For one thing, Singapore's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals released a statement roundly condemning the woman's dubious artistry.
"SPCA is strongly against such a practice and would advise pet owners to refrain from altering their pet's appearance in this way, because it is unnatural and unnecessary," the statement read.
"There are also potential side effects with no benefits to the animals. It can be physically harmful and subject the animal to stress in the process."
And then Singapore's Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) launched an official investigation.
"AVA is looking into the case to ensure that animal welfare is not compromised," the government agency told The Straits Times.
Owner Meng Jiang defended her actions, telling The Straits Times the dogs were dyed by a qualified groomer with the utmost safety and care in mind.
"Being cruel to a dog is locking it up all day so it gets no exercise," she wrote to the newspaper, "starving a dog to death, not cleaning up after it and letting it live in its own filth, being cruel to a dog is beating it, NOT dyeing your dog with 100 percent organic product."