news Friday, December 12, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| December 6, 2014| 5.31 pm IST An assistant professor belonging to a Chennai university was allegedly threatened by a man for allowing his dog to attend nature’s call outside his residence in Chennai. Assistant professor of the civil engineering department at SRM University, A. Vijay residing in Medavakkam was walking his dog in the same area when the incident occurred. According to Vijay, the man saw Vijay’s dog doing its job at a vacant plot near his apartment when he came out and began yelling at him. The man allegedly told Vijay that urine and feces were both communicators of rabies, and hence asked him to refrain from indulging in the same practice again. When Vijay and his dog returned home, according to him, the man carrying a heavy wooden log accosted them on the way and threatened to kill both him and his dog if the incident repeated again. “My dog is vaccinated. I have medical records,” says Vijay about his dog’s health condition. Most rabies cases occurring in humans occur due to dog bites. On hearing the commotion, residents intervened. However, according to Vijay, the man threatened to pelt the dog with stones if he ever saw it again. Vijay has decided not to let the matter rest. “I plan to approach the local welfare association,” he said. If not I will talk to the police, he said. Cases of cruelty to animals can be booked under section 11 or 12 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals act 1960.

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