Selangor Journal

Pet Dog License Ops: 32 premises checked, only 3 licensed

BY: NORHAYATI UMOR
KLANG, JAN 27: Kelang Municipal Council (MPK) issued 29 fines in a Pet Dog License Inspection Operation from premise to premise, on January 26.
MPK Health Department Director Azmi Muji said the fines were issued prior to compound action being taken on the owners for failing to get the license.
He said that of the 32 premises checked, only 3 had licenses.
“Beginning this year, MPK will fully enforce the license to protect dogs as pets in private ownership as well as in commercial premises throughout Klang.
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“Residents who wish to rear dogs must obtain the license from MPK at the rate of RM10 per dog per year,” he said.
Azmi said dogs running wild, with or without licenses, will be caught if an operation is carried out.
“Owners who fail to get the license can be fined not more than RM2,000 or jailed not more than one year or both, in accordance with the 2007 MPK Dog Licensing and Breeding Homes By-laws.
“If the owner continues to keep the dog without license after being convicted, he or she can be fined RM200 per day for the duration of the offence.
In 2016, 986 dogs were licensed while 337 notices and 54 fines were issued.
As of January 21, a total of 259 dogs were licensed.
Earlier, MPK Yang Dipertua, Dato’ Yasid Bidin said the enforcement aims at controlling the dog population besides facilitating animal ownership identification process.

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