5 Dogs Were Found Dead In Rawang After Allegedly Being Poisoned

"Murdering these dogs is not humane, we should instead plan for their relocation."

Cover image via Malaysia Animal Association/Facebook

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Five stray dogs were found dead in Bandar Tasik Puteri, Rawang yesterday, 13 November, by the Malaysian Animal Association (MAA).

They believe the dogs were poisoned by residents living in the area.

MAA posted photos of the dead strays on their Facebook page while sternly warning the public that animal abuse is a criminal offence punishable by law.

MAA president Arie Dwi Andika found vomit and blood at the mouths of the dogs when he was alerted of the incident yesterday morning

"This led us to believe that they were poisoned," he told The Star.

"The MAA will lodge a report with the Veterinary Services Department for further action."

In the Facebook post, MAA suggested more humane methods in managing the inconvenience of stray animals

"This incident should be a lesson for the younger generation to never take the easy way out. Dealing with these living creatures is a shared responsibility," they said.

"Murdering these dogs is not humane, we should instead plan for their relocation."

"A civilised method would be to contact the local authorities," they advised.

"However, keep in mind, this depends on their manpower and facilities to help."

The association also pointed out that animals in the country are protected and monitored by the Animal Welfare Act 2015 and Animal Welfare Board.

They also urged anyone with information about the matter to come forward

"Send a message through WhatsApp to the MAA at 011-20901097. Do not be afraid. We will make sure your identity is kept confidential," they assured.

"Together, we can put these cruel perpetrators in jail."

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