Maltese Dog Dies After Being Left Outside Toa Payoh Pet Shop, SPCA Offers $1,000 For Information

“Severely Neglected” Maltese Dog Dies A Day After Being Abandoned

No parent would leave their child to fend for themselves, and the same should apply to pets too.

Yet on 31 May, a “severely neglected” Maltese dog was left abandoned in a basket outside a Toa Payoh pet store. Despite receiving veterinary care, the dog passed away the next day.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) took to Facebook yesterday (3 Jun) to appeal for information on the case.


Maltese dog abandoned at Toa Payoh pet shop

According to the post, the male dog – likely a Maltese – was left in a blue basket outside Pet Lovers Centre at Block 177 Toa Payoh Central.


The incident apparently occurred on 31 May at around 9.30am.

Image courtesy of SPCA

Sadly, the “severely neglected” dog passed away the next day, despite receiving treatment from a vet.

Image courtesy of SPCA

SPCA post states that the dog’s appearance suggests that he has been “neglected for some time” prior to the abandonment.

They are currently offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the prosecution of the person responsible.

Information can be submitted through SPCA’s 24-hour hotline at 6287 5355 or via email at

Those found guilty of animal cruelty may face a jail term of up to 18 months, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.

Hope person responsible will be brought to justice

We are truly disturbed by the abhorrent act that led to the death of the Maltese.

If you have any information that would help identify the person responsible for this, please reach out to the SPCA.

No living creature deserves treatment like this and we hope justice will be served swiftly.

If you are considering adopting a furkid, SPCA has recently launched an adoption gallery with adorable companions of all breeds and sizes.


Featured image adapted from SPCA and Google Maps

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