Elderly M’sian Dies While Saving Pet From Dog Catchers, MP Calls For Clearer Dog-Catching Guidelines

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The 85-year-old collapsed and fell into a ditch while trying to stop a dog catcher from taking his beloved pooch away.

By - 26 May 2023, 11:50 am

85-Year-Old Man Dies While Trying To Stop Dog Catchers From Taking Pet

The bond between a dog and its owner can be a strong and special one. So much so that when one party sees the other in trouble, they will do everything in their power to try and help.

Sadly, one such story had a tragic ending in Pahang, Malaysia.

85-year-old Huang Yunhong (name transliterated from Mandarin) recently saw dog catchers trying to take his beloved pet pooch away.

During his attempt to stop them, he suddenly collapsed, fell into a nearby drain, and passed away.

A local Member of Parliament (MP) has since called for improved dog-catching procedures to be implemented in order to prevent such things from happening again.

Dog catchers were capturing stray animals

Sin Chew Daily reports that two dog catchers from the Bentong Municipal Council were out capturing stray canines at Taman Saga when the incident took place.

At about 5pm on Wednesday (24 May), Mr Huang noticed them trying to remove his precious pet pooch, which he had lovingly raised for many years.

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