If you thought humans are the only ones who need passports and visas to travel, you thought wrong.
A British Shorthair from Russia was recently claw-fully denied entry into Malaysia for having a questionable permit.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Cargo Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (MAQIS) Entrance chief Mohamed Maelah explains the problem that made the cat an ‘illegal immigrant‘ at KLIA.
The implanted microchip in the feline did not match the permit provided.
Hence, the cat has been detained for further investigation.
This un-fur-tunate is currently being investigated under Section 12 of the Quarantine and Inspection Services Act 2011 (Act 728) for producing a fake, inaccurate or misleading permit.
Maelah adds that if convicted, a fine up to RM50,000 or a jail sentence of not more than 2 years can be charged on the offender.
Obviously not the cat guys.
Ps- to all cat owners, today (August 8) is International Cats Day.