Singaporean man apologises for bashing up the guard dog in Puchong
The Puchong dog abuser, who was identified as Terry Yee, a Singaporean, has now expressed remorse over his actions last week. Speaking to The Star Online, Yee has apologised.
He says that he just "snapped" after being attacked by the dog on several occasions.
In an interview with The Star Online, Yee claimed to be an animal lover.
"I went overboard. I do apologise that I went overboard and hit the dog to the point I shouldn’t have. I love animals, but I just snapped that day. Saturday, I was attacked in the rain and lost my engagement ring. On Sunday, I got attacked again," he told The Star Online.
In his defence, Yee said that he had been attacked several times before he retaliated.
He now wants to help the dog he brutalised recover.
"I am very eager to see what I can do to help the dog recover and rehabilitate. I have nothing against the dog, I really don’t," he said.
Police now say action will be taken against Puchong dog abuser
Denying a report by NST on Friday that said there would be no action taken against the man who attacked a dog in Bandar Kinrara Puchong, Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias was quoted by The Star Online saying that the police are investigating the case and have interviewed the suspect.
"We interviewed the alleged abuser on Thursday night before a police report was lodged on the incident. We are also working with the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) on the case,” ACP Megat Mohd Aminuddin was quoted as saying by The Star.
According to The Star Online's report, ACP Megat has given the assurance that the case would be investigated from "all angles."
"We are talking with the DVS and all other parties before we decide on our next course of action," he told The Star Online.
Previously, NST had reported that police won't take any action against the man who bashed up the dog in Puchong
While a formal police report was filed against the man who bashed up the guard dog in Taman Melody, Bandar Kinrara in Puchong on the night of 2 April, there will be no police action against the man, said Serdang district police chief assistant Commissioner Megat Mohd Aminuddin.
According to Mohd Aminuddin, the police report lodged against the man is not by the dog owner. Therefore, unless the dog owner files a formal police complaint, the report will be deemed "good for reference purpose only".
"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 was quoted as saying by the NST.
A CCTV footage that's going viral on Facebook shows a man assaulting a guard dog at Taman Melody Bandar Kinrara in Puchong
According to the footage, posted on Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better's Facebook page earlier today, 6 April, the man was cycling into the area at around 8:49 pm on 2 April.
When he is at the guard house of the residential area, the guard dog gets excited seeing how the man was carrying his pet dog in the basket of his bicycle.
The guard dog manages to break his chain and runs towards the man, barking. While there's no physical contact between the dog and the bicycle, the man somehow loses his balance and falls off the bicycle.
The man gets up, picks his bicycles and chases after the guard. He grabs him at the guard room by his neck and picks him up angrily and starts punching the poor dog.
He even verbally assaults the female guard who tried to stop him from hurting the dog.
The man is adamant and refuses to listen to the female guard while punching the dog and even uses a crash helmet to repeatedly hit the poor animal. All this while the man's pet dog keeps barking.
After the man is done torturing the dog, he takes him behind the guard house while holding him by his neck and dumps him there
You can watch the complete CCTV footage below.
While a police report has been lodged, there has been no action from the police, according to Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue
The dog who was attacked is Furby and his owner's name is Mr. Shem A/l Gangathran.
According to the owner, the dog is currently with the Department of Veterinary Services and is safe. The owner will be following the case till there's justice and he hopes that the respective authorities will take action soon.