An activist rescue group in Malaysia is offering a reward after a street dog was found painted like a tiger.
Facebook commentators on the Animal Malaysia site noted that the dog might need to have its coat shaved to get rid of the chemicals used.
It’s not clear how the dog was painted or what kind of dyes were used. But paint can irritate a dog’s skin and mucous membranes.
Ingesting or inhaling paints can cause considerable harm to animals. Furthermore, even if the dye is non-toxic, dyeing is very unnatural. It can cause a dog extreme stress and psychological distress to be forced to sit for hours while being painted.
Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia – Malaysia Animal Association/Facebook is calling for anyone with information to let authorities know.