According to The Star, police are looking for a man who was caught on camera allegedly drowning three cats at a self-service launderette in Desa Aman Puri, Kepong.
Gombak district police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe said they were informed about the incident when they received a report from a 39-year-old woman at 9.30 am, yesterday.
“The woman informed us of the incident when she came to the laundry to wash her clothes, but instead found three dead cats in three separate washing machines… The woman then contacted and reported the incident to the police,” he said in a statement.
Arifai said further investigation via closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed a man putting the three cats in the washing machines at 5.30am. The case has been referred to the Shah Alam Veterinary Office for further action under the Animal Welfare Act 2015.
In a Facebook post by Malaysian Animal Association, they raised concerns as there have been numerous incidents where cats are killed by using public washing machines. They also stated the importance of keeping the cat’s carcasses for evidence.
“The witness of the incident in Kepong was asked to keep the carcass of the cat until the DVS Regulatory Unit came to the scene to investigate… This proof is very important for a strong case and prosecution process. A maximum jail term of three years and a maximum fine of RM100,000 await the perpetrator according to the Animal Welfare Act 2015,” said the group of animal lovers.
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