Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahaya says authorities are conducting tests to determine whether the patient is really infected with rabies.
Former minister Zaid Ibrahim takes Jakim to task for being 'preoccupied with the sins of others' instead of taking concrete steps to help them.
Residents of housing estates in Alor Setar say the strays posed a nuisance and they also chase children.
He says many studies have found that a dog's bite, saliva and faeces can be detrimental to health.
Following an outbreak of rabies in the Serian district of Sarawak, the Veterinary Services Department has imposed a ban on the movement of dogs and cats from the state.
According to a farmer, his pet dogs went 'wild' and bit the villagers.
It's better to allow the Veterinary Department to take the culprit to court, says an animal welfare group.
PAWS Animal Welfare Society's pet neutering and spaying programme receives funding to help reduce population of strays in state.
It's time to adopt a more humane way of controlling the stray animal population.
The low-cost carrier sees its popularity soar among customers after it takes in three stray dogs and a cat.
The new ruling that dogs aren't allowed if one's neighbours disapprove of it, opens up a whole new debate of what constitutes residents' peace of mind.
It says this will prevent Muslims from unknowingly buying goods made from prohibited sources.
House Buyers Association says local authorities have differing laws on keeping dogs in high-rise buildings.
The management committee of a strata-titled property cannot stop residents from keeping pets as there is no local government law specifically prohibiting it.
State government says the decision was made back in 2013 after complaints from residents as well as other factors including health issues.
Local authorities have however still been issuing dog licences as long as neighbours have no objections.
S Loganathan and his wife run the Esa Animal Shelter which accommodates at least 500 strays.
Animal activist Sharul Nizam says adequate laws in place to act against animal cruelty but enforcement severely lacking.
Zarina Laura Abdullah, 53, ordered to pay all medical costs charged by the Federal Territory Veterinary Services Department for treating the canines.
Families that get back the remains of their lost ones are really appreciative of the important role these dogs play.
The unit's K-9s have proven themselves over the years and the unit's chief considers them firefighters.