Police are investigating a recent incident of 20 dead cats believed to have been poisoned in an incident at a resort area around Pantai Bukit Keluang in Besut, Terengganu.
Besut District Police Chief Superintendent Abdul Rozak Mohammad said in a statement that the case is being investigated under Section 428 of the Penal Code (cruelty on animals) which carries a jail term of up to three years or a fine or both.
According to Abdul Rozak, the complainant believed that the deaths of the cats were due to cruelty by irresponsible individuals or groups.
There are traces of blue bruises on the cat’s stomach, blood on the mouth and nose and some are scattered in the stomach.
He added that a total of 15 cats had died while two others are still alive but in pain.
The dead cats were buried in the area.