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Former owner of a dog laments about it being put to sleep by new owners despite its good health

Loki was a perfectly healthy dog but Mr Theng was told that the dog had bitten a girl and the owners were worried as the couple had just had a baby

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A Facebook user posted news yesterday about a dog that he had given up for adoption.

Loki, a soon-to-be 3 year old puppy, had been re-homed 2.5 years ago. Mr Theng, its former owner had received the news on May 6 that Loki had been put down. According to Mr Theng, Loki was a perfectly healthy dog but he was told that the dog had bitten a girl and the new owners were worried as the couple had just had a baby. The owners also told Mr Theng that they tried re-homing Loki but were unsuccessful.

Mr Theng questioned the couple’s commitment when adopting the dog in the first place, asking why had they not engaged a dog trainer in the past nine months or return Loki to them so that they could find him a new home.

He also used his post to apologise to Loki for handing him over to the wrong home, ending his post with a message to the couple saying that one day when their child asks for a pet dog, they will remember Loki and should never get one.

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Netizens were outraged with the treatment of the dog, some questioning the ethics of the veterinarians involved in the process.

Back in Oct 2013, there was a similar case of an adopted dog being euthanized for being aggressive to its owners. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore stepped in to issue a clarification of euthanasia guidelines for vets after a public outcry back then.

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