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Dognapping ...in Singapore

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 18 Oct 2015 1:33 pm

So I'm watching Season 7, Episode 1 of Seinfeld. They kidnap a dog that won't stop barking. I wish we had a dognapping service in Singapore. How illegal could it be? As I type this I can hear the mutty terrier on level 3 yapping... still.... for 3 hours straight.
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Re: Dognapping ...in Singapore

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 18 Oct 2015 1:35 pm

Some answers:

Domestic animals and pets are illegal to kill if they are killed inhumanely. You can put down a sick dog or cat and it is legal. The torture part is disturbing and illegal for social policy reasons obviously! If someone kills someone else's domestic animal or pet, they can also be sued civilly for trespass to chattel or conversion. Probably conversion if the animal is dead.

Conversion is when the owner is either deprived of their chattel permanently or for a significant amount of time, or if the chattel is no longer usable or cannot be restored to its original condition. Pets are classified as chattels, i.e property.
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Re: Dognapping ...in Singapore

Postby JR8 » Sun, 18 Oct 2015 2:33 pm

Our ex neighbour had a dog that barked for hours a day. Sometimes it barked so much they threw it out into the lift lobby for hours at a time. I don't blame the dog. The household had 3 children and I think the dog simply became nervous/agitated at ever being left alone.

Anyway, one time I dog-napped it and kept it for a good part of a day (it seemed happy enough, at least happier than the terrified bag of nerves it was when I found it). Initially I genuinely didn't know who's dog it was, or what to do with it! Long story short I returned it in the pm. By then the dog knew my voice as I'd stopped it barking a couple of times too (the Cesar Milan method works very well on all but the looniest dogs IME). So when/if it started barking again in future all I had to do was open our front door an inch and go 'Schttt!' and the neighbours dog would hear me and stop barking.... hehehe

Odds on PNG the dog in your scenario is similar. Used to be being considered a toy/play-thing and never left alone when there are people at home. Such that when people are out it is pretty much having fits of anxiety/panic. It's tricky knowing how to deal with it when a SGn solution to a dog you've made dysfunctional, is that when it becomes a problem [i.e. to others] to then deal with the symptom [getting the dog 'debarked'] rather than addressing the cause.
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Re: Dognapping ...in Singapore

Postby kaseyma » Sun, 18 Oct 2015 2:54 pm

PNGMK wrote:As I type this I can hear the mutty terrier on level 3 yapping... still.... for 3 hours straight.

Are there any house rules in your building regarding this?
Maybe you can get the management to harass the owners.


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