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melmel
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Feb 19, 2009, 5:49 PM


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DBKL DOG POUND CRUELTY




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melmel
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Feb 19, 2009, 5:57 PM


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TV 3 Program360 on DBKL Dog Pound Cruelty :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-pwoqmvgNQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_wyL_c7dc

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzIcoieUHBQ


melmel
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Feb 19, 2009, 5:59 PM


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Dialogue session with DBKL @ 12 Feb : Face -to-Face with DBKL In light of the recent controversy surrounding DBKL, the SPCA Chairperson called for a meeting to discuss serious allegations that DBKL are strangling stray dogs and drowning cats.

The meeting was attended by Dr Hamdan bin Ahmad( Head of Animal Welfare Dept, DVS), Christine Chin, Dr Lim, Dr Suhanna, Dr Goh, Mr Krishnan, Dr Zaidi (DBKL), and Mr Chandrakahn (DBKL Pound Manager).

SPCA highlighted that this is a new era of responsibility, accountability, reality, transparency and humanity. There is nowhere to hide for animal abusers. DBKL vehemently denied the allegations and are ameniable to compliance of the DVS Guidelines for stray animal control (May 2008).

SPCA has investigated the earlier allegation in Nov 08, and also alerted DVS who contacted DBKL to get their story - there was no hard evidence of strangulation or drowning. SPCA said SPCA Klinik Kembiri @ DBKL will close in protest if the allegations prove to be true.

Copies of the Guidelines were distributed to all present at the meeting. In compliance to the guidelines that prioritized animal welfare, DBKL has agreed to;
a. get a qualified Vet to do the euthanasia of the dogs and cats once a week
b. anaesthetize aggressive and nervous dogs before putting down so as to reduce the stress inflicted on the dogs. This will incur higher costs.
c. create humane conditions for euthanizing animals e.g. a separate room
d. Attempt to rehome dogs, after being spayed or neutered by SPCA KK.
e. mandatory microchipping
f. differential licensing for neutered and unneutered dogs

The root causes of strays are irresponsible owners who allow their un-neutered dogs to roam or abandon their un-neutered dogs, and they need to be addressed and penalized via effective and sensible legislation. We also highlighted an FBI fact that animal abusers are 5 times more likely to abuse children, women and be a menace to society - so cruelty to animals hardly ends there.



Hell Holes created by MPKlang, MPKajang and MPAmpang Jaya

Recent investigations into stray dog control measures by local municipals highlighted the hell holes that stray dogs impounded are thrown into. These Municipals do not even have pounds.




MPKlang
operates an inhumane and detestable "pound". MPKlang has promised over the years that they will build a new pound and stop using wires to catch stray and owners' dogs. Through the years, SPCA's letters and calls to action to MP Klang have fallen on deaf ears. MPKlang keeps the stray dogs in a truck. To SPCA's knowledge there is no food and water provided. The wires cut into the throats and bodies of dogs and puppies causing immense pain and a slow and extremely painful death. This cruelty is against the law and directly violate Section 44 Animals Act 1953 (revised 2006) - yet no changes and charges are made.




MPKajang
is also another Municipal that contributes directly to the cruelty of stray and owned dogs. Stray and owners' dogs are kept in this truck. Again, we are not aware that food and water are provided. The truck is kept hidden from public view and there is no way an owner can retrieve his dog.





MPAJ
also has no pound and relies on their dog-catching contractor, Vet-Fine S/B, to catch and destroy stray and owners' dogs. The dogs are kept in vans, for days without food and water. Vet-Fine S/B are implicated in many atrocities involving the capture and inhumane killing of stray and owners' dogs. SPCA has reported Vet-Fine's alleged cruelty to DVS and VAM but no action has been taken. SPCA has been verbally abused and threatened by Vet-Fine dog catchers in this process of gathering information.

Next week we will highlight other pounds, as well as contact details for each pound that you can write e-mails and letters to and voice your concerns!

SPCA Assists DVS Labuan



SPCA KK team visited Labuan in Jan 09 upon request by DVS Labuan to assist in training the staff at DVS clinic in medication, treatment and clinical protocols. Dr Suhanna and Dr Goh complimented on the staff's interest and dedication to learning their scope of work better. The vets offered treatment and surgery for pets for one day, which was well received by Labuan residents! The KK vets also advised on better surgical procedures for spaying and neutering. We hope DVS Labuan will be able to extend a wider range of vet services to the Labuan residents in the near future.



melmel
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Feb 19, 2009, 6:04 PM


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KL Mayor defenced Dog Dragged was a Dead Dog

Star February 18, 2009

Mayor: Killings sensationalised


THE alleged killing of stray dogs at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) animal pound in Setapak was blown out of proportion, said Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail. The mayor, who had instructed his officers to conduct an investigation, said the visuals shown over TV3 programme 360° showing a dog pound worker dragging a dying dog with a loop around its neck was not entirely correct. “The dog was already dead after our officers had euthanised it. What was shown on TV was a worker dragging a dead dog. It was not strangled or its neck fractured as reported,’’ he said. While the mayor acknowledged that whole process should have been better managed, he, however, denied that the dogs were brutally killed at the DBKL dog pound.

Angry crowd: A file picture of animal activists marching from the pound to the ‘grave site’ of the animals killed at the pound. “We have been operating the pound for over seven years in collaboration with the SPCA and there has never been such an incident,’’ he said. On the issue of the burial method, the mayor said the landfill in Bukit Taga refused to take the carcasses so DBKL had to bury the dead dogs inside the pound. But this was done under the Dog Licensing and Canal bylaws The process involves digging several holes which are about 6ft deep. The hole is layered with lime dust as a disinfectant. Each hole can take in about 60 dogs and the process is repeated months later. “As bad as it may sound, there is no other way to do this as the cost of having an incinerator is too expensive,” Fuad said. Under the Dog Licensing and Canal bylaws 1991, stray dogs caught by the DBKL will be kept for seven days before they are put to sleep. “The cost of catching a dog is RM30 and feeding and euthanising a dog costs RM120. “The DBKL catches some 8,000 stray dogs a year. Last year alone, over 7,800 dogs were put down at the Setapak dog pound,” Fuad said. The mayor said if they were to engage a veterinarian to administer the injections, it would cost more. Fuad, however, promised to look into all aspects of the situation and better manage it. The DBKL, in collaboration with the SPCA, had initiated the Klinik Kembiri programme a few years ago whereby cats and dogs are spayed to prevent unwanted stray population. Since 2003, over 8,000 cats and dogs have been spayed.


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melmel
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Feb 20, 2009, 6:04 PM


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Pls help d voiceless voices / dogs & cats tat r tortured by / in municipal councils :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9GmV8GAswk

www.malaysiakini.tv/video/16712


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melmel
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Feb 20, 2009, 7:31 PM


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Star Friday February 20, 2009

45 felines rescued from apartment

MORE and more people are abandoning their pets because they can no longer afford to keep them.

Due to the slump in the economy, the number of pets being left at animal shelters, like the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Selangor (SPCA), has been increasing.

SPCA assistant manager Jacinta Johnson said since the fuel price increase last June, the number of cats and dogs surrendered at the shelter had been increasing. Saved: The cats and kittens rescued by the SPCA from the apartment.

It was reported that a total of 7,734 animals were surrendered last year, compared with 5,991 in 2007.

“Each month, between 100 and 200 cats are dumped at the shelter, and most of them have to be put down when their health starts deteriorating,” she said.

Apart from cats and dogs, the shelter has also been receiving rabbits and hamsters as they tend to breed rapidly.

Last Friday, the shelter rescued some 45 cats and kittens from an apartment in Ampang. The tenants had vacated the premises and left the cats behind.

When rescue workers entered the apartment, they were shocked and horrified to find the entire apartment covered with faeces and urine. The stench was suffocating.

There were dozens of cats and kittens in the living room, kitchen, wash area and even the air-conditioning area.

“The owners had left the cats behind two months ago with a maid. But the maid ran away about two weeks ago, and the cats were left to fend for themselves,” she said.

It is believed that the owners had let the cats breed out if control and had confined the growing kittens to the wash area.

The 45 cats and kittens were quarantined at the SPCA quarantine area, but, sadly, 20 had to be euthanised as they were very ill.

The rest will be vaccinated and put up for adoption or placed in foster homes, or, as a last resort, euthanised humanely.

Anyone interested in adopting the cats and kittens can call the SPCA at 03-4256 5312 / 4253 5179, or email SPCA at spca@streamyx.com.


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khengteik
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Feb 20, 2009, 8:44 PM


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seriously... some ppl just deserve to be shot and hanged... isn't it more cheaper to neuter then to let them breed?




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melmel
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Feb 20, 2009, 10:57 PM


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u r absolutely right.

However, v still need 2 face them. eg : tomorow I need 2 go 2 DBKL dog pound 2 bail a stray dog fr pound n force 2 liaise wi them. phew phew......


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ai_ney
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Feb 21, 2009, 12:16 AM


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some still belif it's against their religion's teaching to neuter animals n refused to change their mindsets... like tat, who suffer? the animals lo... Unimpressed


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khengteik
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Feb 21, 2009, 5:26 PM


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Well.. thats too bad then.... However, as a Buddhist, there is nothing against neutering animals...

In the teachings of Buddha, he has thought us to be compassionate.... and treat all beings equally.....


Just for the sake of wasting my own time and wasting everyone's time for reading,

A monk once said... When we see maggots, we feel disgusted and also we feel that it is a very dirty thing... This is because we see maggots on dead carcasses... However, we feel it because we are higher beings.... But to the maggots, it something that they have to do to survive... so if there were higher beings then us humans, they will also feel disgusted at what we are doing... no matter how good our deed is... This has thought me to see all living beings as equals.... and so far, it has also thought me that being a human does not mean that we are better then anything else..




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khengteik
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Feb 21, 2009, 5:37 PM


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Just for the sake of argument..... with snippets from thestar.com.my


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“The dog was already dead after our officers had euthanised it. What was shown on TV was a worker dragging a dead dog. It was not strangled or its neck fractured as reported,’’ he said.


Is it really necessary to drag a dead dog using the loop thinggie? The dog is dead, therefore it will not bite anyone anymore...


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On the issue of the burial method, the mayor said the landfill in Bukit Taga refused to take the carcasses so DBKL had to bury the dead dogs inside the pound. But this was done under the Dog Licensing and Canal bylaws

The process involves digging several holes which are about 6ft deep. The hole is layered with lime dust as a disinfectant. Each hole can take in about 60 dogs and the process is repeated months later.

“As bad as it may sound, there is no other way to do this as the cost of having an incinerator is too expensive,” Fuad said.


The holes are not only not properly filled, and from the footage in the TV, I dont think that it is even layered with lime dust. look at the flies and creepy crawlies all over...


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Under the Dog Licensing and Canal bylaws 1991, stray dogs caught by the DBKL will be kept for seven days before they are put to sleep.

“The cost of catching a dog is RM30 and feeding and euthanising a dog costs RM120.

“The DBKL catches some 8,000 stray dogs a year. Last year alone, over 7,800 dogs were put down at the Setapak dog pound,” Fuad said.

The mayor said if they were to engage a veterinarian to administer the injections, it would cost more. Fuad, however, promised to look into all aspects of the situation and better manage it.


Lets do some calculations...
Assuming that DBKL catches 8,000 strays a year... And the cost for catching ONE dog is RM30... This means that the cost for catching 8,000 dogs is RM240,000 a year.

Lets assume again that 7,800 dogs are fed and then put to sleep in a year... Assuming that the cost to feed a dog in a week is RM30... which means the cost to euthanize a dog would roughly be about RM90.. Therefore, the cost of euthanizing 7,800 dogs is RM 702,000 a year.

So... IF the dogs are not euthanized properly, and not using the medication, a total of RM462,000 can be saved a year...


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While the mayor acknowledged that whole process should have been better managed, he, however, denied that the dogs were brutally killed at the DBKL dog pound.

“We have been operating the pound for over seven years in collaboration with the SPCA and there has never been such an incident,’’ he said.


From the information that i got (which i'm not sure how true it is), DBKL pound has erected a new fence to enclose the premises so that no one can see what is happening inside. So, if there is really no such things happening there, why take the trouble to cover up the pound?

And if i'm not mistaken, since DBKL is under the government, and this means they survive from the money they are getting from the government... Which in turn is the "rakyat's" money... as we are paying taxes.. And since we are the one's paying the funding and also the salary of these people, we have all the right to query whatever is deem to be improper...


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The DBKL, in collaboration with the SPCA, had initiated the Klinik Kembiri programme a few years ago whereby cats and dogs are spayed to prevent unwanted stray population. Since 2003, over 8,000 cats and dogs have been spayed.


8000 cats and dogs for a period of 7 years?? which means that only about 1000 odd cats and dogs a year... and again if i'm not mistaken, these animals are brought in by the owners themselves and the neutering fees are paid.... which has nothing to do with the issue in hand now...

The investigations are all done internally and the people doing the investigations are also the DBKL people.. i'm sure everything is swept under the carpet... who wont cover their own ass?? Dont tell me the investigator who is under the employment of DBKL would say "Yes, what you saw on TV is true, we are merciless killers..."




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melmel
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Feb 21, 2009, 9:04 PM


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just came back fr DBKL dog pound. Yes, they fenced up 2 cover some of d kennels.

Currently tey engage a vet from DVS 2 put down pound dogs


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melmel
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Feb 24, 2009, 11:25 PM


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Extracted from Ruth blog :

UPM or DBKL - Which is more cruel to animals?

It seemed that upm does get dogs from dbkl for them to practise hands-on. Years ago, the student vets used to catch their own strays. This particular vet caught stray cats. Those days, the trainee vets were more responsible. They operated on the animals, then they stitched them up properly, took care of them and made sure that they were fit before releasing them.

Progressively, the trainee vets got more irresponsible. They can easily get animals from the dog pound. They operated on the animals. Then they stitched them back but at times the stitching were not done properly as the trainees couldn’t care less. Sometimes, the animal’s intestines could be seen dangling outside. Why should they bother as it’s easy come, easy go. Then, it was decided that the animals must be euthanised after the trainees had finished with them.

Now, comes the gory bit. On one occasion, a dog that was operated on was not stitched back as it was to be euthanized. The trainee euthanized the dog but did not ensure that the dog had died. The dog was put in the cold room (or something like that) waiting for disposal. The next day, when the staff went to get the carcasses of the animals, what did the staff see? The dead dog was in a posture that showed that it was trying to crawl out with all its entrails hanging out, eyes popped out - frozen - of course. What did the posture of the dog indicate? That it was not dead yet at the time it was put in the cold room. There was a big hue and cry after that incident. It was then decreed that all animals must be euthanized before the trainees operated on them. I just can’t begin to imagine the excruciating pain and trauma that the poor dog went through before it died or froze to death. I do hope indeed that death came quick for the poor dog.

Someone asked why is it that upm needs to have the dogs euthanized before being operated or experimented on. She said that upm should instead use these dogs to teach the vets to have the correct attitude towards animals through pre- and postoperative care - to be more humane, caring, to value life and be more responsible towards these abandoned, abused and unwanted lives. High calling indeed!!!

Let’s hope upm will have a better screening process when they have new intakes and not take in those who just want the title ‘Dr’ or just for money, money, money!!!!!


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melmel
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Mar 2, 2009, 10:56 PM


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from malasian dogs deserve better blog :

HIGH ALERT

Dear all,

We have an emergency situation at hand and need urgent help. Some of the dogs brought from the pound have tested positive for distemper. However, they do not have any symptoms and appear to be okay. Therefore, they have to be removed from the Ara Clinic as we do not want to infect the healthy dogs.

We’re also looking for other clinics with isolation wards that can take a dog or two. And we are also looking for fosterers who can take these dogs in as they will have to be fed with medication and a high dosage of vitamins to battle the infection.

The distemper virus is like the measles and chicken pox virus in humans. The virus is not transmissible to humans, cats as well as older dogs and vaccinated dogs.

Puppies up to 6 months old are however vulnerable. Therefore if you have older vaccinated dogs or only cats, you can take in a dog and nurse it back to health.

These dogs have escaped the jaws of death at the pound and it is only fair that we collectively fight to ensure that they make it through this hurdle.

All you have to do is to isolate the dog – cages and medication - will be provided and ensure that it takes all its medicine and is fed nourishing meals. You can wash your hand in a mixture of one part of Clorox and 30 parts of water.

The virus also does not survive very long in room temperature and it’s good if you place the dog’s cage in a sunny area – not directly under the sun though.

Please help us help them.

Write to - malaysiandogsdistemperalert

Please call: 019-3576477 or 019-3203875

Please also alert us if you know of any experienced vets who would like to assist us in our rescue work. They would of course be paid. After this experience we feel that we should break our rescued dogs in several groups and sent to several different vets.


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melmel
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Mar 4, 2009, 6:06 PM


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extracted from M'sian Dogs Deserve Better blog :

Dear people,

we are in big trouble has our funds have been wiped out after several of our rescued dogs from DBKL dog pound tested positive for distemper. They are all on medication to boost the immunity and this is is rather expensive.

Furthermore, we have been coming across many many syray puppies and we have been told this is the post-mating season!

Keeping them pending adoption has also taken a toll on our funds.

Until we are able to consolidate monthly grants from corporate donors, we have no choice but rely on members of the public to help us out.

Therefore, we are once again appealing for donations to help us help the dogs.

Those who want to donate could do so by - Cheques in favour of:

1). Animal Health Center @ Ara,

2). Thomas Animal Clinic & Pet Corner,

c/o No 48, Jalan Jeriji U8/75C,

Bukit Jelutong, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Or bank into:
Animal Health Center @ Ara,
Maybank Account: 512352602980

If you have banked in your contribution please call 019-3576477.

For further details please call 019-3576477 as well.


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melmel
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Mar 6, 2009, 6:37 PM


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from Ruth blog :

More ghastly horror revelations from UPM torture chamber (get the dogs from DBKL Dog Pound )

I was horrified when inundated with more horror revelations from this institution of higher learning (learning? - ha! ha! ha! lunacy may be more correct) UPM. There is this torture chamber behind the post-mortem room (used to be called the elephant room ‘cos elephants used to be kept there) where healthy dogs and cats which are about to be ‘TORTURED’ are kept. If there is a vet’s name displayed, it means that that animal is meant for that particular ‘TORTURER’. It is his/her project and these are mainly PHD students and are mostly foreigners.

THIS PLACE IS IN HORRENDOUS, APPALLING, DREADFUL CONDITION. THE CAGES ARE OLD AND RUSTY. THE ANIMALS HOUSED THERE (WAITING TO BE ‘TORTURED’) SWIM IN THEIR FAECES AND WHETHER THEY ARE FED OR NOT DEPENDS ON THE VET IN CHARGE OF THE PROJECT (THE ANIMAL USED). ONE CAN EVEN HEAR THE PITIFUL CRIES OF THE ANIMALS. IF THE DOG DIES DUE TO STARVATION OR WHATEVER REASON, THEY CAN JUST EASILY OBTAIN ANOTHER ONE FROM THE POUND. AFTER ALL, THERE IS ENDLESS SUPPLY THANKS TO IRRESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS, BREEDERS, ETC., ETC.

These animals are used for research on therapy, for example, cancer, where a long period is required to produce the results. Invasive methods are used on healthy animals, similar to what is done by Eukanuba/IAMS, Hills for their prescription diet. This division is under the department of postgraduate studies.

Apparently, UPM is trying for apex university status so that they can get more funds, I believe, that comes with such status (it’s always about $$$, isn’t it?). To achieve that, the university must have lots of postgraduate students especially foreign students ($$$ again). It seems that UVH is always in the red - being overstaffed, high wastages, etc. Funds is never enough. As such, UVH, although they are aware of this torture and cruelty going on, choose to keep silent because they need funds and this faculty (dept. of postgraduate studies) generates the funds.

Don’t these people feel anything to see suffering? We were told that the lecturers in this faculty are vets but they could be specialists in horses, chickens, etc. They know nothing about dogs/cats except what they do in their practical. Neither do they know anything about healing animals because they don’t have hands-on experience, to them they are just that - animals.

For money, I believe some people will sell their souls to the devil. For money, they will condone all kinds of inhumane acts on helpless and innocent creatures which can’t speak for themselves nor defend themselves. I’m not surprised if one day children will be used as children are also helpless and innocent.

After the incident of the dog not fully euthanised, it seems the lecturer who obviously got a shelling ordered all trainee vets to make sure that all dogs are put-to-sleep at 5 pm. Reason: the lecturer wants to go home.

Someone mentions that one of the senior vets in UVH helps in Mercy Malaysia. How is it that deeds of cruelty is happening on home ground and nothing is done? I believe I can answer that. First, these are just animals and it matters not what is done to them. Second, the Veterinary Officers(VOs) are not allowed to voice out anything because the university needs the funds.

I marvel that the people - trainee vets, the lecturers and the torturers - can go home peacefully and spend time with their family. I hope the dead dogs will haunt them in their dreams and stalk their every waking moment.

I have a suggestion for UPM. Why don’t they adopt cost-cutting measures? Why have 20 people hanging around doing nothing when 1 or 2 will suffice? Get rid of the parasites and you may not need so much funds.

I have heard and read foreigners commending Malaysians for being kind people. Of course, we are kind - to allow them to come into our country to conduct acts of cruelty but I guess to many, it’s ok as they are only using the animals to do research.





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melmel
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Mar 11, 2009, 5:21 PM


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Extract from M'sian Dogs Deserve Better blog : thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/3/7/central/3419755&sec=central

Saturday March 7, 2009

Seven dogs rescued from pound tested positive for distemper

By WANI MUTHIAH

THE director of a non-governmental organisation that has launched a canine welfare programme, is seeking public help to save the lives of dogs rescued from DBKL dog pound in Kuala Lumpur recently.
Community Development and Integration Initiative (CDII) director Firoza Buranudeen said seven of the dogs in a recent batch rescued from the pound tested positive for distemper.


Distemper is a viral infection, which is similar to chicken pox and measles in humans, and deadly to dogs if left untreated.
CDII’s venture into animal welfare programmes took off last year when the organisation launched its Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) project, spurred by the precarious existence of dogs in the country.


According to Firoza, distemper could be countered with the isolation of the infected dogs, which would be administered high doses of vitamins to strengthen their immune systems.


However, she added, almost all veterinary clinics did not have isolation wards and most veterinarians would turn away infected dogs lest their clients’ dogs catch the virus.


“Given this, we have placed our infected dogs in homes of kind people willing to foster them and our veterinary clinic has prescribed the necessary vitamins,” she said.


Firoza said the outbreak had depleted the project’s funds and she hoped the public would once again help CDII help these displaced dogs.


“Please help us to help them,” she said, explaining that dogs could contract the distemper virus at pounds from non-disinfected cages that became a thriving breeding ground for the virus, as well as overcrowding.


She said the CDII would also initiate meetings with local councils to recommend that holding cages be disinfected regularly and that captured dogs be kept in better conditions.


“When dogs are caught off the streets, it must be with the mindset that they may be rescued and rehomed as opposed to the belief that they would all be put to sleep,’’ she added.


Firoza also said the CDII would continue to rescue dogs from the pounds even if they tested positive for distemper or any other canine viruses.


“We will nurse them back to health and find families that will adopt them,” she said.


Firoza noted that an increasing number of pet dogs were ending up in municipal council pounds.


“We know that they are pet dogs because they have collars and some are purebreeds,” she said.


She added that it was sad that some owners, who had been careless enough to allow their dogs to be caught, did not come to claim them from the pounds.


The CDII is also looking for more veterinary clinics which are willing to work with it in its canine rescue mission.


“Currently, we work with one clinic each in Klang and Petaling Jaya, but we need to work with more clinics due to the increasing number of rescues we carry out,” she said, adding that the clinics would be paid for their services.


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melmel
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Mar 13, 2009, 1:06 AM


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Malaysiakini 11 March 2009 :


Vivisection - KL City Hall a supplier to UPM

Concerned Parents | Mar 11, 09 4:48pm

Our children are studying at the faculty of veterinary medicine (UVH) in University Putra Malaysia (UPM) located at Serdang, Selangor.

The dean of the faculty has been using young and healthy dogs for all kind of experimental and lab tests. Most of the dogs used are less than one year old. Some are pedigrees and believed to be pets lost by their owners. The dogs must be healthy in order to fulfill the university’s requirements. )

It is learnt that the post-graduate students obtain the dogs from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall dog pound every week and operate on them in order for them to study the organs and conduct all kind of experiments.

These students are divided into groups and each group is given a young and healthy dog for experimental purposes. The dogs are injected with cancer cells. The cancer cells are left to multiply in their body.

Several forms of treatments are randomly tested upon these animals. In hopes of maintaining the integrity of this experiment, the dogs are made to starve, leaving them dehydrated, howling and highly traumatised.

As these experiments require a long period to produce the results, invasive methods are used on the poor dogs. Apart from this, after the operations, the students do not stitch up the poor dogs properly after operating on them alive to study the organs,

This leaves the dogs’ intestines dangling outside the stomach while the dogs are still alive.

Sometimes, the post-graduate students euthanise a dog but do not ensure that the dog has died. The dog is put in the ‘cold room’ (or something like that) waiting for disposal. The next day, when the staff went to get the carcasses of the animals, what did the staff see?

The dead dog was in a posture that showed that it was trying to crawl out with all its entrails hanging out, eyes popped out - frozen - of course.

What did the posture of the dog indicate? That it was not dead yet at the time it was put in the cold room. There was a big hue and cry after that incident. We just can’t begin to imagine the excruciating pain and trauma that the poor dog went through before it died or froze to death.

All this due to the endless supply of dogs from KL City Hall’s dog pound.

During the experiments, the dogs are subjected to constant pain as the cancer progresses. Such an act is an act of cruelty against these innocent animals. How much they must be hoping that they could just kill themselves.

The dogs are confined in small kennels behind UPM-UVH post-mortem lab while some are kept in old and rusty cages in the post-mortem lab. The place is in horrendous, appalling and in a dreadful condition.

We have come to know that UPM organises annual events to help in raising funds for taking care of stray dogs . Every year a ‘Dogathon’ event in August is run by UPM to raise funds for these strays. It serves as a platform to address the issue of stray dog awareness.

But on the other hand, young and healthy dogs are being used for inhumane experiments without the knowledge of animal lovers and activists. It is clear now what their true intentions are.


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ai_ney
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Mar 13, 2009, 2:37 AM


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will there be a peaceful protest against UPM?


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DON'T BREED AND BUY, WHILE HOMELESS ANIMALS DIE.
EVERY DOG SHOULD HAVE A HOME.


melmel
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Mar 13, 2009, 5:18 PM


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hi Ai_ney,

Pls read Malaysiakini : here

v heard tat actions being taken by Media & animal NGO (local & international).


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melmel
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Mar 17, 2009, 7:39 PM


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Voice for the animals -Selangor State Govt Appoints SPCA to Monitor Local Municipal Council Dog Pounds

Malay Mail March 16, 2009 Mon
GOOD news for all animal lovers. The Selangor State government has started taking steps to stop animal cruelty at local councils.

For many years, animal lovers and NGOs, such as Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), have been calling for tighter guidelines and regulations to prevent local council contractors employed to catch dogs from abusing their powers.

Subang Jaya State assemblyman Hannah Yeoh, accompanied by SPCA chairman Christine Chin, made the well received announcement at her service centre in SS14, Subang Jaya yesterday.

“I have informed the State Assembly about what’s going on and the response was good.

State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Study and Research Committee Ronnie Liu assured me he would take necessary action to stop animal cruelty,” said Yeoh.

“For starters, Liu said a contractor employed to catch stray dogs by one particular local council cannot be employed by other councils.

Prior to this, one company will be hired by several local councils. This led to contractors to ‘reuse’ dogs that are captured,” she added.

“Secondly, Liu is open to the idea of having someone from SPCA to sit on the council committee in charge of animal control.”

It has been alleged that some contractors have been charging several local councils for dogs caught in one area.

“In one case, the council overpaid the contractors RM70,000. After investigations, it was learnt that the dogs were not caught in their area,” said Chin.

She, however, declined to name the local council that was defrauded.

The SPCA representative will monitor and advise the committee on animal rights and welfare. Besides that, the representative will ensure that animals are not illtreated by contractors.

Also, the representative will make sure the guidelines on catching and exterminating stray dogs as set out by the Department of Veterinary Services is followed.

On March 6, Malay Mail highlighted the issue with pictures showing captured dogs placed in vehicles with no cages to separate them as stipulated in the May 2008 Department of Veterinary Services’ (DVS) Guidelines on Catching and Exterminating Stray Dogs.

The three councils said to be practising this method of stray management were Ampang Jaya, Klang and Kajang municipal councils.

In the report, it was also stated that the Klang Municipal Council still used wire to snare strays, which cuts into the throats and bodies of the animals causing a slow and painful death.


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ai_ney
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Mar 17, 2009, 7:55 PM


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great job YB Hannah Yeoh!


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DON'T BREED AND BUY, WHILE HOMELESS ANIMALS DIE.
EVERY DOG SHOULD HAVE A HOME.


melmel
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Mar 19, 2009, 5:57 PM


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extract fr M'sian dogs deserve better blog :

DOGS / CATS ADOPTION DRIVE

We will be holding our adoption drive at the NZX Mall at Ara Damansara on the 28th (Sat) and 29th (Sun) March and need volunteers to help us.

Since we would be bringing our dogs as well as those of other rescuers – and some cats – we need volunteers to supervise and coordinate them.

There are also other things that will need to be taken care of and those interested in volunteering could also give us ideas on what they can do/want to do.

We are also planning to have some exhibition booths as well as talks and demonstrations by vets, groomers as well as those benefiting from just being in the company of pets.

The event will be organised with little fuss and a lot of camaraderie.

Let’s all get together and have a good time but at the same time – work towards finding homeless animals good families.

Please pass the word around.

Those interested in volunteering please write to:
malaysiandogsadoptiondrive


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melmel
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Mar 20, 2009, 5:50 PM


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Re : Beatiful Dogs / Cats Adoption Drive
Date : 28 (Sat) & 29 (Sun) Mar
Venue : Lobby, NZX Mall , Ara Damansara
Organised by : M'sian Dogs Deserve Better

Some of d animals r vaccinated or neutered.

U can lend a hand by :

a) adopt an animal
b) b a volunteer on tat day
c) pass d word around

4 directions / further details, pls contact 019-3576477


melmel
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Mar 23, 2009, 5:30 PM


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DVS Deputy D-G Being Questioned by Star on UPM-DBKL Pound Dog Research :

thestar.com..my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/3/14/central/3476118&sec=central

Saturday March 14, 2009 Pound animals used for research By CHARLES FERNANDEZ


IT IS a general practice for students of Veterinary Sciences to use animals like dogs and cats for research but only after they are humanely put to sleep, Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) deputy direcor-general (development) Dr Ibrahim Che Embong said.

He was responding to a complaint by a reader that students at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) are using live animals supplied by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for experiments.

However, he said the department had no knowledge of any long-standing arrangement by UPM with the DBKL to supply dogs from their pounds for research.

“We do not have any information on this nor is the faculty required to inform us of such arrangements to use pound animals for their training,’’ said Ibrahim.

He said although DVS opposed the use of abandoned animals from pounds and shelters, he was sure that the UPM had their own reasons to use pound dogs supplied by DBKL as claimed.

He added that when he was a student, he never came across healthy animals being used for research although sometimes mongrels (mangy looking and diseased) that were put to sleep were used for experiments and lab tests.

“Sometimes dead animals are brought in for anatomy and pathology studies for the veterinary students to have hands-on practice.

“The animals are then either buried or incinerated,’’ he added.

Ibrahim said abandoned animals in pounds and shelters already suffering from fear and distress of losing their carers.

He added that if there were objections from the public that their use in research should not be condoned, then such practices should be re-evaluated.



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melmel
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Mar 23, 2009, 9:49 PM


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Star response to UPM-DBKL Pound Dog Experiments :

http://thestar.com.my/...6118&sec=central


melmel
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Apr 11, 2009, 10:17 PM


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The Star Online > Central Thursday April 9, 2009


Stray dogs shipped off to an Isolated island of Pulau Ketam

RESIDENTS of Pulau Ketam turned dogcatchers recently, to help curb the stray dog population on their island.

The residents, mostly fishermen, had built contraptions to trap the dogs that were then sent to a nearby-uninhabited island.

According to village head Cha Keng Lee, the residents had written to the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) alerting them about the large number of strays on the island. Helpless: Some of the trapped dogs awaiting to be transported to Pulau Tengah.

“The MPK councillor in charge of Pulau Ketam used the money allocated to his service centre on the island to fund the dog- catching project,’’ said Cha adding that residents were paid RM10 for a big dog, RM8 for a medium-sized dog and RM5 for a small dog that they managed to trap.

Cha claimed the money was used to build the traps as well as transport the dogs to the uninhabited island known as Pulau Tengah.

He added about 400 out of the estimated 2,000 stray dogs in Pulau Ketam were trapped and sent to the island last month alone.

When asked if they would be able to survive on the island, Cha said there were a lot of food source on the island such as fish, crabs, lizards, snakes and wild boar.

He said the dogs were sent to the island to prevent them from being destroyed by the MPK.

When contacted MPK councillor in charge of Pulau Ketam Tee Beng Lee said residents had in the past caught and sent dogs to another island, which was nearer to the main island than Pulau Tengah.

“But the dogs kept swimming back and that is why they are being sent to an island which is quite a distance from Pulau Ketam,’’ he said.


melmel
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Apr 21, 2009, 11:26 PM


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SPCA slams MPK Klang exile plan for Pulau Ketam dogs

M.Mail Monday, April 20th, 2009 07:33:00

ANIMAL activists have slammed a Klang Municipal council member’s move to send stray dogs to an uninhabited island.



SPCA chairperson Christine Chin was clearly irked by the matter.“Dumping these poor, helpless dogs on an uninhabited island is cruel.

“Without food, they will starve to death, or they may start cannibalising each other.

What happens if there is a disease outbreak on the island?

How can you leave them to slowly suffer and die?”

Last week, Klang councillor Tee Beng Lee took centrestage when he openly supported the act of Pulau Ketam residents — who shipped off stray dogs to a nearby island so that they do not have to be killed.

It was reported that Tee had used the money allocated to his service centre on the island to fund the dog-catching project — with the animals later shipped to an uninhabited island. An astonishing 400 — or about a fifth of the estimated 2,000 strays around Pulau Ketam — were caught in a month after the programme was launched.

It was learnt that residents were paid RM10 for a big dog, RM8 for a medium-sized dog and RM5 for a small dog trapped.

Chin said: “SPCA Selangor has written to the Department of Veterinary Services, asking it to intervene.

“This is just the wrong way of addressing the overpopulation of stray dogs on the island — it is short-sighted and inhumane.

“A long-term solution will be active sterilisation of the dogs to prevent them from multiplying further.

You will never solve the problem by just catching and disposing of them,” she added.


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khengteik
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Apr 21, 2009, 11:39 PM


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Although it's a bit late.. but better late then never..... :) hope to read more of the things that SPCA has done in the papers...

Thanks for keeping us (me) updated melmel




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melmel
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Apr 22, 2009, 12:05 AM


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hi Kheng Teik,

11 Apr, v discus on tis isue. i was so upset wen came 2 noe tat these dogs were trapped in a wooden crate, some were burnt alived in d crate !!! Many were dumped in d uninhabited island & drown while tried 2 swim across 2 big river back 2 P.Ketam !!

12 Apr, d relevant auth went there , dogs kibbles brought there were actualy sponsored by d chairperson


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khengteik
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Apr 22, 2009, 12:09 AM


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i see.... well... i think SPCA should try to use TNR at pulau ketam... since dogs can never get in or out of the place.... its the best place to start to see if TNR really works...




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melmel
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Apr 22, 2009, 12:35 AM


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agree, Kheng Teik


khengteik
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Apr 22, 2009, 12:42 AM


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whatever it is, i hope SPCA can come up with long term solution... this is because the quantity of dogs will definately increase as they cannot get off the island....




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melmel
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Apr 22, 2009, 11:32 PM


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FRIENDLY 4-MTH OLD PUPPY WAS KILLED AFTER HE ACCIDENTLY ENTERED NEIGHBOUR CAR PORCH

NST 2009/04/20
All because of a curious puppy
By : Evangeline Majawat

KUALA LUMPUR: First, they strangled a four-month-old puppy to death, then they threatened its owner.
A puppy named Maya, belonging to Indonesian national Sri Indria, was killed on Friday after it entered a neighbour's house in Kampung Padang Lalang, Langkawi.

The incident took a dramatic twist when the neighbour's son, who had killed the pet, came to Sri's house on Saturday armed with a metal pipe and spoiling for a fight.

Sri called the New Straits Times to say she had returned from the pasar malam at 7pm on Friday to find Maya missing.

"I was only away for about an hour. I knew something was terribly wrong when I didn't see her," she said in the telephone interview.
After a futile search around the kampung, her neighbour, who lives about 50m from her house, told Sri very angrily that her puppy had entered her house.

When Sri asked for Maya, her neighbour brazenly told her "we have killed it".

Sri turned back to enlist her sister's help before returning to the neighbour's house to look for Maya's carcass.

They found the dead puppy in the undergrowth with a wire noose around its neck.

"They watched my sister and I look for my puppy. They were still scolding me as we carried the carcass home."

Sri, whose Malaysian husband runs a travel agency, did not lodge a police report initially as she took partial responsibility for the puppy's disappearance.

She was forced to lodge a report after the neighbour's son threatened her the next day.

A distressed Sri rang the NST to say that he had come to her house armed with a metal pipe, shouting for her and her husband. He was angry that the incident had reached the ears of the media.

"I'm so scared. I'm home alone and I'm pregnant," she cried.

A friend later took her to the police station to lodge a report and there Sri and her neighbour settled matters.

"I've made peace with them. What they did was wrong but I understand why they did it. It's the culture and religious beliefs."


nphew
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Apr 23, 2009, 2:11 AM


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We have another serial killer in the making, start with something small like a kitten or a puppy then migrate to larger game, sick @#$%%^*


melmel
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Apr 23, 2009, 5:15 PM


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KUALA LUMPUR: Cruelty to animals is a warning sign that the abuser may become violent against people, says an animal rights activist. "Those who abuse animals rarely stop there. They usually go on to abuse other vulnerable life forms, such as children and women," said Christine Chin.

"Animal abuse is a red flag for violent behaviour as proven by the neighbour's son who not only killed (a dog) but later threatened its owner," said Chin, head of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in commenting on Sri Indria's case in Langkawi.

She said it was well documented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States that animal abusers were "five times more prone to commit violence in society".

When profiling serial killers, the FBI takes past animal abuse into account.
FBI behaviourial sciences unit agent Robert K. Ressler had said: "Murderers... very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids."
SPCA & DVS INVESTIGATING SRI INDRIA'S PUPPY CRUELTY CASE

NST 20/04/09 Another FBI profiler, John Douglas, wrote in his book Mind Hunter that "serial offenders' earliest acts of violence are often the torture or killing of pets or wildlife, then the brutalising of younger siblings, before finally engaging in domestic or street violence".

"Worldwide, lawmakers and enforcers are on the watch for those who are cruel to animals because their behaviour is an indicator that they are aggressive in society.

"The SPCA wants to highlight the FBI's findings to Malaysians so that they are aware and more vigilant of these people," Chin said.

She strongly denounced the killing of Sri's puppy, calling it "brutal and barbaric".

"There was no reason for him to kill (the dog). He could have easily shooed it away."

The SPCA, she said, was investigating the case and would refer it to the Veterinary Services Department.

Malaysian National Animal Welfare Foundation deputy president Dr S. Siva said animal cruelty could be prevented if people were more appreciative of life.

He said education was important and that the message "we should be driving home is that every life is important".


melmel
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Apr 23, 2009, 7:41 PM


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Kampung Bukit Botak
Years ago, houses for former squatters in Taman Selayang Mutiara Phase 2C2-2, formerly known as Kampung Bukit Botak, were supposed to have been completed. However, the former squatters, who had been evicted to make way for the project, have been left in the lurch and are at a loss as to where they stand.

Animal Rescuer Ms Erica has been monitoring the squatters settlement for awhile now, as many as 80 dogs had been abandoned – and foreign workers are suspected of catching the dogs for meat, leaving many traumatized and maimed.

Last week she had found a dog with a gaping maggot wound on her ear and neck, lying unconscious on the roadside. Erica carried the dog into her car, and took it to SPCA where it was relieved of its suffering humanely. She still continues to feed to dogs every weekend, and has helped bring back more than 20 dogs to date.

SPCA Animal Inspectors and Drivers have assisted Erica in removing some of the dogs and pups, and will continue to work with her to help the animals in this area.


melmel
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May 5, 2009, 1:22 AM


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      Dying Dog Dumped by Ketam residents in uninhabited island, P.Tengah


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melmel
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May 5, 2009, 8:27 PM


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Dog tat was dumped by Ketam residents was spotted eating another dog in d uninhabited island


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melmel
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May 5, 2009, 10:48 PM


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Rescue in action !


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melmel
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May 6, 2009, 6:57 PM


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SPCA FEEDING DYING DOGS IN D UNINHABITED ISLAND OF P.TENGAH


Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) spokesman Jacinta Johnson said a relief team would be sent to Pulau Tengah TODAY to try and rescue the dogs. All volunteers r welcomed

“We will try to round up the healthier dogs and neuter them. For the weaker ones, we have no choice but to put them to sleep,” she added.





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khengteik
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May 6, 2009, 9:56 PM


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There is a time when there was an argument about how good SPCA is performing... the things that are done by SPCA for the animals.... How would animals be without SPCA etc....

But it looks like we can live without SPCA after all.... Thanks to Sabrina and Fury Friends Farm... SPCA personnel are all sitting bend their clean office.. enjoying the aircond.... maybe drinking cocktails with those small tiny umbrellas... while other people are doing all the dirty work.... which again proves how GOOD SPCA is...




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melmel
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May 6, 2009, 10:54 PM


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Pix taken by SPCA - P.Tengah dumped Dogs IMG_0075.jpg IMG_0026.jpg


melmel
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News From SPCA Selangor
For release on Wednesday, 6th May 2009


Abandoned Dogs Cannibalizing Each Other
SPCA Selangor & Save A Stray Start Emergency Relief Efforts Today

4th May 2009, KLANG – SPCA Selangor Animal Inspectors and Save A Stray founder Jacqueline Tsang made another trip to Pulau Ketam and the neighbouring uninhabited island on Monday to check on the dogs that had been abandoned on Pulau Selat Kering.



What they witnessed confirmed their worst fear.


The dogs have no choice but to eat carcasses of other dogs, as there is no other source of food available for weeks




Upon approaching Pulau Selat Kering, the team saw approximately 10 dogs on the fringe of the island. When they moved closer, a horrific sight unfolded. Several emaciated dogs were crowded and hunched around something – they were hungrily feasting on the remains of another dog.



They were fighting amongst each other for a small meal. The stronger dogs dominated, while weak dogs sat at a distance and watched helplessly. Nearby, a weak dog was screaming because several dogs were trying to bite her. The sound of dogs fighting could be heard in the distance intermittently. The dogs were starving, and very skinny – they had not had a proper food source for weeks.
Dogs eating the dog kibbles hungrily

About 15 more dogs were seen resting among the mangroves. Inspector Murugan walked through the swampland and quickly emptied two 15-kilo bags of dog food onto the sand, and filled up a bucket with clean drinking water. The dogs immediately rushed out towards the food, and ate hungrily.



Upon reaching back to the main island (Pulau Ketam), the team met with the Sungai Lima village head (also facing a stray dog crisis), and Mr Loo (Secretary of Ketam Dogs Catching Committee). They agreed to cooperate with SPCA & SAS on emergency rescue and relief efforts for the abandoned dogs, as well as long-term plans sterilize the dogs and either rehome or relocate them.

Immediate Action

Today (6th May 2009), Jacqueline from SAS, SPCA Animal Inspectors, SPCA Vet Dr Goh and SPCA Kennel worker Maran have gone to Pulau Selat Kering to start catching and transporting as many abandoned dogs back to the main island of Pulau Ketam for rehabilitation and safekeeping. Dogs that are too weak or sickly will be euthanized humanely on the spot, to prevent them from suffering further.

The dogs will be provided with food and water everyday, and will be monitored while confined in cages. Once they are healthy enough, the dogs will be neutered and re-homed or re-located.Thus far, 10 cages have been secured (5 donated, and 5 purchased by SPCA) for the transportation and confinement of the dogs. Updates will be posted on a daily basis on the SPCA Website www.spca.org.my


How You Can Help
Approximately 100 - 200 dogs are still on the island, and need to be relocated immediately


SPCA and SAS are appealing to the public to contribute to their Pulau Ketam fund, to aid the emergency rescue and relief efforts over the next several weeks. Funds will be utilized to hire boats for transportation of the dogs, purchase dog food, medical supplies and cages. The start-up fund is RM1,300 – proceeds from a networking event SPCA organized last Sunday.



We also appreciate donations in kind – 3’ x 3’ multipurpose cages, dog biscuits and canned food, food and water bowls, towels, water storage containers, and flea/tick spray. All donated items can be sent to the SPCA Animal Shelter in Ampang Jaya.



Donate Online

Please click here to make a donation through our ipay88.com account. Please indicate that the donation is for the Pulau Ketam Project.



Fund Transfers & Cheques

You can bank in the payment to our RHB account (Account No: 2-12273-00021583). Please call or e-mail us at enquiries@spca.org.my to notify us of your bank-in donation and transaction details.



Please make all cheques to the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (please write Pulau Ketam fund on the reverse), and mail to ;



SPCA Selangor

Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama

68000 Ampang Jaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan



Enquiries: 603-4256 5312 (8am - 4.30pm), 4253 5312 (10am – 6.30pm)





Volunteers

If you are an experienced dog-handler, animal rescuer or vet and interested in assisting with the emergency rescue and relief work, or able to foster adult dogs or puppies temporarily, please send us an e-mail immediately at enquiries@spca.org.my . There are hundreds of dogs and puppies that need your help, every bit counts!



Background Information

Pulau Ketam consists of two settlements - Pulau Ketam Village and Sungai Lima Village. Both villages claim to have been facing a stray dog crisis for the last several years. Earlier this month, newspapers reported that Pulau Ketam villagers were trapping stray dogs and transporting them to a 3 vacant island in a desperate attempt to reduce the population of dogs. Sungai Lima villagers later started a similar operation.

Pulau Ketam villagers reported that 312 dogs had already been trapped and abandoned on uninhabited Pulau Tengah out of an estimated population of 2000, while Sungai Lima villagers estimated their stray dog population to be around 600.

SPCA Animal Inspectors Cunera and Murugan, and SAS founder Jackie Tsang made a trip to Pulau Ketam earlier this week. They found that most of the villagers owned dogs themselves, and had no intention of causing harm to the strays on the island. They were frustrated at the stray dog population, which is quickly spiraling out of control – the villagers estimate that there are approximately 2000 strays on the island. The villagers said that they did not want the dogs caught and euthanized, and thought that leaving them to survive on another island would be better. The villagers were upset with the reports in the media, which claimed that they had been burning the dogs or abusing them – which they denied doing.

The team found that during the day time, there were dozens of stray cats and dogs roaming the island. However, when they surveyed a part of the town from 12.30pm-1.30am, they counted 82 dogs in just a small area. The dogs look generally healthy, with several suffering from minor injuries.

At a meeting with the village leaders, they agreed to support a mass sterilization effort for both stray and pet dogs (and cats) by SPCA and SAS.

PLEASE HELP US HELP THESE DOGS.







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melmel
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May 7, 2009, 1:05 AM


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SPCA brought back 2 dogs from the island TODAY and the photos will be up loaded soon.

These two dogs will be under the wings of SPCA's fosterer.



melmel
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May 7, 2009, 5:18 PM


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Star Thursday May 7, 2009

2 DOGS RESCUED by SPCA - Dogs run deeper into island on seeing rescuers

By EDWARD RAJENDRA


PORT KLANG: The dogs abandoned on an uninhabited island by Pulau Ketam residents were so frightened at the sight of a big group of people that they fled deeper into the island.

A five-member team from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and nine newsmen came to the island off Pulau Selat Kering yesterday on a mission to rescue the dogs.

¡°Only two dogs were captured. The others just ran off,¡± said SPCA spokesman Jacinta Johnson.

She said they brought food to coax the dogs towards the shoreline but due to the incoming tide, they refused to approach the relief team.

¡°However, our operation is still meaningful as it has given us a better idea of the island and the movement of the dogs there.

¡°We won¡¯t bring the media along in our next relief effort,¡± she said.

The team placed dog food and drinking water on the island before leaving the place.

A month ago, Pulau Ketam residents trapped about 400 dogs and transported them to Pulau Tengah to ease the stray dog population on their island.

The dogs, which lived below the stilt houses, would come up to the wooden platform during high tide.






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Visit to Death island for dogs

There was barely sufficient land for the dogs to stand on Teoh El Sen Malay Mail Thursday, May 7th, 2009

I EXPECTED blood, death and mad dogs chewing on the bones of their own kind. But what I saw yesterday was even worse. Though never a dog lover, there was something that touched this cold heart of a crime journalist.



RESCUED: The two dogs saved from the Selat Kering island taking a rest after they were put on the boat yesterday



Something that made me care for these creatures a little more than I would have expected to. I had followed the early morning rescue team to save dogs that had been unceremoniously dumped on an island some 25 minutes by boat from Pulau Ketam.

During the ride, I was thinking that I would be seeing a pack of angry snarling wild dogs, all barking at us, waiting to be rescued.

Animals that have gone mad from days of starvation, or from the fact that they had eaten one of their kind. And were just ready to snap at the next living thing that came their way. But as the boat neared Pulau Selat Kering, what I saw was truly a pitiful sight.

An island it was, but there wasn’t even enough land for the dogs to stand on!

We spotted a cute terrier-like puppy crouched on a branch, looking forlornly at the sea. It looked like that thick branch was the only “land” it had known for quite a while.

When workers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) waded onto a small shore (always wary of quicksand) and placed a pack of feed to lure the dogs, it was then that I thought I saw more in the lives these dogs had been forced to cling to. They were thin and emaciated.

Most hardly had the strength to walk straight, let alone bark. In a short while a group of dogs gathered around the food, quickly chewing and swallowing what they could, lest the “miracle” disappeared all too soon.

And as we observed the feeding scene before us, I thought to myself, what could that one dog be thinking? Of the days he fed on scraps of who-knows-what and if he was lucky, a fish carcass?



Of the day he witnessed one of his kind becoming food for the others or how he succumbed to hunger and took a bite too? Of how and why these humans have come here. Possibly to haul them in cages to another prison of sorrow? Or maybe he was pondering the fate of a kinsman, who braved the open sea in search of home, and failed.

The wide-eyed dog simply trotted over and joined his two friends to munch on the food. But then came time for action, to stop this “undogly” life for these dogs, and the catchers sprang into action. Coming slowly with a rope, the rescue workers soon realised that these dogs were still pretty scared of humans as they bolted to hide.

One black one gave up when two men came and grabbed it firmly. He was brought on the boat and placed in a spacious cage. I wondered if he knew he was the lucky one. He would get treatment, shelter, food, water, and maybe one day an owner who’d give him a warm, fuzzy home.

Such hopelessness. Such despair. Such disgrace to life. This, was all man’s doing, and man must rectify this.


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May 8, 2009, 1:21 AM


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Canine castaways need HELP!

SPCA & SAS : More must been done to save the dogs before it’s too late

Malay Mail Thursday, May 7th, 2009



SAVED: SPCA workers bringing home a dog they managed to save at the Selat Kering island yesterday



IT’S now a race against time to save the dogs of Selangor’s islands of death.

As the death toll rises — the abandoned strays dying from starvation or while attempting to swim back home to Pulau Ketam — various animal welfare groups are finding that they have to come up with a better solution, fast. Before more dogs start cannibalising each other as was witnessed recently.

Animal welfare groups and villagers told Malay Mail yesterday that the stronger and braver dogs have been seen swimming through strong waters to return to Pulau Ketam, where there is food and water. The smarter ones wait for low tide and island hop in their attempts.

Those not so strong were believed to have drowned. A month ago, news that Pulau Ketam residents had placed some 312 strays on three nearby deserted mangrove islands had sparked a public outcry. Villagers have defended their actions as their last humane resort to try and overcome their stray dog problem. There were about 2,000 strays there.

Pulau Ketam DAP chairman Pua Kin Lok said: “The heat is on us now, but we can’t wait till the dogs start eating us humans before we do something, right? We’re doing this on our own because the government has not come up with a better solution. We have had at least four cases of children being attacked by dogs. It is very scary for us, especially at night.”

Yesterday, Malay Mail followed the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Save a Stray (SAS) founder Jacqueline Tsang’s rescue mission but only came back with two dogs.

Tsang said: “The two we saved today are for people to adopt. But this rescue effort is big and we need more help in terms of funds and support.

“These dogs are foragers, not hunters. Even if there were a few animals here, they cannot live here even if they learned to hunt. Many will die. We are here to educate the people and inform them that we need to neuter the dogs as soon as we can.”

Tsang also said the SPCA could use the help of the Klang Municipal Council to use tranquilisers to get more of them.

“They are afraid of people and especially cages. We need a better strategy,” she said.

Kapar Member of Parliament S . Manikavasagam, who also observed the rescue mission, said: “We need a concerted effort and I’m planning a meeting on Monday with the NGOs, the Klang council as well as the villagers to find the best solution.”

Malay Mail reported yesterday that Furry Farm Friends principal Sabrina Yeap brought back a puppy last week and she plans to have a bigger rescue mission this Saturday. To date, more than half of the 300 dogs left on one of the islands, Pulau Tengah, have died from starvation or dehydration. On the furthest island, Pulau Selat Kering, dogs were found to be attacking and eating each other.


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In Reply To
hi Kheng Teik,

11 Apr, v discus on tis isue. i was so upset wen came 2 noe tat these dogs were trapped in a wooden crate, some were burnt alived in d crate !!! Many were dumped in d uninhabited island & drown while tried 2 swim across 2 big river back 2 P.Ketam !!

12 Apr, d relevant auth went there , dogs kibbles brought there were actualy sponsored by d chairperson


'v' , melmel, who is 'v'? spca?



No Buying! No Selling! No Breeding!

Don't Lost your dogs!!
Please make sure they are safe at home!



melmel
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News From SPCA Selangor
For release on Thursday, 7th May 2009

Dear Friends,

Thank you for the overwhelming support for our work on Pulau Ketam, and our rescue and relief efforts at Pulau Selat Kering for the helpless abandoned dogs. This is a quick e-mail update on our first rescue & relief effort on the 6th of May, 2009. We are so touched with the response from the public and media for the dogs during their time of need – funds have been pouring in, and donations of dog food, cages and other supplies have been arriving at the animal shelter since yesterday afternoon. Volunteers with a variety of skills have also contacted us, offering their help – an animal communicator and reiki healer, boat owner, vet, bloggers, and many experienced dog-handlers and rescuers.

Our immediate concern is to provide food and clean drinking water for the 100-200 dogs daily. While we attempt to recover as many dogs from the island as possible, we are also in the midst of formulating a long-term strategy to address the staggering stray dog population on Pulau Ketam – involving mass sterilization and an educational campaign for the villagers on responsible pet ownership and the importance of neutering to prevent unwanted litters.

Day 1 : Rescue & Relief @ Pulau Selat Kering The team consisting of Animal Inspectors Cunera, Murugan, Kennel worker Manimaran, Vet Dr Goh and Save A Stray founder Jacqueline Tsang left at 7.30am from Klang towards Pulau Ketam. The team brought along water cans, 15kg bags of dog food, cages, nets, graspers and leashes. Members of the media followed on a separate boat.


From Pulau Ketam (where the stray dog crisis started), the entourage took another boat to Pulau Selat Kering, 30 minutes away.




Cunera, Murugan, and Maran went into the mangrove area and started to feed the dogs with dog biscuits. The dogs rushed out from their hiding area in the swamp and devoured the food hungrily. keeping a watchful eye on the team while eating. Dr Goh was on hand surveying the condition of the dogs, in case there were any dogs in severe conditions that had to be euthanised humanely. We are aware that we have come under criticism from several parties who claim that we are too quick to euthanise, however the difficult decision is made based on the vets discretion - putting the animals welfare first. Thankfully, none had to be put down – though terribly skinny, they were still active and alert.


The dogs were very nervous, and untrusting – making it almost impossible to catch them. The team could only manage to slowly wade through the mud, with thick branches and roots tripping them or blocking their path. The dogs however managed to scamper away swiftly every time someone came too near for comfort. The rising tide also forced the dogs further inland. Fishermen nearby warned that there are wild boars and snakes on the island too. (Thankfully, we didn't bump into either)







By afternoon, we had managed to only catch 2 dogs. Wowow is a friendly, short black dog. BooBoo is an intimidating looking dog who doesn't trust us one bit. Both are very skinny, and settle down into their cages looking exhausted but grateful. On the trip back, they lie flat on their sides and sleep.


Unloading the two lucky dogs from the van. They are currently cared for at the SPCA Selangor office, while in transit to a fosterers home
BooBoo is really exhausted after his ordeal. Both dogs gobble up a meal of rice, chicken and kibbles in record time.
Lovely Wowow giving us a smile.

As of today, 5 dogs have been successfully recovered – 3 by Furry Friends Farm and 2 by us. We have paid a worker to feed the dogs on Thursday with food we left behind , we hope this regular feeding will draw more dogs towards the fringe of the island.



Lessons Learnt, and Plans for Our Trip Tomorrow

Overall, using nets and graspers proves impossible – using a nylon leash is much faster. The mangrove is slowing down our movement, we will bring a machete tomorrow to help clear away branches and make a path.

We will try using sedatives (mixed into food) and 4 dog traps tomorrow, we hope to bring more dogs back safely. The team will be beefed up a little – Committee Member E-Ching, Inspectors Cunera & Murugan, Kennel Worker Sugen, PR Officers Jacinta and Shahrul, and Volunteers Jorg and Lynette will be going.

A very generous supporter has offered to help us ferry the dogs back and forth on his boat, while the PAWS Animal Shelter in Subang Jaya have kindly offered to provide temporary shelter for some of the dogs rescued in the following days.

We will be bringing more water cans, bags of dog food, and tempting treats like boiled liver and meat strips.

Thank you all again for your support and concern, we hope to update you all again on Day 2 of our rescue and relief work tomorrow evening through our website.


Best Regards,
The Team @ SPCA Selangor

How You Can Help





SPCA and SAS are appealing to the public to contribute to their Pulau Ketam fund, to aid the emergency rescue and relief efforts over the next several weeks. Funds will be utilized to hire boats for transportation of the dogs, purchase dog food, medical supplies and cages. By the weekend, we will update the website with the total funds collected and expenses.

We also appreciate donations in kind – 3’ x 3’ multipurpose cages, dog biscuits and canned food, food and water bowls, towels, water storage containers, and flea/tick spray. All donated items can be sent to the SPCA Animal Shelter in Ampang Jaya.

Donate Online
Please click here to make a donation through our ipay88.com account. Please indicate that the donation is for the Pulau Ketam Project.



Fund Transfers & Cheques

You can bank in the payment to our RHB account (Account No: 2-12273-00021583). Please call or e-mail us at enquiries@spca.org.my to notify us of your bank-in donation and transaction details.



Please make all cheques to the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (please write Pulau Ketam fund on the reverse), and mail to ;


SPCA Selangor
Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama
68000 Ampang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Enquiries: 603-4256 5312 (8am - 4.30pm), 4253 5312 (10am – 6.30pm)


Volunteers
If you are an experienced dog-handler, animal rescuer or vet and interested in assisting with the emergency rescue and relief work, or able to foster adult dogs or puppies temporarily, please send us an e-mail immediately at enquiries@spca.org.my . There are hundreds of dogs that need your help, every bit counts!


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khengteik
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May 8, 2009, 10:45 PM


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Thanks for highlighting this... I've totally missed out this post... which makes me wonder even more.... what happened between the period of 12th April to 3rd May (referring to TV Smith's report/article)

BTW, as i have said earlier... lets shift all the discussion to the correct thread...

Please try not to post information about the problems at Pulau Ketam here but instead post them under the "Disaster at Pulau Ketam" thread..




A dog is a man's most loyal friend.


melmel
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May 8, 2009, 10:52 PM


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SPCA & SAS will do MASS STERILIZATION @ KETAM THOUSAND DOGS, YOUR SUPPORT is NEEDED :

Donate Online
Please click here to make a donation through our ipay88.com account. Please indicate that the donation is for the Pulau Ketam Project.



Fund Transfers & Cheques

You can bank in the payment to our RHB account (Account No: 2-12273-00021583). Please call or e-mail us at enquiries@spca.org.my to notify us of your bank-in donation and transaction details.



Please make all cheques to the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (please write Pulau Ketam fund on the reverse), and mail to ;


SPCA Selangor
Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama
68000 Ampang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Enquiries: 603-4256 5312 (8am - 4.30pm), 4253 5312 (10am – 6.30pm)


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May 10, 2009, 7:43 PM


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SPCA DOG RESCUE TEAM will b CAMPING in d ISLAND 2 TRAP & RESCUE d DOGS STARTING TONITE.

SPCA PAYS d INDONESIAN WORKER from floating fish farm nearby to FEED SEVEN (7) BAG DOG FOOD DAILY to d DOGS in d ISLAND of DEATH .



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extract from 'homepat' website :

Re: Regarding the trapped Island doggies news! INSIDE NEWS!!
by friedbeef on Sat May 09, 2009 6:52 pm

Dear Yang -

Definitely agree that SPCA can do better. At the risk of getting flamed on my very first post on this site, let me say a few good things about SPCA.

RE: Fund Allocation

Let's remember that the SPCA is a professionally run organisation with a set of audited annual Statement of Accounts and conducts an AGM each year. The Statement of Accounts is available for inspection upon request, so it is an open book on how they fund their operations. Membership is open to the public, and anyone not satisfied can raise this in proper channels.

RE: Funding and the Kill Policy

I think it's great that you managed to rehome 100 animals with limited resources.
I also think that it's great that Furry Friend Farm can sustain 80 dogs in total with their own limited resources.

You mention that if this HUGE NGO (SPCA) fund had been managed nicely, that they can easily afford a land and raise hundreds of dogs there without killing them. I think you are right. They probably could raise hundreds of dogs.

The fact remains that SPCA has 13,000 NEW animals coming to them annually (This is JUST FOR SELANGOR AND KL), and without a kill policy there is no way they can sustain themselves at this point.

One of the key reasons for this is that SPCA has become a dumping ground for animals.

The typical Malaysian knows SPCA. They do not know FFF.
The typical Malaysian will also NOT sponsor the animal they bring to FFF, but is instead will be content to chuck it to SPCA and feel good about it.
This behavior results in a HUGE influx of strays into SPCA

I'm also pretty certain that once strays are rehomed, FFF are much more likely to be successfully rehomed than an SPCA pet. Reason being, FFF adopters are mainly pet enthusiasts or friends of pet enthusiasts.
SPCA does not have that luxury of that filter, and because they are 'mainstream', many adopters are just parents who want to get a dog for their kid, and in the end many of them bring them back resulting in an unsuccessful rehome.

This pattern of adoption also results in more animals for them to care for.

SPCA also has a 2010 no kill vision which you can read about here www.spca.org.my/nokill.htm
They will probably fail given today's circumstances, but I still give them credit for trying, and trying to address root causes via large scale spaying campaigns which I'm sure everyone on this forum is aware of.

I'm sure SPCA leadership could have appeared more caring and passionate about the animals rather than the money raised. I just wish to highlight that they really need the money here as detailed above.

RE: Free publicity

Seriously, no NGO dictates to a journalist what to write, so if SPCA end up getting free publicity, it is not via some free loading intent. Journalists will cover whatever seems relevant, and because SPCA is so high profile in this area, their opinions on the matter will be sought, and will most likely be published. So they get more publicity, and to that I say good for them.

Anyway, let me just wish FFF all the best - what they are doing is awesome, I will be volunteering there shortly, and SPCA is great because of all the work they have done. In the end we're all here for the same reason - to help animals.


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melmel
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May 11, 2009, 10:38 PM


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Today SPCA RESCUED ANOTHER 6 DOGS from d ISLAND of DEATH after Camping Overnite There. TOTAL = 8 DOGS


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melmel
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Total no. of dog rescued by SPCA up-to-date = 10

Petster Magazine will be organizing a joint rescue mission with SPCA and other parties to Pulau Ketam, and we'd like to invite our members to participate in the efforts as well.

Below are the details:

Date: May 17th, 2009 (Sunday)

Time: 7am sharp

Location: Petster Magazine's Office (No. 6-1-M, Jalan 14/155B, Aked Esplanad, Taman Bukit Jalil)

Contact Person: William Tan (012-3333626), managing editor of Petster Magazine

Transport: You will need to find your own transport or car pool to Klang, before taking boat over. All transportation costs are to be provided by yourself.

Items: Each person must bring along at least 1 packet of dog food of any size. Please also bring along your own food, drinks and equipment.

Each participant will receive a "The Pulau Ketam Incident Rescue Mission" sponsored by Petster Magazine


melmel
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Task force for island dogs Systematic plan to rescue strays set up Nevash Nair Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

dogsRESCUE: SPCA workers carrying one of the stray dogs they managed to save at the Selat Kering islanddogsRESCUE: SPCA workers

Special task force has been set up to resolve the issue of stray dogs that were left on uninhabited islands off Pulau Ketam.

After the Ketam dog issue was highlighted by the media, the Klang Municipal Council met with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), animal rights activists, members of the public and elected representatives to discuss immediate action to solve the issue.

The meeting was chaired by councillor Datuk Abdul Ghani Pateh Akhir and involved Kapar MP'S. Manikavasagam and Klang Selat State assemblymen Dr Halimah Ali, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Furry Friends Farm (FFF), Save A Stray (SAS) and the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS).

Also present were animal activists, representatives from the Hulu Selangor Municipal Council and Petaling Jaya Municipal Council.

SAS founder Jacqueline Tsang was vocal during the two-and-a-half hour meeting, calling for immediate action by the council and urging for a joint effort from all relevant parties to help bring an end to the misery of some 1,100 stray dogs on islands near Pulau Ketam.

She also provided guidelines that included the feeding of strays on the island.

All representatives provided their input and PJ councillor Anthony Thanasayan even offered to help the Klang council solve the issue.

There was heated discussion and disagreement over the importance of feeding the strays. Finally, they decided to form a special task force which would include NGOs, members of the public and council representatives to look into the feeding of the strays.

The SPCA was assigned to lead the programme, which would be assisted by other NGOs.

The FFF and the Klang council would work together to trap and catch the stranded dogs.

The third part of the plan was to ensure that all dogs from the island would undergo sterilisation to be carried out by the DVS.

SAS will be in charge of finding new homes for the dogs.

Last week, it was reported that stray dogs were left to fend for themselves on the uninhabited Pulau Selat Kering and had resorted to eating each other to survive.

This was the gruesome finding of the SPCA, animal inspectors and SAS founder Tsang when they visited the island


melmel
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MPK meeting with animal NGO & animal activist yesterday 2.30pm


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melmel
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Today SPCA KETAM RESCUE TEAM INCLUDING SPCA CHAIRPERSON RESCUED ANOTHER 3 DOGS in P.SELAT KERLING

d 3 dogs r thin & traumatised, r being treated at a pvt vet

SPCA RESCUE TEAM IS STILL THERE DESPITE d BAD WEATHER, HOPE 2 RESCUE >


melmel
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Inspector Cunera settling the exhausted dogs down into their crates





News From SPCA Selangor
For release on Wedne
sday, 13th May 2009


Dear Friends,

Thanks to your faithful support – our rescue team now have managed to rescue 13 abandoned dogs from Pulau Selat Kering! Please read our most recent update below (Day 5 of Rescue & Relief), followed by our reports from Day 4, Day 3, and Day 2.


We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the hundreds of phone calls, text messages, and e-mails expressing your concern and pledging your support for our mission. There is a lot yet to be accomplished, including a long-term solution to the stray dog overpopulation on Pulau Ketam through education and mass sterilization. We hope you will continue to support our work for the animals, well into the future!

Please forgive us for our delayed updates, we are hardly in the office enough to send out our e-news or update the website, but we hope to keep the updates coming regularly this week!


Day 5: Three more dogs saved!
Wednesday, 13th May 2009

5.45 pm:
Our Dream-Team Murugan and Jorg with the assistance of the kelong workers have rescued another 3 dogs today, they are on their journey back to the SPCA Office right now! Today, our Chairperson Christine Chin also joined the team at the island to provide them with moral support and encouragement.

The other nine dogs have been sent to a vet in Ampang for a check-up, treatment and boarding. One dog (Wowow) has a potential adopter, while Piccolo and Piccola have found a foster home - the three dogs will be on their way to their new families after being treated by the vet.

9 dogs have been sent to vet in Ampang for a check-up and treatment




Day 4: Gloomy Monday? No way! 8 dogs rescued today!
Monday, 11th May 2009

We just received inspiring news! Murugan and the workers managed to rescue 6 dogs by lunch-time, using just one dog trap! The dogs couldn't resist the aroma of the fried meat, and one by one they went into the trap to grab a bite! The dogs were carefully transported back to the kelong for safe-keeping. The dogs looked dehydrated, emaciated and exhausted – but their traumatic ordeal was over, and they were going back to a better life.

When volunteer Jorg joined Murugan later in the afternoon, they rescued 2 more dogs, making it 8 dogs in just one day. This confirmed that our earlier effort to catch them by hand was not only dangerous for the dogs and the handlers, but also not fruitful. We are glad that we spent the time surveying the island and re-assesing the situation, to come up with a more effective solution.

The 7 dogs were transported back to the SPCA Selangor office in Ampang (one had been handed over to Sabrina of Furry Friends Farm for safekeeping), where the dogs were placed in donated cages, and provided with a good meal and clean water. The dogs will be assessed by a vet as soon as possible, and given the necessary treatment. The whole team - exhausted and stressed from dealing with this situation - is elated, motivated and determined to work even harder to rescue as many dogs as we can quickly!

Our first two rescues Wowow and BooBoo are recovering well, and becoming friendlier by the day!

An exhausted Caramel

Cuddly may have a trans-venereal tumour (TVT), please pray that she will be alright after treatment of the vets

Latte, after a good meal



Beautiful Liberty, with her sad, soulful eyes


Piccolo and Piccola, who initially teased us by peeping from behind the trees when we placed food down on the landing, but never coming close enough for us to catch


Gentle, nervous Serene. She and the other dogs have gone through such an ordeal, but with your help we will help them trust people again



Day 3: Platforms, Fried Meat and The Big Plan
Sunday, 10th May 2009

Murugan and volunteers Jorg and Moses hired a boat and travelled to Pulau Selat Kering at 3pm. They brought along some recycled shelving, wooden planks and rope. The night before, E-ching and Moses had specially prepared fried chicken meat and liver, as well as fried mutton to bait the traps. We had a plan.




After building two platforms among the mangroves where dogs could rest and feed comfortably, Jorg, Murugan and one of the kelong workers ventured in a smaller boat into an inlet during the high-tide. To their shock and delight, they found what looked to be an old, abandoned house 200-300 metres into the mangrove. This provided a platform for the dogs to rest on during high-tide, and they brought back a dog trap and set it up there. One of the workers got so excited when he saw a dog swimming nearby, and he jumped in and tried to catch it. Unfortunately, the dog swam quickly to the land, and ran away.


Loading our dog trap onto the boat, and transporting it to a platform in the mangroves



On the way out to the kelong. Inset: additional dog food and fried meat used to entice the dogs into the dog traps


Murugan stayed overnight to monitor the movement of the dogs and watch the dog trap, while the volunteers returned home. We hope the traps work, we're keeping our fingers crossed!



Day 2: Another Day At The Swamps
Friday, 8th May 2009

Uncle Danny very kindly offered to drive our whole team of volunteers and staff to Pulau Selat Kering today on his boat. After some initial problems with the steering (and our anchor snapping off!), we were off to survey the area again and rescue more dogs.

The team consisted of SPCA Committee member E-Ching, staff Cunera, Murugan, Sugen, Shahrul, Jacinta, and volunteers Lynette, Jorg, and vet Dr Lynette. We had packed food and cannisters of clean water for the dogs, cages, a dog trap, insect repellant, ropes, knives, and rubber boots.

Disembarking from the boat onto the Pulau Selat Kering mangroves was a big challenge, and we swung ourselves off the boat and dropped knee-deep into the mud immediately. Movement was difficult and dangerous, as the mangroves roots kept tripping us, and we kept slipping and sliding deep into the mud. Dr Lynette and E-Ching hacked away at the branches and tried to make 'bridges' so everyone could walk on the branches and avoid getting stuck in the mud.
Making a temporary bridge to prevent volunteers from sliding into the mud while crossing over from the boat
Part of the team set up the dog trap, and laid out batches of food on PVC sheets around the only landing area (where the dogs had been abandoned initially). Some walked 20-30 metres deeper into the mangroves, placing smaller bags of dog food on planks. We could hear dogs, but we couldn't get near them. Kuning (a dog adopted by the kelong workers) appeared, and his antics calmed our nerves, and helped us relax a little – even though we were acutely aware that we were in a very risky situation.

Several dogs could be seen peeping from behind the trees, but none ventured any closer to the food. The whole team then got into the boat and moved to the kelong (fish-farm) 15-20 metres away. 7-10 dogs came out to the shoreline, and started drinking the water we have placed and eating the food, looking at us warily from time to time.

Thirsty dog (Liberty) drinking from a container of fresh water we just put down We bumped into Marjorie and Karin from KKB at the kelong, who had hatched the brilliant idea of building a floating platform! They worked quickly to build it with the wood and tools they had brought, and attached food and water bowls to it. The platform will entice dogs onto it to eat, and prevent the food from being washed away during the high-tide.

The trap malfunctioned, and we couldn't catch any dogs. We got into the boat and moved 100-metres down the side of the island, making 3 stops to place food and water. We could hear dogs barking in the distance. Later on, we unloaded 6 bags of food onto the kelong, and paid the kelong workers to feed the dogs until we came again.

The whole team left covered in mud, with cuts and bruises, and with heavy hearts. Over lunch, we brainstormed on how we could carry out our rescue and relief more effectively and quickly.

We concluded that having too many people around frightened the dogs, and slowed down everyones movement. During the next rescue and relief, we hope to build more platforms and use meat to entice the dogs. We also need to have our traps fixed, so they release the trap door easily.



How You Can Help




SPCA are appealing to the public to contribute to their Pulau Ketam fund, to aid the emergency rescue and relief efforts over the next several weeks. Funds will be utilized to hire boats for transportation of the dogs, purchase dog food, medical supplies and cages - as well as a mass sterilization effort and educational campaign for the villagers.




We also appreciate donations in kind – 3’ x 3’ multipurpose cages, dog biscuits and canned food, food and water bowls, towels, water storage containers, and flea/tick spray. All donated items can be sent to the SPCA Animal Shelter in Ampang Jaya.





Donate Online

Please click here to make a donation through our ipay88.com account. Please indicate that the donation is for the Pulau Ketam Project.



Fund Transfers & Cheques

You can bank in the payment to our RHB account (Account No: 2-12273-00021583). Please call or e-mail us at enquiries@spca.org.my to notify us of your bank-in donation and transaction details.



Please make all cheques to the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (please write Pulau Ketam fund on the reverse), and mail to ;



SPCA Selangor

Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama

68000 Ampang Jaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan



Enquiries: 603-4256 5312 (8am - 4.30pm), 4253 5312 (10am – 6.30pm)





Volunteers

If you are an experienced dog-handler, animal rescuer or vet and interested in assisting with the sterilization program or educational campaign for the villagers, or able to foster adult dogs temporarily, please send us an e-mail immediately at enquiries@spca.org.my . There are hundreds of dogs and puppies that need your help, every bit counts!


PLEASE HELP US HELP THESE DOGS. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS - FOSTER, ADOPT, DONATE FUNDS OR FOOD.





Background Information


Pulau Ketam consists of two settlements - Pulau Ketam Village and Sungai Lima Village. Both villages claim to have been facing a stray dog crisis for the last several years. Earlier this month, newspapers reported that Pulau Ketam villagers were trapping stray dogs and transporting them to a 3 vacant island in a desperate attempt to reduce the population of dogs. Sungai Lima villagers later started a similar operation.

Pulau Ketam villagers reported that 312 dogs had already been trapped and abandoned on uninhabited Pulau Tengah out of an estimated population of 2000, while Sungai Lima villagers estimated their stray dog population to be around 600.

SPCA Animal Inspectors Cunera and Murugan, and SAS founder Jackie Tsang made a trip to Pulau Ketam two weeks ago. They found that most of the villagers owned dogs themselves, and had no intention of causing harm to the strays on the island. They were frustrated at the stray dog population, which is quickly spiraling out of control – the villagers estimate that there are approximately 2000 strays on the island. The villagers said that they did not want the dogs caught and euthanized, and thought that leaving them to survive on another island would be better. The villagers were upset with the reports in the media, which claimed that they had been burning the dogs or abusing them – which they denied doing.

The team found that during the day time, there were dozens of stray cats and dogs roaming the island. However, when they surveyed a part of the town from 12.30pm-1.30am, they counted 82 dogs in just a small area. The dogs look generally healthy, with several suffering from minor injuries.

At a meeting with the village leaders, they agreed to support a mass sterilization effort for both stray and pet dogs (and cats).






eric07
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Last night SPCA RESCUE TEAM was denied to overnite in the platform to rescue the dying dogs in P.Selat Kering. Reason being another group paid to kelong Indonesian fisherman to stop SPCA rescue team to rescue the dying dogs.


Furry Friends Farm's Blog / Website clearly states that
"FFF was originaly registered under a private company on 4th Oct 2006 under the ownership of Sabrina." ALL ROB and ROC companies have individuals/corporates as ultimate owner/shareholder and are FOR PROFIT to the individuals/corporates. No matter what they say ultimately the funds they collect belongs to the shareholders to use at their whims. It is illegal for them to receive donations. If the public "donates" to them, these "donations" are considered "Revenue" to these entities and shareholders can buy cars, go on holidays etc etc.... and all donors cannot say "I thought they go to the animals!" In this case if the entities are closed/dismantled all the funds go to the individuals that own the enterprises. Net of its expenses will be subject to tax @ 27% . Does she show how she spends it?



SPCA is a NGO. a NON-PROFIT COMPANY, under the ROS(Registrar of societies )registered organisations are ALL non-profit, charitable orgs with a publicly declared Constituion, governed by credible Committee of between 12-20 Malaysians and PRs, a credible and respected Patron and Trustees to oversee usage of funds and funds are kept and used solely for the mission and objectives as stated in the Constitution. No individual is entitled to use these funds. Annual Audited statements must be submitted together with a list of all Committee members. If the society is closed for whatever reason, all the funds go to the Ministry of Finance.









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hi, pls concentrate on dogs

News Release fr SPCA : Just In: Three Dogs Rescued on Wednesday! Thu, 14th May 2009, 01:22am These are the three dogs that Murugan and Jorg rescued today! The cream-coloured dog is friendly and affectionate, even though she is suffering from a maggot wound on her back. The black dog is untrusting, understandably so given the hopeless and terrifying situation she just got out of. The brown dog has bruises and small wounds on its frail little body, but is not completely afraid of people. All three dogs ate their meals hungrily, and lapped up the clean water gratefully.

Please keep the dogs on the island (as well as other animals who are suffering worldwide) in your thoughts and prayers. We hope to rescue all the dogs from Pulau Selat Kering as soon as possible.


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melmel
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Star 15 May Fri
Ketam dogs
BY SUJESH PAVITHRAN

There must be better ways to solve the issue of stray dogs than dumping them on an island.

TOURIST venues need all the publicity they can get, one would imagine. However, residents of Pulau Ketam must be somewhat peeved at the excessive attention they’ve been getting in recent months – first, it was the dolls, and then, it was the dogs.


China dolls, though, didn’t quite match up to the furore raised worldwide when it was found that islanders were dumping stray dogs by the hundreds in mangrove swamps located on two neighbouring islands.

The islanders, despairing of the stray dog population in their vicinity, reckoned the mutts would find a way to survive on a swampy island, sans food or fresh water.

Some dogs died, others fed on their carcasses and lived; accounts by rescuers also told of mutts gazing forlornly in the direction of Pulau Ketam.

It all made for a very tragic situation, and the question that begs to be asked is this – how did we end up with such an uncontrolled population of stray dogs?

Some people are initially thrilled at the idea of having pets but, once the novelty has worn off, abandon them in places far away from home. Now, do this to a cat, and he’ll find his way home with single-minded precision, over a few weeks or months, and turn up on your doorstep with a dead mouse.

Dogs get distracted easily and are too trusting of humans, so they wander around, waiting for their rightful owners to return and pick them up.

Some find better homes – I’ve had more than a couple of friends who have taken in friendly strays that obviously used to belong to someone, and were either lost or abandoned. Other unfortunate ones stay strays; and strays beget strays, and over the years, this has just grown and grown.

Dogs get a bad rep here, I’m inclined to believe. Complain to the local council about stray mutts and the dog-catchers descend on your neighbourhood, round up every pooch they spy and send them to the pound for that inevitable cruel end.

Tell them about the dozens of cats rummaging through your garbage and leaving it all over the road, messing up your compound and such, and I doubt anything would happen. Then again, cats are just too sly and small to be caught. Let’s leave it at that, I’m in enough trouble with the cat people already!

Shouldn’t we come up with a more humane solution to the issue of stray dogs? Animal shelters already have their hands full with this.

As for Pulau Ketam, it seems to have drawn enough global attention to keep it on the map, although some blogs have been urging tourists to boycott Malaysia because of the stray dog issue. Oh, come on, if all countries with humanitarian problems were to be boycotted by tourists, then nobody would go anywhere!

Maybe with a bigger influx of tourists to the island, we can impose a “dog tax” on them and use the money for the welfare and maintenance of our furry friends. Along the way, also make efforts to better develop Pulau Ketam.


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Long-term plan for P.Ketam dogs

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
A LONG-term plan to deal with abandoned dogs on Pulau Ketam was agreed upon by a committee yesterday. The committee included representatives of non-governmental organisations and officers from the Department of Veterinary Services. It was chaired by Pulau Ketam councillor Wong Siah Ping. The meeting started on a sour note, as members expressed dissatisfaction with the presence of an NGO member, not elected last week in an open meeting, in the committee. However, the situation calmed down as Furry Friends Farm said the NGO member was part of its entourage.

Two proposals were discussed yesterday and the committee agreed to use a joint structure plan based on both proposals. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) proposed a census of the dog population, to be carried out under the guidelines of the World Society for the Protection of Animals. Besides this, SPCA will set up a holding area to temporarily accommodate stray dogs that are caught. Save a Stray Bhd, on the other hand, proposed that dogs on the island be vaccinated and neutered before being sent to the mainland. Also, both NGOs were firm on their stand, that they would only help the fishermen of Pulau Ketam if all dogs, including the ones with owners, were neutered.SPCA chairman Christine Chin said: "We found that most of the stray dogs have long fur, similar to the ones that have owners.

Therefore, we are adamant that all dogs on the island should be spayed."SAS founder Jacqueline Tsang echoed Chin's comments and added: "We will also start educating the residents of Pulau Ketam on this matter. First, we will give out informational brochures before having a dialogue session with them." In total, 31 dogs have been rescued ever since hundreds of dogs were abandoned on an uninhabited island near Pulau Ketam. Last week, an open door meeting was called and a committee was formed to tackle the issue. This was followed by a visit by the Department of Veterinary director-general Datuk Dr Aziz Jamluddin to the island last Saturday. He was deeply saddened after seeing the conditions of the dogs.

DVS, SPCA & SAS Rescue Mission in P.Ketam on 16 May 2009 Sat:


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melmel
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We keep going back regularly, there are still innocent dogs waiting to be rescued

News From SPCA Selangor
For release on Tues
day, 19th May 2009


Dear Friends,

A quick update on our Rescue & Relief work at Pulau Selat Kering, as well as our long-term plans to address the dog overpopulation crisis in Pulau Ketam. You will also be happy to know that all the dogs have been given a thorough check-up by a private vet, and 8 are back at the SPCA Office recuperating while 4 others are being treated at the vet!

To all the various companies, religious groups and individuals who have supported this mission and offered to assist with fundraising, you are truly angels. Despite the helplessness of our situation sometimes and challenges thrown our way, we are very encouraged by your un-wavering support and well-wishes – reminding all the staff and volunteers that we are not alone in our mission for the animals. Thank you for the phone calls, e-mails, text messages, and personal visits - your moral support, donations of food and other much-needed items and funding for this project is really, really appreciated and remembered.


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melmel
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News From SPCA Selangor
For release on Tues
day, 19th May 2009



For quick updates, visit Marketing & Communications staff Jacinta’s twitter here, to track updates on the Pulau Selat Kering rescue and Pulau Ketam project >>


Update on our rescued dogs!


Wowow, BooBoo, Caramel, Latte, Liberty, Piccolo & Piccola, Serene (Re-named now as Meta, Mudita, Khema, Dinna, Visakha, Flora, Mulan & Liberty)
8 dogs have been given a clean bill of health from the vet! After passing their blood tests with flying colours, the eight lucky canines have been vaccinated and micro-chipped and are now back at the SPCA Selangor Inspectorate & Marcomm office recuperating and resting. Volunteers and staff make sure they are fed well and cleaned twice daily, and look in on them constantly – they are putting on weight, and slowly allowing us to touch and pet them! Many thanks to a generous and caring association, who have come forward and sponsored the treatment of these 8 dogs!

Cuddly, Karuna, Karishma & Daya
4 dogs are still being treated and boarded at the vet. Cuddly is being treated for a trans-venereal tumor (TVT), while the Karuna (cream coloured) is being treated for an infected maggot wound. Daya (black & tan) is suffering from bad diarrhea, while Karishma is being monitored and treated, as blood tests showed that she may be suffering from kidney or liver problems. Animal lover Jessie Yee and her compassionate family and friends have since offered to sponsor the treatment of these 4 dogs, we thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts! We have given them the privilege of naming the 3 dogs rescued most recently, and they have given them beautiful Sanskrit names; Karuna means love and compassion, Karishma means miracle, and Daya means true mercy and compassion. “Buddhism promotes forgiveness, not revenge. We want the dogs to forgive the villagers for abandoning them, and dogs being such beautiful creatures we are sure they already have,” says Jessie.


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Pulau Ketam Working Committee Meeting
18th May 2009

SPCA, FFF, SAS, Dept of Veterinary Services and MPK had a meeting yesterday to discuss progress and plans for the rescue and relief operations for the abandoned dogs in Pulau Selat Kering, as well as long-term plans for Pulau Ketam’s stray dog crisis. Among the key points discussed by the Committee for the rescue & relief operations;

a) SPCA rescue team to continue feeding, trapping, treatment and sheltering of Pulau Selat Kering dogs

b) Majlis Perbandaran Klang to liaise with the owner of the fish-farm and explore option of 'renting' the platform as a base for rescue & relief options, to allow equal access for rescue teams from all organisations involved

c) Rescue groups to shift focus to different parts of the island, where more dog colonies may be

d) MPK to assist in securing more dog traps from other municipal councils if possible

e) MPK to liaise with fish-farm owner to request to pay workers a fixed, monthly allowance to assist both rescue teams in catching dogs, instead of rescue teams paying workers per dog caught as it may lead to abuse e.g. workers may bring in more stray dogs and leave them at the island, or workers refusing to allow SPCA to take the dogs back because they are paid more by other animal rescue groups Among key points discussed for long-term sterlization and education efforts on Pulau Ketam (the source of the stray dogs) that will take place within the next 3 months;
  • A dog population census/survey needs to be carried out (according to guidelines provided by the World Society For the Protection of Animals WSPA) to obtain a more accurate figure for the population (currently estimated at 1,500-2,000 dogs)
  • An area of approximately 2000 square feet needs to be located on Pulau Ketam and allocated by the Land Office for a temporary neutering clinic (collaborative effort between DVS, SPCA & SAS), as well as a holding & post-operation facility.
  • Sterilization will target pet dogs first, then community dogs and strays
  • Community dogs and strays will be vaccinated, treated and neutered before being returned to their original location or moved back to the mainland for rehoming (collaborative effort between animal welfare groups)
  • Prior to the sterilization campaign, Mr Tee (MPK Councillor) will arrange for an educational talk for the residents, to highlight the importance of neutering to curb the number of dogs on the island, as well as dispel any myths or misconceptions they have about neutering



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Day 8: The Work Continues, Despite Challenges

Sunday, 17th May 2009

Inspector Murugan, and volunteers Jorg and Moses continued with rescue efforts from morning to late evening. Being prohibited from using the floating fish-farm earlier, MPK had since stepped in and requested the fish-farm owner to allow the SPCA team to use it as a base for rescue operations today, and it was granted happily. However, to avoid any conflict with another animal rescue group who are using the fish-farm, we will be working out of our rented boat and a platform that Marjorie and Karin have helped build. SPCA Selangor is utilizing donated funds to cover Marjorie and Karins transport and purchase of materials to build two more floating platforms for us that will be used as feeding/watering stations for the island dogs. Many thanks to the ever-helpful duo for their hard work and big hearts!

One lucky dog had been caught by the fish-farm workers using our dog trap, and collected by Furry Friends Farm volunteers.
More drums donated by SAS to build the floating platform
Murugan testing the strength of our new feeding station in the mangrove Jorg and Murugan managed to set up their 8' x 8' platform in the mangrove above the tide waters, where dogs can rest, eat, and drink comfortably. An ladder was also built, for easy access.

Late evening, placing food and water near the Indonesian workers deeper inside the mangrove The team also found an area deeper inside where several Indonesian workers reside, where they reported more dogs had been seen a few days earlier. They jumped into our boat, and took us around the area to try and locate where the dogs have moved to. As it was getting late, we decided to place food and water on their platform, and return on Tuesday to see if the dogs has come around.


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Day 7: Dept Of Vet Services & MPK, SPCA & SAS Rescue Mission In PSK & PK Saturday, 16th May 2009 Christine Chin, Jorg, Dato Dr Aziz & Jacqueline Tsang
The Director-General of the Dept Of Veterinary Services (DVS) Dr Dato Dr Abd Aziz Bin Jamaluddin, Senior Officials from Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK) and SPCA Chairman Christine Chin headed their respective teams today into Pulau Selat Kering and Pulau Ketam, accompanied by Save A Stray (SAS) founder Jacqueline Tsang and members of the media. The purpose of this monumental meeting was for the DVS and MPK officials to get a first-hand experience of the prevailing terrain and plight of the abandoned dogs. The entourage went into the mangroves to view the dog-traps set by SPCA and the feeding stations, and later took a boat ride to Pulau Ketam itself.

Much to our delight, two brown dogs had been caught in our traps the previous night, and the workers had removed them and passed them to volunteers from Furry Friends Farm.

DVS, MPK, SAS, SPCA, Media & animal rescuers

DVS and MPK were keen on exploring the mangrove further, to view the traps we had laid out, and get a first-hand explanation of the rescue work from Murugan and Jorg DVS, SPCA and SAS discussed strategies for rescue and relief efforts for the abandoned dogs, as well as long-term plans to alleviate the dog overpopulation crisis unfolding at Pulau Ketam. A discussion wad held with Mr Loo, the head of the Stray Dog-Catching Committee (who had caught the dogs and sent them to the uninhabited island), who will be offering their cooperation and support for sterilization, education and rehoming/relocation efforts. The stray dog population had exploded into over 1000 dogs, hungry and more aggressive by the day. Mr Loo was happy that the coalition will assist in trap-neuter-release/ translocation/ rehoming of the many strays and community dogs that hid under raised platforms, and in the dense woods behind the town – coming out at night to forage for food.

The coalition also discussed the possible site for a holding area for stray dogs caught, and the resources required to maintain this. The strays will be transported to the mainland and will be temporarily housed for several days, and will be given a check-up and treatment by vets. Subsequently, they will be transferred to various farms and private sanctuaries in Tmn Melawati, Raub, Bentong, and Nilai to be cared for – as well as foster homes. Together with help from an ad agency, SPCA hopes to run a re-homing campaign for these dogs, who really deserve a second chance at life.

DVS and SPCA Selangor will pool resources to set up a temporary Klinik Kembiri at Pulau Ketam to be headed by SPCA-DBKL's Klinik Kembiri ex-chief Veterinary Surgeon Dr Norsuhanna Mohktar. The set-up cost of this high-volume, highly-subsidised, spay/neuter center will be borne by SPCA, and will neuter owned dogs and selected community dogs to prevent uncontrolled breeding.

Dato Dr Aziz also addressed the garbage heaps on Pulau Ketam that has been the food source for all the strays. Effective control of garbage will definitely control the stray population, and routine, hygenic feeding by the villagers in selected spots could instead by initiated.

As they were leaving, they saw a small black puppy stumble and fall into the sea under a jetty. They ran to his rescue, and Christine (SPCA Chairperson) decided to give the little lad a home. His name is Lucky Lemak, and he will be the mascot of the Pulau Ketam project!

SPCA has also been liaising with Dr Natasha Lee from the World Society For The Protection Of Animals (WSPA), who have advised us to conduct a dog population census to determine a more accurate figure. WSPA is interested in assisting with the long-term project for Pulau Ketam, and may send a representative soon to assess the situation further.

SPCA and SAS hopes to start building the holding area as soon as possible, with DVS committing as a meaningful and effective partner in this coalition.

(Note : For Day 7, SPCA was requested to not carry out rescue efforts, as FFF had organized a rescue effort together with MPK dog-catchers).





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Day 6 : The One That Got Away

Thursday, 14th May 2009


Uncle Danny watching for signs of life in the mangrove, while NTV7 reporter Selina examines the map of the various islands

Uncle Danny took our team again to Pulau Selat Kering, where there were many more dogs waiting to be rescued. The crew from NTV7 was there to film the operation, and Jacinta was there to photograph Jorg and Murugan at work.


As we approached the landing on Pulau Selat Kering, we saw 4-5 dogs on the edge of the island, wandering among the mangrove trees and looking at us. Two dogs were sitting on the floating feeding/watering/ resting station built by Marjorie and Karin. The dogs looked thin, but much better than we had seen the last time – possibly due to the fact that they now had access to dog food and clean water everyday. As we got closer, the dogs retreated quickly deeper into the mangroves.

A white dog was sitting in a cage on the fish-farm when we arrived, but the fish-farm workers refused to let us take her home as they were waiting for Furry Friends Farm to pay them and take the dog.

After baiting the 2 traps with fried meat, we backed away from the island and waited patiently. While waiting, we sailed towards the left and right of the landing, looking for signs of more dogs. Towards the right, we heard more dogs, but towards the left we couldn’t see or hear any signs of dogs.
Kuning watches as we try to transfer his friend into another cage The one who got away (but was trapped and removed by Indonesian workers at night, thankfully!)

Twenty minutes later, we came back to find Kuning “guarding” another small brown dog that was in our dog trap! Kuning seemed rather pleased with himself, and was treated to a mutton bone for a good job done! Jorg and Murugan quickly landed on the island to transfer the dog into a holding cage. After successfully transferring the little dog, they started carrying the cage into the boat. It all happened in a flash – the little dog suddenly panicked and struggled, forcing the cage door to open in one corner! The dog jumped and landed in the mangrove, and ran off. We felt deflated. So close, and yet so far! (We later found out that the team from FFF managed to trap her the following day, so all is good!)

The owner of the nearby kelong (fish-farm) had a sudden change of heart, and did not allow the SPCA team to use the kelong for rescue activities (while we have been told that a third-party is responsible for this, we are taking it as a challenge that needs to be overcome, and have asked the MPK & DVS to intervene).

Unloading plywood into the mangrove was no easy feat

Jorg and Murugan worked hard under the blazing sun in the mangrove

Painting the platform so its not easily damaged by sea water Not ones to be discouraged or distracted from their dedicated rescue efforts, Murugan and Jorg went on to unload the plywood and tools they had brought to build another floating platform, that can be used to hold rescued dogs, food, water and other supplies for the rescue & relief mission. As they couldn’t work on the fish-farm, they were forced to work in the mangrove, toiling for 2 hours to put the platform together. After painting the surface to prevent damage to it from the sea water, the platform was left overnight to dry.

We did not manage to remove any more dogs today, unfortunately. However, we are optimistic that we will save more in the following days. In the meantime, we still place our traps there and continue to bait them with meat each visit, and we are happy that the dogs that get caught are removed by the Indonesian fish-farm workers and passed to volunteers from Furry Friends Farm - as long as these dogs are saved, our mission is going very well.


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nphew
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May 21, 2009, 6:21 PM


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eric07,

I know you are a big fan of SPCA (I am too), but hiding behind an alias and attacking FFF is not cool. You are a member since Nov 6, 2007. Since then has only posted 3 times with the same message attacking FFF, what is your motive?


luv_leehom517
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May 23, 2009, 6:14 AM


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Hmm..there muz be something hiding behind..do u read the chinese paper?FFF is a non-killing pet shelter..they even mentioned that if nobody adopt those doggies..they will still live there instead of being put to sleep..from this..I guess FFF is better?


nphew
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May 23, 2009, 5:33 PM


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Yeah, their no kill policy is a plus point. But still it is not helping with the growing numbers of stray. As for SPCA, some people seems to think that if they bring stray puppies to SPCA, they are doing a good deed, not knowing that most of them will be put to sleep, don't they have a right to live too. Someone talked about the TNR (Trap, Neuter and Release). If there is an organization that does that, I will be the first to volunteer.


nikemax
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May 23, 2009, 5:42 PM


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Thank you so much for all the efforts you guys have been sincerely contributed. You all are the real saviors!!! Thumbs up for all of you


melmel
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m glad @ d effort putting by SPCA on P.Ketam stray control mission. SPCA receives 600 animals every mth, spays 350 animals every mth , inspects 70 cruelty cases every mth , rehomes countless animals, conducts home visit after rehoming besides holding many educational talks on pet ownership responsibility .

BRAVO SPCA, U ALWAYS HV MY FULL SUPPORT


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luv_leehom517
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May 23, 2009, 9:27 PM


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got such a organisation?


melmel
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May 23, 2009, 9:35 PM


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SPCA chairman Chin adopts two rejected ¡¥island¡¦ canines NADIRAH H. RODZI

Malay Mail Friday, May 22nd, 2009

EAT UP: Chin feeding her adopted dog from Pulau Ketam

WHEN Christina Chin set eyes on two dogs rescued from an island off Pulau Ketam, she knew she had to own them.

"They are just adorable," said Chin, who named the two female dogs Piccola and Piccolo.

Piccola is a two-year-old bitch and Piccolo, believed to be Piccola's baby, is only a few months old.

Asked why she decided to adopt the dogs, Chin, who is the chairman of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said: "Piccola and Piccolo touched me in a way I can't describe. When I laid my eyes on them I was possessed. Maybe it was their eyes and the way they looked at me."

She said usually, when there was a problem regarding animals, the SPCA would help to find places for them to stay.

"Once in a while I would adopt a dog, but never two at the same time," she said.
She added that Piccolo was in a slightly better condition than her mother who had a bad skin condition
when first rescued.

"Picollo was traumatised and depressed while Piccola was nervous and fierce.

"It was understandable because on the island they were fighting for survival. They looked very sad.

"Both dogs were scared of my presence and subdued. But now, they're becoming a little more active.

Although they are still traumatised, they have opened up a bit," she said.

What happened to the dogs of Pulau Ketam recently touched a lot of people, even those who do not have pets.
Chin said the people felt the pain and agony of the 300 dogs abandoned on an uninhabited island off Pulau Ketam without food and water and left to fend for themselves.

Since then, efforts have been made to find and bring the dogs back. Some have already been brought back and are being cared for by SPCA and other animal welfare organisations.

"It's sad to see these lovable animals suffer. You can actually hear them cry from far away," said Chin.


While many are furious with the action taken by the villagers of the island for abandoning man's best friend on the deserted island, many are now lending a hand.

Two dogs were rescued on May 11 and another 10 dogs were rescued a few days later.

They are currently being treated mostly by the SPCA for dehydration, food deprivation and depression.


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nphew
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May 24, 2009, 3:49 AM


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Don't know of any yet. That's why I said IF.


khengteik
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May 27, 2009, 1:18 AM


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U can talk all u like and shoot all you like....

Myself has been a target of SPCA VOLUNTEERS in the petfinder forum when i brought up the issue of EDUCATION FOR ADULTS

Now, SPCA will have to go and EDUCATE the ADULTS at Pulau Ketam.... however, since SPCA people was soooo against it when i brought this issue up, why bother to go and educate the adults at pulau ketam?

Same case with TNR... another forummer in petfinder brought this issue up there.... but also kena shooting from SPCA VOLUNTEERS.

From what i read in the newspaper, FFF was the people who initiated the rescue work... but now SPCA is given the reigns.... Seems to me that SPCA only reacts when got crisis....




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eric07
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May 27, 2009, 5:50 PM


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Lucia Foo, a co-founder of FFF ? homeapet.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=7022&start=80


nphew
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May 28, 2009, 5:22 AM


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Who is Lucia Foo?


eric07
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May 28, 2009, 7:57 PM


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One organisation broke in SPCA vounteer's house last night at midnight to look for Kuning but failed to locate Kuning.

Police report lodged against this organisation on their criminal act.

The volunteer is pregnant and now has complications, bleeding and hospitalised. A baby life is at stake, This case is classified as attempt to murder by the authority


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nphew
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May 29, 2009, 5:22 AM


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It's like talking to a wall........on your latest posting, let me guess, must be FFF again.

stumbled on this blog, do check it out

www.mycen.com.my/rescue/updates.html

Let me also guess that you are one of the "mighty evil mites"

I am going to shut up now.


melmel
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May 29, 2009, 5:46 PM


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Quoted from Jacinta Johnson, SPCA :

Am sitting here typing with fat Balooba on the dining table, wrestling with the power plug. It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged as you can see, and this is just my small voice speaking in a crowd of blogs, forums and twitters.

Last night, a group of people stood outside our volunteer Jorgs house. They said they were looking for Kuning, and knew Jorg had him. It was almost 12 midnight. Jorg and his pregnant wife were shocked, and had no reason to even let these people in but they did - trusting people as they were. In came a Selangor State Assemblyman, Furry Friends Farm volunteer Daniel and a few other people who looked to be from MBPJ. Bear in mind, the couple stay in an area under the jurisdiction of DBKL, so go figure.

They sat and told Jorg that Kuning has to be returned to the kelong, as he was vital for their rescue work. The rescue work had stopped because since Kuning dissappeared, there were no more dogs to be seen on the island. Jorg told them clearly that he did not take Kuning, which they were still unsatisfied with. The whole ‘entourage’ was treated to a tour of his small home - inside and out - which 8 dogs, 3 puppies and several cats call home. They are all rescued animals. I can just imagine their faces, causing so much trouble at midnight for a couple who only knew how to help homeless animals.

Jorg had more information to share on this dog which we all love and miss.From what we know of Jorg, he doesn’t mince his words and gets straight to the point.

According to him (and we found out this had been witnessed by other volunteers in the last 3 weeks), the kelong workers were not particularly fond of Kuning. One in particular was seen several times kicking Kuning roughly off the fish-farm into the water. In the hot sun or in the pouring rain, Kuning and Hitam are never allowed into the wooden cabin where the workers take shelter. While Hitam runs quickly to hide under his usual spot under another ‘hut’, Kuning is left outside on the landing without any shelter, to brave the weather and stormy seas on his own. One of the kelong workers had also complained that Kuning was not a good guard dog, and they didn’t like him as much as they liked Hitam. He also said he is willing to sell Kuning for RM1000, ironically the same amount being paid by a certain volunteer from FFF for his return. Also, while it has been widely reported that Kuning is one of the 300 abandoned dogs, who was rescued by the kelong - let it be known that he isn’t. We have know for quite awhile that Kuning is actually a Pulau Ketam dog, who happened to get into the kelong workers boat two months ago. All this contrary to what you may have read online somewhere, this information comes from the workers themselves.

Jorg and Murugan who have been out for rescue work on 14 days and counting, find it very puzzling that on blogs, forums, twitter and Facebook certain parties claim that Kuning was the ONLY hope of rescuing the other dogs abandoned on the island - and that without him, the rescue work is futile. People who have never even been out to the island or seen Kuning now proclaim loudly that until he is found, all hope is lost for the other dogs. Strikes us as a strange emotional twist thrown into the actual simple case of a missing dog. It’s a longshot - but could it possibly be that these rescuers actually can’t catch any more dogs because we’ve moved our dog-traps to the other island? Point to ponder.

The fact of the matter; now that 30 dogs have been rescued from the main area the rescue efforts have been concentrated in, there are no more dogs in that area. SPCA last week with the help and permission of a forest ranger went into inlets and tributaries in the neighbouring island, where there were clearly signs of more dogs. Our traps have been moved there, and are being monitored by other workers in the area. On Sunday, 5 dogs were seen barking at a monitor lizard in the mud - and we hope we will be able to rescue and remove them soon.

Accusations have been flying against a certain ‘ORG’ or ‘Society’ (that must be us), ever since we even started our rescue work weeks ago. Honestly, we don’t have the time to log in to forums and blogs all the time, but volunteers and supporters make it a point to call, email or text whenever they come across some accusation or other coming our way (we thank you for this, please keep these coming). Many of these supporters even make it a point to quickly save these defaming posts for future reference. I think its very sad that people claiming to be volunteers of certain organisations seem to write as they please, without even stopping to think how it will in the end reflect badly not on themselves, but on the organisations they claim to support.


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melmel
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May 29, 2009, 10:55 PM


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Press Statement From SPCA
Release on May 29th 2009

SPCA’s message to all animal rescuers, animal lovers and the public
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the rescue of abandoned animals, who have no voice but suffer miserable lives as strays, is indeed a noble cause and develops kindness and compassion in people and in turn this creates a better society that is caring, humane and protective of the vulnerable. In all good causes there will be transgressions by extremist groups who take things into their own hands, violating the privacy of people and not adhering to proper procedures in their efforts.

SPCA urges all animal rescuers to respect the privacy of all in their cause and to put an end to bickering that often stem from unwarranted sources. Sensationalising and distorting an issue, discourteous slandering of characters and general misinformation without finding out the truth are appearing in unchecked blogs and toxic forums.

Visit At Midnight To SPCA Volunteers House
SPCA is extremely distressed that Furry Friends Farm (FFF) supporter and volunteer, Daniel together with YB Edward Lee of MBPJ and his son Simon and Mark (from MBPJ) went to an SPCA volunteer Jorg Bandlow’s house at almost midnight on Wednesday, 27th of May 2009.

The group harassed Jorg, and his wife SPCA employee, Education Officer, Shahrul Baharin. The couple are dedicated animal rescuers and have rescued 13 dogs and several cats that share their humble home. Living this life to help dogs and working for SPCA to educate the new generation to be kind to animals has brought them so much distress that Shahrul, who is 3 months pregnant, is suffering from the trauma of this intimidation. Shahrul has lodged a police report that they harassed her and her husband, alleging that Jorg had stolen a dog called Kuning from Pulau Selat Kering, where the SPCA rescue and relief team were rescuing abandoned dogs. Jorg had told them that he did not take the dog, and the visitors were allowed to take a tour of the house to search for him – he was not there as stated.

SPCA Chairperson receives call at midnight
SPCA Chairperson, Christine Chin, received a call around midnight on 27th May 2009 urging me to call Jorg to “let us in to look for Kuning”. Despite my pleas that it’s almost midnight and why this witch-hunt is on, the caller says ‘ask him to open and let us in if he does not have the dog”. I said it was so late and it’s the house-owners prerogative but he would not listen. I was afraid that anything untoward may have happened and I called Jorg immediately who said the 4 men just left and they have their names and were going to make a police report straightaway.



Clarifying rumours that have appeared in blogs and frums
1. Rumors About FFF Eviction
Many rumors are circulating that SPCA is trying to influence the owner of the Furry Friends Farm land to evict them. However, to the contrary – The owner has been contacting SPCA since late last year to help her, as she had been trying unsuccessfully to get FFF to move away. The owner of the property said she was only worried about the welfare of the 80 plus dogs there, and asked SPCA if they could take the dogs in. However, SPCA declined as our shelter is really full, and we are constantly overwhelmed with the amount of animals being surrendered here. We leave it to the owner to decide how she wants to proceed.

2. Trespassers to FFF
There are also allegations that SPCA is involved in trespassing into the FFF compound in the last few weeks, but this is completely untrue. We have no idea who has been going in, they allege that someone has gone in and released all the dogs from their cages.

Note To Editors:
· The Society For Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA) Selangor is an NGO which serves Selangor and The Federal Territory.

· SPCA Selangor was established in 1958, with the aim of protecting defenseless animals and alleviating their suffering.

· The SPCA does not receive any government funding, relying entirely on donations from the public to support its services & activities.

· The SPCA Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre at Ampang Jaya temporarily homes 300-350 unwanted animals at any one time while seeking new homes for them. The animals are made up of surrendered pets, rescued cruelty case animals and stray or abandoned animals brought in by Good Samaritans.

· The SPCA would like to work closely with the people of Malaysia to elevate the welfare standards for our Malaysian animals – ensuring they responsibly neuter their pets, provide adequate food, space, exercise, care and medical attention, as well as encouraging them to be responsible neighbours.



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khengteik
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May 30, 2009, 2:35 AM


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In Reply To
It's like talking to a wall........on your latest posting, let me guess, must be FFF again.

stumbled on this blog, do check it out

www.mycen.com.my/rescue/updates.html

Let me also guess that you are one of the "mighty evil mites"

I am going to shut up now.



HEHEHEHEH... since when does talking to SPCA volunteers get any responses?? they are all in a world of their own and only will answer to the questions that are pro SPCA....

They condemn every single new idea that is brought up for discussion and will not give straight answers... however, when other people choose to ignore their questions.... they say we ignore their questions etc etc etc...

That is why i've choosen to keep my mouth shut when it comes to SPCA... aint worth my time typing and typing to discuss about certain issues.....




A dog is a man's most loyal friend.


melmel
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May 31, 2009, 9:22 PM


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Trespass & Threaten of Pregnant Shahrul Hse by FFF & Edward Lee at Midnite is reported in :

Guang Ming Press

www.guangming.com.my/node/48868?tid=3

Chinapress
www.chinapress.com.my/content...t=0530mb51.txt

Guang Ming Press
www.guangming.com.my/node/48938?tid=3


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melmel
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Jun 1, 2009, 8:20 PM


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Notice Board from SPCA

Rescue & Relief : Day 9 - Day 12 Sat, 30th May 2009, 07:00pm

Day 9: Orang Asli Survey Island
Tuesday, 19th May 2009SPCA Rescue team together with a group of Orang Asli went to survey Pulau Selat Kering (PSK) to see if any new initiatives can be undertaken. Among the ideas discussed were plans to build a small hut on the fringe of the mangroves, so rescuers can stay overnight and monitor the movement and number of dogs. There was also a suggestion to use traps made of rope to catch the dogs, but we decided it was too risky and may end of hurting the dogs instead if they are not immediately removed from the traps.

Unloading food and supplies for the dogs

Two dogs were spotted in the distance running among the trees. The two floating platforms which Marjorie and Karin helped build were moved into the inlets and tied down, to see if there were any dogs in the area.


We were very happy to see paw prints on our platform built in the mangroves, the dogs had climbed the ladder up to eat, drink and rest

The Inspectorate team made contact with the Forest rangers and made an appointment to meet them at their office tomorrow. They had acquired a clearer and more detailed map of the island, and wanted to enlist the help of the rangers to explore the possible areas the abandoned dogs could have moved to.

According to the rangers, no one was allowed to enter the mangroves or build/ attach any structures to it without getting written permission from the Foresty Dept. We apologized to them for not informing them of our activities earlier as we were not aware, and immediately sought their permission to carry on with our rescue work, which they granted.


Day 10 : Rangers To The Rescue!
Thursday, 21st May 2009

Inspectors Cunera and Murugan met with En Mohd Yusof from the Jabatan Perhutanan (Forestry Dept) his morning to find out more information about the mangroves, as well as the inlets and tributaries at PSK. There are noticeably less dogs visible at the location they were abandoned, and to date rescue groups have only managed to rescue 30 dogs. There is a possibility the dogs swam over to the other islands during low tide. Together with a representative from Jabatan Laut (Marine Dept), they studied a map provided by En Mohd Yusof to find out which areas are accessible during low-tide and high-tide.



Mapping on both GPS systems


En Mohd Yusof arranged for a boat to take around Pulau Selat Kering and neighbouring Pulau Che Mat Zin, as well as the elusive Pulau Babi @ Pulau Rusa, where Sungai Lima villagers had allegedly abandoned two dogs. During high-tide we passed Pulau Babi, which was completely submerged in water – the water rose to reach half the trees height. Our hearts sunk. There is no land or even roots/ branches that the 2 dogs could cling to, they had either drowned or swam to a neighbouring island.


Pulau Babi @ Pulau Rusa is submerged deep in the water during high-tide, without even roots for the dogs to cling to


Fallen and twisted trees, a result of a storm the previous day


Together, we explored several inlets and traveled around PSK but could not see any dogs. Upon approaching our feeding platforms in the inlets, we noticed that while one platform appeared to have been untouched by dogs, the other platform had dog (and monkey) paw prints all over it! The food on the platform also had obviously been eaten, and there was a pile of dog faeces next to the platform. Finally, signs of life!


The first platform appeared untouched


The second platform had foot prints, and the food had obviously been eaten


How many dogs remain on this island?


Placing food and water on the other platform built into the mangroves

Kuning Is Missing
We heard yesterday that Kuning and Hitam went missing from the kelong from other animal rescuers. Both dogs (Kuning especially) have been very supportive and helpful during our rescue mission on the island, we hope that they are safe will return soon.


Lovely Kuning and Happy Hitam playing Day 11: Traps Moved To New Location


Friday, 22nd May 2009Today Jorg and a volunteer went to survey the island again based on the new information obtained. As there were no more dogs visible at the location they were abandoned at, they moved the traps to the inlets where we saw signs of more dogs yesterday. No dogs had been caught in the traps for the last few days.







The traps will be placed securely on our floating platforms, and will be monitored by other Indonesian workers in the area, and they will notify SPCA if any dogs are trapped in our absence.

Karuna and Cuddly will be back from the vets tomorrow!


Day 12 : Jabatan Laut Chips In
Sunday, 24th May 2009

Thanks to the good folks at Jabatan Laut, we have a boat to use today! Representatives from the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) came with us, to survey the mangroves and offer ideas for our rescue mission. The team split into two later, with several staff and volunteers going to Pulau Ketam and the rest remaining on Pulau Selat Kering.


Pulau Ketam dog looking warily at us





Due to the low-tide, the big boat could not enter into the inlet to the floating platforms. No dogs had been caught in the traps yet, but the team saw a group of 5 dogs barking at a monitor lizard on the shoreline! The dogs ran away as we approached, but as soon as we backed away a safe distance, they came out to the shore again and harassed the monitor lizard. With the help of the Indonesian workers nearby, we hope to rescue and bring back these dogs soon!


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melmel
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Jun 9, 2009, 10:09 PM


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SPCA Noticeboard - KETAM

fund raising by Digi 4 Ketam
: www.spca.org.my/v51/

The Story Of Mr Miracle Fri, 5th Jun 2009, 06:50pm Early last week, Inspector Murugan, volunteer Jorg and the crew from TV2 went on a trip to survey the population of dogs in Pulau Ketam. They hired bicycles and rode through the island from 5pm ¡V 8pm, accompanied by one of the village heads. During this period, they counted 15-20 dogs.



As they were approaching a little landing, they saw a dog in the water under a walkway. The villager said that this dog was really a nuisance and very aggressive. The tide was rising, and the dog sat helplessly in the water swaying with the current. Murugan quickly grabbed a leash and leaned over the walkway towards the water. He skillfully looped the poor dog, and used a second loop around its body to pull it out of the water.







The dog was exhausted, and suffered from wounds on its body and neck area. We suspect it has been fighting with other dogs. He was easy to handle, and seemed surprisingly friendly ¡V contrary to what the villager had said.

We transferred him into a cage, and gave him some food and water. He seemed very grateful and relieved.

The team went on their second ¡¥tour¡¦ from 11pm- 1.30am. They counted another 50 dogs. Mr Hing Beng Soon from the Ketam village guided the way. They also found out that pet dogs seemed to be kept chained outside the house or roaming freely within the house ¡V they were mostly not allowed to roam around outside on their own.



The next day, we loaded up into the boat to come back to KL, with our new friend Mr Miracle. He was sent to the vet as soon as they got onto the mainland, and was discharged yesterday after more than a week of treatment. He is back with us now, and he is so lovely! His body has been shaved, and his wounds are healing well. He pleasantly sniffed our office dogs, and looked around with his peaceful gaze ¡V he seemed so content, so grateful.

We¡¦re busy making arrangements for our Pulau Ketam campaign on the 27th & 28th June. Lots of logistics to be taken care of, as well as coordination of our resources. This is not our first Kempen Kembiri, but this is the FIRST time we¡¦re carrying out a campaign on this scale and under these very pressing circumstances. We will need support from all our donors, volunteers and staff, and we are working with both the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) and Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK) as partners in this endeavour. We are happy to work with any volunteers and animal rescuers who offer their help for this campaign.

We need some Hokkien-speaking volunteers to form street teams and walk through the village, approaching the villagers about importance of neutering pets and strays, as well as responsible pet ownership. We have sponsors lined up to provide "freebies" to villagers like dog food, treats, etc. to encourage their participation!

To sign up as a volunteer, please drop Jacinta a line at jacinta.spca . Transport from the Klang Jetty will be provided, as well as food and beverages. More details next week, as the campaign firms up!

Our rescue team will also be back at Pulau Selat Kering this week. Please pray for their safety, and for the dogs who are still in the mangroves.Our 12 rescued dogs are recovering well with us, as well as the wounded dog we rescued from the waters under the walkways in Pulau Ketam.




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melmel
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Jun 9, 2009, 10:40 PM


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Trespass & threaten Pregnant Shahrul at Midnite , d truth :

Quoting pregnant Shahrul (after she was discharged fr hospital) :

Hello my dear friends (including those who "don't fancy me"),

I'm gonna write in a "rojak" language here. Mind not so straight . Sudahlah kawan-kawan, jangan gaduh lagi ya. Shahrul just want to tell the truth here, about what had happened, but please.... jangan jadikan issue lagi ya.

We are all animal lovers kan. That's what we are. Why must hate one another for no reason? Why must this happened? What good does it do to us? Nothing my dear friends. Yes I am really sad and hurt due to this event.

Yes, those four men came to our house around 11.30 pm. We were already sleeping and heard loud knocking on our door. Thought i was imagining it. But it got louder and stronger. The four men were as mentioned, YB Edward, son Simon (a lovely guy), Daniel and Mak from MBPJ. Surprisingly, Pamela does not show her face, instead she was busy harassing some neighbors. That's what the neighbors told me when i got back from the hospital. Not being there and only referring to her recording, how did she know the actual condition of the house and the animals in my humble shelter? For us, if we fail to clean the house after 3 days, we consider it as filthy. If anyone has visited our place, especially the vets, they themselves said our place is real clean. We never leave our babies in their own filth. We clean the shelter twice daily without fail. They get to play 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening.

I wonder why didn't she have the balls to show her face that night? Why be the culprit who lead all these men to the house and made a fool out of them.

Don't ask me how they found out where we live. Well, must be some devil who leads the evil to disturb the peacefulness. These kind of people will never be happy nor satisfied if someone is not hurt or destroyed. I wonder... is there an award for their doings? These kind of person always feed on bad energy which are hate, envy and anger... Don't they have any believes? Don't they believe in karma? Don't they even believe in GOD?

Well, YB Edward and Mak asked if they could take a look at our shelter, which is in the back of the house and Daniel insisted to come in to the house or else he cannot sleep that night.

YB Edward and Mak were lead to the back of the house and saw no KUNING, only to see "black and white, brindle, black and brown, white and light brown and some cats in cat bungalows". Daniel went in to the house and was disappointed to "not see what he wanted to see". No KUNING to be found. He searched all the rooms including under our small dining table which can't even fit a small size dog .

Dear friends, with a kind of culprit behind these men.... do you think they will stop from coming if we do not allow them to go on with the spot check? Do you think they'll leave us alone? I doubt so. The devil will not be happy until ITS BEING FED WITH SUFFERINGS...

I do not want to put the entire blame on these men... i believe they were provoked and made to believe the lies which had been fed into their heads. I know, how? YB Edward, a reputable man like you, with your position, and having to raise a beautiful (character) wise son... i can tell from this YB, you are not a bad person. Why came all the way when PJ area needed you that night, the same night JAYA SUPERMARKET COLLAPSED? But please do not let yourself to be fooled by an idiot who is also destroying the reputation of another "animal organization" whom she is volunteering for or EVEN YOUR REPUTATION.

Later that night, it was almost 1am, received a phone call from a man call Ritchie Omar offering me RM1000 if KUNING is returned to him and he is willing to take KUNING since he has a big area and a beautiful place. WHAT? Those men came to take KUNING and to be returned to the kelong and now, this guy who claimed to be a good friend of those men wanting to "ADOPT" KUNING?!!! WHAT A TWIST!!!!

MBPJ, it is totally out of your jurisdiction to come all the way to Kuala Lumpur in the middle of the night to check on our animals and made unwise comment. We are proud to be the only residence who happen to be Muslim, to have care and to take in all the strays in Tengkat Tong Shin and Alor. Do you know that there is no stray dogs in that area anymore? I personally have been doing this for the last 8 years. Way back before i was married, I am brave enough to be in that "black area" and befriended every TOM DICK and HARRY. Its a survival cause. If you feel that the dogs shouldn't be in the small cage, why not get us a bigger place in an area where most people would understand what we are doing... Do you even understand about dogs? What will happened if you have the numbers like we do with "packs among packs" and limited space? Do you actually let them roam freely and fight each other and create more noises so we could invite more complains? What are the rest of the people doing there other then complaining instead of helping? Send them to SPCA? They have enough and most of our dogs are what people call "Old dogs" and chances to be re homed are slim.

Dear friends, YB, Mak and Daniel acted like somewhat we say... like some sort of "abang besar" (Taiko). Pointing fingers and unpleasant voice tone to my husband. This is uncalled for. They all kata , "RETURN KUNING, RETURN KUNING TO US (as though KUNING is theirs) or else they make police report... bla...bla...bla... I wonder if the Kelong people really make the police report... anyways, I can find out, not difficult. Zamri, the Kelong owner doesn't even care or want the dogs to be on the kelong (fish farm). All he has is a few INDONESIAN workers who happen to jaga KUNING. But there is no shelter for him up there. I wonder what happen if it rains or if there is a storm?

Lies has been spread about us stealing KUNING FROM THE KELONG AND WORST STILL IT WAS SAID KUNING WAS IN A CAGE. God, please show these lairs the right path of life.

There were too many things happening after that night. We've been personally attacked with all sort of accusations in THE DEVIL'S BLOG. She is so freaking free, infact she works for free for the devil (i mean the real Satan ya, nothing to do with another human or organization). I call this person THE DEVIL'S LITTLE HELPER.

OK... i also received a lot of phone calls from the medias. Would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the truth published in the papers.

Oh ya, received a phone call from one of the reporter of The MM, asking for a copy of my medical report. Told me to fax to her. I said maybe in the evening. After thinking and thinking.... why does she need my medical report for? Is she too, working for the devil? Sorry, have to be really careful.

My MEDICAL REPORT is only meant for the police and the lawyers.

By the way, MY BABY IS STILL IN MY WOMB. HE OR SHE IS GOING TO BE FINE (InsyAllah) even AFTER THE BLEEDING THE NEXT MORNING due to the unwelcome visit.. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM OR HER. AM 7 WEEKS AT LEAST. WAS A THREATEN MISCARRIAGE. HE OR SHE WILL CONTINUE WITH OUR LEGACY...

What am i to do next is not to be told here...

Peace people.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Follow up - Princess, Sarah, and Shannon Died @ Furry Friends Farm

Caption (above): The place where Princess was buried.


According to those who were there when she died, there weren't any early symptom when it happened. It just did. It broke our heart, but we will stay strong, for all other fur kids. May they rest in peace.


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More insider news on Ketam by Tracy :

forums.petfinder.my/showthread.php?p=48738#post48738


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SPCA Notice Board

INTI Students Stand Up For Animals!

Sun, 21st Jun 2009, 06:32pm Mid-week,

the SPCA team headed to INTI College Subang Jaya to officiate the INTI Society For Animal Welfare (I-SAW), and what a great time we had with the students and staff! The students had set up a fundraising and educational booth on our behalf from Monday to Friday, and had invited us to give an educational talk and bring some animals for adoption on Wednesday. The students worked hard ¨C collecting signatures for our Animals Matter To Me campaign, distributing our magazines and educational leaflets, selling our merchandise, collecting donations, while also promoting the AnimalCare project supported by the Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, which aims to improve the welfare of strays through treatment and neutering. They also had a membership recruitment for the newly-formed Society, which filled up in no time!

We are very lucky to have Dr Chan Kah Yein also give an educational talk at the event, as she is an active animal rescuer and strong advocate of trap-neuter-release programs!

One of our ginger kittens found a great home with student Izzat and his family, who love cats! SPCA staff were on hand to answer questions on neutering, adoption, volunteering and about the Pulau Ketam tragedy as well.

fund raising by Digi 4 Ketam : forums.petfinder.my/showthread.php?t=2362

Support SPCA on 27th June 2009 - Neutering Campign in Ketam



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Rescued Dogs Getting Healthier, Happier

Sun, 21st Jun 2009, 06:32pm

All the dogs are doing very well! 5 out of the 13 are now roaming happily in the compound, friendly and better socialized now. Our regular dedicated volunteer Roli spends a lot of time with the others who are still nervous and defensive, hoping to slowly earn their trust.

Dr Chan Kah Yein and her friends had worked very hard to collect donations from the members of the Subang Jaya Buddhist Association and members of the public during Wesak Day till today to sponsor the treatment of 12 rescued dogs at the private vet. We are very grateful for their donations and unwavering support throughout this trying time!

fund raising by Digi 4 Ketam : forums.petfinder.my/showthread.php?t=2362

Support SPCA on 27th June 2009 - Neutering Campign in Ketam


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One More Dog Rescued on Thursday!

Sun, 21st Jun 2009, 06:32pm

On Thursday this week, the team of Animal Inspectors Cunera and Murugan, vet Dr Lim, Pastor Clarence and two Orang Asli volunteers managed to rescue a beautiful sunshine-coloured dog from Pulau Selat Kering. This brings the number of total dogs rescued to 14 ¨C 12 females, and 2 males. 15, if you include the macho Mr Miracle from Pulau Ketam.

Pastor Clarence and Cunera sat on one of the floating platforms for half an hour, waiting for the dog to come closer. Pastor Clarence swiftly threw a looped nylon leash around the dog's neck, and Cunera grabbed the other end of the leash and held tight. The dog put up a fierce struggle, and started to bite the leash ¨C luckily Murugan and the others came quickly and secured the dog on the boat safely.

As they were re-filling the dog food bowls, they noticed one of the drums on our platforms (that helps it stay afloat) had gone missing. The rope securing it appeared to have been cut, strangely enough. On Friday, we heard that yet another drum had disappeared. One of our dog traps also had been moved to another location. With the help of the orang asli, we will be spray painting the drums and dog-traps to identify them so that they don't go missing - as this will really jeopardize the rescue mission and the safety of the remaining dogs. (message fr melmel : Stop sabortage spca rescue mission in P.Selat Kering)


Starting from this weekend, a small team of orang asli will be assisting us to feed, water, and monitor the traps daily. The Animal Inspectors will teach them how to bait the traps, and will go with them every few days to monitor the situation. Everyday, new cases of animal cruelty and neglect are reported to the Inspectorate, requiring their immediate attention and action ¨C this is really a trying time for the duo who have been juggling between the rescue work and more than 60 reported cases a month.

The lucky dog was sent to the vet upon arriving in Ampang, where he is being given a full check-up

fund raising by Digi 4 Ketam : forums.petfinder.my/showthread.php?t=2362

Support SPCA on 27th June 2009 - Neutering Campign in Ketam


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Besides Trespass & threaten Pregnant Shahrul at Midnite to look for Kuning,

quoting pregnant Shahrul :

Let me tell you something... after the stupid visit, someone sent JAWI (Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan) to my home on a Sunday!!! Asking for my marriage certificate!!! SO I SHOVED IT UP THEIR STUPID FACES!!! Telling us this and that about having cared for the rescued animals at my house.

Yesterday, ANOTHER SUNDAY!!!! Someone sent DBKL to my house... they back out after knowing it was me... they told me someone "NOT FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD" told them to take away my dogs.... GUESS WHO???!!







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SPCA & SAS Mass Neutering Campaign 4 Ketam Dogs / Cats & Door-to-Door Education Talk 2 Ketam Villagers @ 27 June 2009 Sat :

Thks 2 SPCA, SAS, DVS (esp Dir Gen -Datuk Dr' Aziz ), Klinik Kembiri, Petster (esp William & J-Ye), KDU, Inti & other volunteers :

Report in Chinapress :
www.chinapress.com.my/content...t=0628lk10.txt

Report in GuangMing Press :
www.guangming.com.my/node/50796?tid=3

Report in Sin Chew Press :
www.sinchew.com.my/node/120100?tid=1





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Quoting Jesscinta :

hey guys KDU college in kelana jaya are having a charity event with the intention to raise money to help our dogs in need.
They are bringing down 5 puppies from pulau ketam for kind people to adopt.
theres performances and booths and alot of things happening, so do come, if not come drop by quickly to show ur support and donate what u can.
it will be much appreciated!

The event is on saturday, July 25th 2009
it starts at 10am til 12am (26th Sunday)

You got that whole day to attend so please do to prove to people that Malaysians care! Thank you!

Mark it down on ur calendars people!


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SPCA Notice Board :

Kempen Kembiri: Neutering & Education Campaign Receives Encouraging Response at Pulau Ketam

On the 27th of June, we made our way over to Pulau Ketam to conduct our first sterilization and education campaign on the island, which was very successful and brought together the SPCA, Dept of Vet Services, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Stray Dog Committee chairman Mr Loo and volunteers for one noble cause. The Director General of the DVS Dato' Dr Abdul Aziz bin Jamaluddin and his officers were also present to show their support for the operation and chat with the volunteers and residents!







The neutering of 23 dogs (pets and strays) and 7 pet cats was coordinated and carried out by staff from the DVS, SPCA and UPM from 10am ¨C 5pm. The vets and staff arrived the day before to set up the JKK hall and make logistics arrangements with Mr Loo. Volunteers from Save A Stray (SAS) were on hand to assist with the surgery and recuperation. The hall was bustling with activity.





A 30-strong education street-team led by SPCA was also on the ground on Saturday to go door to door to promote neutering and persuade the residents to register to neuter their pets and community dogs at the next session. The team included volunteers from Petster Magazine, INTI College Animal Welfare Society, KDU College, AnimalCare and other enthusiastic individuals. The volunteers were very focused and worked hard to counsel the residents of Pulau Ketam and get them to register their pets to be neutered ¨C they also managed to immediately bring in two more dogs for neutering within the first hour! At the end of the day, we were all encouraged and deeply motivated ¨C with more than 30 animals neutered on Saturday, and 24 animals (12 cats, 12 dogs) registered to be neutered at the next Kempen Kembiri on the 25th and 26th of July 2009!





The Petster team and volunteers from KDU College also managed to rescue two litters of puppies from under a house ¨C 12 puppies in all ¨C and took them back to be fostered and adopted out! Another volunteer also immediately adopted Toby, a dog that had been surrendered by her owner at the JKK Hall. SAS also took 2 injured stray dogs and 4 puppies into their care, and will attempt to rehome them after being treated at a private vet.

Meals and beverages were provided by the DVS and SPCA for the 55 people who were involved in the whole operation. Mr Loo was also very kind and supportive, helping with the logistics and other arrangements for the post-op care for the dogs.

Overall, it was a wonderful experience for everyone involved ¨C a time to get together, learn and share our love for the animals in an effective way - that would improve the lives of both the animals and people on the Pulau Ketam island. We thank all the organizations and individuals who had helped with this campaign ¨C each of you have played an important role in making it a success!

Please stay tuned for our plans for the second Kempen Kembiri on the island during the last weekend of July!



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SPCA Noticeboard

Pulau Selat Kering Rescue Updates

Tue, 7th Jul 2009, 07:10pm

In the last 10 days, the SPCA Selangor Rescue & Relief team have rescued another 8 dogs and puppies from Pulau Selat Kering and the neighbouring mangroves, bringing the total to 22 dogs rescued by the team. With the assistance of Pastor Clarence and several orang asli, the team have been returning almost everyday to scour the island for dogs, refilling the food and water stations and build several platforms among the mangroves for the dogs to rest and escape the sea-water.





All the dogs are recovering well at the SPCA Selangor Office after treatment at the private vet, with the first batch of 12 vaccinated dogs being transferred to the Animal Shelter for neutering and subsequent adoption. Their photos and details will be uploaded to our website by the weekend, please do view them online and visit them at the shelter and see if you can give one of these dogs a home – they really need to learn to trust and love again.





Volunteers who are experienced dog-handlers are welcome to visit and help to socialize the dogs on weekends. For more information on these socialization sessions and to sign-up, please contact jacinta.spca !


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please contact me at chankahyein or go directly to SPCA to arrange for the immediate adoption

Ketam Dogs (for adoption) : blood tests, vaccination, wound treatment, one surgery and spaying, micro-chipping r funded by AnimalCare Dr Chan Kah Yein & Subang Jaya Buddhist Association .

BooBoo and Wowow were our first two dogs rescued from the island of Pulau Selat Kering. When Booboo first arrived, she was very skinny and timid. After about a week, she started filling in nicely and became friendlier by the day. She is about 2-3 years old. She may look rather intimidating, but she is gentle and very sweet.







Good news - As you can tell from the photos, she is one playful, adorable and goofy dog! She was very thin and covered in mud when she first came in, but after a few good baths and good food, she is now a tubby little dog with a beautiful black coat.






When Cuddly was rescued, she had a trans-venereal tumor. She was in pain, and was very timid. After her check-up at the vet, she was admitted for almost two weeks as she had to undergo surgery to remove the tumor. She was also spayed at the same time. Fully recovered now, she is slowly but surely trusting us more - she seems to be constantly gazing into the distance - perhaps thinking of her terrible ordeal. She is very shy, and very gentle. She really deserves a good home with an understanding and patient family.






Daya tends to be very wary of people, letting out tiny growls whenever one ventures too close for comfort. However, peeping at her from a window - she is relaxed and playful when no one is watching. She has put on a good amount of weight, and her dull coat has turned glossy! She has beautiful brown eyes, and a very sad face. Due to her wariness, we may consider rehoming her at an orchard or farm - where she will be cared for, but will have her own space and not have to be always in be in contact with people.






Flora is a large dog but she was very, very thin when we first rescued her. She was also very upset with the world in general. After several weeks, she has morphed into a beautiful dog, and seems to be much more content with her life. She is about 3-4 years old, and spends most of her day peacefully snoozing under the ample shade.






Karishma has rather large ears, but she looks adorable! Initially, she was very scared of people and sat shaking in a corner of her crate. Recently, she had been placed in an enclosure with several other dogs and seems to have built up her self-confidence - she runs around visitors, letting out little barks gleefully.







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Karuna was so friendly compared to the others, that the rescue team actually caught her by hand as she cautiously walked to them looking for some food. She is very manja, very playful and gets attached to people easily. She loves to roll around on the floor, getting her belly rubbed and tickled. She may very well have been someones pet who had been caught and abandoned on the island. She has since been adopted by a very kind lady, who fell in love with her the moment she laid eyes on her pretty face.






Liberty has the most beautiful, soulful eyes. Add her droppy ears to the mix, and you have a very sad-looking dog! However, over the last few weeks she has learned that she can trust us, and she is now more confident and at ease. She now walks around sniffing out new visitors and keeping an eye on her friends! She also has an excellent appetite, and is now rather chubby!






Meta is a famous face - photos of her eating the carcass of another dog on the island were splashed across websites, as well as the local and international dailies. When animal communicator Irene visited the dogs, she said that Meta felt a deep sense of guilt and was very sorry for what she had done. Irene told her that she was forgiven, as any other dog would have done the same under those cirsumstances - having had no food for weeks. She is a grand-looking, large dog with a haunting gaze. She really needs a home where she will be loved and cared for unconditionally, as she really has had enough of misery and sadness in her life.







Mr Miracle @ Romeo was rescued from under a walkway in Pulau Ketam. He was injured, and sat helplessly in the water as the tide rose - swaying with the current. Animal Inspector Murugan rescued him and took him to the vet to be treated. He spent a week at the vet, and came back looking great! His fur is slowly growing back, and he is just a darling - an excellent watchdog, but also a big soppy puppy when it comes to his favourite person Roli, our Swiss volunteer.






Mudita is a very shy dog, but we could easily approach her and stroke her. She has a pretty fluffy tail, and those gorgeous brown eyes that tell her sad tale. She had put on a lot of weight since arriving at our centre, and her coat looks great now!







Piccola and Piccolo are close to each other, and they may be related judging from their looks and close bond. Piccola used to be very stand-offish and silent, but she now runs around with Piccolo in their enclosure, circling visitors and barking happily. She also loves her food very, very much!






Piccolo is a cutie-pie. About 2 years old, she was initially very unfriendly. Today, she will approach you and sniff you out, running around playfully in little circles as if teasing you! She is a medium-sized dog, with a unique coat. She always has a cheeky look on her face!






Ginger is a small-sized mongrel, with a wonderful temperament! Along with Marco, Lucky, Luna and Molly she was part of the fourth batch of rescued dogs from Pulau Selat Kering. Sociable, gentle and tail-waggingly happy - she would make a great companion for a family with children.







Bright, energetic and very friendly! This 6 month old pup loves to run and play, and will run up to visitors, wagging her tail wildly and grinning widely! She is adorable, do visit her and make her day!






Luna, Luna, Luna. She is pretty. She is smart. She is very, very loving. A little shy at first, she soon warms up. She never wastes a drop of food, as she is grateful for everything she now has. She would make an excellent companion!






Macho Marco is shy, but curious about people too. He has a brown-black sleek coat, and a winning smile. He has recovered from a big scald wound on his back, and is slowly mingling with the other dogs.







With her bright eyes, and gentle behaviour - Molly is a wonderful little girl. A small sized dog like Ginger, she was covered in wounds and bruises when she first came in. Now she is healing well, and eating well. It takes some time to get to know her, but its worth the wait!






Annie and Tinkerbelle are good friends! Annie is still very timid, and tried to avoid eye contact wherever possible. However, she is carefree and curious when left on her own to roam and play.






Buddy would make a good buddy for a family, once he settles down and learns that some people really can be trusted. He has a bad scald mark on his side, and seems like a dog that has been mistreated on more than one occasion. If you have the patience and experience to help him come out of his shell, please come and be his friend.






Suave, sleek and sweet - this is Rocky. Like Buddy, he will take some time to trust again - but he is getting a lot of love and attention from our volunteers! He is a gorgeous dog, and we hope he will learn to love again.






Naughty. Bossy. Adorable. Three words to describe little Tinkerbelle, with her mischievous face and twinkling eyes. She has a very unique howl-bark, which she uses to scold you if she doesn't like what you're doing!






Kourtney and Khloe are sisters, who were born at an orang asli settlement in the islands. Their owners could not care for them anymore, and passed them to us in hopes that they would find better homes in the city. Both are bounding, bouncing, brilliant pups - they can wrestle, run, play non-stop for hours - and then they will pass out and sleep peacefully for the next few hours !






Bobby is one of the neutered strays from Pulau Ketam which we brought back to rehome. He is a bundle of energy, and he LOVES people - though he doesn't like other dogs. He is very loving, and all he wants is a good cuddle. He is shown here in the loving arms of Roli, whom he loves tremendously!






Gentle, pretty and fairy-like - Cotton is a very lovely lady. She is 3-4 years old, and has a brilliant smile that will take your breath away - as demonstrated in the photo above! She loves a rub-down, and wags her stumpy tail furiously when she is happy.






Like the supermodel, our Heidi is classy! She is gentle and quiet, but can't help wagging her tail like a little pup when you talk to her. She is one cool chick, who deserves a wonderful forever home.






Terry is an athletic dog, who loves to run and scamper about with the other dogs here! Loving, friendly and definitely manja! Terry would do well in a home with other dogs to play with.







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Date : 25th July Sat

Time : 10 am to 9.30 pm

Venue : KDU Auditorium

Event : Rave 2 Save (Ketam dogs)






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SPCA Notice Board - Pulau Ketam Rescued Dogs


13 Ketam Dogs Find New Home at Bentong Farm

Thirteen of our rescued Pulau Ketam dogs have found a new home with the Lotus Life Liberation Farm in Bentong, Pahang ! Thanks to the unwavering efforts of Dr Chan Kah Yein from AnimalCare, a new animal-rescue group and the big hearts of the founders of LLLF, the dogs will share a new, beautiful home with geese, goats, cows and 25 other dogs!

On the 2nd of August, our vet Dr Joe, volunteer Roli, Dr Chan and her friends made a trip to Bentong, transporting Karishma, Liberty, Piccolo, Piccola, BooBoo, Cuddly and Buddy to their new home. Getting them into the SPCA van was difficult, as the dogs were nervous and frightened. However, after some gentle coaxing by the staff and volunteers of AnimalCare and SPCA Selangor, they were safe in the van and on their way!



Brother Sui
of LLLF and his helpers welcomed the entourage, while the resident dogs also curiously sniffed and wagged their tails. The workers and Brother Sui had been busy constructing the enclosure for the dogs, and it was almost completed.

¡±Once inside the enclosure, the dogs very quickly displayed a change of temperament - they were clearly happy and relieved. The change was almost instantaneous and almost miraculous! Wow...to be able to stretch and walk about was fun!! We put out the vegetarian dog kibbles for them and a few of them ate it up voraciously,¡± says Dr Chan.



Bro Sui informed us that this enclosure is just a temporary shelter to let the dogs adjust to the new surroundings, and once they have settled down they will be free to roam the grounds like the other resident dogs ¨C what bliss and happiness shall fill their hearts!
¡°This is a beautiful place, with such positive energy. The dogs will definitely be happy here,¡± comments Dr Joe. The team was also treated to a feast of durians from the orchard, and before leaving went back to say good-bye to the dogs. All of them appeared to have calmed down, and wagged their tails when they saw Roli coming. We¡¯re excited about our next trip with AnimalCare to the farm on the 13th of August, when another 6 dogs will be relocated in the wide, green, grassy paradise for animals!

Visit www.myanimalcare.org/ to view more photos and stories ! >>


Would You Like To Support These Dogs?
We welcome food donations of rice and dog kibbles (strictly vegetarian only) for the dogs at the LLLF. If you would like to help with the upkeep of the dogs, kindly send your contributions to the SPCA Selangor Animal Shelter by 12th July 2009. We will transport the food to the LLLF during our next trip on the 13th of July. After that, we will be coordinating with the suppliers to deliver directly to the farm on a monthly basis. For enquiries, please drop us a line at enquiries@spca.org.my ! We all can play a part in these dogs ¡®happily-ever-after¡¯, every bit counts!





Terry & Cotton Go Home ¨C Together!

AnimalCare volunteer Lilian and her friend Samantha visited the SPCA Animal Shelter on the 2nd of August to meet our dogs and puppies for adoption, as well as our rescued Ketam dogs. Much to our delight, Samantha and her family returned the next day and adopted Terry, Cotton and another dog from the SPCA Animal Shelter. Many thanks to this wonderful family for opening their hearts and home to our dogs, and taking them into a new, exciting chapter in their lives! Other Ketam dogs like Mr Miracle, Kourtney, Wowow, Fifi, and Lucky have found great homes too, which leaves only another 13 Pulau Ketam dogs to be rehomed !


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AnimaCare Notice Board (by Dr Chan Kah Yein)

The 2nd Klinik Kembiri on Pulau Ketam (25th July 2009)
It's been a long and fruitful day! We went down to Pulau Ketam today, to help out in the 2nd Klinik Kembiri organised by SPCA. PAWS sent a team of volunteers too. And there was even a team of dog handlers who came to put up a obedience show for the Ketam folks.

I was really excited when we were allowed to go into the surgery area to help out with preparation of the animals for surgery. We were shown exactly what to do, and this involved shaving the animal and using two different chemicals to sterilise the surgical area. There was a proper sequence to follow, though. However, after doing a cat and a dog, I felt like fainting - the fumes from the chemicals used to sterilise the surgical area were simply too strong for me. I actually had to go lie down on the floor to avert a fainting spell!

So I volunteered to help out at recovery instead. Over here, the animals have to be massaged vigorously (to make them come to quicker). It takes about 20-30 minutes of a good rubdown (all over) before the animal comes to, and is able to turn and sit up on its chest. Then, it can be transferred to the cage for further recovery on its own.

My first case was Zorro, a beautiful orange-coloured cat. Zorro happened to be a slow recovery case, and I was near panic when he had not shown any signs of coming to after almost 30 minutes. I kept checking his breathing....and praying. "Please, please get up, Zorro, please get up!"

He finally did, just before the vet was about to administer the recovery fluid (for difficult cases). Phew!

Later, we did two big dogs and some more cats. One cat actually had to have the recovery fluid administered (another difficult case). While we were doing all this, some of the vet assistants joked that perhaps the animals purposely slept on because the massage was just oh-so-comfortable (yes, like a typical Thai massage)!

Three of the Hai Tao Foundation staff came with us to do a video production of today's operation and also a footage of Pulau Ketam.

Just before we left, one owner decided he did not want his pet anymore after being spayed. Poor little thing. So we had to bring her back with us to the mainland. She was a one-year old mongrel, sweeter than honey. If we had insisted that the owner take her, goodness knows what her fate would have been. It was better (for her, and us!) to bring her back. Such is the fate of animals, folks. Even pets. Your owner can decide to dump you anytime... Isn't it just so, so sad?

Chinkah said his neighbour was looking for a dog, so he volunteered to foster her and hopes that his neighbour would take over after recovery.

So we brought Mulan (that's what I called her) in a box, trolley-ed her to the jetty and sweet-talked the boat driver into letting us take her across inside the boat.

Mulan is big, and she could not walk because of the surgery, so the entire process of transporting her involved physically carrying her as well. Phew! Luckily I've carried my children (from birth till 6-7 years old) for many years so carrying her wasn't such a big problem after all (all mothers have very strong arms). But still, it did leave me panting!

Mulan was so well-behaved on the boat. She was quiet and slept most of the way. So did I!

Another volunteer also brought back a tiny little puppy who looked like a Rottweiler. She (I think she is female?) was also abandoned by her owner who had brought her to the community hall and said she did not want her anymore. The tiny puppy will be fostered, and hopefully someone will adopt her. Who knows? She MIGHT turn out to be a Rottweiler, after all (I'm just guessing, of course). Any takers?

I'm so tired, but happy. It was a good day. All in, about 20 animals were spayed and neutered. That's not just 20 lives saved, but hundreds of unwanted future births prevented. Rejoice, folks!


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SPCA Notice Board



Farm Opens Doors To More Ketam Dogs!

On Wednesday, our team of staff and volunteers helped to move 11 more dogs to the Lotus Life Liberation Farm in Bentong – 8 of our Pulau Ketam rescue dogs and 3 last-chance shelter dogs!

The trip was enjoyable as always, with the earlier batches of dogs running up to greet the team happily. The dogs have put on weight, and are much more comfortable around people after spending several weeks on the farm. The team delivered more supplies of rice, trays of eggs, potatoes, and carrots. They also brought cans of antiseptic spray for the dogs and other animals at the farm. Dr Joe was also on hand to assess the health of the dogs. Two weeks ago our two vets and vet assistant also visited the farm to give the dogs health checks, medicating and treating them wherever necessary.

The workers at the farm had built another wooden holding pen for the dogs, for them to slowly re-adjust to their surroundings before being allowed to roam freely on the grounds. The dogs seem to love the security of their pens, and the two precious batches seem to prefer hanging out in the pens rather than roaming in the vast grounds even though their pens have since been left open!

We are very grateful to the farm management, who have been very kind, patient and supportive of our cause. We also thank the very kind people who have written in their words of support, and who have even made trips to the farm to visit the animals and donate food supplies. Bless your warm hearts!


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Rescued Pulau Ketam Dog : Remember Her?

Wow-wow, one of our first two dogs rescued from the island of Pulau Selat Kering is now living it up in a beautiful farm in Selayang! The chubby little dog can be seen strutting around the vast compound, and behaving very gently with the other animals on the farm.




Wowow Before : Emaciated, traumatized and exhausted from her ordeal on Pulau Selat Kering

In her free time, she likes to hide slippers under the car! What a happy ending for Wowow, who came to us traumatized, emaciated and disoriented after her ordeal on the mangrove island. Many thanks to her adopter, who has truly given her such an amazing second-chance at leading a happy, healthy life!


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6 More Rescued Ketam Dogs Moved To LLLF, Bentong!

View the Youtube video of our second visit with AnimalCare to the Lotus Life Liberation Park in Bentong, to transport the second batch of 6 rescued Pulau Ketam dogs. The beautiful farm is now home to 13 Ketam dogs, 25 resident dogs, geese, goats, and more! The Ketam dogs who were severely malnourished and traumatized when we rescued them are now restored to health, and while still nervous around people they seem to be slowly improving - with a lot of love. patience and understanding from our volunteers! Many thanks to Lim Pueh Tian of runwitme.blogspot.com for the amazing video!

Click To Watch The YouTube Video ! >>


Would You Like To Support These Dogs?

We welcome food donations of rice and dog kibbles (strictly vegetarian only) for the dogs at the LLLF. If you would like to help with the upkeep of the dogs, kindly send your contributions to the SPCA Selangor Animal Shelter by 26th of August 2009. We will transport the food to the LLLF during our next trip on the 27th of August. After that, we will be coordinating with the suppliers to deliver directly to the farm on a monthly basis. For enquiries, please drop us a line at enquiries@spca.org.my ! We all can play a part in these dogs ‘happily-ever-after’, every bit counts!


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Quote SPCA Jacinta Statement :

Someone asked an interesting question about the source of animals at SPCA Selangor. Our recent analysis shows that a little more than 40% are surrendered by owners, 50% are strays, and 10% are lost or cruelty case dogs. We're receiving between 600-700 animals per month on average.

Really nice to see that everyone is so passionate about TNR, no-kill and generally saving animals. Really encouraging to see. Please trust us when we say that the staff and volunteers at SPCA Selangor have the same interests, but we are dealing with overwhelming numbers being surrendered.

At present, only SPCA Selangor and PAWS run shelters with an Open Door policy in the Klang Valley- meaning we accept all animals. We impose surrender fees for owned animals, but not for strays (though you are encouraged to donate if you can afford it). Regardless of whether the owner pays or not, we still take in the animal. We actively counsel over the phone, e-mail and at the shelter for people to find alternative homes, neuter & release, or to address behavioural problems (which is why many owners want to surrender their aggressive/ destructive animals).

In many cases SPCA now also offer a re-adoption scheme, whereby they are offered low-cost spay-neuter for the pet they wanted to give up. Many people surrender their pets when they start having too many, or their pets start fighting, becoming territiorial/ aggressive, peeing on the curtains, etc. People are now taking to the offer more and more - offering them a low-cost neuter and giving them back their pet, instead of taking the animal in and them paying the surrender fee.

On a more personal note, one thing that is being said over and over here and in other forums that really, really irks me. "I really wanted to save this animal, but I had no choice but to give it to SPCA/PAWS and they cruelly put it to sleep".

Everyone has a choice.

No space? Board the animal, and find a home for it.

No money? Pool funds with your family or friends and have it treated at a vet.

No time? Find someone who has the time, come to petfinder.my and ask the forummers for help.

Don't take the easy way out and leave it at a shelter, and then condemn the shelter when they are forced to euthanise the animal. You have the power to help one animal, certainly.

All SPCA staff who rescue animals don't dump them at the shelter - we actually foster, treat and rehome the animals at our own homes with our own resources - or we find someone who can foster and care for the animals. To us, its clear that the shelter is already overwhelmed so why add on to the burden?

As for TNR, its a really good concept - unfortunately one that is not very viable in a local context most of the time. It's a good idea to neuter and release cats in areas where they are cared for, but generally all strays in Malaysia are not tolerated by residents and municipal councils. We have hundreds of reports of abused strays (hot water, beaten to death, strangled kittens, drowned puppies, poisoned stray dogs) and also many of them fall victim to diseases, injuries, car accidents and die slow painful deaths. Unless someone is actively looking out for these neutered strays, its not advisable to just leave them to their own fates on the streets. You guys are also probably aware that the municipals catch stray dogs and pups regularly, but you should also know that many of them are starting to catch cats and kittens too.

Just my two cents worth, think Sharul is doing a good job of keeping everyone here informed of our work and clarifying all the issues that have cropped up.

It's really not easy to work in SPCA, but we take our jobs seriously.

Sometimes we get pats on the back, sometimes we get yelled at, sometimes a bouquet of flowers. Sometimes we get a photo of a happy animal we rehomed, sometimes we feel like pulling our hair out, sometimes we feel really misunderstood. At the end of the day, someone has to do "the dirty work".

While many people grouse about animal shelters, SPCA still have other work like our dedicated neutering clinic, government lobbying, education & community outreach, and assisting animal rescuers with low-cost neutering, daily emergency pick-ups/rescues, and inspection & action on cruelty complaints. We are the only animal welfare organisation who has this full set of services in Malaysia.

Many of you seem to be doing really excellent work for the animals, its really so motivating to see these changes happening. Also - and I have to say this - some of you are really coming off as armchair activists. You really need to stop philosophizing, get away from the computer and do something useful with all that energy.

*smiles and hugs*




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Malay Mail SPCA Marking World Animal Day

LOVE YOU: Feline and canine friends at SPCA yesterday

MANY animal lovers gathered at the SPCA Selangor animal shelter in Ampang to celebrate World Animal Day yesterday. Volunteers, those who provide foster homes for the animals, sponsors, SPCA staff and members of the public honoured the occasion which is celebrated on Oct 4 every year.

World Animal Day is a worldwideevent to acknowledge and honour the contributions made by animals, as well as to create awareness of the plight of animals as victims of exploitation and abuse.

AMP Radio Networks general manager Kudsia Kahar was not the only celebrity guest present at the event. National badminton legend Cheah Soon Kit also came to show his support and honour World Animal Day.

¡°Charity isn¡¯t limited to humans. Animals need our charity too. We all should play our part and help spread the word. We need more people to help create awareness about this kind of issues,¡± said Cheah.

SPCA Selangor chairman Christine Chin said: ¡°Billions of animals are killed every day for food. Many more are being used in test labs. There¡¯s also the issue of exploitation, as well as wildlife habitats being destroyed for development.¡±

The focus this year is on renewing personal pledges towards animals. Guests recited their pledges to protect and care for animals, writing them on the shelter¡¯s World Animal Day banner as well as their personal pledge card given by the SPCA.

There was a candle-lighting ceremony to remember the plight of animals worldwide and honour the memories of animals that have touched lives everywhere.

The ceremony was followed by prayers from members of the Sathya Sai Baba Association. Awards were given to sponsors, volunteers and caregivers who have supported the animal shelter.

Vouchers for free spaying and neutering were also given away to 50 individuals who wish to sterilise their pets.

The World Animal Day celebration is an annual event in SPCA¡¯s calendar. Information on events as well as its services can be found on its official website, www.spca.org.



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Star 10 Oct 2009 Sat

Animal clinic

SPCA Selangor, in collaboration with City Hall (DBKL) set up the first ever dedicated spay-neuter clinic in Malaysia in 2003 to address the stray population crisis.

The DBKL-SPCA Klinik Kembiri is based in Setapak, and has neutered more than 12,000 pets and strays to date ¡ª preventing the births of more than 20 million unwanted kittens and puppies. The low-cost, high-volume clinic is subsidised by sponsors such as HSBC Bank Malaysia, Metrogen Sdn Bhd and Petra Perdana.

Fees for cats
Female

Spay: RM60

Pregnant: RM70


Male
Castration: RM40

Fees for dogs
Female

Spay: RM90

Pregnant: RM100


Male
Castration: RM60


contact DBKL-SPCA Klinik Kembiri, Pusat Kurungan Haiwan, Jabatan Kesihatan DBKL, Jalan Air Jerneh, Air Panas, Setapak 53200, Kuala Lumpur or call (03) 4024 3446 (Office), 012-2581041 (G. R. Krishnan) or e-mail: klinikkembiri@spca.org.my


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World Animal Day: PJ to launch ¡®Dog Forum¡¯

ARE dogs man¡¯s best friend, or worst enemy? The question triggers different answers. As a result, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council¡¯s Health Department is joining with the Department of Veterinary Services, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA), Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Pet Positive, local councils in Selangor and other NGOs to launch a forum, simply titled, ¡°Dog Forum¡± this Sunday, Oct 11.

In conjunction with World Animal Day, the forum will be launched by Selangor Exco member Ronnie Liu and will see the council addressing problems faced by residents regarding dogs.

Canine Action Team committee chairman Anthony Sivabalan Thanasayan said the forum is a great ground as it brings all the forces together.

¡°The point of the forum is to educate residents, be it pet lovers or haters, how dogs should be treated. It¡¯s special to us because this is the first time a local council is working together with the NGOs and the city council is pleased to organise the event.¡±

¡°This is important because the council will be able to get in touch with the residents directly. We want to educate them and make them understand so that everyone can work things out together,¡± he said.

Thanasayan said some 200 participants are expected to join the forum which will feature four speakers.

These are the president of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) Dr Chandra Muzaffar, SPCA chairman Christina Chin, Petaling District veterinary officer Dr Thiba Rajoo, city council¡¯s Health Department director Dr Sadiah Abdullah and Thanasayan.

Meanwhile, Dr Sadiah said the council faces the problem of many stray dogs on the streets that are not easy to catch.

¡°There¡¯s a technique to it and while most animal lovers find it cruel, that¡¯s when I¡¯ll come in to give a talk on how we do our job. Instead of being accused, we¡¯d like to explain how we get things done by showing a video of us catching stray dogs. It¡¯s going to be a two-way communication,¡± she said.

¡°We promise that all residents will be given a chance to talk about their problems. It¡¯s good to own a dog but owners should know their responsibilities and vice-versa.

¡°The real speakers are the residents themselves, we are just trying to address the problems and take opinions given into consideration,¡± said Sadiah.

Thanasayan summed it up with the words: ¡°Most people get dogs for the wrong reasons. ¡°But people should know this, there are no bad dogs, only bad owners.

GOOD MOVE: Dr Sadiah (left) listening to Thanasayan explaining the purpose of the forum which will be held on Sunday


melmel
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Star 10 Oct 2009 Sat

Spaying or neutering can increase your pet¡¯s life span.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor recently released a video commercial to build awareness to spay or neuter pets, featuring the highest-ranked non-breed obedience champion Duke the Dog, once an abused dog afraid of humans.

Duke¡¯s story
The brown dog featured in this commercial is Duke, owned by Richard Gardner and Chae Lian of theatre production company Gardner & Wife. Duke¡¯s story is a heart-rending, yet ultimately uplifting one.

Five years ago, Richard was out walking near his house when he came upon a stray dog. It had an iron chain tightly wrapped around its neck, and the end of the chain had caught on a bush. The chain had cut into the dog¡¯s neck so badly that it was infested with maggots. The dog was horribly starved and looked like it had been beaten. Clearly, it had escaped an abusive owner.

The dog was terrified of humans and would attempt to flee at anyone¡¯s approach, causing the chain to cut even further into its neck. By offering food and water, Richard finally managed to release him from the chain. It promptly ran away, and it seemed likely that it would just find itself a quiet place to die.

Not long after, this dog appeared outside Richard¡¯s gate ¡ª having somehow tracked down where Richard lives. It was still afraid of people, but with his neighbours¡¯ help, Richard continued to feed it.

Slowly, the couple got close enough to apply antiseptic to the wounds on its neck, and it began to regain its health. It took to guarding Richard¡¯s car.

Finally, Richard and Chae decided to adopt the dog, and named him Duke. The vet put him at around five years old. Richard took Duke to a dog training centre. It wasn¡¯t easy training him, but he slowly learned. In fact, since 2005, Duke has been winning obedience trials at dog shows, and is currently the highest-ranked non-breed obedience champ ¡ª proving that you can actually teach an old dog new tricks.

And now, Duke is the star of this video commercial (view at www.youtube.com/user/DukeTheStory) in support of SPCA Selangor.

The other dog in this ad is Winter, another adopted stray. It was Chae who found her in the middle of the road near their house, and took her in as well.

Duke and Winter now live together happily with Richard and Chae.

The commercial was produced by SPCA Selangor to build awareness of the need to spay and neuter pets.

Be part of the solution

Thousands of stray animals and unwanted litters face euthanasia or are suffering on the streets. Starting with two cats, you can end up with as many as 20,000 kittens and cats in a matter of seven years.

¡°Spaying or neutering is the most humane, effective, sustainable way to reduce the millions of unwanted companion animals, borne out of owners¡¯ procrastination, negligence, ignorance and unwillingness to pay for the operation¡± says SPCA Selangor chairperson, Christine Chin.

SPCA Selangor has been on a gruelling journey towards achieving their Non-Kill Movement and Stray-Free Malaysia 2010 goals.

The Non-Kill Movement aims to reduce to zero the unwanted killing of healthy pets that do not have a home and the Stray-Free Malaysia drive is to educate pet owners to spay or neuter their pets to help control the number of strays.

In the advertisement, Duke is shown rushing to the store to buy a pack of condoms and then rushes back to his ¡°girlfriend¡± Winter. The commercial was produced pro bono by the Grey Group KL advertising company.


Advantages of prevention
The most obvious reason for spaying or neutering your pet is to prevent overpopulation, however, there are other benefits particularly related to your pet¡¯s health.

Spaying, or ovariohysterectom, is the surgical removal of a female pet¡¯s ovaries and uterus. Female dogs encounter heat periods twice a year and it usually lasts around three weeks per period.

Female cats on the other hand are on heat every two to three weeks. Dogs and cats will become more irritable and nervous during heat and may become aggressive.


Spaying can prevent pregnancies or pregnancy complications which can end tragically. It also eliminates physical stress for female pets. Other benefits of spaying your female pet include:

¡¤It eliminates unwanted attention from male pets while your female pet is in heat.

¡¤No spotting during the heat period.

¡¤Prevents false pregnancies.

¡¤Reduces the risk of mammary tumours.

¡¤Completely eliminates uterine infections.

¡¤Reduces the risk of tumours forming in the ovaries or uterus.

¡¤Reduces the risk of TVT, a sexually transmitted cancer.

¡¤Reduces stress and decreases susceptibility to diseases.



Neutering, or castration, is the surgical removal of your pet¡¯s testicles. Male pets benefit even more than female pets when you neuter them. Your un-neutered male pet will get an overwhelming urge to reproduce and will start roaming to detect female pets in heat.

Neutering decreases roaming by 90%. This will prevent your male pet from getting into fights with other pets, or get lost while roaming. There are many benefits from neutering your male pets:

¡¤Prevents your male pets from fighting which leads to wounds and infections.

¡¤Eliminates marking of territory by urine spraying and reduces odour.

¡¤Prevents roaming and automobile accidents.

¡¤Reduces the risk of prostate enlargement, tumours and infections.

¡¤Completely eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.

¡¤Reduces the risk of perineal hernia (rupture of the posterior abdominal wall).

¡¤Reduces the risk of TVT, a sexually transmitted cancer.

¡¤Reduces stress and decreases susceptibility to diseases.



melmel
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FFF Notice Board

Dear friends,

With a heavy heart and deepest regret, Furry Friends Farm informs all, of the passing away of Hitam, our beloved hero. Hitam passed away in the morning of 6th October 2009, just a week he returned to the fish farm. We had hoped he would celebrate World Animal Day 2009 together with Kuning and his friends at the farm but, due to the insistence of the fish farm owner, Hitam had to be returned.

Outraged by Hitam¡¯s death, and after all FFF and Sabrina had done to look after the welfare of both Hitam and Kuning, a post-mortem was conducted on Hitam to find out the truth behind this beloved dog¡¯s death.

Hitam¡¯s death had proven the insecurity and inhumane environment of the fish farm, with the presence of ignorant, ungrateful and cruel people around. Hitam and Kuning were used to guard the fish farm. Yet their welfare was not taken into account or with any importance. They were fed rotten fish and rice with deadly chicken bones. Very important lessons to be learnt here is that a fish farm is NEVER a place for any dog and NEVER feed dogs chicken bones.

Hitam¡¯s death exposes the ignorance and cruelty of those he had served for guarding their fish farm faithfully. Hitam sacrificed his life for his Best Friend, Kuning. If not for Hitam¡¯s death, Kuning would have definitely been the second victim, if he had been returned to the wretched fish farm. Kuning will never return to the fish farm, ever again.


Hitam will be forever the Hero of our Pulau Selat Kering Rescue Mission.


What Had Transpired : Hitam¡¯s Condition Prior to His Medical Check-up and Return to the Fish Farm


In mid of July, after the rescue of the last dog, a female, which we named Sakura, Sabrina had been insistent to make arrangement to send Kuning and Hitam for all necessary medical check-up since the mission is over. The two heroes' welfare needed to be looked into knowing that the fish farm owner, Encik Zamry, may not have the knowledge and interests to care for the dogs. Both the dogs were just for guarding the fish farm as he has been telling Sabrina that there are thefts of his fish and sea otters disturbing and coming up to the fish farm to eat up the fish.

Both Kuning and Hitam were dumped by the Pulau Ketam residents to the mangrove island and these two dogs were the first two dogs that swam across and landed themselves on the platfom of the fish farm. The owner and his workers did not only failed to make any effort in providing suitable dog food but only gave Kuning and Hitam some rotten fish and rice to sustain the dogs' lives.

Due to the irresponsibility of the Head of Rescue Mission, he not only failed to announce the closure of the rescue mission but also delayed in making arrangements for Kuning and Hitam¡¯s medical check-up. What were his motives, we are unsure of. He told Sabrina that the fish farm owner¡¯s approval was needed before Kuning and Hitam could be taken for the medical check-up. Later, during the Puasa month, Sabrina again requested and this time, he told Sabrina that, it was the fasting month. Then when Hari Raya was fast approaching, again he told Sabrina that the fish farm owner was busy making preparations. Excuses after excuses, as Sabrina patience grows thin and worried as looking by pictures of Kuning in the blogs, Kuning was getting thinner with his ribs showing. Together with volunteers, Daniel and Connie, Sabrina headed to Pulau Sungai Lima to collect cages given to the residents to collect strays. Unfortunately, the residents did not collect any strays and most of the cages were supposedly stolen. With that, Sabrina with Connie and Daniel decided to head to Pulau Selat Kering.

After informing Adi, the fisherman, that she will coming to help Kuning and Hitam for their medical check-up, Sabrina and her volunteers headed to Pulau Selat Kering. Adi was very helpful and told Sabrina that Kuning had not been well for some time and refused to eat. Worried of both Kuning and Hitam welfare, Sabrina managed to send back Kuning and HItam and admitted them to the vet clinic immediately on the same day.

Kuning's rib bones were shown and he had lost a lot of weight. Blood test result revealed that Kuning was coming down with minor kidney problem. Hitam was fine though. The vet managed to get the two dogs vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm checked and prevented and sterilized.

A week later, Adi and Encik Zamry called Sabrina. She told them that Hitam was well but we need to hospitalize Kuning for a while. Both of them were very pleased to hear that.

On the 2nd week, Sabrina discharged Hitam and Kuning to be sent to the farm for their observation period and hoped to celebrate The World Animal Day with both the dogs. However, on the 3rd week, the fish farm owner called Sabrina, insisting and threatening her to return the 2 dogs to the fish farm within 24 hours. He was more worried about the loss of his fish farm after fish were stolen and eaten by sea otters just because there were no dogs guarding the farm. Sabrina pleaded with him that Kuning needed some intense care due to his kidney failure and an agreement was made that Sabrina sent back Hitam first under the condition that Hitam would not be allowed to swim in the sea for a week and dog food must be provided with plenty of fresh water.

With 22 kg of dog food and a food bowl for Hitam, when Sabrina and Connie sent Hitam back to the fish farm on the Tuesday, 29th September, Hitam was at his tiptop condition as his pictures testifies. He was happy to have spent a wonderful moment in his life at the farm with the friends he helped rescue and newfound friends.

Sabrina received a call from the fish owner, Encik Zamry, in the morning of 5th October. He insisted Kuning to be sent back and told her that Hitam was doing well. He had been insisting for both dogs to be sent back ever since they completed their vaccination and medical check-up. Sabrina told him that Kuning had come down with cough and flu and that he MUST make sure that his worker give all the medication to Kuning as prescribed. Sabrina had made arrangements to send Kuning back to the fish farm on Wednesday, 7th October.

However, on the 5th of October, at about 10 pm, Adi, the fisherman called Sabrina to inform her that Hitam had refused to eat and could not walk. Sabrina told Adi not to worry but to tie up Hitam so that we could come over the next day to pick up Hitam to get him to the vet.



Sabrina¡¯s Heart Filled with Sorrow


In the early morning of 6th October 2009, Sabrina received an SMS from Adi, the fisherman, ¡°Cik Sabrina, Hitam dah pun mati.¡± According to Adi, Hitam had been walking weakly for the past few days. The last time he saw Hitam, was when the poor dog walked into a store room after vomiting a pile of some greenish stuff. Later he found Hitam lifeless.

Immediately, the next morning, Sabrina arranged with Connie to bring Hitam¡¯s body. When Connie arrived, both Hitam¡¯s eyes were popped out with his mouth wide open with many yellow bees surrounding his mouth. Connie then requested Adi to wipe Hitam¡¯s eyelids down slowly.

Sabrina rushed to meet Connie to collect Hitam¡¯s body at the jetty. When Sabrina arrived, Hitam¡¯s body was wrapped with a sack and bloody fluid was seen smeared on the floor. Sabrina and Connie managed to wrap Hitam¡¯s body with some black garbage bags and placed him in Sabrina¡¯s car.

¡°I will never ever forget about this saddest episode in my life.

Exactly one month ago, Hitam was with me in Daniel's car, Hitam slept on my lap like a little puppy, enjoying the aircon journey. Exactly a week ago, Hitam leaned against my shoulder to share some comfort in my small car on the way back to the jetty.

And..... a week later, I was in my tears rolling down on my cheeks, on the way back to Kuala Lumpur from the Klang jetty with Hitam leaning aginst my backseat, motionless and with bloody fluid oozes out continuously , spilling all over my car. ¡° - Sabrina


Post-mortem Findings

The post-mortem findings concluded that Hitam had died of pneumonia. His lungs was inflamed and blocked with fluids. Both of his kidneys and tissues were ruptured, inflamed and swollen with the membranes of the abdomen completely ruptured. The spleen tissues were also found to be showing signs of degeneration.

A certain form of toxins had caused the damage to Hitam¡¯s internal organs beginning from the failure of both kidneys to filter toxins and lead to the accumulation of fluids into the lungs. Due to this, only bloody fluid oozed out from his nostrils. Hitam¡¯s intestines¡¯ were very inflamed, filled with gases.

Added to the above findings, no food or stool could be found in Hitam¡¯s digestive system except many, many, many undigested chicken bones. These findings leads to the high possibility that Hitam had not been consuming proper food for at least a few days except had only been fed with chicken bones. There were no external wounds found. A Passing Away of A True Hero, Our Beloved, Hitam




melmel
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Oct 17, 2009, 8:01 PM


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World Animal Day 2009

Many thanks to all the volunteers, fosterers, donors, sponsors and friends of SPCA Selangor who attended our World Animal Day celebrations on the 4th of October!

The short and meaningful ceremony started at 2.30 pm, and included a speech by the SPCA Chairman Christine Chin, a pledge to help animals (read together aloud!), and a pledge wall signing session for penning personal pledges and thoughts for the animals.








There was also an Appreciation Awards ceremony, where we recognized and thanked individual volunteers, fosterers, donors, and long-time friends of our organisation. The recipients were given a chance to say a few words, to encourage others to put their compassion into action for the animals!






And the most beautiful and touching part of the day ¨C the candle-lighting. With the calm and quiet chants and prayers by a priest from the Sri Nivas Ashram, one by one the guests came forward to light the scented tea-lights ¨C in memory of animals that have passed on, and in hope of a brighter future for animal welfare in Malaysia.







Emcee Shahrul encouraged the crowd ¨C ¡°Remember the plight of animals worldwide, strengthen your will to help them, and honour the beautiful memories of animals that have touched your life. Remember your pets, our shelter animals, the strays on the streets, animals that are left neglected by their owners, and the animals in captivity who are suffering in zoos and parks.¡± The tone changed to something more somber, thoughtful, and more meditative.

More than 100 friends joined us for this simple celebration - special guests included MBPJ Councillor Anthony Thanasayan, Datin Nariza Petra, Radio personality Kudsia Kahar, Arthasarathy Sampath (Spiritual Advisor, Sai Nivas Ashram) & his wife Kanaka Sampath, Rachel Ng (former Miss Malaysia), ex-national badminton star Cheah Soon Kit and his lovely wife Anita. Guests took home their personalized pledge cards and free ¡°I Pledge To...¡± carsticker.

After the ceremony, everyone mingled and enjoyed a delicious vegetarian buffet! We hope everyone will follow through with their pledges to honour, respect and care for the animals around them!


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Pets steal the glam

2010 Animal Charity calendar launched in PJ


SEVERAL Malaysian celebrities have lent a hand to champion the cause of animal rights by taking part in the publication of the 2010 Animal Charity calendar, which was launched in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

The project is led by Amber Chia and K.L. Yeam of Digital Imaging Publication Sdn Bhd. Chia said as a model, businesswoman and animal lover, she has harboured a long-time desire to use her public persona to work with charities in aid of animals.

The concept for a charity calendar was born after a conversation with Yeam, whose company is the publisher of Pets Lover magazine. Their shared passion for animals led to the making of the animalcharity calendar.

Present at the launch were representatives from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Malaysian National Animal Welfare Foundation (MNAWF).


With the motto ¡°We Care; We Love; We Support¡±, the calendar features Chia and television host, actress and radio deejay Jojo Struys; radio and TV personality Serena C, as well as Chinese TV host and actress Angel Wong Chui Ling ¡ª all of whom gave their time to do a photo shoot with their beloved pets.

¡°When I asked Jojo, Serena and Angel to join in and create this calendar, they immediately agreed,¡± said Chia.

¡°It was a pleasure working with them. Taking pictures with animals is way harder than a normal photo shoot. It takes more shots to get the desired results,¡± she said.

Chia shares her home with three dogs, whom she regards as her best friends.

Struys believes that having pets helps to inculcate good moral values. ¡°Animals give you so much love and it¡¯s only fitting that you treat them with respect,¡± Struys said.

Since childhood, she has cared for canine pets of every imaginable breed. She currently owns three pugs, a breed which she only recently developed an interest in.

¡°I never really liked pugs in the past. But one day, I came across one and realised that they have a lot of character. Now I¡¯m in love with them,¡± she said.

Wong also shared her experience with her pet at the launch. ¡°My dog, Fatty, is of mixed breed. The father is an Irish setter while the mother is a bull terrier. Fatty is lucky to have been brought up in a good home, but most mixed-breed dogs don¡¯t fare so well. They often end up as strays,¡± she said.

Wong believes that the value of a pet is not in its pedigree, but rather its relationship with the owner.

¡°You can always adopt a pet from a shelter,¡± she added. Yeam aims to make this calendar an annual project, having seen the positive feedback from celebrity friends. ¡°Hopefully, we can get more celebrities to join in and support the cause next year,¡± said Yeam.

Digital Imaging Publication will produce 10,000 copies of the Animal Charity calendar, available for sale in most bookstores at RM19.90 each. For every calendar purchased, RM5 will go to SPCA and another RM5 will be donated to MNAWF.



SMILES: Chia with her four-legged friends





MERRY: Struys with her pugs


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Get them spayed in Shah Alam next year


SEEKING to neutralise the problem of stray animals, three local councils ¡ª Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya ¡ª will jointly set up an animal neuter clinic in Shah Alam, which is expected to be ready early next year.

¡°The public will just have to pay a nominal fee to use the facilities for pets like cats and dogs,¡± said PJ council canine advisory team chairman, Anthony Thanasayan.

The facility was highlighted at the Petaling Jaya City Council full board meeting on Wednesday. The team, spearheaded by the PJ council, was set up late last year and comprises representatives from all 12 councils
in Selangor, with the objective of addressing animal issues humanely and coming up with ideas pertaining to animal welfare.

Issues include how these animals should be caught and treated. The team also aims to educate pet owners on animal care in their homes.

Anthony said the council has received complaints that some owners deliberately allowed their dogs unleashed and unaccompanied outside their homes.

Some of these dogs ended up being poisoned and run down by vehicles. ¡°The safety of the dog must be
in the minds of the owners and it must be leashed the minute it steps out of the compound. For this reason, we are looking into ways to penalise owners for being inconsiderate to the animals and the neighbourhood.

¡°The penalty and law which will be applied is currently being discussed. If the owners can¡¯t assure its safety, then it is best they don¡¯t keep a pet.¡±


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MissionHELP : Seremban

Great news! After several visits and months of counseling, Mr Ng from Seremban has agreed to neuter his male dogs!

On Thursday, the Animal Inspectors Cunera and Murugan visited his residence along with our vet Dr Karen and intern Karolina. Upon a closer check by Dr Karen, the dogs appeared to be in good condition generally, though several were suffering from skin problems. We donated 6 big bags of dog food for the 35 dogs he is caring for, and also medicated the dogs with the skin problems and one dog with an eye infection.

Over the years Mr Ng has faced countless issues with the local council (Majlis Perbandaran Seremban) for having too many dogs on his premises. The SPCA team advised him to control the number of dogs, and not to take in any more dogs for the time being as he is financially unstable and facing complaints from the neighbours. Mr Ng said he will reduce the amount of dogs in his home and rehome them at his work-place, a birds-nest farm nearby ¨C to avoid further conflicts with his neighbours.

Initially vehemently against neutering male dogs, Mr Ng has now given in and allowed us to make arrangements for a MissionHELP neutering program for his dogs. We hope to carry out this operation in December, in collaboration with the team from the DBKL-SPCA Klinik Kembiri. MissionHELP : Seremban


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Dec 6, 2009, 9:20 PM


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SPCA Press Release

KLANG DOG POUND : IS THIS YOUR DOG?


1 DECEMBER, KLANG ¨C Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK) is urging dog-owners and animal rescuers to come forward to claim more than 40 dogs in their dog pound, caught by their dog-catchers one week ago. The municipal had contacted SPCA Selangor and requested for help in creating awareness about the plight of the pound dogs, as their time was quickly running out.


The dogs were caught in the Bayu Perdana, Jalan Meru and Bandar Baru Klang area. Many of the dogs were wearing collars and were in good condition ¨C they seemed to be lost or straying pets. The others appeared to be strays or long-abandoned pets, they are in poor condition ¨C emaciated, infested with ticks and with skin problems. Both pet and stray dogs appeared to be distressed ¨C the pound was the last place on earth where they wanted to be.

The SPCA Selangor Inspectors and vet visited the pound on Tuesday, bringing with them 2 big bags of dog food and medication. The dogs were being fed bread and water daily and the kennels were cleaned out by the staff.

MPK and SPCA Selangor have agreed that it will impose compulsory neutering as a condition of release for the claimed dogs ¨C to prevent unwanted litters in the future. Owners can claim their dogs until the 9th of December 2009, after which the dogs will be open for adoption to animal rescuers and animal lovers until the 14th of December 2009. There will be a discounted rate on the reclaimation fee for all dogs.

Unclaimed dogs will be euthanized on the 15th of December 2009.















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SPCA Charity Gala Dinner : Black Solid Gold Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 06:50pm 10th January, 2010 | 7.30pm till midnight @ Shangri-La Hotel, KL

Featuring Donne Ray Radford performing the solid golden sounds of Black American Soul, Rn¡¯B, Funk, and Jazz hits made famous by Stevie Wonder, Prince, Lionel Ritchie, Al Jarreau & A Special Medley of Michael Jackson¡¯s Top Hits!

Invitation by donation only (all donations are tax exempt). RM1500, RM2000, RM2500, RM3000 & RM5000 per table, individual seating available. For enquiries or to make a booking, please contact Chelvy (03-42565312) or Nicole (017-2958224), or drop us a line at enquiries@spca.org.my

Dress code: 80¡¯s or smart casual

Proceeds will be channeled towards the building of an Eco-SPCA Selangor Animal Shelter!


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MalayMail

NO CHEER FOR PETS

Pet dumping up 40 per cent at festive seasons


CHIN: Abandoned pets, a sad trend at festivals
AMPANG: Christmas is the season to be jolly but sadly this festive season, many of our furry friends might find themselves with nothing to purr about.

While many Malaysians are preparing for Christmas, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor (SPCA) ¡ª on the other hand ¡ª is preparing to receive more abandoned dogs and cats.

That is because many Malaysians tend to abandon pets during festive seasons revealed SPCA chairman Christine Chin, who told The Malay Mail the number of abandoned pets increases by 30 to 40 per cent.

"This has sadly been the trend all these years. As it is, the number of abandoned pets we receive each month of around 700 is already considered high."

She said of the 700 pets surrendered to the shelter each month, 40 per cent were brought in by owners who do not want the animals anymore.

"On top of that, during Christmas, Hari Raya, Chinese New Year and such, we always see a spike of 30 to 40 per cent in animal surrenders. The owners tell us their financial situations have changed or their pet has given birth or claim other reasons why they can no longer keep the animals."

Chin also said during festive seasons many families with pets prepare to 'balik kampung' and do not know what to do with their dogs or cats. So, they either surrender them to SPCA, throw them on the streets to fend for themselves or leave them behind with a pile of food, if at all.

Many, she said, found kennels were expensive and found it easier to dump their pets. Chin said there have even been cases of expensive pedigree dogs abandoned.

As much as SPCA advocates adopting dogs, Chin urged people to be more responsible and advised them to think carefully before deciding to keep a pet.

"Please be more responsible. Don't take it in and then realise you cannot cope with the responsibilities that come with it or that you cannot afford to keep a dog. Don't then take the easy way out and just abandon it on the street or surrender it to us.

"People should think twice before surrendering the animals. They probably think by sending us the animal, they are being responsible as we can help re-home the pet.

"But, that is not the case as we already have too many animals here. Even the 700 pets we receive a month is a lot and we are barely able to house them."

She advised those who find they can no longer keep pets to source alternate housing if they felt kennels or vets were too expensive.

She suggested owners ask friends or a relative to care for and feed their pets while they are away on 'balik kampung' trips or vacations.


melmel
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Our friends, Mandy and Diana, went to visit yesterday and brought kibbles for the dogs.












Please spread the word and help them get adopted.

Address of pound:
Pusat Kurungan Haiwan
Kawasan Perindustrian Bandar Sultan Sulaiman
North Port


melmel
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Dec 15, 2009, 10:03 PM


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MyAnimalCare Notice Board :

We are rescuing 40 adult dogs tomorrow (Klang Dog Pound) The email that had been circulating reported that there were 40 dogs at the Klang Dog Pound so I had been negotiating for 40 places all week. Now, it turned out that there are close to 100 dogs at the pound. I cannot find places for 100 dogs. Can you help, please? Ask your friends to adopt from the pound.







But we are going ahead with the rescue tomorrow. The place that has agreed to take the dogs have specified a few conditions - the dogs must be healthy and examined by a vet before being brought in.

On our part, we now have managed to get two vets to help us out tomorrow. They will choose 40 dogs for us based on the criterion as per required. It will be very sad for us, because we are unable to help all the dogs, but helping 40 is better than helping none, isn't it?

We are also very grateful to YB Ms Hannah Yeoh (thanks to our friend, Bro Chim, who spoke for us), who helped us get a waiver on the reclaimation fee. But I would have to write an appeal letter and see the officer concerned first thing tomorrow.

We are very grateful to Bro Jeen Lim for letting us use his lorry for half a day tomorrow.

We need to borrow cages - can you help, please?

After rescuing the 12 puppies and settling them at the vet's, we went to three petfood shops in Subang Jaya and managed to purchase a total of 11 cages. This was done at 5pm, and it was just too late to get their suppliers to send new cages.

Amongst us, we can probably come up with about 7 cages.

If anyone can lend us their cages (at least 3 ft long - these are all adult dogs), please bring your cages (with your name and contact no written clearly and tagged to the cages) to the Klang Dog Pound tomorrow morning and leave them with Mr Balu before 8.30am.

Here's the address:
Pusat Kurungan Haiwan
Kawasan Perindustrian Bandar Sultan Sulaiman
North Port

We will be at the pound by 8.30am, pending how long it takes me to get approval for the fee waiver at MPK.

Here's how you can help us:

1. Please lend us your cages, if you can. But remember to tag your names and contact number on it. We have to return your cages to you after the rescue has been done. Best to bring the foldable cages (3 ft long). Don't bring the fanciful ones.

2. We will be supporting the dogs for life in their new home - we need food donations or cash donations for this purpose (long term).

3. We will be bringing a vet to do spaying-neutering for these 40 dogs when they are settled in their new home after a month (January 2010). We need funds for this. We do not want them to breed in their new home. We will be separating the males and females until then, in two separate enclosures.

4. Depending on the health condition of the dogs, they may be vaccinated by the vets before we put them on board the lorry tomorrow (subject to advice of vets tomorrow). If not, they still need this after we settle them in later. We need funds for this, too.

5. We will be running a rehoming/adoption drive for all these 40 dogs after they have settled in their new shelter. We need your help to find them homes. More details later.

6. MDDB also needs funds for the medicals of the 12 puppies rescued today. Eight have been tested positive for Parvo or Distemper - these need to be fostered in isolation. Please help them with funds and fostering.


As of now, we have enough human volunteers for tomorrow's rescue work.

If you can help us with the above, please write to me directly.

Thank you very much in advance.

If you cannot help in the above, then please send us your blessings.

P.S. We apologise for the last minute details, but we could not get any information all weekend, and I had to wait for the consent from the dogs' new home before proceeding to plan for the rescue. And tomorrow is the deadline. Time is not on our side at all.


PLEASE help us...
Posted by chankahyein at 9:01 PM 2 comments Labels: Klang Dog Rescue 12 puppies rescued from Klang Dog Pound today Ever since the Klang Dog Pound issue was made public, we had been working very hard behind the scenes to help the dogs. We heard two big organisations were going to do something, so we were hoping they would.

Being just a small group and not a shelter, our resources are extremely limited. But still, everyone has to help, so this is what we did today, and what we will do tomorrow. Please read on...

We visited the Klang Dog Pound and rescued 12 puppies today. This is all thanks to Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better who told us they would take over the puppies and get them rehomed. We just do the rescue, and they will rehome. Now, that's what I call "Working Together for the Animals".

The day started with us getting absolutely LOST in Klang, looking for the dog pound. We asked for directions to get to the Pusat Kurungan Haiwan and were directed to a Pusat Lembu instead! Gosh! Anyway, we finally reached the place, one hour late. Luckily I had given a whole 1 hour allowance for ourselves.

Then, we met up with En Zakaria, a very kind man who is charge of the matters of the pound, who really has no choice because he is merely doing his duty, as requirement by the administration.

En Zakaria explained that there are public complaints EVERY DAY regarding stray dogs in Klang, and because of this, they are required to go on a catching spree TWICE a day. While we were there, we saw the van bring in six more very healthy looking dogs. There will be another trip later this evening.

We empathise with En Zakaria's predicament. I am sure none of us would want to be in his shoes. He told us how some people abandon their old dogs on the street, thereby contributing to the stray problem in Klang.

We also empathise with the two caretakers at the pound, Mr Balu and Mr Mano. They feel so sorry for the dogs, and yet, there is nothing anyone can do to help them.

If only people would not abandon their dogs...
If only people would actively practise CNRM on the strays...
If only people would be more tolerant of the stray animals and learn to live in harmony with them...

Saying "If only" is just talk....so we must do something about it. On our part, we have already got a panel vet in Klang for CNRM under AnimalCare. We are now finalising the details - will post it up in a few days' time. But we need the people of Klang to participate in our programme. We cannot do this alone.

And today, we rescued 12 puppies from the pound.

It is never about talking, it is always about doing.

I'll let the photos tell the story now...


Newborn puppies, mother is with them. Mr Balu and Mr Mano have put them in a small guardhouse so that they would be safe from the other dogs. They are barely two weeks old. We will be rescuing the whole family either tomorrow or Wednesday.



One of the 12 happy little puppies coming to greet us.


Two puppies playing. Some of the little ones are allowed to roam in the compound.


Here are the really sad ones. This one keeps standing up and looking at me in the eye. I could almost hear her.."Please take me with you." I told her I will, tomorrow. I hope I can keep my promise, if all goes as planned tomorrow.


Please take us home...please.


More dogs.


It breaks your heart...totally.



What about me?

Just then, the MPK van came in, and all the dogs started barking furiously. Mr Balu says the dogs hate that van. I don't blame them.


Here it is....




Six more caught this morning. All looked very healthy to me. Must be newly abandoned or lost. They all looked like pets (or former pets).

We watched them put the six new dogs into the enclosure and our hearts broke into pieces.


MDDB had brought two big packs of food for the dogs, so this puppy is asking for it. He must be extremely hungry. The dogs are only fed discarded bread every day. There is no other food unless good samaritans bring in leftovers for them. Mr Balu and Mr Manu also go to the nearby restaurants and ask for leftovers.

We bought four packs of food too, but decided not to open them until these two packs have been used.


We also brought cooked chicken liver and meat for them. Gosh, what a feast...especially when you have been only eating bread. Mr Balu says some of them simply refuse to eat the bread, because the bread is already spoilt.


Eating kibbles now. Some don't like kibbles very much. But beggars can't be choosers now, can they? Poor things...

En Zakaria has very kindly consented to allow us to rescue 40 of the adults dogs tomorrow. More about this in the next posting...


Will you take me tomorrow, please?

We brought the 12 puppies out in our own private cars, without cages. We had not expected to be able to rescue them, so we came unprepared. It was very easy picking them up since they were still puppies.


Here's two of them, enjoying the air-cont in Mandy's car. When we arrived at the clinic, these two were fast asleep.

I wasn't as lucky. We carried three in our car, and one was quite fierce, so he fought with the other two. I had to stop him, and ended up getting bitten (my thumb is still swollen now!). Then, I had to carry him so that the other two could have some peace. Later, he vomited on me - partially-digested food and two long wriggly worms! Poor thing, he must have been feeling a bit car-sick. And poor me, as well.

MDDB told us to bring them to their vet for a check-up first.


Here are ten of them at the vet's.


Two more in a cage at the back of the clinic.


All finally slept, while waiting for their turn to be checked for Parvo and Distemper. Eight have been tested positive for these diseases, and need to be separated and fostered. Please help MDDB. They need funds, too.

**************

Today, we did the easier part - rescuing the 12 puppies.

Tomorrow is the hard part - rescuing 40 adults. We need specific help. Please read the next posting if you would like to help us.

But here's our appeal to everyone. We now know that the dogs at the pound are only fed bread. Please donate dogfood to the pound. Come with the food and feed the dogs yourself - you will see just how hungry they are. It doesn't cost very much if you cook chicken and rice. You can get this quite cheaply from the market. Kibbles may be more expensive, but convenient and can be kept.

MDDB told us they have lots of donated food, so we brought back our 4 packs and exchanged them for CAGES - for tomorrow's operation. Please read on


melmel
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Dec 15, 2009, 10:04 PM


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It is now 5.42am. Today is going to be a very challenging day. It was more than 3 years ago that I did a similar rescue operation from the Puchong Dog Pound where we took out 45 dogs from Puchong to their new shelter in Desa Petaling (the Ti-Ratana Community Centre). We were also working against time then. We had barely two hours to remove all the dogs before they were euthanised. We also had a family of a mum-dog and her eight puppies, born at the pound. I called her Selphie, and I took her and all the 8 puppies home with me for fostering.

Isn't it so uncanny how the conditions are so similar this time? Today is also the deadline for the Klang dogs, and we also have a mum-dog (with four puppies born at the pound). But we have 109 dogs to rescue, and we can only take out 40 because try as we did, we just could not find anywhere else which would be willing to take in these dogs.


But here's the big difference, this time we have two vets coming to help us check the dogs first. And the biggest difference is that the caretakers at the Klang Dog Pound are caring and sympathetic and they will help us.

But we are also travelling further, all the way out of the state.

Here's our plan for the dogs:

After getting them to the new shelter, we will bring a vet up to treat them, vaccinate and spay-neuter. We need help with funds.

Then, we will put them up for adoption. We need your help to spread the word so that people will come forward to adopt them.

Please help us, to help them.

Wish us luck today, please.


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MyAnimalCare Notice Board :

While we were purchasing cages at the petfood shop yesterday, an elderly gentleman overheard our discussions, and he wanted to chip in to help out in today's rescue operation.


He did not want his name to be published anywhere, and did not reveal his name to us, so we will call him Uncle Heaven. All he said was that he would report to heaven what we are doing today, when he gets there.



Thank you for your kind contribution, Uncle Heaven.





We would also like to record our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Mandy and Lisa for volunteering to help us in this rescue mission, especially during the planning stage for the last one week. Mandy is now our representative for Klang, and she was the one who helped us get a vet onto our panel in Klang. Welcome aboard, Mandy!




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SMS received from MDDB :

Help. V currently hv 12 pups rescued fr d Klang pound. 8 of them tested +ve 4 distemper, parvo or corona. Tey r at a temporary place now as v cannot bring them 2 our 1/2 way home. d 8 pups had a better chance of curvival if tey were individually cared 4. U can put them in an unused bathroom or at d wet kitchen area. V'll provide food, medicine, cage, vitamin& everything else needed.

Pls help save their lives



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36 innocent lives rescued today (Klang Dog Pound)

I started the day by submitting our letter of appeal for the waiver of the reclaimation fee to MPK. I managed to see the officer concerned at about 8.20am. He said he could not waive the fee, so I still had to pay, though, a reduced sum. And that was that. So, despite the help provided by the YB and a state councillor, the fee simply could not be waived.

When the meeting with the officer ended, it had begun to rain heavily in Klang. We quickly proceeded to the dog pound because the lorry was already waiting somewhere for directions to get in.

The rain was certainly no help at all, and I wondered how we were going to get the dogs onboard the lorry. There was no shaded place from where we could work.

Our two vets were there with us - Dr Khor and Dr Yap.

Pix 1 : Dr Khor with the dog whom I promised I would take today. Unfortunately, she was placed in the first enclosure where every other dog was very sick, and one had actually died. Dr Khor said she looked healthy enough. I was very determined to take her, because I could sense she wanted very much to go with us (since yesterday).


The condition of the dogs and the pound looked very different this morning compared to yesterday afternoon. This morning, we saw the dogs' faeces and urine and it was a most pitiful sight. There was diarrhoea, and blood-stained faeces as well. Many of the dogs were simply lying in their faeces. And this morning, we saw many sick dogs. It was a most pathetic sight. It is strange that yesterday, everyone looked healthy.

Pix 2 :Being hosed down.


Pix 3
:Our young vet, Dr Yap (in stripes), with his two assistants. He took the temperature of each dog that he examined while his assistant took down notes. We were obligated to take only healthy dogs, hence, this physical examination was necessary.

Pix 4 :A dog who had died in the night....poor thing.

Pix 5 :We took those who gave us "the look" - how could you say no? Dr Khor said to take those who looked bright, alert and those that came to us very easily. These were some of the ones we took.

Pix 6 :Yes, I promised this one I would take her yesterday, and I kept my promise. I took her despite the presence of the dead dog behind her and the fact that she was placed with all the sick dogs. She looked very bright and healthy. I was very relieved when Dr Yap examined her and her temperature was normal. YES!! You get to go, girl!

Pix 7 :Yes, yes, yes!! I carried her out, and put her into a small cage, which I then secured with rafia string.

Pix 8 : This was another one that we definitely had to take. She is SO incredibly active and cheerful. Had a nice collar too. And looks like our Dante. Dante2?

Pix 9 : I kept asking Dr Khor if we could take this one because he wanted to go too, but his signs did not look good. I think he had just been scalded with hot water, but Dr Khor did not think so. Poor thing... He could be treated for his skin condition, but we had no fosterers and no where to put him if we could not find any adopter later on.

Pix 10 :Every dog that the vets approved of, I quickly carried into a cage. The smaller ones shared a cage. We only had 17 cages, but we figured it would be enough.















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Yes, yes, yes!! I carried her out, and put her into a small cage, which I then secured with rafia string.


This was another one that we definitely had to take. She is SO incredibly active and cheerful. Had a nice collar too. And looks like our Dante. Dante2?


I kept asking Dr Khor if we could take this one because he wanted to go too, but his signs did not look good. I think he had just been scalded with hot water, but Dr Khor did not think so. Poor thing... He could be treated for his skin condition, but we had no fosterers and no where to put him if we could not find any adopter later on.


Every dog that the vets approved of, I quickly carried into a cage. The smaller ones shared a cage. We only had 17 cages, but we figured it would be enough.


Another one who had died in the night...poor thing.


This one wanted to go so much, he stuck his head out of the bars and got stuck. We took him along.


We looked for dogs to fill up all the cages.


The first row on the lorry.


All waiting patiently to be loaded. These must be the most well-behaved pound dogs I'd ever seen. This goes to show that they must have been pets. In fact, Lisa thinks ALL of them had been pets before. None displayed the typical "stray" mannerisms.


Almost all loaded and ready to go. After filling up the lorry to the brim, we took a total of 36 dogs. All the healthy ones were taken, along with some other "passable" ones. As agreed, I could not take the sick ones. I was very saddened by this, but in life, you cannot have everything your way. If you could, that's called heaven, not earth.

The lorry was under an extremely tight schedule as it had to be back in KL by afternoon. The rain was certainly no help as it hindred us tremendously. All of us were wet.


Off we went, on the long journey.


(This post was edited by melmel on Dec 16, 2009, 9:45 PM)


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To LLLP (Lotus Life Liberation Park). I had negotiated for days to get these 40 places for them, while awaiting two organisations to "do something". I did not want to move in because I believe the other organisations would definitely have better options (LLLP would be a last option), but seeing that up until Monday, no one had done anything, I had to do something on the D-Day. These dogs were going to be euthanised today, and would have been, if I had not taken them out.

LLLP is definitely better than being euthanised - that is what I think, and I will take full responsibility, karmic or otherwise, for this decision. I know my intentions are purely to save these innocent lives, the only way I knew how and this was the only option I had.

The moment we arrived at the gates of LLLP, a friendly helper was on hand to open the gates for us, and Peter Pan and another farm dog were happily wagging their tails. Peter Pan greeted me warmly and made pawprints on my tshirt!


Here's Bro Sui, and his ever-friendy helpers, helping us unload the cages quickly so that the lorry could go back to KL. We were running on an extremely tight schedule.


All girls go into the smaller enclosure. We separated the girls and the boys since none had been spayed/neutered yet


The dogs waited patiently to be put into their new enclosures. This was an extremely slow procedure, because we actually did the move with only three people today - just myself and two volunteers. I ended up carrying most of the dogs into the enclosures, one by one. None of the dogs howled or barked despite having endured the almost two-hour journey. They merely waited very patiently. They were so, so well-behaved. Because we were so short-handed (in people who could carry them into the cage), we took some time to do this.

And, they are heavy!


Another girl, and a big one too (I mean, the dog)!


A big boy...


The agitated ones, we brought closer to the door of the enclosure before carrying them out. This was to minimise their anxiety...and also lighten our burden!


The girls' room. I was so happy they loved the vegetarian kibbles! One dog was very depressed and sat in the corner, but when the kibbles was strewn on the floor, she came to eat too.


Good girl! And that's Selphie (that's the name I've given to the one whom I promised to save yesterday - the black and gold one beside me.) I've named her after the mother-dog I rescued 3 1/2 years ago from the Puchong Dog Pound. According to Dr Yap earlier at the pound, Selphie had probably given birth before, looking at her teats.


The boys settled in pretty well after they were fed So I did not want to go into their enclosure and excite them. Let them rest, the poor things.


More of the boys.

There's one bully in the boys' room and also one in the girls' room. We told the helpers to keep an eye on these two.


Peek-a-boo!!

One black dog (male) escaped as we were trying to get him into the enclosure. We figured he would not run too far. We were actually too tired to go after him.


True enough, he came back after half an hour or so.


I put food out for him, and moved away. He came close and started to eat. Since he is male, I'm not too worried even if we can't get him into the enclosure.


These are the three agitated ones. We decided to keep them in the cage for a few hours to calm them down. One of them bit me, but it wasn't serious at all. More of a warning bite. Later in the afternoon, they ate the vege kibbles and all three fell asleep inside the cage.


By the time we had finished getting every dog into the enclosures (each one had to be carried), my tshirt had every kind of stain you could think of - faecal, vomit, mud, soil. You name it, I've got it.


Ahh...visitors!


Lisa decided to take this one home. She figured the helpers on the farm might not know how to take care of his long hair. His hair was so badly matted up, we weren't even sure if he was male or female! But I suspect he is some sort of pedigree.


Lisa wanted to take this scruffy little one too, but Bro Sui and the helpers wanted him as their pet, so he got to stay. Bro Sui instructed the helpers to cut his hair short and give him a bath soon.




We only brought eggs on this trip. There was no space in the car for vege kibbles this round because we had to carry all the cages in our cars, maximising the space. We will bring the kibbles on our next trip.

Before we left, we made one round to look at the dogs again, but from afar. By then, they had all settled in and were calm. I did not want to excite them unnecessarily again.


Our run-away renegade was nearby. I wonder if he wanted to get into the enclosure with his buddies? Never mind, we'll just leave him alone for now.

By the way, we saw at least six of the Ketam dogs we had rehomed months ago.


Here's one of them. I think this is Liberty, though I'm not sure. Liberty is now Mr Mariappan's pet. She even sleeps right outside his bedroom, and goes with him on his daily rounds to feed the fish, goats, etc. Liberty looks very healthy.


Well, no LLLP posting is ever complete without a photo of Peter Pan - the ever-green and ever-friendly farm dog here.


melmel
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Dec 16, 2009, 9:44 PM


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MyAnimalCare Notice Board

Our next course of action is the following:

1. Get the dogs spayed/neutered as soon as we can. We would be bringing our vet up to Bentong to get this done. The cost is RM150 per dog.

2. Get the dogs rehomed to Bentong people, or even Klang Valley people, if they do not mind travelling up to Bentong to get the dogs. If interested, please write to me.

IMPORTANT: If anyone of you reading this posting see your lost dog in the photos, please let me know. You may reclaim your dog from us.

While at the pound, I also wanted to take yesterday's "catch" (the six healthy-looking dogs), but I was told not to, in case their owners come to reclaim them. But every dog that comes into the pound is only give one week to live after which he/she will be euthanised.

Please help us in whatever way you can.

Please do not forget that though we have rescued 36 dogs today, there would be more coming into the Klang Pound (or other pounds) next week, and the week after that, etc. Please encourage everyone to do CNRM as a longterm solution to this perpetual, seemingly never-ending problem. It will end (or at least be reduced) with active CNRM from the community, but we have to start it somewhere and everyone has to help.

Please also remember that the dogs in the Klang Pound are only fed discarded bread. If you'd like to help them get a decent meal, please bring dog food (or cooked chicken and rice) to the pound and feed them yourself.

Address: Pusat Kurungan Haiwan, Kawasan Perindustrian Bandar Sultan Sulaiman, North Port

Tomorrow, I would still need to go to MPK to settle the reclaimation fee for today's rescue mission. It was not waived, but reduced (this reduction is from the kind efforts of En Zakaria, who spoke up for us at the meeting yesterday). We wish to thank him for this kind favour.

We also wish to thank the vets who helped us at the pound, Dr Yap and Dr Khor, who made time for us despite their work schedules.

And Lisa, for joining us on this rescue mission and getting us Dr Yap. Mandy, for helping us with the planning. Erica and Alicia, for the kind and encouraging smses while we were doing the work today. It helps very much to know you are rooting for us, albeit from far away.

We want to again, thank Bro Jeen Lim, for letting us use his lorry without which there would be no rescue. And of course, LLLP, for consenting to accept these dogs under such short notice.

And last but not least, thank YOU, everyone, for your moral support and kind blessings.

May all beings be well and happy (and free from being euthanised).

Note: The reason why this posting came up so late is that the moment I got home at 6pm, I had to rush down to KL to deliver a public talk. One wrong turning, and I landed up in Bangsar, and got horribly lost for more than one hour in the dreadful rainy weekday KL-jam. I finally reached my destination, delivered my talk, and got home, after crawling through the federal highway, at 11pm and had my dinner. But that's life. You pack as much as you can into each day, because you'd want to go to bed with the feeling that the day's been worth living. And, if perchance, you die in your sleep, you can go peacefully knowing that you've done your best for the day.


melmel
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Dec 17, 2009, 7:59 PM


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M'sia Dog Deserve Better (MDDB) Notice Board :

The Klang Municipal Council is at it again soon after the Pulau Ketam fiasco. This time around they have sent their dog catchers on a rampage to catch dogs several times a day including at night.

The dog catchers are paid an allowance of RM 10 for every dog caught in addition to their monthly salaries as MPK employees. As a result many many pet dogs have been detained and taken to the MPK pound in Bandar Sultan Sulaiman.

Now, in order for such massive dog catching operations to be carried out, the pound must have the proper infrastructure such as an isolation bay, quarantine area as well as separate holding areas for pets and strays. When dogs are stressed, deadly infections such as distemper, parvo and corona sets in. These infections are deadly and very very contagious.


An pet owner comes to the pound to ¡®bail out¡¯ his dog which had been placed in the cage with many other dogs, some of them infected with these deadly viruses. Of course, the pet dog has a 90 percent chance of infection.

The owner takes the dog back and he has other dogs at home. All of them will also be infected and the infection will also quickly spread to pets owned by anyone who visits the home as well as other dogs in the vicinity. What results next is a pandemic of massive proportions.

Those managing and running the operations at the MPK haven¡¯t the faintest idea what these viruses are but yet go on cramming the pound with countless dogs daily. When queried they say they are acting because of numerous complaints by Klang residents.

But Klang residents also complain about potholes, overgrown bushes, clogged drains and restaurants located in houses, as well as many other things ¨C but nothing has ever been done about these things.

I know ¨C I am after all a Klang resident.
To make matters worse ¨C there is no budget in their dog catching antics for food and so the dogs are being starved. Some appear to have died of starvation. Several NGOs including us have dispatched dog biscuits but how long can we do this?

Don¡¯t they know that they have to make provisions for food when embarking on such a big blood-thirsty enterprise?

Anyway, another NGO My Animal Care has rescued almost 36 dogs from the pound and sent them off to a sanctuary. They have also given us 21 puppies and 2 dogs. Eight of the 21 puppies tested positive for distemper, corona and parvo viruses. This has proven our fears that the clueless MPK folks are cross contaminating dogs indiscriminately.

There are now being cared for by us and our fosterers. We are desperately hoping that the rest are safe. The second batch of puppies brought in by MyAnimalCare were so traumatized that they were ferocious and behaved like gremlins.

They will need a lot of time before they feel safe being around people. They bit the vet as well as her assistant who were testing them for the viruses. Can¡¯t the Pakatan Rakyat do something? Are they so bloody weak that they have no control over the local councils? Or is that because they don¡¯t give a rat¡¯s posterior about these dogs which are deemed defiling?

Whatever it is Selangor is supposed to be a developed state ¨C what¡¯s the point of being a developed state when the local councils are still so very neanderthal ? And ideal situation would be for the local council to have educational programmes in tandem with the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) to educate the people of Klang on pet care and the importance to neuter.

They should also emabrk on the TrapNeuterAndRelease/Manage (TNR/TNM) programme to battle the stray problems. If it can work in Indonesia, India and nepal so well - it should work very very well in a developed state like Selangor.


melmel
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Dec 17, 2009, 8:01 PM


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MDDB Notice Board : Pound Puppies and Dog Cindy, on the road to recovery after her wound had been cleaned out.
The little pup's urine with was thick with blood - probably urinary tract infection. Thank go our friend Mandy is fostering it.
The little puppy who is skin and bones. She has distemper and corona.

The pound puppy looking for food.

The little Gremlins huddled-up at the clinic after being tested.

Another frightened little pup that was infested with ticks.

Waiting at the vets after rescue - this puppy had probably been starving for days.

Waiting at the vets

At the vets

Positive for distemper and corona

At the vets - this pup tested negative but did not have any appetite today

Distemper and Corona

This pup tested negative but is coughing and has blood in her feces

We are desperate. We have placed six sick puppies with fosterers and need more people to take in the rest until they are well. they four that tested negative yesterday seem to have other problems - one has a prolapsed anus, another is coughing and a third seems to have lost its apetite. We also have six puppies which are so traumatised that they have become little monsters of sorts. Its starting all over for us and we are going to be horribly strapped for cash as treating these pups can be very expensive. We are thankful that a friend and fellow rescuer has taken in the mother dog and four pups for us temporarily. We also have Cindy with the facial wounds to care for in addition to the distemper, parvo and corona cases. To make matters worse - we have our healthy puppies at the half way home that are pending adoption. We do not want to compromise on their well-being and need to get them adopted as soon as possible. Please help. Our apologies for the pics being all mixed-up - but the captions will explain. The puppies had rafia string tied around their necks to identify the infections - blue for parvo, green for distemper and yellow for corona. You'll note that some of the puppies have nore than one coloured string and this means that they have multiple infections.


melmel
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Dec 17, 2009, 8:10 PM


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MDDB Notice Board :

Given the gravity of the dog catching rampage in Klang - MDDB is calling for a peaceful gathering of animal lovers and sympathisers at Klang Municipal Council Dog Pound this Saturday between 12.00pm to 1.00pm. We have no other choice other than doing this to show the council that they should immediately stop what they are doing to prevent the unnecessary suffering of these animals as well the possible outbreak of distemper, parvo and corona outbreak in Klang. Please join us - you can bring banners and placards as well as canddles to remember the dogs whih had suffered and died at the pound. The dogs are kept at Pusat Kurungan Haiwan, Kawasan Perindustrian Bandar Sultan Sulaiman, Northport. Call us at 019-3576477, 012-3739007 or write to us to find out more.


melmel
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Dec 17, 2009, 8:17 PM


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MDDB Notice Board :


Adoption Drive


Since we need the space to treat the Klang pound puppies, we have to have an impromptu adoption drive at the home of one MDDB's wellwishers in Klang. We have many puppies which are ready for adoption.

Details:

Date: Sunday, Dec 20

Venue: No 48, Jalan Kemuning, Taman Gembira, 41000, Klang

Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Details: 019-3576477, 012-3739007


melmel
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Dec 17, 2009, 8:22 PM


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MyAnimalCare Notice Board :

The plight of the Klang dogs at the pound First thing this morning, I received two missed calls from MPK - I had to go down to pay the reclaimation fees for the 36 dogs we rescued yesterday. I know, and I remember, but I was just still quite dead tired from yesterday's rescue and me getting lost in Bangsar (more because of the latter, actually!).

So, off I went to make the payment as per agreed.

En Zakaria was very sympathetic. He says it is not like they want to kill the dogs, but there has been a lot of complaints from the public. They have to act on every complaint. Hence, the trucks go out twice a day to round up the dogs. After a week, if no one claims them, they are euthanised. Every week, the pound is full (and there are TWO pounds in Klang itself).

I asked why the dogs are only fed discarded bread. He said there is actually no budget from the adminstration for food for these dogs since they are expected to be euthanised after a week. It is also not often that these dogs are reclaimed by their owners. So, it is usually certain death for those caught.

En Zakaria says many of these dogs are abandoned by their owners and not strays. Yes, I can see that for myself too. They are definitely former pets. They are so people-friendly.

I want to appeal to people NOT to abandon their pets, please, but then again, those who do would not be reading this blog.

So, instead, I want to appeal to animal-lovers, especially those living in Klang, to please donate dog food or cooked chicken and rice to the pound. Please bring the food and feed the animals yourself.

Come and see for yourself, and see how much the dogs want the company of humans. Most of them are very people-friendly. And why not? They used to be someone's favourite companion, not too long ago, before they were thrown out.

Come and see for yourself, the plight of these poor dogs, and help us promote CNRM in Klang. Help us spread the message to people (not only in Klang, but everywhere else) that all animals are living beings with feelings, emotions and the ability to feel pain and suffering.

Those of you with pets, PLEASE never, never let your pet out of your house compound. Don't let them be caught, please.

Please empathise with the plight of these animals and let's do our best to help them.

Help us get people to come and adopt them, and save them from forced death.




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melmel
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Dec 17, 2009, 8:24 PM


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MyAnimalCare Notice Board :

"Cinderella" and 10 more rescued today (Klang Dog Pound)
Remember her? She is the one with the facial wound, and she wanted very much to go with us yesterday, but our vet reminded us that we had no vet in Bentong to treat her, and her wounds might go from bad to worse. Also, LLLP had set the condition that we could only bring in healthy dogs, approved by vets.

My heart was very heavy all day, and the picture of her standing up looking at her friends being loaded into cages and then, onto the lorry, was playing in my mind all day, even while we were in Bentong. I felt so bad, but our hands were tight. Our resources were so limited and we had to work within them.

I really wished I could take her because I could feel that she wanted to go with us.

This morning, my wish came true!

MDDB's Wani saw my posting (and the dog's photo) and offered to find a fosterer for her if I could get her out of the pound. I jumped at the chance! I almost couldn't believe this...

So, off we went for another round of (totally unplanned) rescue work. Also, we had to take the mother-dog and her four puppies, whom MDDB was going to foster as well.


And yes, we missed this one two days ago when we did the 12-puppy rescue. He had gone into the drain to hide and we couldn't get him out. This afternoon, he was out in the open, so I decided to catch him unawares before he scuttled into the drain again.


I went real close, from behind, as stealthily as I could....shh....gosh, I could see (and so can you) two huge ticks on his back. And...

I caught him!

Ouch, ouch, he was so fast, he turned around and bit me real hard! And it bled profusely. Well, that's a "good thing" because bleeding sheds toxins. Still, puppy bites are quite toxic, I know. Well, never mind, I just had my anti-tetanus shot a few months ago.

I quickly put him in a cage, but he bit me some more! Strong and confident little guy, I must say... Mr Balu was surprised how I caught him when he saw him in the cage. "Dia gigit lah...", he said (translation: he bites).

I showed him my bleeding finger....oh yes, he sure bites!


Gotcha!!

I looked into every enclosure...


Another dog had died...


New dogs had come in. Some looked very healthy, like these.


We finally managed to get the mother-dog...


Here are her four newborn puppies.

Since yesterday, after we left, two new batches of dogs had been brought in and amongst these, were five new puppies.


I called MDDB and asked if they could find fosterers and they said yes. So I told Mr Balu we'd take them all. Three of them were quite fierce. Mr Balu liked one of them and said he would be taking it back as his pet.


So, we took the four. Sorry guys, you have to squeeze a bit. It's just a short ride to the vet's. It's a ride that can save your life, so please bear with it.


Now, it's your turn....I'm calling her "Cinderella", or Cindy, for short (the one with the facial wound).

Mr Balu (the caretaker) says she used to be fat, but all I see now is skin and bones.

Even En Zakaria told me that this morning - that the dogs are fat when brought in, but after a week, they are stick thin already and can even squeeze through the bars. Well, that is not surprising if bread is the only thing fed to them...


Cindy followed me out as I opened the door - she understood. I hugged her and told her I would be taking her to a safe place. I told her I was so sorry I could not take her yesterday.


I told Mr Balu to put a rope around her neck as a leash, just in case. I was not about to lose her. Absolutely not!

So, after loading the ten of them (the mother and four puppies, and another four puppies, and the drain-dweller), I led Cindy into the car with me. She followed me most willingly, with Mr Balu holding the leash.

In the car, I made her stand and rest her front paws on my chest. She is so big!! Mr Balu said bye-bye to her.

As we drove, Cindy decided she wasn't too comfortable and started fidgetting. She finally stepped up and snuggled up on my lap. Ahh...that's more like it. I could also hug her all the way. What bliss....

When we finally reached the clinic, it was raining (again!). We got all the dogs out in the rain, and into the clinic.


Cindy was examined first. We were so glad (and quite surprised) to learn that she was tested negative for parvo, distemper and heartworm. Wow...a very strong girl! (despite being exposed to so much disease at the pound).


The vet said the wound looked like an acid scald. Gosh...human cruelty knows no bounds. Cindy is such a loving creature, who could do such a cruel thing to her?

But I'm so glad I had the chance to rescue her, and now, MDDB will look after her.

A fosterer came to collect the mother-dog and her four puppies.


Here they are - the newborns.

The other puppies were also examined, but we could not stay on. Traffic was building up and we had to go home.

Another day of rescue....

Tomorrow, more dogs will fill up the pounds in Klang....and other pounds as well.

Please help us spread this message - do not ever abandon your pets, and please practise CNRM -


melmel
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Dec 17, 2009, 8:27 PM


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MyAnimacare Notice Board :

This evening, SPCA's chairperson, Ms Christine Chin, sent me two messages to share our joy in having rescued these 36 dogs.

I thanked her most kindly. I had also been advised by friends that SPCA, through MissionHelp, might be able to spay-neuter for free under their existing campaign, so I enquired if this was possible.

Christine said yes.

So, I've written the email-request now, and plans are underway to make the necesary arrangements for this in Bentong.

This offer would save us thousands (of ringgit), and we can concentrate on raising funds to provide food for these dogs for life (the vege kibbles are more expensive than meat kibbles). We are very grateful for this.

At the end of the day, everything we do should benefit the dogs, and everything we collect must "go to the dogs" (I mean this literally, of course!).

We are equally grateful to the donations that have come in since yesterday. I will be putting up a posting to thank our donors as soon as I can.

Yesterday, Mr Edward Lim of PAWS also offered to do spaying and neutering for free, but the dogs had to be sent to PAWS for this purpose. We cannot possibly transport them back again from Bentong as the journey would be too stressful for them. All the same, I thanked Edward very much for his kind offer. He did not know we had already moved the dogs to Bentong.

Thank you, everyone, for helping these dogs.

Working Together for the Animals!


melmel
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Dec 24, 2009, 8:48 PM


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MDDB Notice Board :

Who feeds the dogs?

















We had our little gathering at the pound but almost all of us were very late because we couldn¡¯t find our way to the place. Anyway, the sight that greeted us was heart-wrenching and all of us left the place feeling desolate and frustrated because we couldn¡¯t do much for the poor dogs. They were lying in the own feces and urine with nothing to drink and eat.


Some were breathing heavily, indicating that they were suffering from lung infection or pneumonia whilst some others appeared to be too weak to even move. There were also dogs which had open wounds.


We brought three large bags of dog biscuits and fed the starving dogs as soon as we got there. We also had a television crew with us because we wanted MPK to realize that not feeding the dogs at the pound was morally wrong. Soon after the television crew had finished the job, I called the MPK health director, who was not contactable, the whole of last week. Surprisingly, he picked-up the phone after the second ring this time around. He was furious and said the local council by-laws did not have provisions to feed the dogs. ¡°We are not a shelter but a holding center,¡¯¡¯ he said. In short, he was telling us that MPK was not obligated to feed the dogs.

That MPK did not care if these poor animals starved to death. However, he has forgotten that the Department of Veterinary Services¡¯ guidelines strictly stipulate that dogs have to be given food and water and ensured a clean environment pending euthanasia. Given that the Veterinary Services Department is a federal body and the local councils are the lowest rung of the administrative system ¨C the local councils have to adhere to what has been stipulated by the DVS in regard to the catching and management of strays.


We will be meeting this person on Monday and hopefully he gets the picture. Meanwhile, one of the dogs that were not in the enclosure followed us out of the compound and we brought her back. The dogs were 'calling out to us' and some tried to desperately wriggle out of the enclosure. One young dog stood on the sill all the time we were there. It broke our hearts to see them like that. We couldn¡¯t remove any of the other dogs because we had to make arrangements with the MPK to pay the compound. Anyway, the dogs we brought back tested negative for parvo, corona and distemper but tested positive for the pregnancy test. So, she is currently at a foster home until we find her a permanent home.

Besides this dog, we also have with us 20 puppies and 2 dogs that was give to us by MyAnimalCare. Several have been sent to foster homes and two distemper/parvo puppies had to be dispatched to Gemas, which is located at the Negri Sembilan-Johor border, where a family had volunteered to take care of them. We hope that some of you reading this can atleast take one of the pound dogs under your care. Let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements.


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melmel
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Dec 24, 2009, 8:53 PM


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MDDB Notice Board :

LATEST KLANG POUND PICS This poor dog's eye infection appears to be getting worse.
Donated food which was sent to the pound by MDDB through a friend. A pail filled with water was also placed in each holding cell. Hopefully the workers do not 'spoil' the food when they are spraying water into the cages to clean them-up.
A sad looking dog begging to be taken out of the pound.
Some of the dogs here - whose ribs can be clearly seen - were too weak to even eat.

Eating and drinking finally.
Thirsty dogs

We were told by a source that the Klang pound people only started getting leftovers from restaurants and the bread factory after starving dogs had started to eat dogs that had died in their enclosures. We suspect the stronger ones had also killed the sick ones in their desperation for food. Our friend who went there to feed the dogs, the food we had received, told us that the dogs had finished half a pail of water as soon as it was put into their enclosures.



Please people - please take a dog home each. It won't solve the problem but would send across the message that people care enough to do this. It will in turn push the local council people to embark on a more humane approach.


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melmel
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MyAnimalCare Notice Board :

Nine females spayed, urgent help needed

All of us started our day very early this morning. By 7.20am, PingSu, Ainey, Pravinn and I were already waiting at the clinic for our vet, Dr Khor.


Here's the grooming table Dr Khor had borrowed for today's spaying.


That's the paraphernalia needed for today - so many things!
Dr Khor and his three very capable assistants had had them packed yesterday.
All ready to go.
I marvelled at their efficiency and speed.


I couldn't get any vege kibbles under such notice, so I bought up the three packs of Addiction from Dr Khor.


All loaded, off we went...

We arrived at Bentong, and we greeted by good news. Four of the dogs have already been adopted by Bentong folks (Bro Sui's friend). That was such wonderful news - music to my ears. Two males and two females (all white ones) - we can't be too particular here, as long as anyone wants them, and I trust Bro Sui's judgment, they get to go to their new home.

You see why I need to get the females spayed as quickly as possible?

That's our mission for today.


Hello? Who are you? Why, it's the white shaggy dog, remember? The one we brought from the Klang Pound and the helpers wanted to keep as their pet? They have shaved off his long fur, and bathed him. So, he is now a scruffy dog instead of a shaggy one. The helpers love him to bits, according to Bro Sui, and his name is now Jimmy. And he actually responds to his name! Jimmy follows Mr Mariappan everywhere, and is now 2nd lieutenant to Liberty (Mr Mariappan's 1st lieutenant). We can see the helpers all adore Jimmy. They have never had a "branded" dog before....


Dr Khor and his team wasted no time in setting up his operating table. Jimmy supervises. "First dog, stand-by!", Alex calls.

Okay....so off we went to get the first dog from the girls' room. No time to take photos of everything. There were only four of us, and all of us had to do this together. At the girls' room, many wanted to come out, so it was a game of squeezing again....


This Dalmatian Mix was the one who was closest to the door, so she'd be the first to be spayed. I decided to carry her instead of using the leash to drag her.


Muzzled, and ready for anaethesia.


Jimmy, the 2nd lieutenant monitoring close by.


Dr Khor at work.


Dr Khor and his three super-efficient and well-trained assistants.
"Next, stand-by!", Alex calls out.


No.2 to go.


The three assistants at work - they weigh, shave and prepare the dog.


PingSu, Ainey and me - massaging the first dog, to help circulation and recovery. Jimmy was very concerned and tried to help. He really did. Pravinn had to distract him in case he stepped on the wound.


Meanwhile, Mr Mariappan was cooking the broth for the day, with Jimmy's help, of course.


Jimmy understood he is not supposed to come near the recovery area, so he watches from afar. Note the look of concern on his face. Don't you just LOVE dogs?

Dog No.2 recovered very quickly from the anaesthesia, but the Dalmatian Mix was still down and out. I got really worried by now, and Dr Khor quickly administered an injection to speed up the recovery. Some dogs recover faster than others, I know, but you'd still worry. We massaged her more vigorously and I sent loving thoughts to her, "Wake up, please, wake up!". By now, I've already named her Perdita (after the Mom-Dalmatian in 101 Dalmatians).

Perdita finally came to....phew! We all cheered!

Each dog that had come to, we put inside a cage for recovery. Pravinn helped Mr Mariappan set up the cages. Luckily we had a man amongst us for today.


Dante2 was next. She was so eager to get out of the enclosure.


Selphie was No.4. She's the one whom I promised I'd take out of the pound because she definitely gave me "the look" when I visited the pound on the 1st day.


No.5 was this huge dog. She also took a longer period to recover, and had to be given the recovery jab.


Massaging Selphie's legs.


Come on, Selphie, wake up!


Doing the huge dog.


Selphie - she woke up on time.


This must be No.6 - I've lost count by then.



This small black dog turned would have been No.7 but he turned out to be a male. Oops, our mistake - we had mistakenly put him together with the girls that day. I hope he didn't get bullied.


But he had two deep wounds on his legs, and he did not look too well, so Dr Khor decided not to neuter him. As a natural medicine, Dr Khor said honey works very well on wounds. Bro Sui said he had his own medicine which works wonders on his cows. We've decided to let tomorrow's vets decide on what's best for this little boy, so we've isolated him in a small cage.


This was next, but Dr Khor noticed some nasal discharge and we heard her coughing. Dr Khor did the distemper test and it was positive. Our hearts fell. No spaying.


She was isolated immediately from the rest. I'm so sorry, dear one. You can't join the rest.

This would have been next, but we noticed a big wound on her eye and decided to spare her from being spayed. Dr Khor examined her later, and told us one eye was already blind, and gave us an ointment for both eyes. We also had her tested for distemper. It was negative - phew! You have no idea how relieved I was to hear the word "negative".


Dr Khor showed Mr Mariappan how to apply the eye ointment on this one with the eye wound.


These two girls had fever, so they were not spayed. Both tested negative for distemper. Phew! Probably just a flu. Both were given an antibiotic jab.


All in, we had NINE females spayed today. The one you see in the centre has a bit of flu, but luckily tested negative for distemper. By the end of the last spaying, almost all had woken up and looked well. Here's Dr Khor doing a quick check on everyone.


A peek into the boys' room.


A quick check by Dr Khor - all the boys were so friendly. They know a good soul when they meet one. Dr Khor detected one who was rather depressed (but we had no more cage to isolate him). And one with a bit of nasal discharge.


I'm sorry, boys, the vets will check you guys out tomorrow, ok? We're all extremely tired today. What drained us most of all was the massaging of the dogs during recovery - the worry that they would not get up or complications might set in. That was so mentally draining.


Remember the black (male) dog who ran away when we transferred them from Klang to Bentong several days ago? Well, he came to see what was going on. Bro Sui says he has been coming back every day to eat. I'm so glad to hear this.

Bro Sui also said he would like some of the friendly males to be his farm dogs and will let them out. He says most of them are very obedient (they are all former pets, that's why - not a single one behaved feral).

Due to less-than-perfect conditions and circumstances, I'm not so concerned about getting every male neutered. We're working under so many constraints here - time, finances, convenience, etc.


This is the one tested positive for distemper. We had to bring her as far away as possible, to another shed near the cowshed.

I felt so sorry for her, and must have made no less than 10 calls, enquiring for fosterers and help. Three vets could not take her in because they had no isolation ward. No fosterer could take her either. Wani of MDDB said she has a package of medicine, but I could not possibly ask Mr Mariappan to feed her the medicine regularly.

We had some Vetri DMG, an immune-booster, so we fed this to each one of the dogs who weren't looking too good (the ones we had isolated, based on Dr Khor's diagnosis).


The one with distemper in her own private shed near the cows. All of us went to see her. Here I am, feeding her two tablets of Vetri DMG. Wani said to pump her with vitamins and immune boosters. We all sat with her for some time. We were exhausted, not so much physically, but mentally and emotionally - we felt so helpless - no one could take her in for fostering, so we could not even bring her back. Distemper is airborne, so it would have to be a house with no other dog.

We sat with her, and I think, each one of us were quietly sending her loving thoughts and healing energy. Please get well, little one. Somehow...please get well.


We are now appealing to everyone - please help us find a fosterer by tomorrow morning. Text me at 012-6935870, and we will bring her back. Wani has the medicine. We only need a fosterer. Please help her.

Since we could not bring her back, we decided we would bring the one with the eye wound back for proper treatment. Also, she seemed to be in great pain and wasn't eating.

By now, Dr Khor said she could board at his clinic for treatment. She does not have distemper.


Pravinn carrying the cage with Jackie (that's her new name).


Jackie, you're coming with us...back to Subang Jaya for treatment.

We drove back, dead tired, all of us feeling a bit sad because of that one distemper case whom we had to leave behind. We hope tomorrow, when the SPCA team goes up with us, they would be able to offer a solution for this one and the rest of the sick dogs.

Dr Khor called me later to tell me that Jackie seems better now and is eating. Phew...that's good news! We hope that under Dr Khor's care, Jackie will recover soon.

I don't know how many of the males are sick - but we'll find out tomorrow.

My heart is a little heavy, but as I've said, we can only do what we can, within our means. I have done my very best for today. This is all I can do.


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Vaccination for the males in Bentong (Klang rescue)

Ainey and I made the trip up to Bentong again today. The SPCA team was coming up to vaccinate the males and give them anti-tick treatment.


The first thing we did when we arrived was to give the Vetri DMG (immune booster) to the dogs that did not look too good.



This is one of the females who did not look too good yesterday.


We fed the Vetri DMG to a few dogs here, and then, quickly went up to see the one in isolation (she is the one tested positive for distemper). She was very pleased to see us and wagged her tail very happily. I still cannot believe she has distemper, though. She looks so good.



Here she is. I fed her some kibbles, and she ate it most heartily - a good sign. She did not eat any of the broth, but she loved the kibbles. Then I changed her water and I sat with her. I told her I would be feeding her lots of "good stuff" later (the whole package of medicines Wani had given me), and that she must take it so that she would feel better soon.



This is the package. It has garlic pills, Vitamin C pills, cough medicine, flu medicine, medicine for the lungs, antibiotics, vetri DMG liquid, appetite booster, etc.


I decided last night that I would call her Tara. I read somewhere that there are 21 Taras in the Tibetan heavenly realm, each one representing a good virtue.


Just as I was about to feed Tara the medicines, the SPCA team arrived. Ainey and I went down to meet Dr Lim, Dr Karen and their team. They had come in two vans with cages to help take the sick dogs back.



Dr Lim, Dr Karen and Mr Siva setting up their table.


Dr Lim said they would be vaccinating the male dogs, deworming where possible, giving a B-complex jab to the ones who need it, and doing tick treatment via an injection.


I told Dr Lim it would be very helpful if she could help me identify the sick ones so that we could bring them back for treatment. However, Dr Lim said the SPCA had no space to house them so I would have to look for alternative boarding. Otherwise, at SPCA, they might resort to putting down those that are really sick. I said I would do my best to look for alternative boarding. As far as possible, I would do my best to give them a fighting chance to recover.


I then left them to do their job while I went back up to the cowshed to feed Tara her medicines.


No photos here as I was alone feeding Tara while Ainey helped out the SPCA team.


It was amazing how Tara took every single one of the medicines without even the slightest hint of complaint. The only one I had problem with was the garlic pill. The rest, she took ever so obediently. I could feel her desire to get well. I know she wants to get well. As I praised her for every pill or liquid medicine that she willingly and obediently swallowed, I told her she will get well very soon. And deep in the my heart, I prayed all these medicines will work, and Tara will be well again in no time.


Meanwhile, the SPCA wasted no time in doing the vaccination of the males.



Mr Siva holding one of the dogs for Dr Lim.



This is the Golden Retriever mix, whom Ainey calls Goldie.



Here's another handsome dog...



And this is everyone's favourite. Ainey calls him Shorty because of his short legs. He is extremely adorable.



Examining another one of the boys.



Open up, my boy...



Here's Ainey with one of the females who would be going home with us. Dr Khor said she did not look too good (but tested negative for distemper).


Meanwhile, I was busy calling vets and friends to ask for boarding for the sick dogs SPCA would be bringing back for us. I wasn't too successful.


Finally, PAWS offered four places, and Lisa helped me get two places for two black males.



These are the boys. The two black ones will go to Lisa's vet while the brown one will go to PAWS with three more girls.



A girl who is going back with us.



The other two girls. The small one is very skinny.


There was also another small black male puppy that was very sick since yesterday. He had two deep wounds in his legs. Today, he looked much worse. Dr Lim advised that he be euthanised because he was already in a bad shape. I told her we would like to give him a fighting chance, and bring him back for treatment, as long as he was still alive. We had already decided this much earlier when we saw him this morning. I even gave him a Vetri DMG as well.


His condition, however, deteriorated very quickly as the hours passed by. By the time the SPCA team was ready to leave, the poor thing was already lying very still, breathing softly. I decided we would take him back in our car, to our vet and give him a chance.



We thanked the SPCA team as they left.


The little black puppy's breath began to slow down, and I knew his end was near. I had been watching him from nearby. Before I could even go near, I saw his mouth open a little and I recognised that look. He was gone. I went to his cage and wished him a smooth journey to his next life, and stayed with him, offering prayers while the SPCA van drove by.


Sigh...


I know, this is reality. We cannot save everyone. But we have certainly tried our best. At least he was not euthanised at the pound, and not euthanised today. We gave him a fighting chance, and we let him live out his natural life as it ought to be. Ainey was very sad, and so was I. But I told her we had already made a difference in the last days of his puppy. We rescued him from the pound and brought him to safety, we gave him proper food, and treated his leg. We cared for him. He received our love before he passed away, and we did not allow him to be forcibly euthanised. I believe this made a difference to him. His death was very peaceful.


Mr Mariappan buried the little black puppy here. While his body would rest here forever, I prefer to think that his spirit had immediately gone on to a much better existence.


Ainey and I both cried a little, and got ourselves together again as there was still work to be done. But before that, we were famished, so we went for lunch. In town, we bought two 50kg sacks of rice and ten trays of eggs for the dogs. According to Bro Sui yesterday, they were already almost out of rice. Our 100kg of rice would now last about 4 months, according to Mr Mariappan. I did wonder why their HQ has not been supplying them with rice, though.


Two sacks of rice and ten trays of eggs.


After lunch, we cleaned the cages of the females, changed their newspapers and water. We also fed them the kibbles. We took the females for a walk so that they could stretch their legs. A few were eager to go out for a walk, while some preferred to stay where they were. Maybe some take longer to recover. Dante2 was up and about and ready to run 100m!


I took Selphie out for a walk, and she led me to the back of the farmhouse. I could almost feel as though she wanted to tell me a secret. Right from Day One, I had felt a connection with her. She always looked me in the eye, as though she was communicating with me. I'm sure she was, it's just that I'm not smart enough to read her mind. I'll bet she could read mine. Selphie was the one whom I promised I would take out of the pound. Despite being kept together with many sick dogs at the pound, including a dead one, the vets let me take her (after checking her temperature, which was normal). I was so happy I could rescue her that day.


So, Selphie took me to the back of the farmhouse. She stopped and looked down the valley. I told her this would be her new home now where she would be safe. I knew Selphie understood. Then, I slowly led her back to her cage. She appears to be a very discerning dog, to me. I continue to be amazed by her quiet, yet enigmatic ways.


Bro Sui came by and said he did not want the male dogs to be kept in the enclosure anymore. He said as long as they behaved themselves, he preferred them to be free. Being confined is no way to live, he said. Well, I agree.


Since the males have all been vaccinated now, I don't see why they should still be confined. So, Bro Sui gave the order to let them out.


We went near the enclosure and sure enough, the boys were clambering at the door and peeking out between the planks. Let us out, let us out, they yelped.


It was so nice to be able to help Bro Sui open the door, and..........Freedom, at last!



First to come out.........was Goldie!



Followed by this extremely handsome guy, whom we quickly called "Tai Kor" (big brother). He had a rope around his neck (and also had a collar - someone's pet), so I took out my scissors and cut the rope off. I took his collar off as well. You're free now, Tai Kor.



Shorty took his time in coming out. He seemed quite happy inside.



This tanned one looked very depressed yesterday, and we had planned to bring him back, but after coming out, he seemed quite active.


Tai Kor thanking Bro Sui, on behalf of all his friends? He came to nudge at me too.


I was extremely touched when many of the dogs came up to me and seemed to be saying "thank you for saving my life". They would look at you in the eye, and that speaks volumes. I was very, very touched. And how I wished I could have done more for them, give them a good home, but this is all I can do for now.


Goldie saying thank you.

We'll be bringing them food every month, and meanwhile, Bro Sui says he will ask Bentong folks to adopt them.


Almost every single dog is friendly, and you could easily call them to come to you.



And they seemed to have made friends with each other too. Perhaps, it was a sense of camaraderie..."we have made it this far, friends." The males even went to visit the females the moment they were let out of their enclosures - a happy reunion of sorts? The photo above shows a few males surrounding Perdita (the Dalmatian mix, the first to be spayed yesterday) as I took her for a walk.


Soon, it was time to go home...



The dogs came to say goodbye, and thank you.



But Tai Kor remained where he was, watching the world go by. I couldn't help feeling he was once upon a time, a much loved pet, who ruled all that he surveyed. Look at him, you can still see a majestic air about him. We told Tai Kor he must now look after everyone on the farm. We made him in charge. Well, he didn't need us to tell him that. I'll bet he already knew!


We had earlier already loaded Tara into the car. Tara would be going home with us.


Now it was time to say goodbye. The dogs escorted us all the way down the hill, and even escorted us as we drove out of the gate. I had to get down and carry one dog back. The poor thing had followed our car all the way, thinking he would be going home with us.


Like the Pied Piper? But a good one, of course...

Halfway through the journey home, I received a call from Lisa who was at the vet's. When I saw Lisa's call on my phone, I knew it was either good news or very bad news. My worst fears were realised - the two black dogs that SPCA had brought back for us were tested positive for distemper. My heart sank immediately. Oh gosh, what are we going to do now? Where am I going to house them? We were already taking Tara back and she has distemper. Now, another two more?


Luckily Ainey was driving, so I could make the necessary phonecalls again... No one could take them.


Finally, Lisa managed to persuade her vet to board and treat them. I was so, so thankful. But this is only for now. Tomorrow...I do not know what would happen.


As I sit here now, writing up today's episode, I reflect on everything that had transpired in the last two weeks ever since I thought we should do something to help these poor dogs. As I was planning this rescue, very often, I stopped to ask myself if we should just keep to our mission of spaying-neutering stray animals and the occasional funding of medicals. Why are we doing rehoming and now, even bigtime rescue work? Have I bitten off more than I can chew? I don't know.


I just felt so sorry for the Klang dogs that had been captured, and when nobody responded to their plight, I did not want them to feel that nobody cared about them. And after our first visit to the pound, I couldn't just walk away from those faces that looked at you with so much hope in their eyes. We just had to do something for them, even though our plan was definitely less than perfect.


So, now it's done, and it is STILL less than perfect. We now have eight sick dogs back with us. One is boarding at the vet's for eye treatment, four are at PAWS, and three have distemper.


Immediately after we reached Subang Jaya this evening, we went straight to PAWS and gave the four their flu medication. The small female did not look too good. I hope it is just exhaustion and not deterioration. Edward had called me earlier to warn me that she might not pull through.


I know. But we still have to try to save her.


Tara is now boarding at one of our volunteer's house. My mother has offered to look after Tara, but I thought I'd try our volunteer first as my mum is 76 years old.


We would like to appeal for help in fostering the other two males with distemper. They are currently being treated and boarded at the vet's. If anyone of you can help us foster, we will provide all the medication - we just need your space and your tender loving care. It would save us a lot of money on boarding.


I am so, so tired now. Tomorrow, there are bills to settle for this rescue work, and I would be going to PAWS daily to nurse the four who are boarding there


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Chicken soup for the ones at PAWS

This morning, off I went on my rounds again, to feed the dogs boarding at PAWS. But before that, I had to drop in at work. School is starting soon, on 4th January, and I need to get my things ready.

But wait...here's the chicken soup I had cooked for the dogs. I added in crushed garlic since it's good for their immune system and it also wards off ticks.


I know it's not much to look at, but it is aromatic.

After work, I went to PAWS first, armed with the cooked chicken and the soup in a separate container. I stuffed all the medicine into the chicken liver and neck, and gave these first. All four of them ate everything up!

Then, they had their feast!


Wendy and Russell side by side. Wendy has perked up today, and I'm glad. Her appetite is much better than the previous days.


Perky was very perky, as usual. She even whines when I move away. Her appetite is very good.


Sweetie - she is also eating well.

I'm glad all four are doing well. I haven't thought of what to do or where I should house them after this. Never mind...one day at a time. Maybe a miracle from heaven would drop down again? But I dare not hope...I'll just work real hard.

Hopefully, the universe will provide an answer soon.

We want to thank PAWS very much for providing room and board for these four dogs. PAWS is putting them on high-protein kibbles, too.



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The man responsible for the carnage
Pitiful



Suffering

Frightened and hungry

Starved

Frightened to even move - probably bullied by the other dogs

Mother dog and her pups
Anyone missing their pet?

Terrified.



The situation at the Klang Municipal Council dog pound has reached a critical state. A friend who had gone there to feed the dogs said there were almost 200 dogs crammed there and some were terribly sick.

She has taken some photos and the sight at the pound is terribly heart wrenching. The Klang Municipal Council refuses to look at other alternatives instead of catching and putting these dogs through hell.

To make matters worse, they pay their dog catchers incentives which has resulted in them going out to catch dogs at all times of the day.

Their favourite time is about 6.00 or 7.00 pm when home owners come back from work and release their dogs to ease themselves.

Most of the dogs caught have collars on and if allowed to go on the situation will only get worse.

We have posted pictures taken by our friend and will also give out pamphlets this Saturday calling for people to gather outside MPK next week. We will announce the date soon.

Meanwhile, we are attaching a message to be sent to the relevant people as well as their emails. please send them mails telling them to stop the carnage.

The emails are that of the Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, the state executive councillors, Klang Municipal Council officials as well as the Klang MP Charles Santiago.



The Klang Municipal Council¡¯s dog catching unit is going on a rampage as the dog catchers have been given incentives for every dog caught. The situation has gotten out of hand with the dog catchers even going out to catch dogs late at night.
Their favourite modus operendi is to go to housing estates in the evening when dog owners return home and release their dogs out for a while. The dogs are nabbed and manhandled before being brought to the pound. A large number of the dogs at the Klang dog pound have collars.


Yes, no doubt there are complaints about strays but this time MPK has embarked on a rampage of hate against all dogs under the instructions of its health department head En Zulkifli Abbas. The dogs are cramped in cages without proper food and water and many end up dead. Hopefully, the state government will look into this as soon as possible and failure to do so is reflective of the Pakatan Rakyat¡¯s inability to control its local government machinery. We also urge the Pakatan Rakyat government to transfer En Zulkifli Abbas out of MPK. Failure by the state government to do so will result in aggressive groundwork being immediately launched to ensure that it¡¯s booted out of Selangor in the next elections. We animal activists are willing to put any party which propagates compassion for animals in power because our main priority is to stop this cruelty and viciousness against dogs


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MAYHEM IN SELAYANG





Dying puppy being rushed to the SPCA by the activist




An emaciated dog hoping for some food and water




A dead and bloated dog in one of the enclosures


If the Klang pound was bad, the Selayang Municipal Council pound is mayhem at its worst. These pictures were taken by an animal activist who has been trying to bring change to the Selayang pound for years. The pictures were taken today morning (21-02-2001). According to her there were many dead dogs lying around and some had been packed in black garbage bags and placed at the entrance of the pound. There were a lot of blood on the floor and according to the caretaker the dogs have not been given food and water at all because ¡®they did not have containers.¡¯ He said the Department of Veterinary Services people have not been to the pound for about a month. The dogs are dropping dead of starvation and dehydration. The place is a nightmare and even some of the councilors have voiced their concern to us. So, people we have to go back to doing what we did for the Klang Pound which had brought about some change. Please forward this to as many people as possible and write to the people whose e-mails we have included in this post. Please also sms the local councilors to tell them that we will not tolerate such cruelty. According to the activist erica chum - she has been highlighting the deplorable state of the pound for the last three years but no one had taken the initiative to do anything about it. She says she has seen many horrific things during her almost weekly visits to the pound - such a dog with one eye popping out once. She also alleges that dead puppies were simply washed into the drains. According to Erica, the vet who's supposed to go the the pound does not do so anymore because of the new location at Rawang. So, she says the dogs are left to die of starvation. These are serious allegations. However, we are sure that people , who had not bothered to do anything so far, will all rush to the pound soon. Whatever, it is - let justice be done for the voiceless.



YANG DIPERTUA
MAJLIS PERBANDARAN SELAYANG
Datuk ZAINAL ABIDIN BIN AZIM
selayangmesra@mps.gov.my

Dr. Razif Zainol Abidin
Pengarah Kesihatan & Pelesenan
razif@mps.gov.my
Tel : 03-61370757 Faks : 03-61388300


YAD. Dato' Paduka Raja Dato' Hj. Wan Mahmood b. Pa' Wan Teh
No. Tel. Bimbit: 019-3337099

Tn. Abd Rahim b. Abd Wahab
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-6767002

Tn. Lim Ching How
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-2325011

Tn. Hj. Mohamad b. Abdul Rahman
No. Tel. Bimbit: 013-6347237.

Tn. A Rahim b. Ahmad Kasdi
No. Tel. Bimbit: 019-3864986

Tn. Murugan @ Murugeshu a/l Arumugam
No. Tel. Bimbit: 019-6935569

Tn. Hasbullah b. Mohd Ridzwan
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-2917011

YBhg. Dato' Hj. Mazlan b. Hassan
No. Tel. Bimbit: 013-3990545

Puan Sian Eng Keng
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-2881387

Tn. N. Gopalan Krishnan a/l Rajoo
No. Tel. Bimbit: 016-3715923

Tn. Zulkifli b. Hamzah
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-3718064

Pn. Khatifah Zamani bt. Sulong
No. Tel. Bimbit: 019-2342889

Tn. Dr. Ramli b. Jusoh
No. Tel. Bimbit: 019-6623822

Pn. Maznah bt. Abd Aziz
No. Tel. Bimbit: 019-3529660

Tn. Samsudin b. A.Rahman
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-3718064

Tn. Md. Sabri b. Md. Taib
No. Tel. Bimbit: 019-2300231

Tn. Zulnizam b. Shahrani
No. Tel. Bimbit : 013-3973930

Tn. Chee Chu Sang
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-3096671

Tn. Tan Hui Chuan
No. Tel. Bimbit : 012-3586988

YM Tengku Zulpuri Shah B. Raja Puji
No. Tel. Bimbit: 019-3296564

Tn. Gunarajah a/l R.George
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-3925995

Tn. Roslin b. Mohd. Rosli
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-3072605

Tn. Lee Khai Loon
No. Tel. Bimbit: 012-3718064


Selayang MP YB William Leong
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Petpositive Notice Board (MPS pound) : http://www.petpositive.blogspot.com/


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The dogs at the Selayang Pound need urgent help

Our volunteer, Mandy, paid a visit to the Selayang Pound today to assess the condition and see how we can help the dogs.

The place was found to be infested with ticks. According to the caretaker, there is no provision for food. They have no food containers at all, so he had been using paint pails to fill water for the dogs. On his own initiative, the caretaker collects food scraps to feed the dogs whenever he can. The food is just strewn on the floor. He feels very sorry for the dogs too.


There were a few dead dogs at the pound as well.

We donated 12 food basins, and MDDB donated water pails, bleach and two packs of dogfood. At least the dogs had food and water today.


We will check on the food supply in a few days and replenish it. The caretaker will inform Mandy once the food is nearly finished.


There are about 30 dogs at the pound as of today.


What the dogs need would be:


1. Food supply - if you can donate food, please send it to the pound. The food containers are already there now.


2. Medical treatment - some of the dogs are sick and may need treatment.


3. If you have the capacity to rescue these dogs and rehome them, that would be the best.


It is so very sad that these poor dogs are subject to such a miserable life at the pound where the basic necessity such as food and water are not even available.


The Selayang Dog Pound is located at:
Jalan Industri 3/5,
Taman Pelangi,
Rawang.
(near Country Homes)












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MyAnimalCare Notice Board :

More photos of the Selayang Pound The dogs at the Selayang Dog Pound have been starving to death for a long time. The photos you see in this posting were taken yesterday, by our volunteer, Mandy. But according to another rescuer, this has been happening for a very long time.
Evidence of tick infestation. The entire pound is infested with ticks.
Do stray animals deserve to be ill-treated this way?


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Below are the ones who have died of either starvation or/and disease. There were three yesterday.



Another dead dog was burnt on this spot yesterday morning.


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The SELAYANG SCANDAL






MDDB met Selayang councillor Gunaraj George today and handed food, bowls, pails, brooms and bleech to be brought to the Selayang pound. The bowls were sponsored by Animalcare whilst the rest came from MDDB. He was met by Animalcare and MDDB volunteer Mandy at the pound and both were horrified with what they saw. Apparently, the pound had been spruced up after the expose but yet it was really shocking. There was a big pail of water in one of the cells and big chunks of plain white rice was thrown in one or two cells as well. This must have been a part of the spurce-up. According to Gunaraj, he was shocked to note the the dogs were only fed plain white rice. It has also been brought to our attention that the dogs were systematically being starved to death and there may be truth in this. Gunaraj says the dogs in the Selayang pound appeared to be very weak. He and several other councillors have promised to work together with MDDB and other NGOs to put a stop to this cruelty. One of the persons responsible for this cruelty is an MPS employee named Ernie - contact number: 0136064446. She is the officer in charge of the pound. According to a very reliable sources she prevents even owners from going in to see their dogs. This woman apparently has a deep hatred for dogs that she enjoys inflicting pain on them. Call her and make it clear to this cruel civil servant, whose salary comes from our tax ringgit, that we will not tolerate her conduct. Continue to SMS the councillors and the others as the MPS would be having ist full board meeting tomorrow morning.

Read more: malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/#ixzz0gKerNw5o


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   UPDATE ON THE SELAYANG POUND SCANDAL



















Herewith more sad pictures of what¡¯s happening at the Selayang - burnt d dogs , full of fleas


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Letter 2 MPS President :

Dear Datuk Zainal,

It is so unfortunate that cruelty to dogs is still happening in this time despite countless protest by the NGOs and animals rescuers at large. From the Pulau Ketam issue to the MPK and now of late the abuse of strays at the MPS. When is this ever going to stop? It seems to us that the person(s) derives pleasure from causing pain to this helpless animal and see their suffering.



Almost everyday, we hear and read more and more abused and the evil of humankind inflicting pain and injury on the helpless animals caught in the pound. The common act would be depriving them off water and food putting them on a painful death. The NGOs and the rest of the animal rescuers are pulling their power of human empathy together collectively trying to stop this abuse and saving the lives of these animals, taking them out of the pound. Sadly not all we could save and not all we could help simply because of the doing of the people at the pound. The councilors and the dog catchers just fail to understand or sympathise with this helpless animals. Many times the councilors choose to remain silent closing their mind and hearts, refusing to know.

To many Muslims in Malaysia dogs are considered dirty in their community. Personally, I find it strange that Muslims of today having been told many times still see dog as impure and perhaps to most Muslims it justify the abuse of dogs even though they know that cruelty contradicts the Quran and that all animals that walks the earth form ¡®communities like you¡± as stated in the Quran. (Surah 6:38)



It doesn¡¯t matter that no one saw them (Muslim) poisoning the neighbour¡¯s dog or even throwing stones at them, starving them to death as in the case of the dogs in MPK, MPS and acting cruelly to the dogs, but lets not forget that GOD knows and is aware of what they (Muslim) are doing. To them they may not receive the punishment now and feel very satisfied with what they had done hence lets not forget that they will be judged during their judgment day. Whether one goes to heaven or hell will depend very much on the merits or ¡®pahala¡¯ that you can accumulate while you are here.

Many dogs suffered this physical abused due to some religion belief plaguing the Muslim community at large and it is so convenient for them to use Islam as a reason for this to happen. However they have forgotten that whatever they are doing is so un-islamic and it is not stated any where in the Quran that they have to behave in such a manner or as part of the Islamic practice.

To all Muslims community let me say again that all animals that walk the earth are the creation of God and belong to God. We are all custodians of this beautiful creation and we will all be accountable for it. To the Muslims who attacked the dog and calling it ¡°Haram¡± let me say that it is even more ¡°haram¡± to participate in this blood act. I appeal to all Muslims not to abuse the dog and show mercy and compassion to all HIS creation. For muslims who care well for the animals I am sure that God will be pleased with your efforts. If Muslim still thinks that dog is dirty and despises them, then this Muslim certainly has no respect for their God, as he/she does not accept GOD¡¯s creation.



Lastly, I urge you to use your status and influence as the President of Selayang Municipal Council to raise your voice and concern on behalf of the voiceless animals. If you just wish to keep silent thinking that the lives of these animals is not worth your concern than I would envy you that you have no nightmares and can still live the way as if nothing has happened at the MPS pound.



Animals Matter to Me

RenaC


melmel
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MDDB Notice Board :

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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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.


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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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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.


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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."


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MDDB Notice Board :

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


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quote M'sia Today :

Two dogs lie dead in the MPS Pound on Wednesday morning

25 FEBRUARY 2010, SELAYANG ¨C 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 ¨C 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 ¨C 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 ¨C 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 ¨C 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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MDDB Notice Board :

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.




melmel
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Mar 1, 2010, 9:10 PM


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SPCA Notice Board :



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 ¨C 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 ¨C 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 ¨C 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 ¨C 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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melmel
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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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melmel
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Mar 2, 2010, 9:11 PM


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NST :

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.


melmel
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Mar 4, 2010, 8:53 PM


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MyAnimalCare Notice Board :

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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melmel
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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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melmel
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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 ¨C 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 ¨C Tan Sri Dato¡¯ Seri Abd Khalid
c) All Animal Welfare Group


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melmel
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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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melmel
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Mar 17, 2010, 8:24 PM


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MDDB Notice Board :

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








melmel
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Mar 17, 2010, 8:46 PM


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SPCA Notice Board :

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 ¨C 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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melmel
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Mar 18, 2010, 8:51 PM


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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?








melmel
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Mar 19, 2010, 8:11 PM


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MDDB Notice Board :

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
03-88897997
sooria@kwp.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


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 ¡ª 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 ¡ª 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 ¡ª 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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melmel
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Mar 26, 2010, 12:01 AM


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25th March 2010


Prime Minister Office
Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62505 Putrajaya
Malaysia


Attn : a) Yang Mulia (YM)Tengku Adnin Tengku Adnan,
b) Yang Berhormat (YB) Senator Tuan Murugiah,

RE : Dog - Wood Shoved Down Throat, Leg & Neck Tied Tight 2 Pole by KTM Station Staff, Malaysia
YB & YM replies on the above matter are noted with thanks.

We appreciate YB & YM quick response in handling the complain regarding the above mentioned cruelty. Please note that after the unpleasant incident took placed in KTM Kepond Station, KTM President Dr Aminuddin Adnan has made a statement which is truly disgusting (as per attached below). In his statement, he has confirmed that the cruelty was took place at KTM Komuter Kepong Sentral Station. However, he defended that he has helped the public in eliminating a nuisance (herein referred to the abused dog) . Worse still, he urged the public to appreciate his staff's cruelty act.

Kindly take nota that he is not a nobody, but a respectable high ranking government servant in which our tax money goes to his salary ! His statement not only discredits him, but also shows that he is a heartless human. Instead of conducting an investigation on the animal cruelty case and punished his staff who is at fault, he chosed to pledge his support in order to cover them.

For YB & YM information, after the wide explosure of this extreme cruelty case in the major press, animal blog, animal forum, as well as world wide web, many readers, bloggers including Muslim condemn his staff's cruelty act on the poor dog. (please refer to the below appended acticle in Malaysiakini by a Muslim). Moreover, it has drawn the attention of international animal welfare group - PETA. Dr Aminuddin Adnan should ashame of his unprofessional manner in dealing with public complain. It is inevitably that his department staff has committed a criminal under Section 43 of The Animal Act 1953 (revised 2006).

Lastly, we would like to reiterate that if his staff has gone against the law, the punishment has to be upon them. In this case, we are sorry to reiterate that Dr Aminuddin Adnan management skill and leadership are questionable.


Thank you

Yours faithfully
Justice for 1Malaysia



cc : All Animal Welfare Group
Yang Bahagia Dato. Abd Aziz- Director General of DVS




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melmel
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Mar 26, 2010, 5:34 PM


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Dear All,
Pls speak out 4 d abused KTM dog, sign d petition below :

www.thepetitionsite.com/1/str...ng-ktm-station


melmel
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Mar 28, 2010, 10:39 PM


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Reply from DVS :

Chief Enforcement Officer in Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (HQ in Putrajaya had given instruction to her to handle the case )


melmel
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Apr 3, 2010, 9:24 PM


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MPS President Yang Dipertua Dato' Zainal Step in - MPS (Selayang)Dog Pound
2nd Apr Pet+Newsflash

You can now expect to witness a significant difference in how the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) treats animals and issues related to them within its vicinity. The first of the big changes can be seen as early as next month.

MPS will be the setting up a special committee to deal with issues of dogs and other animals under its care. This decision was reached this afternoon at a special inaugural meeting at the MPS headquarters in Menara MPS in Bandar Baru Selayang. It was chaired by the Yang DiPertua of MPS, Dato Zainal Abidin Azim.

Two municipal councillors Mr Gunarajah George and Dr Ramli Jusoh (a retired veterinarian) were also present at the meeting. They were selected to head the special committee. The others there were made up of Dr Razif Zainol Abidin, Head of Health and Licensing.

Representatives also included the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) in Gombak, Selangor and Putrajaya. Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) and Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK)'s Canine Advisory Team Chairman and President of PETPOSITIVE Anthony Thanasayan was also at the meeting. Thanasayan received a special invitation by the Selayang Council.

He told PET+BLOGSPOT that he was also asked to attend the meeting by Dr Xavier Jayakumar who has been following developments in the various pounds in Selangor with keen interest. Dr Jayakumar is the Chairman of Health, Plantation Workers, The Poor and Caring Government in the state of Selangor.

A number of positive changes that residents in Selayang - and its animals can expect - once after the formation of the committee is as follows:

a) Special training in dog-catching to be coordinated by Dr Jayakumar's office. Help will also come from the DVS and MBPJ's canine-catching unit.

b) Skills training in pound management from the abovementioned sources and MPK.

c) change of all outside staff to full MPS personnel in canine management and put-downs. The latter will be done with full supervision by trained veterinarians, including visiting vets.

d) Education programmes for dog owners on responsible pet ownership (RPO) which includes humane caring for pets and consideration for non pet lovers in the neighbourhood.

e) spay and neuter campaigns.

f) Dog day events that are specifically organised by MPS.

Other issues to be explored at future meetings are trap, neuter and release programmes for stray dogs and cats, dog parks, legislation to promote RPO. The Committee decided that NGOs can also play a role in the meetings. However, invitations will be sent out to them as and when their help is needed.


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Animal-testing centre to be set up in Malaysia

Apr 2010 Malay Mail

FULLY INTEGRATED: The new multi-million biotechnology centre in Malacca will feature several animal testing laboratories ¡ª Filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: A RM450 million deal has been signed between a large Indian biotechnology company and State government-owned Melaka Biotech Holdings Sdn Bhd this year. The State will soon see three animal-experimentation laboratories set up in Rembia in Alor Gajah.

The primate, small animals and canine-testing laboratories will be part of a one-stop fully-integrated biotechnology centre for the development, testing and manufacturing of medicines.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Malacca Biotech, Indian Biotechnology firm Vivo BioTech Limited and Vanguard Creative Technologies Sdn Bhd on Jan 21 in India. A joint-venture company, Vivo Bio Tech (M) Sdn Bhd was set up to facilitate this multi billion ringgit project, in which India's Vivo BioTech would hold majority equity, followed by Vanguard Creative and Melaka Biotech.

The MoU was inked in New Delhi by representatives of Vivo BioTech and Vanguard as well as by Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, witnessed by Najib.

But as yet, no notice or application of permit has been made with the Peninsular Malaysia Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) and the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS).

Mohd Ali told The Malay Mail that the company was in the process of submitting building plans for the facilities to the Alor Gajah Municipal Council.

On the unease of animal welfare groups over the use of animals for experiments, the chief minister gave the assurance the State government would monitor the situation once the centre is set up and operational.

Meanwhile, Vivo Bio Tech (Malaysia) director Datuk Kuna Sittampalam stated that the proposed fully integrated biotechnology centre was still in its "early days" as the company has yet to submit building plans to the local council.

"There will be three phases in the construction. Phase one will be the animal-testing facilities while the second and third phases will encompass the biotech facilities," said Sittampalam.

He said the company will be importing Beagles from Holland for tests requiring canines, and most probably white mice for the small animal laboratory. He wasn¡¯t sure where they will get the primates from, "Most will be obtained locally, but if we are not allowed, then we will look overseas.

"This is a US$50 billion (RM170 billion) industry and Malaysia wants to be a part of this," said Sittampalam.

Not all tests can be replicated using human tissue culture in place of animals, he said, and explained that animal-testing is a small segment of the whole biotechnology process and people must look at the "bigger picture".

Unfortunately, he added, a biotechnology centre must have testing in order to be deemed fully-integrated. There must be the full sequence of drug development, testing and manufacturing, "so the picture is complete".



Growing protest of welfare groups
KUALA LUMPUR: News that a new biotechnology facility equipped with canine, primate and small animaltesting laboratories would soon be set up in Malacca has received opposition from local and international animal welfare NGOs who urge the government to step away from animal experimentation and testing. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) chairman, Christine Chin said SPCA opposes the construction of any animaltesting laboratory. "There are so many duplication of tests in many areas, in which scientists use human tissue or stem cell tissue instead of using animals," she said, adding that animal-testing does not even provide complete and accurate data or results. She feels Malaysia should concentrate on refining testing using human tissue from stem cell initiatives instead of embarking on controversial businesses that use animals for tests.
"I understand that certain pharmaceutical testing requires animals and we must accept a certain amount of animal-testing unfortunately. But we must begin to move towards alternative techniques," she said.

"Malaysia should not open the economy to businesses like this as it promotes cruelty." Sahabat Alam Malaysia (Sam) was also disappointed with the news of the laboratories, stating that no animal-testing in any form should be allowed in this country. Its president S. M. Mohamed Idris also urged the use of human tissue cultures in place of "animals specially bred and killed for this purpose". "They need to assess the justification for using animals in experiments and carry out a meaningful evaluation on the harm these animals will endure," said Idris. He also questioned whether the biotechnology company gave any thought to the welfare of the animals it was bringing in, such as how they will be housed and destroyed after the experiments were carried out. "Is there an ethics committee set up to look into this and ensure the animals do not suffer before and during the experiments?" he asked.
UK-based British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (Buav) has also expressed concern over the news of the planned laboratories.

Its special projects director Sarah Kite told The Malay Mail: "The outsourcing of animal-testing to countries where restrictions may be more lax is a worrying development. This appears to be the case in Malaysia as we understand there is no legislation governing the use of animals in research or testing. Even with legislation, however, the suffering that will be inflicted on the animals used is immoral and unacceptable." She said Buav was also concerned as to the source of the primates to be used in tests at this facility, questioning whether the facility will be allowed to use Malaysia's own indigenous population of long-tailed macaques. "We urge the people of Malaysia to not allow itself to be part of an industry that inflicts such great pain and suffering on animals," said Kite.

Perhilitan and DVS in the dark
KUALA LUMPUR: Neither the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) nor the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) have officially heard about the planned biotechnology centre in Rembia, Malacca.

Perhilitan deputy directorgeneral Misliah Mohamad Basir said this was the first time she had heard of such a deal and that she can, to date, "confirm" that no one has approached Perhilitan to obtain a license for bringing in primates to the laboratory. "They must refer to us (Perhilitan) for licensing as primates are a protected species. This is a big issue. We will have to refer the matter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment," she said.

Misliah also said that since there are no guidelines or policy on animal testing, Perhilitan will draft new guidelines for the of testing on animals under Perhilitan's jurisdiction if the Ministry were to approve such applications. DVS deputy director-general (veterinary health) Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar also stated he was not aware of the biotechnology centre in Rembia.

Currently, only a permit from DVS is needed if it involves the import of animals. ¡°For us, it is only the import of animals that will be of concern to us, but who has the authority to say yes or no to testing?" he asked, adding that the law (Animal Act 1953) contains legislation only on cruelty towards animals.


Tests a benefit to mankind
KUALA LUMPUR: On the other side of the spectrum, Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia (Lasam) said animal-testing or experiment facilities in Malaysia had been around for a long time. Lasam president Dr Abdul Rahim Mutalib said:

"Animal-testing or experiments are part and parcel of research and development in medical, veterinary and biomedical sciences. Animals are used as living models in studies to answer pertinent questions regarding a problem or problems that affect man (or other animals species). We cannot use human subjects anyway. The results will eventually benefit humans in the end. "The animal is a complete living system in which many types of responses can be elicited either simultaneously or in a series over a period of time. No in-vitro system, be it computer simulation, cell or organ culture system, can replace the animal." He said once a researcher has developed a product meant for humans, he or she must also prove that it will not have any deleterious effect on humans.

As soon as a product is created, he said, the progression of testing would be first in an in-vitro system such as tissue, cell or organ culture, followed by in an in-vivo system such as in small mammals including rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits and even fish. Lastly, testing would be conducted on higher mammals such as dogs, and monkeys which are models for humans. "The best type of animals that they should use are those that are purpose-bred. You must not use pet dogs or pound dogs or those caught from the wild, as in the case of monkeys, as these animals' health status are not defined," said Dr Abdul Rahim.

"If you use these types of animals, it is likely that your results will not be valid because there are so many variables. Just like when we do experiments in the laboratory, we must use the highest-quality chemicals and the cleanest of glassware so that our results will be true results." Dr Abdul Rahim, however, stressed that experiments conducted on the animals must take into account their welfare before, during and after the procedures, and if there is pain, it must be minimised. "The research must be ethical and the benefit must outweigh the pain or suffering the animals undergo," he said. Thus, he suggested that a local committee called the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) or the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) must be set up to screen or evaluate any research proposal that needs to use animals.


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MDDB Notice Board :

UPDATE ON KTM DOG

Dear people,

sorry for the delay in updates. Have been busy taking care of some puppies down with distemper and parvo. Anyway, the KTM dog, that we have named KTM, is doing well and getting over his fear of people. He has a hearty appetite and this is a good sign. We have are also currently working on what we plan to do next in order to seek justice for KTM. We will keep everyone updated. Meanwhile, here are some pictures.

BTW Mr Soh of the DVS called and said that they want to take action but we would have to surrender the dog to them. What do you all think? Should we surrender vthe dog to DVS to allow them to see of they can take action or should we pursue the matter on our own? Feedback please. (feedback on d comment column of MDDB blog) :

malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/























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MDDB Notice Board :

MDDB will be holding its monthly adoption drive this Sunday. We still have the Selayang and Klang puppies for adoption in addition to those rescued off the streets. Among the pups and dogs available for adoption this Sunday are three out of the four mange brothers from the Puchong pound. The mange brother with the worst skin condition was adopted last month. We were very touched when the family, which adopted him, selected the puppy that was that had the worst skin condition amongs all the puppies there. Their contention was that they were there to help us by giving one of the rescued puppies a home and the best way to do that would be to take the one that needed help the most. He is now much better with his hair growing back. Hopefully more people like this familiy would come to our adoption drive this Sunday.

Date: Sunday, April 11
Venue: Summit Subang Jaya, near the Starbucks enterance.
Time: 11.00am to 7.00pm
Details: 019-3576477, 012-3739007, 017-2081844

our finances are in the red again - and when we say red - we mean dark dark red. We owe a lot of vets money and have also used up our resources to pay for medicines and vitamins for our rescued puppies and dogs. We also need to pay our rental, utilities as well as helpers' allowance. The Klang and Selayang puppies, especially, took-up most of our resources as most of them had been very very ill.

Here what we need money for.



1) This old girl, now named Shriya, was found wailing and crying, in a car park in Subang Jaya. She was rescued by a motorist who had parked her car there and handed over to us. She is under the care of one of our fosterers and was recently diagnosed with failing kidneys. We need to put her on prescription food and kidney supplements which are both very expensive. Shriya is about 8 years old.




2) Senior White, Ms Husky and Forrest are still at the vets because they are not completely well. They have been there from the day of the rescue and we reckon their treatment and boarding is going to cost us. We have already paid the vet partially for the other pups admitted there including Ebony who had to undergo a blood transfusion.



3) Rolex too is at the same vet and he apparently has other healh issues including veneral disease. The treatment for that is quite expensive and we have to raise money for that as well.



3) Remember Lester? He too is still admitted at the vet's for various other problems and we reckon that he is going to cost us thousands as his treatment was extensive. The vet says he is having tick fever and cannot put on weight eventhough he eats a lot. 4) We have no picture here but a old male dog was rescued in Section 19, Subang Jaya and admitted at Mayo Clinic in Taipan. We owe the vet about RM1,400 for heartworm treatment, vaccination, castration and boarding. He has since been sent to the Furry Friend's Farm.

5) We still have our pups who have either been rescued from the pounds or off the streets that are suffering from either distemper, parvo or demodex that are still with us. In addition to that we also have several mother dogs awaiting neutering. Please help us raise some funds. Details are as follows:

Cheques in favour of:

Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd (654290-T)

and mail it to:

c/o No 48, Jalan Jeriji U8/75C, Bukit Jelutong, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Or bank into:

Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd

Public Bank Account Number: 3151793708.


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Live from Summit Subang - MDDB Adoption Drive- by Star Online TV

http://thestaronline.tv/v/5449


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Local councils among the biggest abusers

Star Apr 2010

MUNICIPAL dog pounds are the biggest animal abusers in the country according to animal rights lawyer N. Surendran.

He said workers contracted to manage the pounds and catch strays were not trained to care for the animals and were only interested in catching the dogs for money. ¡°The way the dogs are caught and, eventually, put down shows that they have no care for the dogs and lack empathy,¡± he said.

In the dark: Chin said the SPCA still did not know how some of the pounds put the strays down. SPCA chairman Christine Chin also added that dog catchers were not qualified to handle the strays.

According to her, there is also no humane management at the pounds where the dogs are housed. Council dog catchers have been criticised for the rough methods used to snare the strays and questions have been asked on how the local authority goes about recruiting these people and what kind of training is provided for them to manage the pounds.

¡°The trucks and vans used to keep them are totally inappropriate and are against the VSD Code of Good Animal Husbandry practices. ¡°Also, we are still in the dark on how the strays are put down,¡± Chin said.

Numerous cases of mistreatment of stray dogs by dog catchers have been reported in pounds run by the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj), the Klang Municipal Council (MPK), the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS).

Chin, however, praised the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for having the most decent pounds in the Klang Valley. Ill-equipped: The trucks used by the dog catchers are often not properly modified for the purpose

The non-governmental organisation Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) has visited numerous municipal pounds to see first hand the deplorable conditions the dogs are kept in.

¡°The dogs don¡¯t receive proper food and enough water and the enclosures they are kept in are never cleaned and disinfected. ¡°That is why dogs that we rescue from the municipal pounds all suffer from distemper, parvo and corona viruses and other diseases and infections,¡± a MDDB volunteer who declined to be named said. She added that one of the worst-kept pounds they had visited was the one run by the MPS (Selayang).

Chin was puzzled that the government pounds were not well-funded, which she said was the opposite of the situation overseas.

The DVS in 2008 had come up with a comprehensive guidelines on Catching and Exterminating Strays Dogs and it was meant to educate the municipal councils and NGO¡¯s on how to maintain and manage pounds in a sustainable manner.

However, when StarMetro checked with three municipal dog pound workers, none had read or even seen the the manual. A dog catcher who spoke on condition of anonymity said that no one cared about the dogs as they were seen as a nuisance and it was just an chance to make money.

The way the dogs are caught and, eventually, put down shows that they have no care for the dogs and lack empathy... N. SURENDRAN

¡°The more dogs you catch, the more money you make,¡± he said. ¡°It all boils down to attitude and a lack of will to change.

¡°Despite all the outcry, you still have agencies organising dog-catching competitions,¡± Surendran said. Surendran added that the attitude was the same in government agencies tasked to handle animal welfare.

¡°That¡¯s why we are one of the top 10 countries for wildlife smuggling. The agencies involved in animal welfare like the DVS and Perhilitan were not even aware that an animal testing facility would be set up in Malacca.¡± ¡°This is clearly against Section 44 of the Animal Act and yet they did not even know about it,¡± he said.


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SAM Against Animal-Testing Labs in Msia
Apr 2010

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wishes to express our opposition against the proposed three animal-experimentation laboratories to be set up in Rembia, Alor Gajah in Malacca.

The exploitation of animals in painful and often largely pointless research for optional human purposes is totally deplored by SAM.

SAM is concerned over the animal welfare, or actual suffering that non-human primates and laboratory animals might undergo as a result of their use in scientific procedures and research.

There is no way that animals used for laboratory purposes can truthfully adhere to the 'Five Freedoms' if animals are going to be incarcerated in cages and subjected to research or toxicity tests.

- Freedom from hunger and thirst;

- Freedom from discomfort;

- Freedom from pain, injury or disease;

- Freedom to express normal behaviour and

- Freedom from fear and distress

Monkeys are wild animals and conditions under which they are kept in the laboratory are seldom adequate to meet even their most basic physiological and ethological needs. They are subjected to stress and fear at all times

Furthermore, the acquisition of some macaques may involve capture from the wild to supplement captive breeding colonies. Capturing them causes a great deal of distress due to the trapping process, transport to holding and or breeding centre, quarantine and adjustment to new social and environmental problems.

On the other hand, the import of beagles from Holland has raised concerns of the conditions in which animals are kept in breeding and supplying establishments for subsequent use in laboratory.

In France, for instance the French National Association against Trafficking in Pets (Antac) reported about 60,000 dogs disappear annually, half of them stolen for use by research laboratories.

Unscrupulous dealers will then target animal shelters as sources to meet the demands for drug and pharmaceutical testing. According to a report in the Advocates for Animals Annual Review 1992, the Spanish Animal Defence Association stated that more than 2,500 stray dogs and cats are taken each year from Spanish animal shelters to laboratories in Germany and Switzerland.

The demand for beagles will certainly give rise to a disturbing trade in stray and stolen dogs for research laboratories.

Another concern is the absence of legislation governing the use of animals in research and experimentation. Currently there are no provisions under the Protection of Wildlife Act 1976, and the Animal Act (2006) to ensure humane care, treatment and handling of animals used for research.

Moreover, the absence of access to laboratories and the veil of secrecy surrounding the use of animals in research make it very difficult to monitor what is being done to animals inside these animal research establishments


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Animal groups unite on World Day for Animals in Laboratories to stop the construction of an animal testing laboratory in Malaysia

24 APRIL 2010, KUALA LUMPUR - To mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories today, a coalition of animal protection groups has launched an international effort to stop the construction of an animal laboratory at the Masjid Tanah Industrial Park in Malacca, Malaysia. The proposal, which has only recently come to light, is a result of collaboration between the Indian contract testing company, Vivo Bio Tech, and the State government-owned Melaka Biotech.

The coalition, which includes the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE), which represents animal protection organisations from 17 countries, has written to the Government urging it not to allow this facility to go ahead on humanitarian grounds. Also to be considered is the impact that allowing such a facility will have upon Malaysia¡¯s international image in the world. A meeting to discuss the coalition¡¯s objections in full has been requested.

Disturbingly, Malaysia currently has no legislation governing the use of animals in research. According to the company¡¯s website (www.vivobio.com), Vivo Biotech carries out extensive animal research, including toxicity testing on a variety of species for a number of purposes, including the controversial use for cosmetic products. It has also been reported that primates could be sourced locally in Malaysia. The government of Malaysia made an important stand by re-instating the ban on the export of primates for research in 2008. Should the animal laboratory be allowed to be set up in Malacca, immense suffering, misery and death will be inflicted on thousands of animals, and potentially facilitate the trade in wild-caught macaques within Malaysia.

The coalition opposes the construction of this facility for both ethical reasons and the lack of scientific validity of using animals in testing. It argues that there is a large range of non-animal techniques that, as well as being a more humane approach to science, can also be cheaper, quicker and more effective. These include cell, tissue and organ culture; micro-organisms such as bacteria; molecular research; studies with post-mortem tissues; computer simulations, population studies (epidemiology) and ethical clinical research with human volunteers.

Coalition spokesperson, Christine Chin, SPCA Selangor stated: ¡°We are calling on animal groups and others around the world to join us in urging the Government of Malaysia to dissociate itself from a proposal that will not only involve the suffering and death of thousands of animals every year, but also will undoubtedly have a negative and detrimental impact on Malaysia¡¯s image overseas.¡±

Action Alert
Please support the international campaign to stop the development of an animal testing laboratory in Malaysia. Join with us in opposing the development of an animal testing facility in Malacca, Malaysia. The BUAV ( www.buav.org/) , the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor (www.spca.org.my) and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) ( www.eceae.org/) have joined forces to campaign on this issue and we need your help!

The coalition opposes the construction of this facility for both ethical reasons and the lack of scientific validity of using animals in testing. It argues that there is a large range of non-animal techniques that, as well as being a more humane approach to science can also be cheaper, quicker and more effective.

There is still time to take action. We understand that as yet, no notice or applications of permits have been made to the Peninsular Malaysia Department of Wildlife and National Parks, or the Department of Veterinary Services. Further information and a link to a recent article in the Malay Mail, a leading Malaysian newspaper, can be viewed here: www.buav.org/a/2010/04/02/309

Please support the campaign and urge the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Chief Minister of Malacca to put an end to the negotiations between the Indian biotechnology company and the State government-owned Melaka Biotech. Request that they do not embark on the controversial business of animal research and remind them of the negative impact that the proposed laboratories will have on Malaysia¡¯s international image.


Prime Minister of Malaysia
Datuk Seri Najib Razak
Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building
Federal Government Administrative Centre
62502 Putrajaya
Malaysia

Email: ppm@pmo.gov.my (cc. the Prime Ministers Secretary at aziz@pmo.gov.my)


Chief Minister of Malacca
Datuk Seri Hj. Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam
Office of the Chief Minister
The Seri Negari
The State Administrative and Development Centre
Malacca, Malaysia
Email: alirustam@melaka.gov.my


Licensing Authorities
You can also request that the government authorities in Malaysia not issue any permits for the facility.

Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Datuk Seri Noh bin Omar
Wisma Tani, No 28, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 4
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62624 Putrajaya
Wilayah Persekutuan
Malaysia

Email: nohomar@moa.gov.my


Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas
Level 1 - 4, Podium 2 & 3, Wisma Sumber Asli
No.25, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 4
Federal Government Administrative Centre
62574 Putrajaya
Malaysia
Email: uggah@nre.gov.my


Department of Veterinary Services
Dato¡¯ Dr. Abd. Aziz b. Jamaluddin
The Director-General of Veterinary Services
Wisma Tani, Block Podium Lot 4G1
Presint 4, Federal Government Administrative Centre
62630 Putrajaya
Malaysia

Email: azizj@dvs.gov.my


Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan)
Dato' Abd. Rashid bin Samsudin
Director-General
Headquarters of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks
Km 10, Jalan Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Email: rashid@wildlife.gov.my (cc. to Personal Assistant at pakp@wildlife.gov.my)


Embassies
You can also write to the Embassy of Malaysia in your own country. For the contact details of Malaysian Embassies around the world go to:

www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-of/Malaysia

Action Alert
Please support the international campaign to stop the development of an animal testing laboratory in Malaysia




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May 4, 2010, 9:08 PM


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Malaysian Insider

Canine group to sue KTMB over stick-in-a-dog

Tying up a stray dog with a stick shoved down in throat could see national rail operator Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) in a court house soon.

Canine welfare group, Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB), is pursuing legal action against KTMB for allegedly torturing the dog, ironically named KTM for the place where it was found.

¡°We¡¯ll file a civil suit,¡± MDDB coordinator M. Mala told The Malaysian Insider. ¡°Once we file, it¡¯ll be a precedent.¡±

The KTM dog incident first garnered public attention through a complaint letter titled ¡°Ghastly animal abuse at Kepong KTM Station,¡± written by M. Nisha to Malaysiakini on March 17 this year, where the writer explained how she and a group of commuters had found the dog in a tortured condition two days earlier.

KTMB had issued a statement in response, admitting that their staff had caught the stray dog and tied it to a fence. However, KTMB denied intentionally shoving a piece of wood down the dog¡¯s throat, stating that the dog bit on the wood and refused to let go of it after KTMB staff tried to use the wood as bait.

KTMB further explained that the reason they caught the stray dog was because it had bitten passengers before, though none resulted in serious injuries. But concerned commuters alerted the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) which immediately went to the station but failed to find the dog as it had been released. However, the SPCA team managed to locate the brown patchy dog at the Selayang dog pound about a week later, upon which they handed it to MDDB.

KTM is seen here tied up and with a piece of wood stuck in its mouth.
¡°Our lawyers are looking at how members of the public can be plaintiffs,¡± said Mala. Currently, the lawyers are in the process of drafting an affidavit. The civil suit is expected to be filed in a couple of months, Mala added.

¡°We have animal activists coming up offering to be plaintiffs,¡± she said. When asked on the amount of damages MDDB is seeking from KTMB, Mala said that they are not seeking for damages. ¡°We don¡¯t want their money,¡± said Mala point-blank.

Instead, Mala said that they want KTMB to contribute to any animal welfare group, though not necessarily MDDB. In terms of contribution, KTMB could contribute to things like infrastructure, she added.

MDDB is a canine welfare initiative spearheaded by the NGO Community Development and Integration Initiative (CDII). They have rescued and placed hundreds of puppies in homes since 2008, according to Mala.

The dog, KTM, is now residing at a veterinary services clinic, she said, and the MDDB is currently looking to adopt him or foster him. Reactions from other animal groups towards the alleged KTM dog abuse have been varied.

¡°We have all the laws. Unfortunately, authorities don¡¯t use it,¡± SPCA chairman Christine Chin told The Malaysian Insider. Malaysian laws on animal cruelty are considered weak compared to similar laws in other countries. Section 44 of the Animal Act 1953 (2006 Amendment) punishes animal cruelty offenders with a RM200 fine or six months imprisonment.

In contrast, Singapore imposes a RM23,000 fine or one year imprisonment. Hong Kong animal cruelty offenders are fined RM90,400 or three years imprisonment. Thailand¡¯s fines for animal cruelty range from RM100 to RM10,000.

Although animal lovers had petitioned the government in 2007 to increase the fine from RM200 to RM10,000, and to increase the jail term from six months to two years after the horrific abuse of a German Shepherd named Sheena came to light, nothing was changed. ¡°Where there is no enforcement, abuse continues,¡± Chin said

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MDDB Notice Board :

Good bye & RIP, KTM Abused Dog

When it rains, it pours. KTM, the dog abused by the KTM workers, died in his sleep yesterday. He was very frail but had a hearty appetite. It was only on his last day that he showed some respiratory problems and it is believed he was infected with distemper. We think he must have been infected in the ten days he spent at the Selayang pound given that almost all the puppies rescued there by Animalcare tested distemper positive. Many had died from the time of rescue.

There was someone called Leong who wanted to see KTM and claimed she had been feeding him for the last two to three years at the station. Leong also told us that the KTM workers often tormented and abused the poor dog. When we told her to wait for a while until he stopped being so panicky, Leong had said KTM may die soon because he had been very frail. We are sorry Leong, for telling you to wait - because you were right - he was indeed frail and died before you could see him. But we are still not able to understand why someone who cared so much for him allowed him to be continuously abused by the KTM workers.

The only comfort we have now is knowing that KTM was given love and attention for the period he spent under the care of our fosterer - who ensured that he was fed with his favourite chicken everyday. What has happened to KTM will only push us to pursue our civil suit against KTM, the Selayang Municipal council and also the Klang Municipal Council. We had initially not planned to initiate legal action against the Klang Municipal Council but after learning that their dog catchers had to actually be taught to catch dogs - we were told we had grounds to sue.



KTM


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Canine abuse: Animal rights group mulls suing KTMB and Selayang council

Malay Mail

The saga of a stray dog found chained on March 15 at the Kepong Sentral railway station with a length of wood stuffed into its mouth has ended sadly 46 days later with its death.

With the canine's death, animal rights body Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) are now mulling legal action against KTM Bhd (KTMB) for allowing such an incident to happen at its premises. MDDB representative, M. Mala told The Paper That Cares the organisation would hold a meeting today with members and lawyers to discuss further action.

"We do not need KTMB's money. "The lawsuit does not mean we want monetary compensation. Our claims would include getting KTMB to adopt an animal shelter or to sponsor the 'trap, neuter, release' programme."

The canine's death is just another reason why justice should be sought against animal abuse. She said this was not the first such incident to have resulted in an animal's death.

The dog's plight was noticed by a commuter on March 15, who had then complained about the canine's maltreatment to KTMB staff and the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS).

KTMB president Dr Aminuddin Adnan confirmed the stray dog was captured by railway staff on March 14. The dog had apparently been roaming the Kepong station for almost two years and was a nuisance ¡ª attacking and biting passengers at both the station's parking area and ticketing counter.

KTMB had lodged several reports with the council on this stray dog. The canine was captured by KTMB staff a day after the last report was lodged with the council. But, upon receiving the commuter's complaint, the stray dog ¡ª now aptly dubbed "KTM" ¡ª was released and it had apparently, since, stayed away from the Kepong station.

Some time later, "KTM" was captured by the council and identified by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor members at the council's pound. The canine was bailed out and handed to MDDB for rehabilitation.

"The the council's pound was very unhygienic and dirty. Most of the puppies sent there became infected. We suspect "KTM" might also have been infected in the 10 days at the Selayang pound," said Mala.

"The dog's health condition was improving, despite being frail earlier. But, on his last day, he showed some respiratory problems and it was believed he was infected with distemper."

"KTM" was found to have died in his sleep at 8pm by a staff who had come to feed the canine. MDDB is also mulling suing the council as well for having failed to adhere to the guidelines provided by Department of Veterinary Services in managing its animal pound.

The council's public relations officer Mohamad Zin Masoad said it was up to MDDB to decide whether to sue the council. "As far as we know, we have been managing the pounds as stated in the guidelines."

Admitting the one-off incident where the pound was overcrowded, he said it happened due to the lack of staff to properly manage the area at that time.

"Do not judge us with that one-off incident. We have been working hard to ensure the improvement of the pound's condition and the well being of the animals there." Zin added the council was always open to discussion from any animal rights group for the betterment of the pound's condition.

KTMB declined to comment on MDDB's claims at Press time. SPCA Selangor assistant manager of public relations and marketing, Jacinta Johnson, expressed her sadness over the loss of "KTM", saying the death was terrible due to the circumstances he was in. "Such animal abuse isn't something new. But, what happened to "KTM" was simply terrible and unacceptable








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May 7, 2010, 10:47 PM


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Malaysian Insider

Time to pressure the DVS -

Dog lovers accuse authorities of uncaring attitude

Dog lovers have accused the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), as the sole government arm in charge of animal welfare, of not protecting dogs.They point out that only one case of animal abuse prosecution has been filed in the last five years.

¡°There¡¯s lack of enforcement in the prosecution department,¡± said Christine Chin, chairman of the non-governmental organisation Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

A total of 657 animal cruelty cases were reported last year with 90 per cent involving dogs, although none was prosecuted, according to SPCA marketing and communications manager Jacinta Johnson-Chan in a recent media report.
¡°I think DVS has no will to prosecute abusers,¡± Christine told The Malaysian Insider. ¡°There are a few cases where the evidence is quite strong that the animal is abused, but they¡¯d rather give them warning and a lot of chances.¡±

The DVS has come under fire for being indifferent towards animal abuse. In a horrific case of dog abuse where Sheena, a German Shepherd was starved by her owner till she had to be put down in 2005, the DVS reportedly did nothing though a neighbour had telephoned the agency three times about Sheena¡¯s abuse. By the time DVS officers seized the dog, it was too late to save her. Sheena¡¯s owner walked off with a RM100 fine.

In another case five years ago, a pet shop called Pet Safari was alleged to have allowed a sick dog under its care to die without giving it medical attention for two days. Despite the availability of witnesses and photographic evidence, Shah Alam DVS director Tee Thian See had said his department would not take any action because ¡°they did not see anything¡±.

¡°Their (DVS) priority is not cats and dogs; it¡¯s livestock,¡± said M. Mala, co-ordinator of canine welfare initiative Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB). ¡°They ensure livestock is not affected by disease.¡± The DVS¡¯s mission is to provide quality veterinary services as an assurance for public health and sustainable livestock industry for the sake of human welfare, as stated in its official website. Four out of its five purported objectives are related to the livestock industry. The DVS is under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry.

A starving and abused Sheena. ¡°They (DVS) do a good job with livestock, but certainly not dealing with dogs... there have ben (sic) countless cases of dog abuse by the Malaysian public, AND the councils...," Joane Sharmila, a 30-year-old editor from Kuala Lumpur, said in an email interview. "Dogs starving in pounds, dogs left to rot in pounds, dogs bludgeoned to death instead of being euthanised? Nothing at all has been done to address these problems. ¡°In short, DVS sanctions all these acts of cruelty,¡± she added.

Another dog lover, Carolynn Thaw, told The Malaysian Insider in an email interview that she does not trust the DVS with protecting the welfare of dogs. "I don't think much of them cos (sic) after all the cries for help from animal lovers, the DG had the cheek to even suggest using strays as dog meat... and the guy¡¯s a vet!¡± the 36-year-old said. DVS deputy director-general Datuk Dr Ahmad Suhaimi Omar suggested last March that people should be allowed to eat dogs kept in pounds to check the number of strays.¡° They are animals, just like chickens or goats,¡± he told a forum on effective animal pound management organised by the Petaling Jaya City Council¡¯s canine advisory team.

Azimah Mohd Othman, a 45-year-old personal assistant, said an absolute no when asked if she trusted the DVS. ¡°Trust? You must be kidding! They are not there to help any of the dogs... no way am I going to trust any of them with anything!¡± she blasted in an email interview.

A starving and abused Sheena.


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Malay Mail

Animal groups in protest over planned animal test

A joint protest by animal protection groups - both local and international - has been launched against the planned building of animal testing laboratories in Malacca.

Launched in conjunction with World Day for animals last Saturday, this coalition protest includes the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (Buav) and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE), which represents animal protection organisations from 17 countries.

They have written to the Malaysian government following news of the formation of the canine, primate and small animals-testing facilities which were highlighted by The Malay Mail on April 2.

This coalition is urging the government to disallow the construction of such facilities on Malaysian soil on "humanitarian grounds" and to consider the negative impact of allowing such a facility.

In their letters, the coalition wants a meeting to present their objections to the animal-testing facilities - part of a RM450 million biotechnology centre to be set up in Rembhia in Alor Gajah in a collaboration between a large Indian biotechnology firm and state government-owned Melaka Biotech Holdings Sdn Bhd.

A joint release by SPCA, Buav and ECEAE said: "Disturbingly, Malaysia currently has no legislation governing the use of animals in research.
"According to the company¡¯s website, www.vivobio.com, Vivo Biotech carries out extensive animal research, including toxicity testing on a variety of species for a number of purposes, including the controversial use for cosmetic products."

The coalition also expressed concern over where the primates, to be used for laboratory testing of medicines produced at the centre, would be sourced from.

"It was also reported that primates could be sourced locally, if permission is given. The government made an important stand by re-instating the ban on the export of primates for research in 2008.

"Should the animal laboratory be allowed to be set up in Malacca, wide suffering, misery and death will be inflicted on animals, and potentially facilitate trade in wild macaques," the joint release read.

The coalition was opposing construction of this facility, not merely on ethical grounds, but on what they deem as a lack of scientific validity in the use of animal testing.

"There is a large range of non-animal techniques that give science a more humane approach. This can be cheaper, quicker and more effective.

"These include cell, tissue and organ culture; micro-organisms such as bacteria; molecular research; studies with post-mortem tissues; computer simulations, population studies (epidemiology) and ethical clinical research with human volunteers," SPCA, Buav and ECEAE argued.

Coalition spokesperson, Christine Chin, who is also SPCA chairman, called on animal groups around the world to join the coalition's cause in urging the Malaysian government not to support the proposal that will not only bring greater suffering and death to animals, but also will undoubtedly have a negative and detrimental impact on Malaysia¡¯s image overseas.

This call was reiterated by Buav Special Project director and spokesman Sarah Kite, who told The Malay Mail: "BUAV and ECEAE are calling on the Malaysian government to intervene to stop animal testing from going ahead. We will call on our supporters and members around the world to join us in this call."

The Malay Mail was also informed that a joint Buav-ECEAE letter of protest was sent to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak earlier last week via email and airmail while SPCA will also send out similar letters to various authorities this week.

The Malay Mail reported on Aprl 2 that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the proposed RM450 million one-stop fully-integrated biotechnology centre for the development, testing and manufacturing of medicines and encompassing the three forms of laboratories in which testing on animals would take place, was inked on Jan 21 in New Delhi, India.

The MOU was signed between Melaka Biotech, Indian Biotechnology firm Vivo Biotech Ltd and Vanguard Creative Technologies Sdn Bhd with Malacca chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam being one of three representatives who signed the MOU. The signing was witnessed by Najib.

Joint-venture company Vivo Bio Tech (M) Sdn Bhd was set up as a result of the signing. The Malay Mail reported the project was still in its early days with the company about to submit building plans to the Alor Gajah Municipal Council (MPAG).

Vivo Bio Tech Malaysia director Datuk Kuna Sittampalam said the company was planning to import Beagles from Holland for use in the canine laboratory while white mice would be used in the small animals lab and, if allowed, primates would be sourced locally.

However, as said in the previous The Malay Mail report, neither the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) not the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) were aware of such a deal to bring in animals for testing.

With no legislation on animal testing, it is unclear which department or ministry has the authority to approve animal testing in the first place.

Perhilitan deputy director I Misliah Mohamad Basir was quoted assuring government guidelines would be drafted should any such facility be approved by the ministry.

On July 6 last year, The Malay Mail reported the Johor State Investment Centre (JSIC) was considering a proposal by a French pharmaceutical research company to set up a pre-clinical monkey-testing facility in Johor, with long-tailed macaques being derived from other countries. The Johor proposal was condemned by international and local animal welfare groups.


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Animal groups to stop the construction of an animal testing laboratory in Malaysia .

Click & Sign d Petition : www.thepetitionsite.com/1/StopPlansForAnimalTestingMalaysia



Target: To the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Chief Minister of Malacca

Sponsored by: SPCA Selangor, Friends of The Earth Malaysia, British Union For The Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE)


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Written by TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE:

Amend archaic Animal Act 1953

BEING an animal lover, I have been following closely issues concerning animal welfare, particularly on acts of cruelty to animals.

I applaud the many NGOs and animal welfare activists who have been championing the cause of animal welfare and working hard to draw the Government¡¯s attention to amend the archaic Animal Act 1953 and make it relevant to current needs and challenges.

I fully understand the calls and aspirations by these activists for I myself have several pets in my home which I regard as members of my family.

I wish to associate myself with the numerous calls to the Government to act without further delay and introduce amendments to the Animal Act 1953 (2006 Amendment) to provide for deterrent punishment against those who are involved in acts of animal cruelty and abuses as well as to better enhance animal welfare.

Poor enforcement of an archaic law by the authority concerned is largely responsible for the rise in animal cruelty cases.

Besides seeking urgent amendments to the Act, more can be and should be done to educate the public on animal welfare and pet ownership so that they fully understand their responsibilities and help minimise acts of abuse and cruelty to those animals.

State Governments and local authorities also have an important role to play in animal welfare by providing land to be used as animal sanctuaries where all captured strays will be homed and looked after.

Municipal dog pounds must act to improve the deplorable conditions dogs are kept in. Catching strays must be done humanely and not in a cruel manner.

Animal welfare organisations should continue to pursue animal welfare issues by involving their elected representatives to raise such issues in Parliament.

The authority concerned had several years ago spoken of the need to amend the Animal Act 1953 and other related laws but nothing substantial has been done thus far.

I call on the Veterinary Services Department which is the custodian of animal welfare to brief the minister concerned on the urgent need to monitor animal welfare issues and introduce relevant provisions to minimise acts of animal cruelty and abuse.

The animals that share our planet are a part of us. It is our moral duty to protect them from harm and abuse.

On animal welfare, Mahatma Gandhi once said: ¡°The greatness of a Nation can be seen by the way it treats its animals.¡±

TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE,
Kuala Lumpur.


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Jun 1, 2010, 7:52 PM


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Abused Tiger Show @ A'Famosa , Malacca :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ACVn73YL0


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A'Famosa under investigation for tiger abuse
Malay Mail May 2010

ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE: Tiger abuse at A' Famosa in Malacca has sparked calls for animal rights

PETALING JAYA: The A' Famosa Resort in Malacca could lose its licence to keep captive wildlife on its premises following allegations of its tiger being abused earlier this year.

A full-blown investigation into the incident, triggered by the amateur video posted on YouTube has now been undertaken by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan).

Perhilitan deputy director-general Misliah Mohamad Basir told The Malay Mail: "Our department was alerted about this in February 2010 during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

"The park had a tiger placed at their entrance for tourists and visitors to have photos taken with the animal." It is learnt that Perhilitan had at that time only seen snapshots of the incidents.

Nevertheless, in March, Perhilitan called in all zoo operators nationwide, including A' Famosa ¡ª to brief these establishments about the complaints received from the public and to impose a ban on all animal shows, especially those involving endangered and protected animal species.

During that meeting, Perhilitan also urged all operators to upgrade animal cages. "All 30 operators, except one, attended that meeting," said Misliah.

"A' Famosa Resort, however, claimed they did not get an invitation from us. Since the resort claimed they did not get the notice, we called them in again two weeks later to brief them. During that meeting, we discussed issues, which were specifically raised by the public about A' Famosa."

When asked about guidelines and regulations relevant to management of the zoo, Misliah said: "Taking into account that zoo management is not contained in the current Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Perhilitan only had the authority to grant them a license to keep the animal.

"Although there are regulations governing animal cruelty, park operators are not required to have a veterinarian on call, unlike the new Act, to be tabled next month. "We have amended the Act to address these issues and the new regulations will cover all requirements, including qualifications to handle wildlife.

"In the meantime, we will further investigate these allegations and act according to laws governing the protection of animals," she said. Misliah strongly urged the public to play an important role in this issue. "They can bring similar cases forward to highlight this matter. We have a 24-hour hotline." When asked whether Perhilitan had the authority to close down the park, Misliah said only the local council and State government have the authority to do that.

Malaccan tiger trainer fired

MALACCA: A' Famosa Resort general manager Allan Chee has denied allegations of its captive tiger being abused and further confirmed the assistant trainer, who abused the tiger, as seen on YouTube, had his employment terminated due to unsatisfactory overall performance.

Explaining the incident, he told The Malay Mail: " Tigers are nocturnal creatures and those here are very well fed. As such, they become very lazy and lethargic during mid-morning. So, naturally zoo handlers have to use extra coaxing to move the heavy tiger into position."

In response to allegations the tiger was drugged, Allan said: "There is no evidence the tiger was drugged or abused by its handler." Explaining the animal was a captive-bred tiger and considered very tame and comfortable around humans, he posed: "How can we abuse the animal? It costs around RM30,000 to RM40,000 per tiger. Of course we wouldn't hurt it, let alone drug the animal."

When asked if the resort was willing to let the captive tiger undergo a drug test, Allan responded: "Whoever wants to do so must get permission from us. They can't simply come over to do tests on these animals."


Zoo Negara clarification

PETALING JAYA: It was reported in The Malay Mail on Tuesday that "An enactment regarding the privatisation of Zoo Negara is currently being tabled in the Parliament."

That statement should have read "A bill regarding the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 is currently being tabled in Parliament."

In a Press statement to The Malay Mail yesterday, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said it initiated a study with regard to the management of Zoo Negara and options were being recommended to the cabinet for a decision.

The ministry is preparing the report, which will be sent to the cabinet. Zoo Negara has been managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organisation which is registered under the Registrar of Societies.

As such, the role of government is through the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, whereby it is responsible for regulating the existing Wildlife Protection Act 1972. The ministry had spearheaded efforts to arrest allegations of mismanagement at Zoo Negara, which was highlighted by The Malay Mail last year. The ministry also formed a committee headed by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas, following a site inspection of the zoo late last year.


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Jun 3, 2010, 9:09 PM


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Group: Don¡¯t exploit animals

Star
May 2010


MALACCA: A group of animal lovers plan to gather at a well-known resort in Alor Gajah here on Saturday to create awareness about the abuse of tigers and other wildlife by unscrupulous parties in the country. The group, which created a Facebook page named Stop Animal Abuse A Famosa, had recently put the word out on the Internet urging animal lovers to voice their dissatisfaction over treatment of animals.

Dewgem Yen, one of the four creators of the Facebook page, said they were not targeting the resort over the recent claims of abuse of one of its tigers.
¡°We want to create greater awareness that wild animals should not be exploited for profit.

¡°It is not just about the tigers but the treatment of our wild animals in general,¡± she said, when contacted. The Facebook page had sent out about 1,500 invitations so far with 71 indicating their interest to attend the gathering.

When contacted, A Famosa Resort general manager Allan Chee said they were aware of the gathering.¡°We welcome them to take a tour of our safari to see for themselves how our animals are kept and treated,¡± he said, adding that the move was a sincere gesture to show that their animals were not abused as alleged.

He clarified that the safari had stopped using two of its tigers for photography sessions with patrons since April. ¡°The tiger that appeared in the Feb 18 video on YouTube was used only to usher in the Tiger Year during Chinese New Year festivities here.

¡°We stopped doing it after being advised by the Wildlife Department officers who carried out a spot check here,¡± he said. He added the resort only became aware of the issue on May 19 when it received ten emails complaining of animal abuse.

Meanwhile, Malacca Society Against the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (SPCA) president Vincent Low lauded the move by the wildlife authorities to advise the resort to stop its tiger photography sessions. He also urged the resort to ensure that their animal handlers were professionally trained.

The 500ha resort recently became embroiled in controversy when a YouTube video titled Tiger Being Abused For Money surfaced in February depicting what seemed to be a drugged tiger being forced to pose for photographs.


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Department stops animal shows at resort

NST May 2010

ALOR GAJAH: The Wildlife and National Parks Department has issued a directive to a popular resort here to cease animal shows following allegations of abuse of the animals which were posted on the Internet and video recorded on YouTube.

State director Abdul Rahim Othman said department officials had met with the management of A'Famosa Resort last month to discuss and resolve the matter.

He said the allegations of abuse, especially of the tigers which are categorised as endangered, had given a bad impression of the resort and the practice had to be stopped before it got out of hand.

"The public has a negative perception of the issue as a result of the allegations and comments on YouTube and various websites. "The management understood the gravity of the problem and had complied with the directive," he said yesterday.

Rahim said recent checks by the department showed there were no animal shows or photography sessions involving tigers, adding that if visitors came across such abuse they should immediately alert the department.

The alleged abuse of a tiger during a show at the resort was highlighted by a New Straits Times reader in the Letters section on Monday. Anisa Nishat Mohamed Ismail claimed she had watched a video of a tiger that appeared drugged "or so tired it could not even hold its head upright".

She said it was a horrifying spectacle and showed the staff's total disregard for the majestic animal and was a slap in the face for Malaysia's conservation efforts. A'Famosa, however, denied the reports of abuse of the tiger, or any others animals under its care.

General manager Allan Chee said contrary to the claims, the tiger, recorded on You-Tube, was not drugged, but captive-bred and was very tame and comfortable around humans.

"The tiger is healthy and fine. It was not drugged during the photography session. "Tigers are nocturnal, and those kept here are well fed and are lazy and lethargic during the mid-morning," he said.

To prove that the resort also participates in conservation efforts, it is inviting animal lovers and observers to see the condition and state of the animals at the resort.

"We are inviting animal lovers and conservation groups to participate in our 'Free & Easy Tour of the Animal World Safari'. "See for yourselves the operation of our park, as well as the condition and state of all the animals in the resort," said a posting on A'Famosa's Facebook account.


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Jun 6, 2010, 9:58 PM


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Protest Against Animal Testing Lab

Time: 12:45 pm (organised by PETA)
Date: Wednesday, 9 June
Location: Outside the High Commission of India, No 2 Jalan Taman Duta, Off Jalan Duta, KL (next 2 Duta Vista Resort, no far from Hockey Stadium)


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Jun 8, 2010, 9:17 PM


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Anti-animal lab protest tomorrow
Malaysiakini 8th June 2010

www.malaysiakini.com/news/133931


Protests build against animal testing
Malaysiakini 3rd June 2010

www.malaysiakini.com/news/133538


Animal testing cruel, inaccurate and unnecessary
Malaysiakini 4th June 2010

www.malaysiakini.com/news/133603


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Jun 9, 2010, 10:21 PM


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Protest went well : YB Senator, PETA, SPCA , Sahabat Alam Malaysia & other animal welfare gp

Media : NTV 7, RTM, Star, Sun, Malaysiakini, Sin Chew , Chinapress, Guang Ming & international media

SPCA Chairperson Christine Chin submitted petition & memorandum to India High Commissioner Mr Vijay K Gokhale


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Jun 10, 2010, 9:56 PM


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No¡¯ to animal testing lab plan

Star June 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Animal lovers, activists, a Senator and a beauty queen were among those who gathered in front of the Indian High Commission here to protest the plan by an Indian drug company to build an animal testing laboratory in Malacca.
The Ethical treatment of Animals (PETA) drove home their point by using a ¡°rat¡± mascot.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor (SPCA) chairman Christine Chin, handed a memorandum to High Commissioner Vijay Gokhale, which was received by Second Secretary Birbald Anand. Also present at the protest was Miss Malaysia/World 2009/2010 Thanuja Ananthan.

Lyn Wong, 38, said: ¡°People must be made more aware that testing on animals is not necessary as there are many alternatives in terms of medical research.¡±

Mohani Niza, 22, said the Indian company had expressed its intention to use monkeys in experiments to test drugs ¡°because they think monkeys are not as cute as cats, but they do suffer as well.¡±

Also lending support was Senator Dr S. Ramakrishnan of the DAP, who said in a statement that animal testing should be banned because it was cruel, not reliable, inaccurate ¡°and below human decency.¡±

It was reported that Indian drug company, Vivo Biotech, was planning to build a multi-million dollar animal testing laboratory in Malacca to test-trial medicines on primates, dogs, and small mammals.



Sending a message: Activists protesting against the plan to build an animal testing laboratory yesterday.

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Jun 10, 2010, 10:33 PM


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Animals For Drug Test

Malaysiakini June 2010

Over a dozen animal rights activists assembled in front of the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur today to protest against the planned animal testing lab in Alor Gajah, Malacca.

Organised by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) Asia, the protest started about 1pm after Peta's official rat mascot arrived in full gear by taxi, bringing along protest placards in English and Hindi.

Among those who took part in the protest were Miss Malaysia/World 2009/2010 Thanuja Aanandhan, who is also a Peta ambassador, and DAP senator Dr S Ramakrishnan.

Undeterred by the scorching sun, the protesters stood at the gates as they thrust the placards in the air, demanding that Indian company Vivo Bio Tech Ltd stops its plans to build the controversial testing facility.

'Vivo Bio Tech: Quit Malaysia!' and 'Keep cruel animal tests out of Malaysia!' read some of the placards. Protesters chanted ¡°Quit, quit quit! Quit right now!¡± as police personnel monitored the situation

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)Selangor chairperson Christine Chin and two other members of the group went into the diplomatic mission to submit a memorandum of protest to high commissioner Vijay K Gokhale.

The SPCA also went around collecting signatures in support of their joint petition against the facility.
This will be sent to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam once 10,000 signatures are in hand.

This is the second protest held since plans for the animal testing facility were made public in April. The first was organised in Petaling Jaya by a coalition comprising the SPCA, British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments.

The proposed facility has sparked international outrage, particularly after Mohd Ali declared that it is man's ¡°god given right¡± to use animals for drug tests.

Plans to build the facility in Malacca were put in motion after state-owned Melaka Biotech, Vanguard Creative Technologies Sdn Bhd and Vivo Bio Tech inked a memorandum of understanding on the facility following negotiations in India last January.

Upon completion, the facility is expected to conduct tests using imported beagles and white mice, and macaques sourced from local jungles.






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Jun 10, 2010, 10:37 PM


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2 view PETA protest online, click :

www.malaysiakini.tv/video/194...n-mission.html


Fred2'O
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Jun 11, 2010, 5:58 AM


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tsk tsk..that poor German shepherd.


melmel
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Animal lab operating on the quiet for three years

Star June 2010

BUKIT MERTAJAM: While animal lovers are up in arms over the setting up of an animal testing laboratory in Malacca, a similar facility is believed to have been operating on the quiet here for the past three years.

According to the company¡¯s website, it is an independent contract research organisation offering toxicology services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical and industrial chemical industries.

It claims to conduct toxicology tests on a range of animals. It said some animals were used for regulatory pre-clinical toxicity testing of pharmaceuticals and certain chemicals, such as agrochemicals and biocides.

The RM52mil facility includes a state-of-the-art dog unit, purpose-built to provide the highest standards of animal care and advanced study procedures.

There were also 15 animal rooms, each designed to hold up to 40 dogs and enabling the housing of one study per room, the company said in its website.

The company also said its non-human primate building included eight animal rooms. It added that the primates would be supplied from the company¡¯s own biosecure breeding facility.

The website stated that the company had a 3,200 sq m barriered rodent facility for short-term toxicity, carcinogenicity and reproductive toxicity studies.

The existence of such a laboratory comes as a surprise to the state Wildlife and National Parks Department, which wants to investigate the company operating at the Penang Science Park in Bukit Minyak.

Penang-based Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is shocked that the company is operating in its own ¡°backyard¡± without its knowledge. Department director Noor Alif Wira Othman said it had not issued any permit for primates to be bred for research purposes in the state.

¡°Breeding primates for research requires several permits such as for catching, keeping, breeding, selling or buying of the primates. We will conduct an inspection on this premises to find out if they have the necessary documentation,¡± he said.

SAM president S.M. Mohd Idris expressed shock and disappointment when informed about the facility.

¡°We have been actively fighting with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor against the animal testing lab in Malacca.

¡°Little did we know there was a lab conducting similar activities here in Penang,¡± he said. A state official-cum-animal lover, who declined to be named, said he was disappointed with the previous administration for allowing the facility to be set up in Penang.

¡°I believe the company had once mentioned that it chose Penang to set up the facility because the laws on animal testing in European nations were more stringent,¡± he said.

Former state executive councillor Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan said: ¡°The issue should not be over-politicised as I am sure proper procedures are observed to avoid causing unnecessary discomfort to the animals.¡±

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research said about 115 million animals were used in scientific research globally in 2005 based on official national figures and estimates from the number of scientific papers published involving animals. Only Liechtenstein and San Marino have banned animal testing.

A check by The Star yesterday showed that there were fewer than 15 cars parked in the compound and CCTV cameras installed around the two-storey building.

There were hardly any activity in the compound except for a few people believed to be suppliers and contractors going in and out of the premises.

When met at the entrance, a security guard claimed that the company had not started formal operations yet. He said his boss was busy and could not see any visitors. Although he took down the name and contact number of the reporter, and said his boss would telephone, no call came from the company.


melmel
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Jun 17, 2010, 9:45 PM


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Animal rights groups protest against Indian company's plan

People¡¯s Daily On-line June 2010

A coalition of animal rights groups gathered outside the Indian High Commission in Malaysia here on Wednesday to protest against a plan by an Indian drug company to build an animal testing laboratory in Malaysia.

The protesters claimed that the 140 million-U.S.-dollar project meant for pre-clinical trials would cause thousands of animals to suffer and die as a result of the experiments.

They also handed a memorandum to the Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Vijay Gokhale, hoping that the Indian government would look into the matter.

According to the animal rights activists, the Indian company has planned to conduct trials on Malaysian long-tailed macaques and beagles upon completion of the laboratory.

Over 80 protesters from at least four animal rights groups were present at the high commission.


melmel
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Jun 17, 2010, 9:54 PM


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Protest over animal testing facility- Freedom Malaysia

Jun 2010

VIDEO INSIDE KUALA LUMPUR : A group of animal rights activists gathered outside the Indian High Commission here to protest against a proposed Indian-based animal testing facility in Malacca.

Consisting of members from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor, the group handed over a memorandum to Indian High Commissioner Vijay Gokhale.

Some of the concerns laid out in the memorandum highlighted the alleged mistreatment of animals in research laboratories, as well the lack of scientific validity involving animal testing. SPCA Selangor suggested alternatives such as studying post-mortem tissues.

Owned by Indian company Vivo Bio Tech Ltd, the RM500 million facility is expected to use Malaysian long-tailed macauques and Beagles for testing purposes upon completion.

¡°If the Indian people knew what was going on in Malaysia, they would be shocked,¡± said Rochelle Regodon, a spokesperson for PETA.
¡°The animals would be subject to mutilation, testing without anesthesia and other forms of painful mistreatment. Since these monkeys were not allowed to be exported, they were instead going to be used for experimentation,¡± she added.

Regodon also told FMT that the planned facility was part of a worrying trend in ¡°weaker¡± countries such as Malaysia. According to the PETA spokesperson, corporations that were based in countries with more stringent laws tend to set up their operations in countries where there was no applicable animal rights law.

¡°Last year, a French company wanted to come to Johor to do the same thing. We then went to meet several EU ministers in the country, and this project was stalled,¡± she said.

Asked where most of the test animals came from, Regodon said that she did not know. Also present was DAP Senator S Ramakrishnan, who explained that while Pakatan Rakyat was not aware of animal testing as a whole, he was personally following the issue.

6,000 signatures gathered
- Petition

In a statement to the media, Ramakrishnan said that tests on animals did not equate to successful usage on humans. He also said Malaysian laws should be amended so that it would be legal to test on humans, so long as they wanted to use the products in question.

SPCA Selangor's chair Christine Chin also said it had gathered over 6,000 signatures in an online petition.

It will be submitted to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak as soon as it reaches the 10,000-mark.

At the moment, PETA does not have a branch in Malaysia. Its nearest branch is located in the Philippines.








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melmel
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Jun 17, 2010, 9:56 PM


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Protest over animal testing facility- Freedom Malaysia

Jun 2010

VIDEO INSIDE KUALA LUMPUR : A group of animal rights activists gathered outside the Indian High Commission here to protest against a proposed Indian-based animal testing facility in Malacca.

Consisting of members from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor, the group handed over a memorandum to Indian High Commissioner Vijay Gokhale.

Some of the concerns laid out in the memorandum highlighted the alleged mistreatment of animals in research laboratories, as well the lack of scientific validity involving animal testing. SPCA Selangor suggested alternatives such as studying post-mortem tissues.

Owned by Indian company Vivo Bio Tech Ltd, the RM500 million facility is expected to use Malaysian long-tailed macauques and Beagles for testing purposes upon completion.

¡°If the Indian people knew what was going on in Malaysia, they would be shocked,¡± said Rochelle Regodon, a spokesperson for PETA.
¡°The animals would be subject to mutilation, testing without anesthesia and other forms of painful mistreatment. Since these monkeys were not allowed to be exported, they were instead going to be used for experimentation,¡± she added.

Regodon also told FMT that the planned facility was part of a worrying trend in ¡°weaker¡± countries such as Malaysia. According to the PETA spokesperson, corporations that were based in countries with more stringent laws tend to set up their operations in countries where there was no applicable animal rights law.

¡°Last year, a French company wanted to come to Johor to do the same thing. We then went to meet several EU ministers in the country, and this project was stalled,¡± she said.

Asked where most of the test animals came from, Regodon said that she did not know. Also present was DAP Senator S Ramakrishnan, who explained that while Pakatan Rakyat was not aware of animal testing as a whole, he was personally following the issue.

6,000 signatures gathered
- Petition

In a statement to the media, Ramakrishnan said that tests on animals did not equate to successful usage on humans. He also said Malaysian laws should be amended so that it would be legal to test on humans, so long as they wanted to use the products in question.

SPCA Selangor's chair Christine Chin also said it had gathered over 6,000 signatures in an online petition.

It will be submitted to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak as soon as it reaches the 10,000-mark.

At the moment, PETA does not have a branch in Malaysia. Its nearest branch is located in the Philippines.








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melmel
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Jul 4, 2010, 10:08 PM


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MDDB Notice Board

WE ARE SHOCKED!

We are posting this with a very heavy heart. A friend, Eileen, who is an independent rescuer called us this morning to say that someone had informed her of a dog that had met with an accident in PJ ¨C somewhere in Taman Megah. This is Eileen¡¯s message after the dog had been found dead. She had also sent some pics.

The dog died right in front of a newly opened cafe in Taman Megah nearby to Lim Kok Wing institute. He has a collar on. Was believed to have been hit by a car, Both rear legs have been crushed and can't move. Have been there for several days but no one came forward to help. Somebody left a packet of rice but doubt the poor boy could move to eat. What has our society come to??? Poor dog in terrible suffering May he RIP. May his death not in vain but help raise awareness that people can do something for injured dogs.

The person who had called told her he was informed the dog, which had a shattered leg, had been lying there for the last three to four days. We are shocked ¨C why didn¡¯t anyone even bother to help this poor dog. What about its owners ¨C did they know that their dog was missing? We made immediate arrangements to rescue the dog but when the caller went back to the scene this afternoon, the poor dog was dead. However, it was still alive when he had passed by in the morning. We shudder to think the pain, fear, hunger and thirst the poor dog must have endured these last few days. Why didn¡¯t anyone even think about calling the SPCA, PAWS or even us ¨C as we are certain that there would have been many people who had seen this dog. What is most appalling is that people can actually sit and eat at the restaurant while the dog was lying there dying! If anyone of you happen to come across this blog posting ¨CSHAME ON YOU! Dogs are mammals just like us that also undergo all the pain and emotions that we are capable of experiencing. Had he been rescued on the day of the accident or even the second or third day ¨C the dog may still be alive. So, we beg you people ¨C next time you see an injured animal on the streets ¨C don¡¯t look the other way. Help it! If its money that you don¡¯t want to spend ¨C you can always call us for a reimbursement ¨C we will pay you back even if it takes our entire month¡¯s salaries. This lack of apathy towards animals in need of help is indicative of a defective society. We just can¡¯t believe that not even one person had cared enough to help. To motorists, next time you hit a cat or a dog ¨C please do the right thing ¨C doesn¡¯t just drive or scoot off. RIP doggie ¨C we wish we had known of you earlier. Just look at the number of cars and traffic in the area - yet no one cared.




The number of cars parked near the dog - yet no one cared.


The poor boy - lost his life in vain.


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melmel
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Jan 31, 2011, 7:36 AM


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LITTLE POODLE WAS PUNCHED ON FACES, THROWN, SLAMMED TO WALL by DOREEN LOO & HER TATOO BOYFRIEND AS SHOWN IN D VIDEO CLIP APPENDED BELOW (click 2 watch ):

www.jonathanfun.com/2011/01/toy-poodle-abuse-video/

tis abused took place in Damai Perdana, Cheras. Recently, upon reaching there, d relevant enforcement teams found out tat culprits hv moved out.

d dying poodle was sent 2 a vet after he was severe vomitted , d vet suspected he sufferred internal bleeding, d last visit was in Aug 2009

Vet has submitted all d relevant document 2 enforcement teams & ready 2 testify wen necessary






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melmel
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Mar 13, 2011, 8:34 AM


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A cold blood girl Chow Xiao Wei Killed a small kitten in Serdang

www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1895256344554&oid=276194922385&comments¬if_t=video_comment

DVS is applying court order to pursue tis case


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melmel
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Apr 1, 2011, 9:44 PM


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 A cold blood girl Chow Xiao Wei Killed a small kitten in Serdang , click the link below to view d video clip :

www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1904368931540

DVS is applying court order to pursue tis case


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melmel
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Jul 18, 2012, 6:31 PM


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Sabrina Yeap of Furry Friend Farm passed away


RIP, Sabrina

Cortege leaving from Sg. Besi Nirvana Memorial to Shah Alam crematorium 20/07/2012 Friday 10am

Dog food and rice are needed for the farm dogs



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melmel
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Jul 21, 2012, 12:32 AM


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KUALA LUMPUR: Hordes of people and more than a dozen dogs paid their last respects to animal rescuer Sabrina Yeap at the Nirvana Memorial Centre here yesterday.

The memorial centre's management decided to allow dogs to the wake because canines were very near and dear to the founder of animal sanctuary Furry Friends Farm (FFF).

The canines that were brought to the centre included two that were trained to be therapy dogs under FFF's Dr Dog programme.

The two dogs, Dr Kylie and Dr Samm, spent the entire morning at Yeap's wake. Sad goodbye: Rover, aged four, which was adopted from FFF, paying his last respects to Yeap at the Nirvana Memorial Centre in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. The canine was named by Yeap.

Other dogs present were those adopted from FFF and other rescue groups, such as Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) and Garden of Eden (GOE), as well as pets that accompanied their owners.

Yeap died of leukaemia on Tuesday. She was 49.

According to FFF volunteer Wendy Goh, Dr Kylie was one of Yeap's favourites due to her calm demeanour.

The Dr Dog programme was special to Yeap and she took much pride in ensuring that the dogs went on to serve the elderly and special children as therapy dogs, said Goh.

She said the founder of the Dr Dog programme, Dr Jill Robinson, had given her blessings to continue the programme in Malaysia.

Among those who paid their last respects was independent rescuer Connie Foong, 56, who had helped Yeap during the Pulau Ketam dog dumping tragedy a few years ago.

Foong was among Yeap's core group of rescuers who had removed dogs that were dumped by Pulau Ketam residents on a nearby mangrove island.

Foong said it was unfair that Yeap had died at such a young age.

“She sacrificed her life for dogs and was a role model to all animal rescuers,” Foong said.

FFF spokesman Myza Nordin said that the dogs at the sanctuary were safe and in good hands.

She dismissed as unfounded vicious rumours that the dogs were now in a limbo.

“This is untrue and we hope that those who are spreading these rumours will stop immediately. Please show Sabrina some respect,” Myza said.

Yeap's funeral service will be at 10am at Parlour No 13 at the centre today.

The cortege will then leave for Nirvana Memorial Park, Shah Alam, for cremation.

Her ashes will be scattered in the sea at Port Klang tomorrow afternoon.

Yeap, an orphan, leaves behind 200 dogs, 150 cats, countless friends and admirers.


melmel
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Jul 23, 2012, 7:21 PM


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21 July 2012 Sat

Sad Farewell for Sabrina Yeap

SHAH ALAM: Renowned animal rescuer Sabrina Yeap was taken on her final journey to the Nirvana Memorial Park accompanied by two of her most favourite rescued dogs shih tzu Meow Meow and Pulau Ketam hero mixed-breed dog Kuning.

Kuning was among the 400 dogs dumped by Pulau Ketam residents on a mangrove island in 2009.

The dog had swam out to a nearby fishing pontoon and started helping Furry Friends Farm (FFF) rescuers to lure dogs out of the swampy island.

A team of therapy dogs, which were trained under FFF's Dr Dog programme, were also present at Yeap's cremation yesterday morning.

Loyal buddies: Yeap’s friends and furry pals gathering in front of her cortege before leaving for the cremation.

Yeap's ashes were later scattered in the sea off Port Klang.

One of FFF's international volunteers John Landon, who flew in from Melbourne, Australia, to attend the funeral, broke down in tears as he spoke about Yeap, who died of leukaemia on Tuesday.

“She was the hardest working person I have ever known and I never imagined that this would happen to her.

“She had also done a lot of nice things for me and I will miss her very much,” added Landon, who will remain here for a few weeks to help oversee FFF operations.

Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) rescue coordinator Irene Low said her organisation would always be grateful to Yeap for the help she had rendered.

“When we started off in late 2008, we had very little. Sabrina gave us 50 bags of dog food and paid off our RM10,000 veterinary bill to help us through.

Yeap's ashes being strewn at sea after the cremation.

“MDDB will always treasure her for that thoughtful and kind gesture,” said Low, who led the MDDB entourage yesterday.

Feline rescue group Stray Cats Rescue and Treatment Community Help (Scratch) founder Suzana Sulaiman, who flew in from Penang, said the animal rescue fraternity had lost a valuable member.

“It's a very sad day for all of us,” Suzana said.

FFF volunteer Victor Chee said he had started helping out at the sanctuary with his brother William and mother Jennifer Ng after Yeap took in a stray dog that they rescued three months ago.

“Although she had many dogs to take care of, she did not say no and that was why we decided to volunteer at the sanctuary,” Chee said.

Yeap, who was orphaned when she was just a month old after her parents died in an accident, did not have a single relative in Malaysia.

Her doctor father and her mother had eloped to Malaysia from China and lost touch with their families.

Yeap grew up in a temple and her 200-odd dogs, 150 cats and countless loyal friends were her only family.

Meanwhile, FFF spokesman Myza Nordin said arrangements were being made to consolidate the sanctuary's operations



Loyal buddies: Yeap’s friends and furry pals gathering in front of her cortege before leaving for the cremation.





Yeap's ashes being strewn at sea after the cremation.


melmel
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Jul 24, 2012, 7:41 PM


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SPCA Notice Board

Food Donations To Furry Friends Farm

SPCA Selangor and animal rescuers met on the 18th of July at the SPCA Selangor Humane Education Centre to discuss immediate plans to provide assistance to Furry Friends Farm (FFF), following the demise of its founder Sabrina Yeap on Tuesday. In attendance were FFF spokesperson Myza Nordin, FFF volunteers, Save A Stray, Cherishlife Home, petfinder.my, Project Second Chance, Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better and other animal rescuers.

Myza confirmed that there are over 30 volunteers who have stepped in to care for the animals, and that a committee will be formed soon to govern the organization. Until then, FFF is not soliciting any cash donations. SPCA Selangor has volunteered to be a food collection centre, and has offered food donations as well as treatment, vaccinations and neutering for the animals at FFF for the next 3 months. MDDB has offered to sponsor the monthly water supply from Syabas.

Food donations from the public started coming in immediately (in total 333kg of dog food and 58kg of cat food), and SPCA Selangor has donated an additional 500kg of rice, 500 Doxycycline tablets and 10 boxes of disposable gloves. The current FFF operations coordinator Mr Yong picked up the first batch of donated items on the 21st of July.





melmel
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Aug 3, 2012, 10:32 PM


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Somali who ‘helped’ to care for pet throws it into manhole


PETALING JAYA: The deliberate killing of a pet dog by two men who were caught on video throwing it into a manhole has raised the hackles of animal lovers.

Worse, the persons who killed the dog had earlier volunteered to care for the pet, claims the owner, a Jordanian student.

“I went back to Jordan on June 24. My housemate's friend, a Somali student, offered to care for my dog Kanilla for a month,” said the 19-year-old, adding that the female dog was a cross between a Pitt Bull and a Dalmatian.

On July 19, the owner was shocked when he received a message from the Somali student claiming that Kanilla had run away.

Further distress awaited the owner when he came back to Malaysia on July 26.
“My housemate showed me a video of the Somali student and another person throwing Kanilla into a manhole in Cyberjaya,'' he said.

He said he was broken-hearted over the cruelty inflicted upon Kanilla.

Cruelty comes in many forms but this is particularly very shocking. I urge the authorities to take the necessary action and to make a stand that animal abuse would not be tolerated in Malaysia. — CHRISTINE CHIN

The owner claimed that the perpetrators had used his housemate's laptop to transfer some files, including the offending video, and had forgotten to erase them after that.

He has lodged a police report at the Cyberjaya police station on July 31 with help from the Selangor Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

“Cruelty comes in many forms but this is particularly very shocking,'' said SPCA chairman Christine Chin.

“I urge the authorities to take the necessary action and to make a stand that animal abuse would not be tolerated in Malaysia.”

Stills of the video were also forwarded to canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) which posted the pictures on its Facebook page.

The posting garnered countless comments from enraged people from Malaysia as well as overseas,

Among those who commented was renowned bassist Andy Peterson who said: “Get the one who took the picture too.”

A Malaysian living in Canada, Juliana Vincent-Phillips, said the perpetrators should be deported, adding that “no one will miss these scums”.

MDDB rescue coordinator Irene Low said more police reports were being lodged to lend support to the SPCA's initial report.

She urged the public to obtain the sample report from the MDDB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MalaysianDogsDeserveBetter



melmel
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Aug 8, 2012, 11:11 PM


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07 August 2012

Protest at varsity over dog abuse


ABOUT 20 people from the Animal Action Group gathered at Multimedia University (MMU) campus in Cyberjaya yesterday to condemn two foreign students who allegedly threw a dog into a manhole recently.

PUTRAJAYA: The group, headed by its adviser, Sharul Nizam Rahim, also handed over a memorandum to the university's head of corporate communications, Abdul Lazi Nordin.

Based on messages, telephone calls and feedback from several overseas quarters, Sharul said the incident had given Malaysia a bad name.

He said Malaysia was also named as an animal abuser country.

"We want MMU and the police to conduct a thorough investigation into this matter and take appropriate action against the students.

"I know our group is very small, but we are here to seek justice for animals. They are also living creatures.

"Most of us here are also Muslims, and our religion does not teach us to abuse animals, including dogs," Sharul said.

Pictures and videos of two African students throwing a dog into a manhole in Cyberjaya went viral on Facebook last week.

It was alleged that the two, entrusted by another African friend to care for the dog during his absence, threw the mutt into the manhole.

Their action drew ire from Facebook users, with many calling for the police to take immediate action against them.

MMU said they strongly condemned the act, which showed a disturbing lack of empathy and compassion on the part of the perpetrators.

Abdul Lazi said the university viewed the act as heinous and despicable.

"Should the university receives confirmation that our students were indeed involved, we will not hesitate to take action.

"Based on MMU's records, we do have a student whose name matches the one stated in the police reports.

"However, we are unable to confirm that this person in our database is indeed the perpetrator of the heinous act. As such, the university will leave it to the police to investigate," Abdul Lazi added.
He said MMU would cooperate with police.

"Based on police's findings, MMU will implement any action deemed necessary by the university's disciplinary board.

"We will not hesitate to mete out harsh punishment if the student is found guilty."


melmel
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Oct 22, 2012, 10:19 PM


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Petknode Cat Boarding's Shahrul Azuan Adanan and Yushairy Khairuddin were sentenced to 3 months jail by High Court to the maltreatment of 30 cats, which they had left starving, dehydrated and covered in faeces at the “pet hotel” over last year’s Hari Raya holidays. It was reported that more than 100 cats were at Petknode in unhealthy conditions, suffering from wounds and weight loss, while many cats died.


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