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by nicholas cheng
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have wrapped up their investigations in the case where an army officer shot two arrows at a stray dog which died yesterday after suffering from severe tick fever.
Kajang OCPD ACP Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab said papers had been forwarded to Bukit Aman, although he doubted whether the suspect would be charged.
“He claimed it was in self-defence, saying the dog was trying to enter the house and he did it to protect his children. It is up to the DPP (Deputy Public Prosecutor) to take up the case against the man,” ACP Abdul Rashid told reporters at the handing over ceremony at Serdang police headquarters.
He clarified that it was not illegal to own bow and arrows, as a licence for the weapon was not required. However, it was illegal to carry it around in public.
The suspect is alleged to have fired two arrows at the dog outside his house in Taman Sinaran, Taming Jaya on Tuesday night.
The veterinarian treating the dog said it was already sick when brought in and was anaemic, with only a quarter of the normal level of blood a dog should have.
Allan Choong, the man who found the Rottweiler outside his neighbour’s home and rushed it to the veterinarian, described the dog as weak at the time.
“She wasn’t barking or growling,” the 29-year-old project manager said.
After hearing of the dog’s death yesterday, Choong was at the veterinary clinic in Subang Jaya yesterday to see it for the last time.
Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) project manager Melinda Joy Gomez said the canine welfare group was considering possible legal action against the man.
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