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‘Little Tiger’ Honoured For Its Diligence

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MELAKA – He took a few sniffs. And within 24 hours, he led the police to three men believed to have been involved in the death of a teenager. That’s Xiao Hu (which means Little Tiger), an eight-year-old German Shepherd from the K9 Unit of Melaka police. According to his handler L/Kpl Welster Amit, the…

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RM8,000 Fine For Whacking Dog With Crash Helmet

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PETALING JAYA – A Singapore businessman who repeatedly bashed a dog with a crash helmet and whose videoed cruel act went viral on social media, was today fined RM8,000 or eight months’ jail in default, by the Magistrate’s Court here. Magistrate Mohamad Ikhwan Mohd Nasir passed the sentence on Yee Kok Chew, 57, after he…

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Family: They Killed Our ‘Baby’

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SEREMBAN – A district council has come under fire for putting down a dog shortly after rescuing it from a drain. A family has lodged a police report against the Kuala Pilah District Council (MDKP) over the incident on Tuesday. They claimed that after pulling out the dog from the drain, three council personnel euthanised…

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Sibu To Be Tough With Irresponsible Dog Owners

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SIBU – The Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) is considering heavier penalties for dog owners who allow their pets to roam freely unleashed and cause a nuisance to the public. Its chairman, Datuk Tiong Thai King, said today the current fines imposed on dog owners to claim their impounded dogs were too small. Impounded dogs are…

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Singaporean Claims Trial To Dog Abuse Charge

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  PETALING JAYA – A Singapore businessman claimed trial for abusing a dog named Furby (pix) at the magistrate’s court here today. Yee Kok Chew, 57, claimed trial to hitting and abusing the brown and white mongrel and causing pain and suffering to the dog. He is alleged to have committed the offence at security…

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Police Raid Stall Selling Dog Meat

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SIBU – Police raided a food stall here yesterday and arrested the trader for allegedly slaughtering dogs and selling the meat. Sibu Police chief ACP Saiful Bahari Abdullah said the 54-year-old trader of the stall in Lorong Rambutan was picked up at 2.35 pm by a police team from the Intelligence and Operations Division of the Criminal Investigation Department. “The police also seized two pieces…

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Over 100 Stray Dogs Threaten Residnets

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ALOR SETAR – The residents of Taman Low Ju Huat and Taman Jaya Kami near Cowboy Market here, are getting anxious and uneasy with the presence of over 100 stray dogs at the housing areas. A resident of Taman Low Ju Huat, Mahadzir Hashim, 60, said the number of the stray dogs had grown since early this year and the dogs were making their houses as…

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Muslims Not Encouraged To Keep Dogs At Home

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KANGAR – Muslims are not encouraged to keep dogs in the house, according to Perlis Mufti, Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin. He said there was a hadith (saying) from Prophet Muhammad that deemed a dog’s lick as “najis” (unclean). “To avoid being licked by a dog which always has its tongue out, with the animal’s saliva regarded as unclean from the religious aspect and harmful, according to science, Islam forbids keeping…

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Muslims Must Understand Procedures And Restrictions On Rearing Dogs  

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YAN – Muslims in this country are urged to understand the procedure and limitations of rearing or holding a dog to avoid a confusion on the faith as well as the thinking and views among Muslims themselves. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said this was because the animal is categorised as ‘najis mughallazah’, namely, the heavy…

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Jakim Advises Muslim Woman In ‘Dog’ Video To Repent

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KUALA LUMPUR – Muslims who intentionally touch dogs are advised to repent and not create a new culture that can be insulting to Islam, said  Islamic Development Department of Malaysia  (Jakim). Its director-general, Tan Sri Othman Mustapha said such act caused anxiety among Muslims as it contravened the Syafie school of thought (mazhab Syafie) in this country. “According to…

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Dog Takes Over As Tiger Cubs’ ‘Nanny’ At Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo has called again on a canine to play the role of nanny for other animals’ babies. The latest assignment for Blakely the Australian shepherd is to be a companion for three Malayan tiger cubs. Their mother’s maternal instincts didn’t kick in after their Feb. 3 birth, and zoo staffers have…

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Complaints On Merciless Killing Of Dogs Are On The Rise

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IPOH – Stray dogs are being deliberately poisoned and discarded at several areas here. Four dead dogs were found in a monsoon drain in Pasir Pinji recently. In another case, five dogs were discovered with blood in their mouths and tongues sticking out near the Gunung Rapat wet market yesterday. “The bloodied mouth and tongue…

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The World’s Ugliest Dog Crowned And She’s A Cutie

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Beauty, as they say, is the eye of the beholder. At the recent World’s Ugliest Dog Contest (yes, there is such a thing) at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, 16 pooches participated for the “honour”. As an animal lover, I personally think ALL the contestants were cuties. But who emerged the winner? A wrinkled,…

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Dog Rescuer Anis Says Act Was ‘Spontaneous’,’Natural’

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PETALING JAYA: Although her religious beliefs discourage her from touching a dog, 34-year old Anis Mohd Taufik has no qualms about rescuing one from a busy street in Klang last week. Anis said her actions of carrying the injured dog to safety, which was caught on video by a passing motorist last Friday, was “a…

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Viral: Netizens Cheer Woman In Headscarf For Rescuing Dog

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PETALING JAYA: A video clip showing a woman wearing a headscarf rescuing an injured dog has gone viral on social media, with netizens praising her efforts. The 33-second video, which was uploaded to the Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue Facebook page on Monday morning, showed the woman in blue jeans, black top and a brown headscarf…

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Dog’s Testicles Tied With Rubber Band

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  LAHAD DATU – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Lahad Datu has saved a dog which was found with its testicles tied with rubber bands, resulting in severe swelling and almost as large as a human fist. The dog, named as ‘Bola’, was found hanging around Jalan Singgamata with his…

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Israeli PM’s Dog Bites Political Visitors

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recently adopted dog Kaiya has sunk her teeth into her new position, biting two visitors at an event on Wednesday, including the husband of the deputy foreign minister. At a candle-lighting ceremony to mark the Jewish festival of Hannukah, the 10-year-old mixed breed also took a snip at…

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Kedah Records 18 Incidents Of Dog Bites, Two Involving Rabid Dogs

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ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Health Department has recorded 18 incidents of dog bites until last Sept 20, with two of the cases involving rabid dogs. However, its director, Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said no rabies infection among human being had been reported in the state so far. On a married couple bitten by their pet…

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Owners Should Confine Dogs For 2 Months

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POKOK SENA – Besides vaccinating the canines, owners should confine their pets for at least two months to prevent them from being infected by the rabies disease. Kedah Veterinary Services Department director Dr Kamaliah Ghazali said this precautionary measure was to prevent contact with stray dogs, either through bite or saliva which could cause the…

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Pamela Anderson’s Dog ‘Committed Suicide’ Because Of Ex-Husband

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PAMELA Anderson believes her pet dog Jo-Jo “committed suicide” because he didn’t like her ex-husband Rick Salomon, whom she divorced in April this year. The 47 year old model was left devastated when her pet pooch Jo-Jo passed away a few months ago and believes her former spouse, whom she divorced in April this year,…

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Jennifer Aniston’s Dogs Had Spa Day For Wedding

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JENNIFER Aniston’s dogs were treated to “the works” from a pet spa to ensure they looked their best for her wedding to Justin Theroux. The couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony at their Los Angeles home and it wasn’t only the bride and groom who looked their best on the big day. The…

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Simon Cowell Says We Must End The Cruel Torture Of Dogs In China

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SIMON Cowell has joined calls to end the annual slaughter of dogs at a notorious food festival in China. THE X-Factor supremo begged his Twitter followers to “help stop this disgraceful animal torture and cruelty” at the Yulin dog eating festival. His comments were made on the day the annual event which sees around 10,000…

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Justin Bieber’s Dad Throws Dog Off Balcony

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JUSTIN Bieber’s father threw his dog off a balcony. The ‘Boyfriend’ hitmaker’s dad, Jeremy Bieber, is said to have launched the American Bulldog, named Karma, off the second storey of a building in a fit of rage after it bit Justin’s little brother Jaxon. The dog’s trainer, Trevor Dvernichuk , told TMZ that the pup…

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Jakim To Meet With ‘I Want To Touch A Dog’ Organisers Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will meet with the organisers of the ‘I Want To Touch A Dog’ programme on Nov 6 to get an explanation on it. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the meeting in Putrajaya would also be attended by officials from…

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Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Fight For Custody Of Dogs

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MARIAH Carey and Nick Cannon are allegedly fighting over custody of their eight dogs following their split. The former couple, who called time on their marriage in August, are reportedly locked in a bitter battle over who will have legal guardianship over their four-legged friends, The Good Reverend Pow Jackson, Mutley P Gore Jackson The…

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Paris Hilton Introduces Prince To Tinkerbell

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PARIS Hilton has introduced her puppy Prince to her dog Tinkerbell. The 33-year-old beauty splashed out $13,000 on the Pomeranian puppy last month and has now introduced her new pet to her beloved Chihuahua Tinkerbell and the other dogs in her famous family. Alongside a video of the pooches getting acquainted, which she posted on…

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