Hutton Asia was inundated with negative reviews in its Facebook yesterday after netizens speculated that the woman who hit a dog with a car and later ran is an agent at the real estate agency. In responding to such reviews, representatives from Huttons Asia met with representatives of Animal Lovers’ League (ALL) and assured ALL that they do not condone such acts of cruelty to animals as it is not in-line with their corporate values.
“This applies regardless of whether such incidents occur inside or outside their capacity of work,” the real estate agency said.
Both Huttons Asia and ALL said that at least two police reports have been made on the incident. One is by the owner of the car which hit the dog, to say that she was not driver of the car when the incident happened. The other, by a person who claimed that she was.
“If the Agent is found to be the driver involved in this incident, Huttons will take the necessary punitive measures against this individual,” Huttons Asia promised.
ALL urged its well-wishers to wait for the outcome of the police investigations.
ALL, a registered charity which is a shelter to about 700 abused and rescued dogs and cats on 23 Oct, appealed for information on the driver of a car which ran over their dog. The incident happened on 23 Oct at about 10.45am near 61 Pasir Ris Farmway 3.
ALL said in a Facebook post: “Two Witnesses asked her to stop and help them with the injured dog. The driver’s response was “F*** you. It’s only a dog,” and drove off. If you know who the woman driver is, please TEXT or whatsapp Cathy on 91546422.” The car plate number is: SJR9248E.
The animal shelter in saying that it would file a report on the incident with the Police as well as AVA, described the injured dog as a “really sweet dog who loves his pats and treats.”
The unfortunate event which happened just outside their shelter was witnessed by several volunteers.
“When the car ran him over, the wheel rolled over him and he was also hit several times by the mud guard as the driver didn’t stop, while he struggled under the car,” said ALL. The dog is currently being attended to by a vet.
The owner of the car that ran over a dog belonging to an animal shelter in Pasir Ris was identified as belonging to a 38-year-old woman living in Tampines. A commenter on All’s volunteer Lixin Tan’s Facebook post said that he paid the fee to extract the information using the car’s registration plate.
Facebook user Jessica Yeow said that the hit-and-run car owner is a real estate agent with Huttons Asia.
After Jessica’s post revealing where the hit-and-curse car owner worked went viral, Huttons Asia started getting massive negative reviews in its Facebook.