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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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May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM

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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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melmel
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May 8, 2009, 1:14 AM

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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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melmel
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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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May 8, 2009, 6:33 PM

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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


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



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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!


(This post was edited by melmel on May 8, 2009, 10:24 PM)

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