Police complete probe into abuse of 300 cats

PETALING JAYA - Police have wrapped up their investigations into the abuse of some 300 felines by two men who had managed a cat boarding centre in Damansara Damai.

According to a police source, the investigation papers have already been sent to the Attorney-General's Chambers.

"We have questioned everyone who is relevant to our investigations and have wrapped up the preliminaries," he said.

Shahrul Azuwan Adanan and Yushairi Khairuddin, who ran Petknode Online Store, allegedly abandoned the cats under their care without feeding them during the recent Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays.

Their whereabouts are still unknown.

The incident was exposed by animal rescue group Kucing Terbiar dan Anjing Jalanan (KTAJ) which had since rescued and fostered the abandoned cats.

KTAJ founder Suzana Sulaiman said she hoped the two suspects would be brought to book over what had happened.

"Justice has to be served. What they have done was extreme cruelty," she said.

"The cats and kittens that died have all lost their lives in vain."

Suzana also announced that KTAJ had merged with Malaysian Cats Care Project (MCCP), a feline welfare project under non-governmental organisation Community De-ve­lopment and Integration Initiative (CDDI).

"With the merger on Nov 1, both KTAJ and MCCP will now be known as Stray Cats Rescue and Treatment Community Help (Scratch)," she said.