Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed a petition seeking action against a veterinary doctor accused of killing a pet cat.
Atia Masood, an assistant professor at the Punjab University, had filed the petition submitting, “I used to take my (male) cat to Dr Awais Anees and pay him Rs6,000 per visit whenever it fell sick. On January 18, 2015, my cat fell sick and I called Anees. He demanded Rs25,000 this time to treat the cat. I paid him Rs10,000 and requested him not to insist on more. Because of this, Anees got annoyed and administered five injections and a drip to the cat which caused its death.”
Her counsel, Advocate Abdul Rasheed, had requested the court to dismiss an order in the matter of the justice of peace and direct the police to register an FIR against the doctor under Section 429 of Pakistan Penal Code.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 9th, 2016.