Good news for dog lovers
(The Star, 22 Mar 2006)
GOOD news for dog lovers who live in condominiums and flats: you may be able to keep canines in your homes soon.
Nanyang Siang Pau reported that the Housing and Local Government Ministry had finalised its draft of bylaws on dog ownership, and once this was approved the residents of high-rise buildings would be allowed to own dogs.
However, the dog owners will have to obtain written approval from the local authorities.
The ministry had also agreed to set up a veterinary department responsible for overseeing the licensing of dogs and maintaining a record of the dogs, the daily added.
It also quoted Malaysian Association for Responsible Pet Owners president Dr Jon S. Satyamoorthy as saying that dog owners would have to take their pets to the department for health checks, and could apply for licences once the department had given its clearance.
He hoped the draft would be approved and enforced within two months.