An animal welfare organization has asked the public for information after the discovery of a stray dog painted like a tiger.
Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia – the Malaysian Animal Association – shared images showing a dog painted with orange and black stripes, making it look like a tiger.
The animal welfare organization asks if people can share information about the dog, in the hope that it could lead to the arrest of the perpetrator.
The group posted on Facebook and wrote: “Help Malaysia Animal identify the location and who owns this animal. A mysterious reward awaits those who show up with full information about the incident.”
People reacted with indignation to what was done to the dog. One user commented: “The dog’s face is sad, so sad.”
Another responded and said, “The dog should take a bath and have the coat shaved to remove all the chemicals.”
Some users think this was done on purpose to deter real tigers. The theory is that another tiger will scare them, because they are solitary animals. But will a huge tiger be deterred by a skinny stray dog? And if that’s the reason, wouldn’t a local animal welfare organization know?