A poultry farmer in Port Dickson who saw the incident gave chase and tried to save the poor dog.
On 27 May, a 44-year-old poultry farmer Rajes Donarow saw a dog that was tied to the back of the car getting dragged along the road in Port Dickson.
He gave chase after seeing the dog on a road beside his home at Kampung Sri Parit in Lukut.
Rajes told The Star that the dog had collapsed so the gravel scraped its chest and its paws were bleeding, but the man continued driving.
Rajes signalled the car driver to stop but the man ignored him and continued driving down the road.
The car driver was forced to stop when Rajes overtook the car to save the poor dog.
In the video, the dog could be seen heavily panting and bleeding profusely on the ground.
Rajes confronted the dog’s owner and asked why he didn’t transport the dog using the lorry he owns.
The dog’s owner, who owns a landscaping business and a durian plantation, said he was transporting the dog over a 2km distance to another plantation. However, the dog refused to get onto his lorry so he tied the dog to the car.
Rajes lodged a police report on the same day and was advised by the cops to report to the Veterinary Services Department too.
The 61-year-old male suspect was arrested at 10pm on Monday (29 May) and taken to the Seremban Magistrate’s Court for a remand order.
On 30 May, Port Dickson police chief superintendent Aidi Sham Mohamed said the dog has died.
The case is being investigated under Section 428 of the Penal Code for animal abuse. Upon conviction, the suspect faces a jail term of up to three years, a fine, or both.