Unhappy pet owners file police reports against pet hotel

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011

PETALING JAYA: About 20 pet owners filed police reports on Tuesday against Petknode Online Petstore accusing it of alleged cheating and breach of trust.

They filed the reports at the Police Headquarters here Tuesday evening.

This comes two days after about 300 cats were rescued after they were allegedly starved in a locked “pet hotel” where their owners had left them to be cared for over the Hari Raya holidays.

Police reported that, at least, nine had died due to lack of water and food.

Some pet owners with the help of the police had to break into the premises in Damansara Damai to rescue the cats.

Meanwhile, Petknode apologised for not taking care of the welfare of their customer's cats.

“We admit that the welfare of our customer's cats were abandoned,” said store owners only known as Shahrul and Yushairi in a note posted on their Facebook page.

They said they were shorthanded and regretted that they failed to get enough staff to help them take care of the centre.

More in The Star on Wednesday

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