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Picture of peace: Tammy with her favourite toys before she was put down. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
“JUSTICE for Tammy” is what a group of indignant animal lovers in Singapore is calling for.
As a show of support for the seven-month-old mongrel which was put down for aggression, there was a flurry of activity on social media platform Facebook on Sunday night, when supporters updated their profile pictures with Tammy’s photo and the slogan.
Netizens were reacting to news that the dog had been put to sleep by its adopter of four months, Alison McElwee, on Oct 7.
McElwee had said the animal was aggressive and had bitten her and her two children. Tammy was put down at a veterinary clinic in Sunset Way.
The Animal Clinic’s managing director Lennie Lee said that “the dog exhibited escalating aggression” during four visits made to the vet from June 6 for routine vaccinations and treatments for skin problems, and that “professional judgment” was used when the vet “agreed with the owner’s request to put the dog to sleep”. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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