Left by a dog trainer in the trunk of a car for an hour and a half, 2 bulldogs later died of heat stress

Mr. Andy Dinesh, Prosecutor for the National Parks Board (Parks), Thursday pointed out in court that since Sim is a dog trainer, she needs to be held to a higher level of care than the average person when it comes to handling pets.

He said it was too bad she left the dogs in the car out of oversight, but it was NParks’ view that a high level of professionalism and care should be maintained in the industry.

This was especially the case for an accredited trainer like Sim.

By way of mitigation, defense attorney Clement Julien Tan of the law firm Selvam LLC said that before incident, Sim had performed her duties to the dogs professionally and with care and concern for 2.5 months.

He also said that WhatsApp messages between Sim and bulldog owner and a positive review by the same owner on social media indicated a high level of satisfaction with Sim’s service.

Mr Tan said that at the time of the incident, Sim was not distracted by a frivolous social media post, but by a post regarding the welfare of a dog she had trained.

His action of leaving the two bulldogs in the car was due to an oversight, which afflicts “even the best of us”, he added. added.

Sim immediately apologized in person to the dog’s owner the same day and the next day. Her too handed over an undisclosed award, as a sign of remorse, the defense attorney said.

Urging the court not to disqualify his license to train dogs, Mr Tan pointed out out that she formed more … than 200 dogs before the incident and 45 dogs after thisreceiving many positive testimonials and no complaints.

This work provides a main source of income for her and it depends on this to support himself and his two elderly parents, he said.

Sim is due in court again on June 1 to receive his sentencing.

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