Singapore's Law and Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam and his wife ended up taking home a pup on Saturday after attending the Animal Welfare Symposium at Chong Pang Community Club.
Mr Shanmugam and his wife Seetha were visiting the booths set up by animal welfare groups when they saw the 2 and 1/2-months -old pup.
According to The Straits Times, the pup belonged to a litter of four that had been rescued from an industrial estate in the Sungei Kadut area earlier this month.
The other three pups have been adopted, along with a third one. The two had had their tails cut off and their wounds were infected with maggots, said Ms Malina Tjhin of Save Our Street Dogs, a dog rescue group.