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Penang Man Wins Bid to Sue After His 15-Year-Old Pet Died in The Hands of The City’s Dog Catchers

today12 November 2021

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(source: The Star)

Most dog owners will tell you that their dog is a family member. And having a faithful dog at home gives us a listening ear, a warm paw to hold, and even strong legs to run beside. You could say, many owners will defend their dogs ’til the end.

Just today (12 Nov), a Penang man who lost his pet dog, Butcho to city council dog catchers in 2018, and later found it dead, will finally have his suit against the council heard following a decision by the appeals court.

Chendeladevan Kuppusamy, 52, sued the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) for negligence resulting in his 15-year-old mongrel’s death after it had been captured along Batu Ferringhi beach.

The sessions court dismissed his application on technical grounds, supporting MBPP’s claim that the dog was unlicensed when it was caught.

However, Chendeladevan claimed that his dog had been licenced since 2014, with a prominent dog tag visible to beachgoers who saw…

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Written by: Karissa Lund