Condo manager busted for animal cruelty

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A condominium manager was arrested for allegedly beating a stray dog.

Tawat Pinyibyok, 50, was taken into custody by police and soldiers July 13, a day after being questioned and released for the abuse of a black stray dog found lying on the grounds of the Pattaya City Resort Condominium.

Tawat said he repeatedly has called city hall to deal with about 100 stray dogs that have created a nuisance at the property where he works as the juristic person. After dogs scattered trash around the condo, he and several building workers collected up a number of dogs and put them in individual bags.

During the process, one dog escaped its bag and Tawat subdued the animal with a stick, police said.

He was charged with animal cruelty. The dog incurred 2,000 baht in injuries, the cost for which was picked up by dog lovers who heard about the case.

Tawat Pinyibyok (inset) and several building workers were arrested and charged with animal cruelty.Tawat Pinyibyok (inset) and several building workers were arrested and charged with animal cruelty.