Pet dog shot dead while looking for chicken with owner

Killing blow: An X-ray showing where the slug is lodged.

IPOH: A tailor out looking for her missing chicken, with her pet dog, had the most terrifying experience when someone shot the canine which died a few hours later.

Chong Kwai Siew, 46, said the incident on Saturday happened just 100m away from her tailoring shop at Kampung Lintang, Batu 8, in Tanjung Rambutan.

She said her dog, named Xiao Ju, was shot by an unknown person at about 1.30pm before dying at 5pm the same day.

My dog and I ran away from the area after hearing the gunshot, she said.

“When I reached my shop, I realised that my dog had been shot, ” she said when contacted yesterday.

Chong said she then panicked and started calling veterinarians for help.

“Most of the clinics were closed, and no X-ray machines were available, and only managed to get an X-ray on Sunday, which showed a bullet still lodged in the body.

“I managed to go to one clinic on the day of the incident, but without a proper X-ray, nothing much could be done, except for medication, ” she said.

A police report has been lodged at the Tanjung Rambutan station.

Chong has taken the dog to the state Veterinary Department for a post-mortem.

“I hope the person responsible will be caught, as he could have hurt me as well.

“It is so dangerous that a person is roaming freely with a weapon, and can just shoot whenever, ” she said.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz confirmed the case and said investigations were underway.

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