Woman who retracted plea of guilt for neglecting 3 dogs convicted after trial

Woman who retracted plea of guilt for neglecting 3 dogs convicted after trial

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-24 22:10

A woman who previously retracted her plea of guilt for neglecting three dogs under her care was convicted on Wednesday (24 January) following a trial.

Chng Leng Khim, 44, was found guilty on three counts of failing to bring her dogs – a bull mastiff, a poodle and a chow chow – to a veterinarian, causing them unnecessary suffering, one count of failing to comply with a lawful demand by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and three counts of owning the dogs without licenses.

Chng’s three dogs were found sickly, tick-infested, and emaciated, after they were left behind by Chng, who had moved out of a rented property. Passing the verdict, District Judge Kessler Soh told the court that it was clear from photo evidences that the dogs were in a poor condition and should have been taken to a vet.

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