JAIL, FINE FOR ABUSING PET DOG
IT engineer pleads guilty to violently striking dog
AN IT engineer, who had abused his pet dog, was sentenced to a month’s jail and fined RM5,000 by the magistrate’s court here yesterday. Magistrate Mohd Azali Ibrahim sentenced Loo Kah Ann, 28, after he pleaded guilty to the offence.
The court also ordered for the dog to be handed over to the Veterinary Services Department.
Loo was charged with violently striking and causing hurt to his female Pomeranian at Block C23-13A, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana, here, at 8.30pm on Aug 17 last year.
The charge under Section 44 (1) (a) of the Animal Act 1953 (Revised 2006) carries a maximum fine of RM50,000 or imprisonment of up to a year or both, if convicted.
“I was just mad and could not control my emotions when the dog peed and pooped,” Loo said, when pleading for a lenient sentence.
Loo had brought the dog to a veterinary clinic here for treatment.
The clinic, however, found that the dog had been abused and reported it to the department.
Prosecuting officer from the department Mohd Faiz Ajis prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented.