Owner of killer dog could face charges, says MPSJ
KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The owner of a pit bull, which attacked and killed a septuagenarian in Subang Jaya yesterday, can be prosecuted despite the canine having a licence.
Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) deputy corporate director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said, although the dog had a licence, the onus was on its owner to abide by the conditions imposed by MPSJ.
The conditions come under the MPSJ Law on Licensing of Dogs and Dog Breeding House 2012.
“Among others, owners cannot allow dogs to go free but must put them on a leash and under control when outside their premises,” Azfarizal said in a statement today.
He said, if the owners were found to be negligent, they could be compounded for RM1,000 and the dogs seized.
Azfarizal said the dog involved in the fatal attack has been seized by the Selangor Veterinary Services Department to facilitate investigations.
Yesterday, Yip Sun Wah, 74, was jogging when he was attacked by a male pit bull belonging to a neighbour on Jalan 19/5E, SS19 Subang Jaya. Yip died on the spot. — Bernama