MALACCA: The National Parks and Wildlife Department has warned an odd-job worker for not taking good care of his monkeys in a house here.
The man, who was found to have two monkeys in addition to several dogs, was given the warning after the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued a maggot-infested, chained-up dog from the owner on Tuesday and tipped off the department over the monkeys.
“We ask the owner to clean up the monkeys' living environment.
“We checked and found that the owner is licensed to keep the monkeys,” said state Wildlife Department director Abdul Rahman Osman.
The maggot-infested dog was said to have been wounded in a fight with one of the monkeys.
The owner's wife said that her husband had picked the dog off the streets a month ago and wanted to train the animal as a hunting/game dog.
“The dog was quite well-fed and healthy. Then he got into a fight with the monkey and got hurt,” she said.