter from the sun. While such dogs are often not mistreated or abused in the conventional sense, it is just as cruel to keep a dog - a social animal - chained up or caged for more than a couple of hours at a time, with little access to food, water or affection, an advocacy group noted.ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM
According to the AVA, chaining or tethering a dog is in itself not an offence. To determine whether there is an offence, it assesses cases in totality, taking into account how the dog is chained, its history, whether it is given food, water and adequ
According to the AVA, chaining or tethering a dog is in itself not an offence. To determine whether there is an offence, it assesses cases in totality, taking into account how the dog is chained, its history, whether it is given food, water and adequate shelter, its health condition, overall living environment and other factors.ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM

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Ms Lee Pin was six years old when she first encountered a chained dog.

A relative had kept an adopted mongrel permanently tied up under a metal rack holding sacks of rice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2018, with the headline 'Winning freedom for chained dogs'. Print Edition | Subscribe