Pet owner seen dragging dog on leash while driving in Johor, is called in for questioning, Malaysia News

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It can sometimes be a dog’s life and even more so for this poor animal who was dragged alongside a car by the owner who obviously did not want him inside the vehicle.

A video of this dog was posted on Twitter last Friday (April 8) showing the animal trotting alongside the moving car trying to keep up, while being dragged on a leash.

The individual was sitting in the passenger seat and the dog also did not appear to be walking normally, Malaysian news site DIT reported.

The nine-second clip has since been shared over 5,000 times.

The Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times (NST) reported that the incident happened at Taman Sri Skudai around 2 p.m. last Friday and the car was a white Perodua Myvi.

North Johor Bahru District Police Chief ACP Comm Rupiah Abd Wahid told NST that police managed to track down the driver and passenger of a Perodua Myvi, a mother-son duo.

The 34-year-old and his 61-year-old mother claimed the dog was their missing pet and was found in the area.

The vehicle belonged to the male suspect’s brother-in-law, The Star reported.

“They found the dog in a filthy, flea-infested condition, and they felt it was inappropriate to have the dog inside the vehicle,” Rupiah said in a statement. “The woman used a rope and pulled the dog out the front passenger window as the car drove slowly.”

He added that the two suspects had been released on bail by the police after being questioned and their statements recorded.

He also said the investigative document would be forwarded to the assistant attorney general’s office for further action.

In China, videos of a man driving his car with a dog on a leash in the back caused an outcry and the man castigated for his irresponsibility and cruelty.

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