Friday, April 15, 2011

How did AVA staff restrain the dog?

Straits Times Forum

Apr 14, 2011
How did AVA staff restrain the dog?
IT IS alarming that such an incident ('Pet dog's death at AVA centre raises worrying questions'; last Saturday) could happen on the premises of the very authority which is purported to be the body enforcing and promoting responsible care for pets.
By what means was Mrs Isabel Motyka's dog 'forcefully restrained by the neck'? Bearing in mind that the site of the injection of the microchip is at the neck, was this the appropriate manner of restraint?
When the dog was in physical distress, why did the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) staff not wait until the dog had calmed down before attempting the procedure again? Why did AVA staff not allow the owner to assist in calming the dog? This is a common practice in all vet clinics.
Adeline Ang (Ms)

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