Dubai Cat Owner to Pay AED40,000 for Assault on Dog Owner

  • Publish date: Friday، 10 June 2022
Dubai Cat Owner to Pay AED40,000 for Assault on Dog Owner
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A court in Dubai has ordered a man to pay Dh40,000 ($10,890) in compensation for assaulting a man and causing emotional distress to a dog.

The 32 man, was chasing after his cat that had escaped into the street, whe he passed by the victim, a student, 19, who was walking his dog.

The man heard the student say to the dog that the cat was afraid of it, which led to the man insulting the teenager and assaulting him by ripping off his jacket and shirt and knocking him to the ground.

The incident led to the dog running away from home. It returned the following day in a state of distress.

Court documents showed there had been a previous dispute between the neighbours, which was reconciled in a police station.

The man was charged with insulting and physically assaulting the dog owner on September 7 last year in Al Rashidiya area of Dubai.

The civil case was referred to the Dubai courts’ reconciliation centre, which reached an agreement on April 21 under which the offender was ordered to pay Dh40,000 in compensation. The man was also ordered to pay Dh1,000 in legal fees.