JAIL, FINE FOR ABUS­ING PET DOG

IT engi­neer pleads guilty to vi­o­lently strik­ing dog

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PE­TAL­ING JAYA

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.

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