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melmel
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Feb 25, 2010, 7:06 PM

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THE MAN IN CHARGE - HEART OF STONE
Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin
Pengarah Kesihatan & Pelesenan
razif@mps.gov.my
Tel : 03-61370757 Faks : 03-61388300


There are some very serious questions that need to be answered. According to a friend who has been going to the pound for the last three years, these three dogs were alive when she went to the Selayang Municipal Council Pound on Sunday. However, they were all dead and bundled-up when she went the follwoing day. There are now allegations that these dogs - which were sick - were drowned. It didn't cross our minds that this could have happened until several people wrote to us asking why the dead dogs in the pix were wet? It breaks our hearts to see the pictures of these dead dogs - look at the big brown guy with the collar - he looks like someone's much loved pet. As it is Ernie - 013-6064446 admitted that she seized dogs without issuing compounds and owners were fined RM1,000 to reclaim their dogs. There have also been many complaints that she does not allow anyone into the pound - this is reflective even up to today when members of the public were told that they can't go in and feed the dogs. Local council pounds must be accessible to the public - that's how its supposed to be. We are also concerned about a black patch where a dog had been purportedly cremated - why was this carcass cremated when the rest were wrapped in garbage bags - was this dog really dead when it was set on fire? These are the questions which need answers. Anyway, according to rumours the SPCA was told that it was barred from yesterday's meeting because it had gone to the pound to take pictures in the wee hours of the morning. The MPS people didn't tell them this but an individual did. Many of the dogs had also been killed on Tuesday and six more were brought in on Wed - wonder how many of them were seized without the

owners being compunnded? What happened here?

WET!

WET AND TWISTED!

WET!

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?


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melmel
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Feb 25, 2010, 7:21 PM

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23 puppies rescued from Selayang Dog Pound


Today, we brought cooked chicken to feed the dogs at the Selayang Dog Pound. Earlier on, our volunteer, Ainey, had said she would like to foster one of the puppies whose photo we had highlighted earlier, so I said I'd ask permission from the pound to take the puppy out. Hopefully, the pound would let the public adopt the dogs. After all, aren't we helping them if we take the puppies out?

Since I was going to take one puppy out, I thought MDDB might be able to rehome some of the puppies as well, so I asked Wani if she would like me to take some of the puppies too. Every puppy we can remove from the pound is a precious life saved. Wani said ok, so we headed to the Selayang Pound with two cages in my car. I did not know how many puppies there would be at the pound, but let's hope two cages would be enough (I was wrong!).

At the pound, we saw the CAT team having a meeting. I parked outside and walked in to ask the pound people if we could feed the dogs. I told one of them we had brought cooked chicken for them. The one who attended to me said the dogs had already been fed and there was no need to feed them anymore. I asked if we could see the dogs, and he said no because there was a meeting going on. Finally, I was asked to just leave the food there and they would feed the dogs later.

By then, another officer had come, and he asked me why I was there. I said I had come to feed the dogs, and also, to help them out by taking the puppies. So, may I please take the puppies? He asked me, "How do you know there are puppies here?" I said, "Usually pounds have puppies, so if you have any, may I take them, please? I'll help you get them rehomed." He said no, because they were having a meeting. So, if I wanted, I would have to come back on another day to do it. I said I come from Subang and it's very far, so why don't he just let me take the puppies today? And he said no.

So that was that. I don't like to break rules. So I thought I'd try on another day.

I went out and drove my car nearer to the gate to unload the food. Just then, one of the CAT members came out and stopped my car. She asked me if I could please take all the puppies out. I said that was precisely why I was there, so can she please speak to the pound people and let me take the puppies out? She said she would arrange it.

Long story, I know. But the truth has to be told, and that is the truth.

So, I got to see the puppies and some of the dogs at the pound. I was told that many of the adult dogs had been euthanised yesterday. This is really sad because many of them could have been rescued, treated and saved. So many precious lives lost....it's very, very sad. If I counted correctedly, there were less than ten adult dogs. You'll see them in the photos below.


However, in the first enclosure there were 23 puppies. Some looked very sick. I was told that I could take all the 23 puppies.

I'll let the photos speak for themselves now...

There are 23 puppies in here. We took all of them out.
The remaining adults.
Another adult. They are being fed curried rice.
Three more adults. I don't think they like the curried rice? But I suppose beggars can't be choosers?
Two more adults. If I am not mistaken, I think there were less than 10 adults left.
Taking the puppies out. Some had a lot of ticks.
The ones that looked healthy.
Now, for the sick ones... We had to get boxes to put them separately.
These two looked very sick.
Almost all loaded. The sick ones were put into boxes.



We managed to place some of the cooked chicken we brought for the dogs.
Can you take me out, please?
I'm so, so sorry...I can't take the rest of you out.
We have no resources or place to house these adults. If you have, please take them out.
From the Selayang Pound, with 23 puppies in tow, we headed back to Subang. The sick puppies were sent to our panel vet for treatment and boarding.


melmel
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Feb 25, 2010, 7:26 PM

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From Selayang Pound, we took nine of the sick-looking puppies to our panel vet, Healing Rooms, for diagnosis and treatment.

One of the sick puppies had LOTS of ticks.


Gives you the creeps? I'm used to picking out ticks, so I'm ok.


As I sat outside Healing Rooms, waiting for the vets to finish two surgeries, I must have plucked out no less than 300 ticks from this one puppy. No, I'm not exaggerating. You have to see it to believe it. Ainey and I spent about two hours or more, just plucking out the ticks. And that's just one puppy!


She's really quite pretty, has a bit of Siberian Husky, won't you say? I really hope she can be adopted later...after all the ticks are gone! She is incredibly obedient, or maybe just very tired?


The vets had a long procedure to do (and that's also one of our cat cases sent in this afternoon - story later), and finally, at 7pm, the vets were ready to look at our nine sick puppies....


Puppy Number One - is none other than Miss Husky (the one with hundreds of ticks, who by now, probably, hopefully, only has 50? or less?)


Miss Husky, up for a physical examination first. All the puppies were weighed, so that Dr Vijay could administer the correct deworming dosage.




After deworming, Frontlining the ticks! Dr Vijay said I needn't have plucked them out. Frontline would take care of everything. Yes, I know...but we were waiting and we had nothing to do. And it's hard not to pluck them out when you see them right before your eyes!


Temperature taken. Miss Husky had a temperature above 40 degrees. She was given Doxycyclin.




How are we going to identify them for treatment? Names? That won't do also. So, Dr Vijay said the safest way would be to shave a number on them. I know it sounds like what they do to jailbirds, but never mind. Better be safe. And shaving is not harmful too. So, Dr Vijay did the first shaving. The number ONE!




The first masterpiece....the number ONE. Very nicely done, won't you say?


Miss Husky aka Number One - we really hope to get her adopted once she is well and healthy. She is very pretty.


Number Two is up next. This one is a wee bit snappy. But that's only because he's afraid.


Same procedure for all. Number Two had no fever. So, it's deworming, Frontlining and that's that. And he had no ticks!




Up next...the two really sickly ones.




Tick infestation!! I started plucking them...instinctively.




But she is very pretty...hope she gets adopted. No fever also. She is Number Three.


Swollen lymph nodes. Will have to monitor that.




You are Number Four, little one... He is the smallest of the lot we brought to the vet.


What do you know? He was given a clean bill of health! So I asked if Ainey would like to foster him for the time being, since he's definitely better off in a home environment than the clinic, especially when the rest are sick. Ainey said ok.




So, we did not shave a Number Four on this little one. Dr Vijay says he is a picture of peace.




I bow before you...thank you for saving my life! May I kiss your hand, please? He is so, so incredibly cute!

You're most welcome, little one. But we have to Frontline you too, ok? By the way, Little One had no ticks.


Snappy is up next. He should be Number Four, but Dr Vijay says since "4" is unlucky, we'll spare him having that number. He snaps! But Dr Vijay knows how to deal with snappy dogs. You just hug them close to you, and let them know they are safe. Easy as pie? Yes, for an experienced vet.


You're safe, don't you worry. Nobody is going to harm you...


Finally, we had to muzzle him to Frontline him.
Now, for the last four - the ones that looked very sickly, partly because they had skin problems.




He doesn't look too good right now, but Dr Vijay says it's mange and it can be cured easily, provided there is no other problems. But the whole litter had diarrhoea too, so they have to be monitored, in case it's something else like Parvo or distemper.




Wait till I get better, please....don't pass judgment yet.


Ivermectin for the mange, and that would cover deworming already. No fever. He's Number Five. By the way, Dr Vijay and Dr Loh took turns to carve their masterpieces on the puppies for identification. We were impressed.




This is Number Six.




Oral Ivermectin for all four of them. They are definitely from the same litter.


Number Seven.


Number Eight. This entire litter looks like they have medium-length hair. Once they recover, they would look very pretty. Dr Vijay is carving the number "8" on him (by shaving his fur, it doesn't hurt, don't worry).




All four are in the same cage since they all have the same medical condition. They were fed ID (to arrest the diarrhoea). They all ate very heartily.


Number Three is the one Ainey had wanted to foster, but she is sick, so she has to be boarded at the vet's. Ainey will foster Little One (the smallest one).




Fast asleep...must be very tired after the adventure today. That's No. 2 and Miss Husky (No. 1).


Snappy had diarrhoea as well. Poor thing.
We finally finished the examination for all eight of them. It was 9.20pm.
We want to thank our vets, Dr Vijay and Dr Loh, for staying back to help us out with these puppies.

By then, I definitely smelled like a dog, had a few ticks crawling all over me, and poo and pee all over my clothes, which by then had already dried.


Comes with the work. No worries...lives are saved. So, for the record, eight are boarding at our vet's now. One is being fostered by Ainey. While the puppies do not look as though they have any life-threatening disease today, we can never be sure. It is possible that some of them have already been infected with Parvo and distemper but have not shown any clinical signs.


Dr Vijay's protocol is to treat the clinical signs, so we have to wait and see. It would help very much if all of us can send positive healing thoughts to these puppies to help them along. And pray...that there is nothing seriously wrong with them.
Two have fever, and five have diarrhoea. They are being treated with medication already.
We have offered to share out the cost of today's medical examination for these puppies, but MDDB's Wani says they want to cover since they will eventually be taking over these puppies for rehoming.


We will sponsor puppy food for the remaining puppies, and tomorrow, I'll go see if any of them need treatment. We can help out with that. Let's see what we can do, together, for these animals.


If you'd like to help out, we definitely need fosterers for these puppies. There are 13 more whom we have not brought to the vet's since they looked "ok" and it was too much to ask of our vets to check all 23 of them this evening!


The puppies would definitely be better off in homes rather than placed together since some may be sick. They also need tender loving care.


If you can help with the fostering of these puppies (there are at least ten who are very young, like the one Ainey is fostering now), please contact Wani at 019-3576477 or contact me at 012-6935870.
All of these little ones need fostering. We'll get them checked by the vet tomorrow, and if healthy, please help, if you can foster.


All the puppies are up for adoption as well. If you'd like to have a puppy, please do consider adopting one of these rescued puppies. If you have the space for a local breed, they are generally much stronger and easier to look after, compared to purebreds. And you will be really saving a life. All adoptions are free.



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melmel
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Feb 26, 2010, 6:41 PM

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The pound as of yesterday morning.

Chicken brought by Evelyn and husband to the pound


Rice mixed with chicken head boiled in water mixed with curry powder.




Do you understand the logic of this????????




Serene with her bag of kibbles




Does this dog look overjoyed?




"Happy" dogs at the Selayang Hell Hole




"Happy" puppies




Puppies - luckily they have all been rescued




"Happy" dog?




One of the puppies which was eventually rescued





Do you see this dog wagging its tail?




Miserable




Is this dog happy as claimed by certain quarters?




Faces of despair
Dear people, these pictures were taken by our friend Evelyn who went to the pound with her husband early enough to snap some pictures. She also brought some boiled chicken meat dusted with brewers yeast. Another friend Serene had also joined them with several bags of kibbles. They were there before certain parties induced the pound management not to let anyone, except them, into the pound. The puppies you see in the pix have all been rescued by AnimalCare when its founder went there later in the afternoon. The puppies are currently under the joint custody of MDDB and AnimalCare and will be transferred to our half-way home if no one adopts them by March 15. Apparently, the pound people had boiled some chicken head in water tampered with curry powder for the dogs. Going by the pictures, do the dogs come across as being overjoyed with their stay in the pound as claimed by an unscrupulous few? See for yourselves people. Link to download video: https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&send_id=825782797&email=17a3c630be1dc84da63c2fe5c26caaa7 Please also save the lives of this dogs by fostering or adopting them as pets or guard dogs for your homes, factories and farms.Please help them.


melmel
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Feb 28, 2010, 6:10 PM

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MDDB Notice Board :

IN THE MALAY MAIL

Animal rights abused at council's dog shelter, says NGO


PETALING JAYA: If hell exists on earth, then it must be the Selayang dog pound. A non-governmental organisation called Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) has slammed the mistreatment of canines at the pound run by the Selayang Municipal Council.

An MDDB spokesperson alleged that the dogs were not taken care of properly and some had even starved to death.

"They don't feed the dogs with proper food. In one or two of the cells, they are given only chunks of white rice thrown into the cage," she said.

"They also provide water in big old pails and puppies can't reachthe top to drink."

The horror is not limited to the pound as it is alleged that the staff goes around catching strays, going as far as entering the toilet of a coffee shop to seize a dog owned by the shopkeeper.

"That staff said that under the local authority by-laws, they can either compound the owner or seize the dog. They chose to seize the dog on-the-spot instead," said the spokesperson.

She said the reason the staff gave for taking away the dog was because the owner could not afford the compound fee of RM1,000.

"Instead of compounding owners, they seize their pets and throw them into the pound," she said, adding that some of the dog have died of tick fever as the pound is infested with the parasite.

Meanwhile, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor is upset with the council for repeatedly rejecting their offer to care and provide for the animals at the pound.

MDDB is calling on the Federal government to adopt Indonesia's and Singapore's methods in handling stray dogs.

"Although Malaysia is getting closer to being a developed country, our management of strays is actually taking a step backwards," said SPCA honorary chairperson Cristine Chin.

"In Indonesia, stray dogs are sterilised and then put back on the streets. This is working well so we should adopt the same techniques too."

Selayang Municipal councillor Gunarajah R. George said the council should not be blamed.

"Some of the strays were ill before they were caught and put in the pound. That is why some of the dogs died."


SPCA slams Selayang council

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor honorary chairperson Christine Chin has lambasted the Selayang Municipal Council for rejecting the association's help to care and provide for the animals in the council's dog pound.

"The council has a heartless and arrogant attitude. We want to providefood and disinfectant for the dogs in their pound but time and time again, we have been rejected. We are not even allowed to see the pound," she said, adding that they have been repeatedly rebuffed over the years.

"Their pound should follow simple procedures like de-lousing the cages and disinfecting the dogs from ticks daily. No dog should have to die of tick fever while in the pound and if they do die, it shows how ignorant the pound is in taking care of the animals."

She said SPCA will continue to offer help to improve the dogs' welfare. "Our officers can educate the pound workers on how to disinfect the dogs."


Dog pound solutions

PETALING JAYA: Solutions have been proposed to solve the issue of housing stray animals. Following a meeting between the Selayang Municipal Council(MPS) and concerned non-governmental organisations, MPS councillor, Gunarajah R. George, said the parties concerned have agreed on the method of rounding up strays in the future.

"Workers from the pound are not allowed to seize the stray dog immediately. Instead, they will have to issue a notice to the owners first."

Gunarajah added that the staff of the pound are not allowedto enter the owner's premises without permission to seize an animal.

"If the owner is found not tohave obtained a license, a compoundwould be issued and the owner would be advised to get a licence for their pet."

During the duration of the dogs' stay in the pound, Gunarajah said that the staff must give ample attention to
the animals.

"Food, water and the cleanliness of the cage will have to be looked into."

Gunarajah believes that the reason why the pound was not in tip top condition was deu to the long festive holidays.

"Maybe during the holidays, the caretakers themselves were on holiday and did not pay attention to the welfare of the dogs.

"We are still investigating the matter. I urge the owners whose dogs are in the pound, to quickly obtain their licences and retrieve their canine companions."


melmel
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Feb 28, 2010, 6:12 PM

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Councillor Turns Rescuer
Puppies rescued by Gunaraj and his family


Selayang Municipal councillor Gunaraj George and his family turned rescuers yesterday when they rescued five puppies from the notorious Selayang pound. They took the puppies home and they are currently being fostered by Gunaraj's family. Gunaraj is not new to MDDB given that he adopted two dogs from us last year. One is Ginger and the other is the famous Rottie who has since been renamed Dexter by Gunaraj's family. malaysiandogsdeservebetter.bl...er-rottie.html

Having seen for himself the atrocities at the pound, Gunaraj is currently facilitating the setting-up of a advisory council made-up of animal rescue groups and independent rescuers. We have been informed besides MDDB other independent rescue groups that will be invited to sit on the council includes AnimalCare and Sherrina Krishnan's Independent Pet Rescuers Malaysia. Most interestingly, the council will also include many independent rescuers who do not belong to any rescue group. All of us got together last weekend and are working towards preparing a work paper on our suggestions. We had also discussed the need to create an umbrella body for all independent rescuers and rescue groups and have initiated the necessary paper work. We have plans to move into all the 12 local councils in Selangor. Wish us luck! Those who want to join the umbrella body or sit on the council can write to malaysiandogsdeservebetter Puppies rescued by Gunaraj and his family


melmel
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Two dogs lie dead in the MPS Pound on Wednesday morning

25 FEBRUARY 2010, SELAYANG 每 Visits by the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA Selangor) and animal rescuers to the Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) dog pound in Rawang in the last few days have revealed that the pound is grossly mismanaged, and that almost a dozen dogs have died in the pound since Sunday.

On Sunday, an animal rescuer visited the pound and reported that it appeared the dogs were not being fed or watered. She brought back 5 emaciated puppies, one of which was dying already. The SPCA vets had to euthanise the puppies due to their severe condition, and sent them for a post-mortem at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) on Monday morning.

SPCA*s help declined

SPCA contacted MPS Director of Health and Licensing Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin on Monday morning, offering a supply of dog food and assistance with improving conditions at the pound. However, Dr Razif declined the offers, saying that the MPS had food and did not need help with the pound.

Later on Monday, the SPCA Selangor Inspectors and vet went to the pound, but were denied access to the pound. The caretaker refused to let them in, as he did not want to get into any trouble with the management. However, after some coaxing he allowed them to go in briefly to look around 每 but warned them not to take any photos. There were approximately 20 dogs and puppies in the kennels, only half of which appeared to be in reasonable health. The kennels and dogs were heavily infested with ticks. Volunteers from animal rescue groups Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better and AnimalCare had brought food and water containers, and bags of dog food earlier and had fed and watered the dogs.

※Though the floor had been washed down, there was no evidence that the kennels were disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of prevailing diseases in the pound like distemper, parvovirus, and tick-fever,§ says SPCA Selangor Veterinarian Dr Karen Koh. There were four dogs in one kennel that looked very ill and emaciated. ※Since providing medical care for the dogs is beyond the means of the council, they must ensure that dogs that are severely injured or ill are euthanized by a vet promptly, and not left suffering in these enclosures for days,§ says SPCA Selangor Animal Inspector Cunera Kimlon.

A second visit was made early Wednesday morning. The gate to the pound was open, and the SPCA team began inspecting the kennels again and taking photographs. The sickly dogs that were seen two days earlier were no longer around. All the puppies had been placed together in one kennel, while the neighbouring kennels housed 2-3 adult dogs each. Food and water placed by animal rescuers was still there. Two dogs were found dead, a brown mix-breed dog and a black Spitz-mix wearing a red collar.

※We were invited to a meeting with Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, to discuss how to immediately improve this miserable situation the pound dogs are facing, but this invitation was immediately revoked upon them learning of our pound visit on Wednesday morning,§ says SPCA Selangor Chairman Christine Chin. ※However, we are still keen on teaching them how to manage their pound better in the short-term and long-term 每 if they are willing to accept our help. Municipals should be encouraging animal loving constituents to help at the pound, not chasing them out,§ she continues.

Council in the spotlight again

In 2007, MPS incurred the wrath of dog-lovers all over the world when they decided to initiate a financially rewarding dog-catching competition inviting the public to participate in what looked like &fun-filled festivity* to reduce the stray population. The competition was quickly scrapped after protests from animal welfare NGOs and the public. Animal welfare NGOs have always highlighted that reducing the stray population requires a long-term strategy - low-cost spay/neuter programs, public awareness campaigns, proper licensing and effective legislation discouraging abandonment of pets or allowing them to stray in their neighbourhood.

SPCA pressures for prosecution

SPCA Selangor has over the years lobbied the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) to regulate and monitor dog-catching activities and the management of council pounds. Last year, the DVS issued the &Guidelines for Humane Stray Management for Local Councils* to all Malaysian municipal councils, but few improvements have been made by the councils 每 with even basic needs such as food, water and a clean environment often not provided for the dogs.

※SPCA Selangor is pressing for a closure of all pounds that are not managed humanely, and strongly condemns those that reject help from animal welfare groups. This withholding of food, water, and medical attention causing unnecessary pain, suffering and death to the impounded dogs is tantamount to cruelty to animals. MPS officials in charge of the pound management must be charged for cruelty to animals under Section 43 of The Animal Act 1953(revised 2006). The DVS must take strong action against these perpetrators as this offense is so widespread 每 municipal councils feel the law will never catch them as they have been getting away with it for years,§ Chin urges.

&We are shocked and disappointed with the conditions at the Selayang pound, and we are sending out a strong message that SPCA Selangor and fellow Malaysians find the inhumane treatment of these dogs completely unacceptable,§ she continues.

For more information, please contact SPCA Selangor*s Public Relations Manager Jacinta Johnson at 012-2881421 or jacinta.spca This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


melmel
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Mar 1, 2010, 8:40 PM

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THE MAN IN CHARGE - HEART OF STONE
Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin - 012-2252240
Pengarah Kesihatan & Pelesenan
razif@mps.gov.my
Tel : 03-61370757 Faks : 03-61388300

The people in charge of the Selayang Municipal Council pound are cheap low down criminals. They have killed all the sick and mangy dogs and gone out to get new dogs to create a picture that the dogs in the pound are healthy and well. The targets are people's pets - even after so called self-proclaimed big shots had had meetings with the council representatives - the crap still happened. Six puppies have since been rescued in spite of the council people saying that they would not catch puppies. Apparently Ernie - 013-6064446 has been up to her tricks again and had instructed that all collars and chains be removed from new victims. This tan and black dog came in with a chain around its neck .

What we learnt was that it was snappy and this prevented them from removing the chain. The poor dog was infested with ticks as big as peanuts and we have rescued it and sent it tp the veterinary clinic to be deticked. Its so traumatised that we still cannot remove the chain. These people will not change if not pressured- Please continue writing and sending SMS to the relevant people highlighting Ernie 013-6064446's dirty tricks. Or better still call Ernie's boss Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin at 012-2252240. He has the authority to stop this. He is also the person who turned down SPCA's offer of food and slammed the phone on them. What is this reflective off? - THAT HE DOESN'T GIVE A TICK'S POSTERIOR IF THE DOGS DID NOT HAVE ANY FOOD AND WATER! Call Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin at 012-2252240 now and bring change to the hell hole known as the Selayang Municipal Council dog pound.




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SELAYANG POUND: SPCA SELANGOR URGES DVS TO PROSECUTE

Visits by the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA Selangor) and animal rescuers to the Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) dog pound in Rawang in the last few days have revealed that the pound is grossly mismanaged, and that almost a dozen dogs have died in the pound since Sunday.

On Sunday, an animal rescuer visited the pound and reported that it appeared the dogs were not being fed or watered. She brought back 5 emaciated puppies, one of which was dying already. The SPCA vets had to euthanise the puppies due to their severe condition, and sent them for a post-mortem at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) on Monday morning.


SPCA*s help declined
SPCA contacted MPS Director of Health and Licensing Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin on Monday morning, offering a supply of dog food and assistance with improving conditions at the pound. However, Dr Razif declined the offers, saying that the MPS had food and did not need help with the pound.

Later on Monday, the SPCA Selangor Inspectors and vet went to the pound, but were denied access to the pound. The caretaker refused to let them in, as he did not want to get into any trouble with the management. However, after some coaxing he allowed them to go in briefly to look around 每 but warned them not to take any photos. There were approximately 20 dogs and puppies in the kennels, only half of which appeared to be in reasonable health. The kennels and dogs were heavily infested with ticks. Volunteers from animal rescue groups Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better and AnimalCare had brought food and water containers, and bags of dog food earlier and had fed and watered the dogs.


Two dogs lie dead in the MPS Pound on Wednesday morning


※Though the floor had been washed down, there was no evidence that the kennels were disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of prevailing diseases in the pound like distemper, parvovirus, and tick-fever,§ says SPCA Selangor Veterinarian Dr Karen Koh. There were four dogs in one kennel that looked very ill and emaciated. ※Since providing medical care for the dogs is beyond the means of the council, they must ensure that dogs that are severely injured or ill are euthanized by a vet promptly, and not left suffering in these enclosures for days,§ says SPCA Selangor Animal Inspector Cunera Kimlon.

A second visit was made early Wednesday morning. The gate to the pound was open, and the SPCA team began inspecting the kennels again and taking photographs. The sickly dogs that were seen two days earlier were no longer around. All the puppies had been placed together in one kennel, while the neighbouring kennels housed 2-3 adult dogs each. Food and water placed by animal rescuers was still there. Two dogs were found dead, a brown mix-breed dog and a black Spitz-mix wearing a red collar.

※We were invited to a meeting with Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, to discuss how to immediately improve this miserable situation the pound dogs are facing, but this invitation was immediately revoked upon them learning of our pound visit on Wednesday morning,§ says SPCA Selangor Chairman Christine Chin. ※However, we are still keen on teaching them how to manage their pound better in the short-term and long-term 每 if they are willing to accept our help. Municipals should be encouraging animal loving constituents to help at the pound, not chasing them out,§ she continues.



Puppies, some too small to drink from the water container


Council in the spotlight again
In 2007, MPS incurred the wrath of dog-lovers all over the world when they decided to initiate a financially rewarding dog-catching competition inviting the public to participate in what looked like &fun-filled festivity* to reduce the stray population. The competition was quickly scrapped after protests from animal welfare NGOs and the public. Animal welfare NGOs have always highlighted that reducing the stray population requires a long-term strategy - low-cost spay/neuter programs, public awareness campaigns, proper licensing and effective legislation discouraging abandonment of pets or allowing them to stray in their neighbourhood.


SPCA pressures for prosecution
SPCA Selangor has over the years lobbied the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) to regulate and monitor dog-catching activities and the management of council pounds. Last year, the DVS issued the &Guidelines for Humane Stray Management for Local Councils* to all Malaysian municipal councils, but few improvements have been made by the councils 每 with even basic needs such as food, water and a clean environment often not provided for the dogs.

※SPCA Selangor is pressing for a closure of all pounds that are not managed humanely, and strongly condemns those that reject help from animal welfare groups. This withholding of food, water, and medical attention causing unnecessary pain, suffering and death to the impounded dogs is tantamount to cruelty to animals. MPS officials in charge of the pound management must be charged for cruelty to animals under Section 43 of The Animal Act 1953(revised 2006). The DVS must take strong action against these perpetrators as this offense is so widespread 每 municipal councils feel the law will never catch them as they have been getting away with it for years,§ Chin urges.

&We are shocked and disappointed with the conditions at the Selayang pound, and we are sending out a strong message that SPCA Selangor and fellow Malaysians find the inhumane treatment of these dogs completely unacceptable,§ she continues.


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Mar 2, 2010, 9:04 PM

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Star :

thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...88&sec=central

Dogs in misery

THE Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) is facing the heat over its dog pound.

News of the terrible condition of the pound and the dogs housed there has spread and many animal lovers are aghast.

The pound is definitely not fit to house the animals.

Caretakers have been neglecting their duties and have left the animals to suffer.

Since Monday, volunteers from various non-governmental organisations have visited the pound to do what they can for the dogs.

They brought items like food, bowls and brooms.

A spokesman from canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) said some of the dogs had already starved to death.

※They don*t feed the dogs properly or the right food. At some cells, plain rice is simply thrown in.

※The drinking water is kept in big old pails but the puppies are too small to reach the top and drink,§ she added.

The spokesman also added that MPS staff had even gone to the extent of catching a dog in the toilet of a shop owned by the storekeeper.

"The staff said that according to the local authority*s by-laws, they can either compound the owner or seize the dog. They chose to seize the dog on the spot.

※When asked the reason for taking the dog away, the staff said that it ws because the owner could not afford to pay the fine of RM1,000

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor honorary chairman Christine Chin said the council had refused help extended by them.

The council has a heartless and arrogant attitude. We want to provide food and disinfectant for the dogs in their pound but we have been rejected many times. We are not even allowed to see the pound.§

※The pound should be deloused and the cages disinfected daily. No dog should die of tick fever while in the pound and if they do die, it shows how ignorant the staff at the pound are in taking care of the animals.§

At a meeting between MPS and concerned non-governmental organisations, MPS councillor Gunarajah R. George said the method of rounding up strays in the future had been agreed upon.

※Workers from the pound are not allowed to seize dogs immediately. Instead, they have to issue a notice to the owner first.§

The staff were also not allowed to enter the owner*s premises without permission to seize an animal, said Gunarajah.

※If the animal has no licence, a compound would be issued and the owner advised to obtain the licence.§

※Food, water and the cleanliness of the cage will also be looked into,§ he said.

MDDB and the SPCA urged the authorities to adopt the stray catching methods from Singapore and Indonesia where the animals are vaccinated and spayed. Fenced up: The Selayang dog pound.

Caretakers have been neglecting their duties and have left the animals


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Cruel treatment unacceptable
streets.nst.com.my/Monday/Sto...231137/Article

2010/02/28
By Nuradzimmah Daim

SELAYANG: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (SPCA Selangor) is claiming that about a dozen dogs died last week because of gross mismanagement at the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) dog pound in Rawang.

The shocking revelation was published on the society's website and emailed to the media.

SPCA Selangor's public relations manager, Jacinta Johnson, said an animal rescuer had visited the pound in Taman Rawang Integrated on Feb 21, and reported that the dogs appeared not to have been given water.

"She brought back five emaciated puppies, one of which was dying. The SPCA veterinarians had to euthanise the puppies because of their severe condition. The bodies were sent for a post-mortem at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) the next day," she said.

Johnson said the SPCA then contacted the MPS director of health and licensing, Dr Razif Zainol Abidin, on Feb 22 with offers of dog food and help to improve conditions at the pound.

"However, Dr Razif declined the offers, saying that the MPS had food and did not need help with the pound."

She said SPCA inspectors and veterinarian also visited the pound but were denied entry.

"The caretaker refused to let them in as he did not want to get into any trouble with the management. After some coaxing, he allowed them in for a brief look around but warned them not to take any photos.

SPCA Selangor veterinarian Dr Karen Koh, who was one of the visitors, said they observed that the floor had been washed but there was no evidence that the kennels were regularly disinfected to prevent the spread of diseases such as distemper, parvovirus, and tick-fever.

They also saw four dogs in one kennel which looked ill and emaciated.

SPCA Selangor animal inspector Cunera Kimlon said since medical care for the dogs was beyond the means of the council, it should euthanise the severely injured and sick dogs instead of leaving them to suffer for days.

Johnson said there were approximately 20 dogs and puppies in the kennels and only half appeared to be in reasonable health.

She said the kennels and dogs were infested with ticks

"Volunteers from animal rescue groups Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better and AnimalCare had brought containers for food and water as well as bags of dog food earlier, and fed and watered the dogs."

Johnson said the SPCA team made a second visit last Wednesday morning and inspected the kennels and took photographs. The sickly dogs spotted two days ago were no longer around.

They found all the puppies placed together in one kennel, while the adults were housed two or three to a kennel. Food and water placed by animal rescuers were still there. Two dogs were found dead -- a brown mix-breed dog and a black Spitz-mix in a red collar.

SPCA Selangor chairman Christine Chin claimed that the society was invited for a meeting with MPS to discuss ways to improve the pound's conditions but the invitation was revoked after their visits to the pound.

Chin said SPCA Selangor was pressing for the closure of pounds that do not have proper and humane management, and condemned the ones that reject aid from animal welfare groups.

"This withholding of food, water, and medical attention causing unnecessary pain, suffering and death is tantamount to cruelty to animals. MPS officials managing the pound must be charged for cruelty to animals under Section 43 of The Animal Act 1953 (revised 2006).
"The Department of Veterinary Services must take strong action against the perpetrators as the offence is widespread.

"We are shocked at the conditions at the Selayang pound, and we are sending out a strong message that SPCA Selangor and Malaysians find the inhumane treatment of those dogs completely unacceptable," said Chin.

This is not the first time MPS has come under fire. In 2007, the council was criticised for organising a dog-catching competition, which was later cancelled.

Over the years, SPCA Selangor had also lobbied the department on its dog-catching activities and management of council pounds.

Chin said although the Department of Veterinary Services had issued the "Guidelines for Humane Stray Management for Local Councils" to all municipal councils last year, few improvements had been made.


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Selayang puppy S.O.S. - a near-death experience!

I went to check on the Selayang puppies today, and found that one was lying very still and when I checked his gums, it was almost white. I rushed him quickly to the vet's. One look at the eyes and gums, and the vet said to me, "Your puppy is going to drop dead any moment." It was extremely critical. The vet took some blood from his ears and ran a test.





He's still very chubby, but he is anaemic. It could be tick fever or just congenital anaemia, or something else which we have not figured out yet. He needed a blood tranfusion....fast. That was the only way to save his life. Without blood, he would die within moments. With the blood tranfusion, he might still die due to rejection, but there is a chance he might live. The vet asked me, "Are you willing to go all the way?" I said an absolute YES. What do I need to do, I asked. Get a blood collection bag, and we'll proceed with blood tranfusion, he said.

So, off I rushed to another clinic to get a blood collection bag. It was peak-hour jam at that time. Sigh.... While I rushed off, the vet put the drip on the little puppy. However, the drip would not save his life. He needs blood. When I got the bag back, we quickly proceeded with drawing blood from the clinic's blood donor, McCoy. Poor McCoy had just donated blood but since this puppy is so small, he only needed a bit of blood and McCoy could donate again.



The blood transfusion in progress.
At one point during the blood transfusion, the puppy sort of "collapsed" and I thought he was gone. But no, he just slipped down. Phew! It gave me a near heart-attack.The vet said if the blood transfusion is successful, he should perk up without half an hour. So, we waited...



He did perk up a little, and even sat up. His gums looked pink again, and his eyes were not white anymore. Thank you, McCoy! You just saved a little puppy's life.




But he went back to sleep again. Rest well, little one. I'm calling you Ebony. I dont even know if you're male or female, but you're a strong little fellow, and you are going to fight on, Ebony.And look who is on top of Ebony's cage.....




It's naughty little Leo, back to the clinic for monitoring. He has been very choosy over food, and is still having diarrhoea. Ebony's near-death experience was truly an.........experience. I asked the vet, after the blood transfusion, if there were any good signs, and the vet said, "Every moment that he is still alive, is already a great success." That was how critical it was.
Ebony is boarding at the clinic tonight. He needs all the positive healing energy you can give. Tomorrow, the vets will diagnose the cause of his anaemia and proceed with treatment. This is the plight of stray puppies. How many would die out there due to diseases and lack of medical attention? Spay-Neuter, please. Help control the stray population and reduce this kind of suffering in the young and innocent.


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Mar 6, 2010, 11:07 PM

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MDDB Notice Board :

MPS MUST BE CRAZY

Our friends Evelyn and Jo went to the Selayang Municipal council pound this morning with cooked food, kibbles and canned food for the dogs. They stood for almost an hour outside the locked gate with no one coming to talk to them even though there were nine people inside the pound. However, several MPS people arrived at the scene and started taking pictures of the girls and keeping an eye on them. This can be perceived as intimidation. Evelyn and Jo did not give-up and stood there until some pound workers came out to take the food form them. They were not allowed in. When Evelyn asked what happens if dog owners came to take their dogs out, she was told that they would have to go to the office (open only during weekdays) to get a letter to come into the pound and once they have found their dog, they would have to travel miles again back to the office to pay the compound before taking their dog back home. Why is MPS making it difficult for owners and rescuers to take dogs out? Does it give them perverted satisfaction to see these poor animals dead rather than helping them to live?




Being watched by MPS staff




Being watched by MPS staff




Made to wait for over an hour in the hot sun


Read more: malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/#ixzz0hNSvvJh6


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Mar 10, 2010, 9:23 PM

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9th March 2010

MPS
Menara MPS, Persiaran 3
Bandar Baru Selayang
68100 Batu Caves
Selangor
Malaysia

Attn : YBhg Dato* Hj Zainol Abidin
MPS President

YBhg,

RE : MPS HELL POUND 每 DOG CRUELTY

We are greatly distressed, shocked and appalled by MPS unmerciful treatment on MPS pound dogs for the past 3 years. The mass starvation to dogs in your MPS hell pound by your officer Ernie and Dr Razif has drew a cry foul amongst the society.

Ernie and Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin, initiate the cruelty in pound by starving million of dogs to death , withholding food and water, drain off new born puppies alive, trespass resident premises and shop to seize pet dog, charge owner exorbitant reclamation fee as high as RM1000 to deter them from bailing their pet.

After the news of cruelty act in pound has spread and many animal lovers are aghast, Ernie and Dr Razif immediate killed all the 30 over dying and tortured dogs in the pound , gone out to catch new pet dogs and puppies and remove their collars by force (which causes traumatize to the innocent dogs) to portray a &pleasant picture* of the pound follow by a &clean up* in the pound in order to destroy the evidence. They enforce a crazy rule to bar all visitors including pet owner to enter the pound to claim their pet or deliver dog food. Those who want to search their pet or adopt a dog from the pound must first travel miles to office to get a consent letter from Ernie to enter the pound, after searching the dog, they have to travel miles again to office to pay RM1000 before they can travel miles to the pound to bail their dog out. The hatred of Ernie and Dr Razif on dogs makes them want to see these poor animals dead rather than a second chance to live.


Ernie and Razif inhumane pound management has caused the Selayang residents lodged numerous complaints to your office. A good example was on 22nd Feb, an old Hindu woman and her grandson was crying hours outside Ernie*s office to plead her dog to be returned to her ! Kindly take note that Ernie trespass her backyard to seize her dog.

Ernie and Razif act which is above the law not only brought criticism to MPS in general but also has a negative impact on your management in particular. Being their superior, you are accountable on your subordinate*s wrongdoings. It is your duty to spot check the pound to ensure the pound guidelines are adhered ( as practiced BY DBKL Dir-Gen Dr Zainol who spot checked DBKL pound last Saturday under KL Mayor instruction). You should have removed Ernie and Razif immediately from managing the pound and should conduct a Domestic Inquiry (DI) on them in which DVS should sit in the panel. Thereafter, their remarks from the DI must be recorded in their Key Performance Index (KPI) respectively.

In 2007, you incurred the wrath of dog-lovers all over the world when you decided to initiate a financially rewarding dog-catching competition inviting the public to participate in what looked like &fun-filled festivity* to reduce the stray population. You have yet to repent and repeat your mistake. You choose to pledge your support and grant your consent to Ernie and Razif to go even further on their cruelty to the pound dogs.

Lastly, I would like to reiterate that if your staff has gone against the law, the punishment has to be upon them. Failing of which your leadership is questionable !


Yours faithfully,
Angeline Tai

Cc : a) Prime Minister Office
b) Selangor MB 每 Tan Sri Dato* Seri Abd Khalid
c) All Animal Welfare Group


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Mar 11, 2010, 8:34 PM

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MDDB Notice Board :

ADOPTION DRIVE

MALAYSIAN DOGS DESERVE BETTER will hold its monthly adoption drive at the SUMMIT SUBANG JAYA this Sunday, March 14.

We currently have 50 over puppies and dogs looking for homes and expect to bring at least 40 of them there.

A large number of the puppies and dogs will be those rescued from the Klang and Selayang pounds.

The adoption drive would be held from 11.00am to 7.00pm near the Starbucks entrance.

Those who want to drop off donations in kind such as rice, dog food, shampoo and towels could also do so at the adoption drive.

Details call: 019-357 6477 or 012-373 9007


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Mar 17, 2010, 8:24 PM

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DOGMEAT

Veterinary Services Department (DVS) deputy director general, Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar, suggests that stray dogs held at pounds be sold for human consumption as a method of stray management.

There has been many rumblings for some time now that the dogs were indeed being sold at the pounds. But we have no proof. But anyone worth his or her salt would know that no dog meat restaurant owner, who is in his right frame of mind, would dare serve his customers stray dogs with questionable health issues.

Is this why pet dogs and pedigrees are targeted - so that there is assurance that they have 'healthy' meat to serve their customers? This is a point to ponder - has Ahmad Suhaimi let the cat out of the bag and not merely made a suggestion as everyone is made to believe?

www.dailymotion.com/video/x4p...-raw-5_animals

China is mulling at passing legislation to counter this and Ahmad Suhaimi Omar wants dog eating to be a norm here. Does he want our Malaysian community to regress? Does he want to promote what we see in the link here in Malaysia?

Shame on you Ahmad Suhaimi Omar, shame on you!

The Veterinary Services Department comes under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry,

Y.B. DATO' HAJI NOH BIN OMAR
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-BASED INDUSTRY
noh@moa.gov.my

Y.B. SENATOR DATO' SRI SHAHRIZAT ABDUL JALIL
MINISTER OF WOMEN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
shahrizat@kpwkm.gov.my

Deputy Minister in charge of public complaints at the Prime Minister's Department
Datuk T. Murugiah
murugiah@pmo.gov.my

PUBLIC COMPLAINTS BUREAU - PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT MALAYSIA - You can make online complaints
www.pcb.gov.my/
apps1.pcb.gov.my/eApps/bpaiad....do?aplCode=en








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Sun :

DVS Deputy DG Encourages Eating Dogs and Cats to Solve Stray problem?

PETALING JAYA (March 7, 2010): People with a penchant for exotic meat should be allowed to buy dogs from dog pounds for consumption, Veterinary Services Department (VSD) deputy director general Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar says.

Ahmad Suhaimi, who made the suggestion at a forum on effective animal pound management organised by the Petaling Jaya City Council*s Canine Advisory Team last week, said people who have no qualms about eating dog meat should be allowed to eat dogs kept in pounds.

※Do we have to keep the dogs at the pounds forever?§ he asked. ※They are animals, just like chickens or goats,§ he added.He said consuming dogs kept in pounds will help to check the number of strays at the pounds and help address any unmanageable increase of strays. His suggestion sparked an outburst from a veterinarian who was among those attending the forum.

Without identifying herself, the vet, who appeared to be quite emotional, said: ※About consuming dogs, the answer is simply no.§ She said as an animal lover, it was unimaginable to consume dogs and strays at that. ※I find the suggestion inhumane and cruel,§ she said.

Ahmad Suhaimi responded by saying he too did not have the stomach to eat stray dogs, but as a veterinarian who is required to think clinically, it is important to consider all options when dealing with the issue of strays. ※I like to think outside the box,§ he said with a laugh, which received some sniggers from those present. Ahmad Suhaimi*s pitch, however, did not make the cut.

The forum made five recommendations for animal pound management. This were that local councils should work with the veterinary department; local councils should cooperate with NGOs on catching strays; micro-chipping canines for easy ownership identification, educating pet owners and more stringent licensing laws.A total of 12 local councils participated in the forum which was held in light of media reports last week about the appalling conditions at the Selayang Municipal Council*s (MPS) dog pound.

State executive councillor for health Dr Xavier Jayakumar, at a press conference earlier, said municipal councils have been instructed to maintain cleanliness at their pounds, and to work with the VSD. Officers in charge also have to treat sick animals and follow guidelines when euthanising them. -- theSun

SPCA Says : It is illegal to eat dogs & cats in Hong Kong, Korea and Philippines and it is banned in Taiwan. China*s growing middle class is pushing for a law against the eating of dogs & cats in their progressive country. It is shocking that Malaysian authorities are proposing eating dogs as a means to curb the stray dog population. As protectors of animals, it is a shame to propose this barbaric, inhumane, cruel and totally unacceptable solution. Instead they should propose humane, effective, sustainable and socially acceptable measures like high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinics and promote Responsible Pet Ownership.

Speak Up For The Voiceless
Please write in to the authorities, and tell them politely but firmly that you would like to illegalize the eating of cats and dogs in Malaysia 每 like Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, and Taiwan have done. It is not in the Malaysian culture to eat these domestic animals, and it is a cruel trade that many animal welfare organizations worldwide are lobbying to ban.

Dato Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar
Veterinary Services Department (VSD) deputy director general
tkpkv@dvs.gov.my / suhaimi@dvs.com.my

Dato Dr Abd. Aziz Jamaluddin
Veterinary Services Department (VSD) director general
Kp@dvs.gov.my / azizj@dvs.gov.my






Could we allow this cruel trade to take root in Malaysia? -
photo courtesy of Animals Asia Foundation



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Malaysiakini :

I am writing because of a grievous incident that took place on Monday, March 15 at about 3pm at Kepong Central KTM Station. My friends and I (six of us) were there to take the train to the Bank Negara station.

After parking our cars, we heard a dog howling, more like a painful cry. Then, we noticed a dog being tied to the grill (steel fence) of the KTM station. As we approached the dog, we stood aghast at the sight.

The stray dog's leg and neck was tied very tightly to the grill and a piece of wood had been shoved down inside its throat! The dog was bleeding and its feces were all around it. The string was attached to a pole in the KTM station.

Immediately, we confronted the KTM workers. They said that it was done by Kuala Lumpur City Hall workers because a minister was to be visiting the station next week. They failed to explain further.

At once, we called the SPCA and the Paws animal welfare society. The SPCA responded efficiently by informing us that an animal control officer would be there soon. We made a slight commotion in front of the KTM station but the KTM workers were not concerned at all.

After about an hour, as we were returning to the KTM Kepong Central Station, we received a call from the SPCA officer stating that the dog was now not tied up and was moving around. When we arrived, the dog was limping. The same KTM workers avoided us as we tried to confront them. A passer-by told us that the dog has been that way for quite some time.

The SPCA officer could not capture the dog as it walked away for quite a distance. He advised us to write to the media and to the SPCA as well.

Doenn't our country's animal rights support the idea that an animal has the right to live its life without being harmed and hurt by humans? We realize that people define the meaning of animal rights and abuse in different ways but aren't the citizens of our country merciful? This dog could have been just put to sleep if it had been harming the public or causing a nuisance. Why stick a wooden stick down its throat?








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What's going on.........


Just when we thought we can take a short break from advocacy and update our supporters about our rescue work - this crops up. We are shocked and appalled that human beings can actually resort to such cruelty. The letter says the six young people were told that the dog had been tied-up like that for quite a while - didn't it kick the conscience of the people who had passed by? Our rescuer friend Miza Nordin says she will go an look for the dog this evening as it definetely needs medical attention. The stick has also been identified as the pole used by council dog catchers. So, there must be truth that the dog was tied in that position by DBKL workers. We called KTM and its public relations officer Fazil said he too was shocked with the pictures. He has asked for emails to be directed to him and said he would redirect them all to the KTMB president. So people, its back to pushing for justice again.

KTMB - write to:

fazil@ktmb.com.my
Fazil - 03- 22631106

DEWAN BANDARAYA

DATUK BANDAR KUALA LUMPUR
Y. Bhg. Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Bin Ismail
Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2617 9070
datukbandar@dbkl.gov.my

En. Mohamad Salleh bin Abdullah
Pegawai Khas I Datuk Bandar
Tel: 603-2617 9075

En. Md Aznan bin Md. Zain
Pegawai Khas II Datuk Bandar
Tel: 603-2617 9066

DBKL's man in charge of dog catching

Dr. Zainol Ariffin bin Pawanchee
603-2027 5301

Aduan DBKL:

03-2617 9925
03-2617 9936
dbkl@dbkl.gov.my

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry (Under which DBKL falls)

Minister
YB. Dato' Raja Nong Chik
bin Dato' Raja Zainal Abidin
rnc@kwp.gov.my
03-88897878

Roslima bt. Muhammad
Pembantu Khas Menteri
roslima@@kwp.gov.my

Zainor binti Mohd Nor
Pembantu Tadbir (Kesetiausahaan) Menteri
zainor@kwp.gov.my

Shazril Fariza bin Faridam
Setiausaha Sulit Kanan
shazril@kwp.gov.my

Deputy Minister

YB. Datuk M. Saravanan
Timbalan Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan
Dan Kesejahteraan Bandar
03-88897998
saravanan@kwp.gov.my

Suria Kumar a/l Subramaniam
Setiausaha Sulit Kanan Timbalan Menteri
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Deputy Minister in charge of public complaints at the Prime Minister's Department

Datuk T. Murugiah
murugiah@pmo.gov.my

PUBLIC COMPLAINTS BUREAU - PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT MALAYSIA - You can make online complaints
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melmel
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Mar 19, 2010, 8:42 PM

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Malay Mail :
Mar 2010


Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar - dogs for human consumptionLocalVeterinary Services Department (DVS)

PETALING JAYA: Despite public furore, Veterinary Services Department (DVS) deputy directorgeneral, Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar, is sticking by his suggestion last week that stray dogs held at pounds be sold for human consumption 〞 as a method of stray management.

While acknowledging it was a "sensitive" statement, the DVS deputy DG in charge of veterinary health, told The Malay Mail his words were unnecessarily 'sensationalised'. He insisted that the suggestion would create a "win-win" situation, explaining that stray dogs captured are now kept for seven days 〞 and humanely euthanised if the dogs remained unclaimed after the week. "Once the dog is caught and nobody claims it, what do you suggest we do? If people want to consume (dogs), why not let them?

"We have to pay for euthanasia as it has to be done professionally by a veterinarian. In any case, who are we to euthanise any animal?" posed Dr Ahmad. If the slaughter of an animal is for the purpose of consumption, Dr Ahmad argued that "in principle, most religions would basically allow the slaughter". Still, he pointed out that he was not asking people to just eat dog meat. He argued that foreigners like the Vietnamese and Koreans consume dog meat; and understood this was a sensitive issue for Malaysian culture and standards.

"We should not impose our values onto others. If you cannot eat dog meat, you cannot stop me from taking it. Like pork, for example. I cannot eat it but I cannot stop you from eating it. "This is how we have been able to live harmoniously in Malaysia. We have to be open. It is an individual decision, if others want to eat it, it is up to them."

Stating he was merely throwing in the idea, he told The Paper That Cares: "I knew it was sensitive, I purposely said it. It was high time to say it. The NGOs are all against it and I know the dog is a pet to most of us." Even a farmer, who has raised his cattle lovingly would not be willing to eat the animal when slaughtered, he noted.

"I do stress that if the dogs are to be slaughtered, it must then be done properly and there should be no cruelty at all." Dr Ahmad also claimed that while there were a few people who objected to his suggestion at the forum on effective animal pound management, organised by the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council Canine Advisory Team on March 2, he felt the body language of many there suggested they were "excited" by his words.

The suggestion to sell caught stray dogs for consumption will help ease the system and reduce the council's problem. Let this be a lesson to pet owners to not let their dogs stray. It is a matter of responsible pet ownership. We have to educate pet owners, but this will take a long time."

Howling in horror over statements

CHIN: Labels Dr Ahmad's suggestion 'barbaric'

KUALA LUMPUR: Animal lovers are up in arms over the suggestion by Veterinary Services Department's (DVS) top man condoning the slaughter of stray dogs for human consumption.

Describing the suggestion as barbaric, the Selangor Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is now demanding that DVS deputy director-general (veterinary health) Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar, retract this suggestion.

Visibly upset, SPCA chaiman Christine Chin told The Malay Mail that SPCA was extremely disappointed with Dr Ahmad*s suggestion 〞 especially in view of his position as the ※number two or three person in DVS, who should be promoting humane, sustainable, effective and acceptable solutions to the stray problem".

※He is not a nobody,§ Chin pointed out. "As a possible DVS director-general candidate, he is supposed to be protecting the animals. "He is in charge of prosecuting people who are cruel to animals.§

While she felt Dr Ahmad did make some good suggestions during the March 2 forum on effective animal pound management, Chin described the dog meat suggestion as having thrown DVS back to the dark ages and undermined every bit of good DVS had ever done, especially in drafting its 2008 guidelines on humane dog-catching methods.

Stating that Dr Ahmad's suggestion was "barbaric, inhumane, provocative, unbelievable and incredulous", she said: ※We are a society that doesn*t eat dogs. It is not a custom in Malaysia.

"Even in China, animal lovers have banded together to seek legal amendments to ban the consumption of dogs and cats. In Taiwan, it is illegal. What about cats?§

Meanwhile, Malaysian animalassisted therapy society for the disabled and elderly (Petpositive) president, Anthony Thanasayan, described Dr Ahmad*s suggestion as ※misplaced and terribly insensitive.§

THANASAYAN: Dogs are life savers .He said the suggestion only reflected how out of touch DVS was.※That he thinks dogs are only good as food on the table shows what he thinks of the role animals have been playing in our society, especially today.

※Dr Ahmad must remember that if a building falls down and he gets caught in the rubble, it is not a chicken that will come to save him. He would have to rely on the dog he suggests we eat.§ He said dogs are loving and play a positive role such as saving people*s lives and helping those in need of therapy.

Noting sarcastically that Dr Ahmad may have felt he was being clever, Thanasayan said the suggestion was purely a cerebral statement and not from the heart. ※Whatever he was trying or hoping to do, it did not work# he might as well ask us to eat our children.§ Thanasayan also pointed out that dogs from the pounds often carried disease and no one would want to or should eat such meat.


melmel
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Mar 20, 2010, 10:14 PM

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stray dog's leg and neck was tied very tightly to the grill and a piece of wood had been shoved down inside its throat! The dog was bleeding and its feces were all around it. The string was attached to a pole in the KTM station. - Kepong, KL


Action by MDDB :
Our rescuer friend Miza Nordin says she will go an look for the dog this evening as it definetely needs medical attention.

Action by DVS :
We have arraged for the inspection at the said site in fact yesterday by our Kuala Lumpur DVS Enforcement Team.

We could not locate the said dog after we made some enquiries from the surrouding people. We believed the said dog is a stray dog and had been released by the public.

As we hv not been able to establish any thing in the said location, we therefore conclude this case as NFA (No Further Action) unless new evidence can be surfaced or received by the DVS. In future, you are advised to contact the nearest DVS Enforcement office as soon as possible to report any incident of cruelty to animals for effective enforcement action (we need evidence to act against the culprit).

Once again thank you, your concern for the welfare of animals is greatly appreciated by DVS.

Mr Soh
DVS


Action by PETA :
Hello and thank you for reporting this horrific incident to PETA. Are you able to try to locate this poor dog? If somebody can contain him, we are happy to pay to get him some medical care immediately

Stephanie
PETA








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melmel
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Mar 21, 2010, 8:45 PM

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MDDB Notice Board :

STATEMENT FROM KTMB
20 Mac 2010

to : malaysiandogsdeservebetter

KTM BERHAD*S RESPONSE ON MALAYSIAKINI*S ARTICLE ON THE CAPTURE AND TORTURE OF STRAY DOG AT KTM KOMUTER KEPONG SENTRAL STATION

The complaint letter by M.Nisha (Ghastly animal abuse at Kepong KTM Station) in Malaysiakini dated 17 March 2010 is referred. KTM Berhad undoubtedly agrees that animal cruelty is not an acceptable behavior by any sane individual. It is uncivilized and intolerable by any religion and race in the world.

As reported, KTM Berhad has confirmed that the incident took place at KTM Komuter Kepong Sentral Station.

For your information, KTM Berhad, represented by a group of its senior officers, had conducted an investigation and went to see the staff at the said station to get more information as well as to visit the location of the incident. Essentially, the unpleasant incident had nothing to do with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) or any of its employees. The name of the organisation was quoted indirectly when our counter clerk, who was not really aware of the incident, was asked about the situation. The clerk answered on impulse when he said that the dog was &perhaps* captured and strapped by the officers from DBKL.

Even though his remarks was said by mistake, we are sorry for that he should have had investigated the situation before providing any statement. KTM Berhad is deeply sorry for the situation and would like to apologise to DBKL. It was not our intention to smear the image of DBKL with the incident. We hope DBKL is willing to accept our sincere apology.

With regards to the incident on 15 March 2010, the stray dog was captured by the staff of KTM Berhad with the help from our janitors who work at the station. For your information, the dog has been roaming the station for almost two years, and during that period, KTM Berhad had lodged more than three reports to Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) via telephone, with the final report made one day before the dog was captured, which was on 14 March 2010.

The necessity to catch the dog was made due to its troubling behavior whereby it had attacked and bitten our passengers at the parking area as well as in front of the KTM Komuter Kepong Sentral Station ticketing counter. However, the attacks and bites did not inflict any serious injuries so far. The last attack was reported on the evening after it was released which involved one Vietnamese passenger. Aside from that, we also found its feces around the platform area and during rainy seasons, the dog posed an inconvenience for the Muslim passengers especially, as its wet fur might touch them.

The decision to capture the dog was made due to the operation requirement, not because of the minister visit as per quoted by our staff. The dog was caught at round 12.00 noon and released at 1.30 pm. According to the staff we investigated, the piece of wood which was claimed shoved into his throat was not true. They did tie the dog to the fence. However, they did not shove the wood into its throat with the intention to torture or inflict injury to the animal. The wood, which was seen in its mouth, was the bait used when they were trying to catch it and the dog kept biting on the end of it. The staff tried to remove it from its jaw but it clamped the wood shut, we only managed to remove it after the second try.

The dog was released because we did not receive any confirmation from MPS to collect the animal. As reported, the dog was still straying around the area after it had been released.

I hope the general public should also appreciate the effort taken by the KTMB staff to address this recurring nuisance towards our KTM Commuter passengers whose patronage and peace has been disturbed by this stray dog.(Dear All, KTMB requests the public to appreciate their cruelty act & say TQ to them) Whilst, we do recognize the method, in this instance, was questionable, it was done purely for the sake and comfort of our passengers. There was no intent of being cruel or to torture the stray dog. Our priority is for the safety and well-being of our passengers.

We will make sure that there will be no similar incident to take place. We have identified more efficient alternatives in handling stray dogs/wild animals, which is by contacting the SPCA and the local authorities to solve the problem at other stations as well.

We do not condone animal cruelty, what more to be a part of the brutality. However, I think the public should also evaluate the original intention it was meant to and not to quickly jump to condemn the method use without understanding the sequence of events. I am sure, all of us, when bitten by a mosquito, will hit it instantly without much thought. Is that considered as cruelty to insects? I know for a fact that, some time ago, when the crows [gagak] cause serious unhealthy situation in Klang, a campaign was mounted to shoot down the crows in a big way when their presence became intolerable. Is there some other way of doing it?

We truly hope that the explanation given is clear and we hope that the incident does not reflect the organisation in general.


Thank you.

Dr Aminuddin Adnan
aminuddin@ktmb.com.my
President
KTMB



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melmel
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Mar 23, 2010, 9:56 PM

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Malaysiakini :
Mar 2010


Of doggone stick-y savagery

I refer to the letter Ghastly animal abuse at Kepong KTM station.

Man, I can assure you, is a nasty creature. He demands, he deceives, he destroys. And since the beginning of civilisation, he's been propagating this veni, vidi, vici behaviour ubiquitously. In the latest episode of the 'Malaysia, Truly Beastly' series, this brutish barbarism has yet again been exposed extravagantly.

The above letter revealed a shackled dog with a mouthful of stick! Yes! A stick! To my surprise, I wasn't surprised. With the butchery of babies, the crushing of civil rights and legislation on lexicon, it seems almost natural to fetter a dog to a fence and feed it some timber.

Also not blood-curdling shocking is the complete and absolute show of apathy by those who bared witness to this gruesome scene. Save for the benevolent individuals who made the frantic report, a howling and hemorrhaging living being seemed to not bother the vast commuting commuters that day.

It was after all just a dog. A fang-filled, diseased-ridden, faeces-producing, oxygen-stealing dog. Its eventual death would be a mere kitchen matter to these folk.

So what has become of this country, one might ask. Are its people as heartless as this incident suggests? Or are we as Allah-fearing as we piously proclaim? All religions, mind you, preach custodianship of the world we inhabit; a world that includes animals.

But it is shamefully clear that while we human beings are religiously taken up with heavenly fooleries, we continually treat our animals like hell. We doggedly refuse to concern ourselves with something as pedestrian as the welfare of the animals in our 'custody'.

We would much rather train them for our sadistic amusement; slaughter them for our gastronomical indulgence and subject them to torture for our 'security'. Hence, as is with most animal cruelty cases in this country, the chorus of outrage will begin, torrential tears will be wept and animal activism will be re-awakened.

And with a modicum of luck, these Malaysian mindset-manufactured monsters will get a verbal walloping. But justice will not be served for this poor dog. One must be delusional to believe otherwise.

The circumstances surrounding the stick-shoving, shackling and subsequent release of the dog still elude me. But what has become damningly apparent is that Malaysia needs a fresh soul.

by Shenaaz - a Muslim


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melmel
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Mar 24, 2010, 5:22 PM

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MDDB Notice Board :

HE HAS BEEN FOUND

The dog which was tortured by the KTMB staff has been found. Thanks to the sharp eyes of SPCA's Murugan who spotted the dog at the Selayang Pound. We sent our friend Erica Chum to the pound and she waited for Selayang councillor Gunaraj George to gain entry.

SPCA was also there but was not allowed in by Evil Ernie. It took a good scolding by Gunaraj who also called her boss Dr Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin - 012-2252240, razif@mps.gov.my to tell him off! We think that they were feeding the dogs and getting the place clean before letting these people in.
So has anything changed at the Selayang pound? We think not other than the fact that four workers have been transferred out but the biggest culprit Evil Ernie is still there.

By right its this woman who has both shamed and humiliated the Selayang Municipal Council that should have been transferred. Coming back to the dog, the SPCA, which came there to collect a mother dog and three puppies, agreed that MDDB take the KTMB dog as we are looking into initiating legal action against KTMB.

Apparently, the dog catchers who had gone to the train station to capture the dog told Gunaraj they had been called umpteen times after Nisha's letter in Malaysiakini had created a ruckus. The dog had not wandered very far from the station, probably due to injuries and fear, when the Selayang catchers found it.

Therefore the KTMB people were lying through their teeth when they said the dog had wandered off. They had tried to get rid of the evidence by harassing the Selayang people to come and get the dog as soon as Nisha's letter was out.

We are now looking at initiating legal action against KTMB and have individuals who have come forward to be named as plaintiffs. We also have some young lawyers who have offered to initiate the legal action for free. We think we would also simultaneously initiate legal action against the Selayang pound for cruelty. Those who want to be a part of this please contact us as soon as possible.

P/S So Mr SOH of DVS, we have the evidence now - will you take any action against the culprits

The hungry and thirsty dog at MDDB's hideout
After being removed from the pound
Being transported to secret destination
Gunaraj screaming his head off to Razif over the phone to be allowed in
The dog being tortured at the KTM station
Inhuman act


Read more: malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/#ixzz0j3KwcwgT


melmel
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Mar 25, 2010, 10:22 PM

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a) DVS replied tat tey wld consider 2 take action.

b) Prime Minister office YB Senator Tuan Murugiah feedback tat KTM President assured PM office tat tey won't repeat this cruelty act on any dog in future!

c) Thks to PETA on their concern on tis cruelty case



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