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Lockdown Diaries: SPCA staffer in the dog-box

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She’s still talking diet and worms, but Eliza is already firmly on the back seat, tongue wagging.


22 May 2020
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Lockdown Diaries: SPCA staffer in the dog-box

New tricks for old dogs: Wearable gadgets allow pet owners to see how much their animals exercise, sleep, or even relieve themselves. AFP/File/MIGUEL MEDINA

I’m not an animal abuser after all. The local SPCA gave me back my “neglected” old lady, Eliza – still thin, still walking her funny walk with her six toes on every paw. The only difference is a gaping sore on her nose; we’d like to think from constantly looking out for us through her wire cage. And that breaks my heart. For more than a month since the arrogant constable-inspector ripped her away from us “because look at the pain she is in”, I had exactly that vision. And they won’t know my old dog freaks out during our...

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