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An animal rights group has asked the public for information after a stray dog was found painted to look like a tiger.
The Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia - the Malaysia Animal Association - shared images that show a dog which has been painted with orange and black stripes, leaving it resembling one of the big cats (kind of).
The animal rights group wants people to come forward with information about the dog, hoping to lead to the culprit's arrest.
Posting on Facebook, the group said: "Help Animal Malaysia identify the location and who this animal belongs to.
"A mystery reward awaits those who come forward with complete information on the incident."
One user commented: "The dog's face is sad, such a shame."
Another replied saying: "The dog has to take a bath and have its coat shaved to get rid of all the chemicals. Sorry dog, remember the thug who did this to you."
It's not the first time we've seen a dog painted to look like a tiger. Last year, a farmer in India painted his dog like a tiger in an attempt to keep monkeys away from his coffee crop.
Srikanth Gowda, from a village called Nallur in Thirthahalli said he first tried placing soft toy tigers in his fields to frighten off the pesky monkeys, and this seemed to do the trick.
Inspired by the success of his first venture, Gowda then felt it was right to do one better, and roped in his Labrador Bulbul to help.
Slapping some dark hair dye onto Bulbul, Gowda turned his loyal dog into a makeshift tiger and sent him out into the fields.
Miraculously, this seemed to do the trick. Whether or not this was down to the fact there was a massive Labrador running wild at a bunch of monkeys, rather than the stripe effect itself is still up for debate.
Shivamogga: A farmer painted his dog to make it look like a tiger at Nallur village,Thirthahalli. Farmer's daughter says,'It was my father's idea to scare monkeys away. Earlier, monkeys used to destroy all our crops. Everyone in our village is replicating his idea." #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/oBH1rUlEUZ
- ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2019
Gowda told Asia News International at the time: "Earlier I used to bring soft toys from Goa and place them in my fields to scare away the monkeys. But in the long run, the colour of the toy used to fade and the monkeys would return to damaging the crop.
"I now take Bulbul to the fields twice a day - in the morning and evening. I have seen them running away at the sight of the dog.
"The monkeys now refrain from entering my plantations."
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