KLANG: Poultry farm owner Rajes Donarow was having a cup of tea while sitting outside his home last Saturday when he saw something that shocked him to the core.
A dog, which was chained to the back of a moving car, was being dragged on the road and the driver was none other than a fellow villager who owns a durian plantation and a landscaping business, said Rajes.
“The dog’s paws were bleeding and it had collapsed and the gravel was also scraping its chest while the man continued driving,” he said.
Rajes, who lives in Kampung Sri Parit in Lukut, Port Dickson, gave chase on his motorbike and signalled the driver to stop but the latter ignored him.
“I then overtook the car, blocked it and pulled the key out of the ignition.
“I asked him why he was dragging the dog in such a cruel manner instead of using the lorry or four-wheel drive that he owns.
“He said he was moving the dog to his other plantation about 2km away and claimed that the canine did not want to get onto the lorry but when I unchained it, the bleeding dog immediately jumped into his car,” he added.
Rajes called the police and by then, many passers-by had surrounded the man and his badly injured dog.
Policemen who arrived at the scene asked both Rajes and the dog owner to make police reports.
“I was also advised to take the matter to the Veterinary Services Department,” said Rajes.
He believes the dog might have succumbed to its injuries given that it was bleeding profusely.
When contacted, an officer from the Lukut district police headquarters confirmed that both men had lodged reports over the matter.