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melmel
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Mar 13, 2009, 5:25 PM

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Please read Malaysiakini : here

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.

Perhaps UVH professors Dr Nadzariah Cheng (Paws ex-president), Dr Bashir, Dr Noordin and Dr Hassan from UPM can answer us on these cruelty issues ?

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


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melmel
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Mar 17, 2009, 8:33 PM

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Voice for the animals - Selangor State Government 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.


melmel
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Mar 23, 2009, 6:24 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.



melmel
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May 5, 2009, 8:35 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.
Dog tat was dumped by Ketam residents was spotted eating another dog in d uninhabited island


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supermutts
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May 6, 2009, 6:25 AM

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good, that you've posted these..
u can create a new topic for the p.ketam dogs, so ppl will take note...



No Buying! No Selling! No Breeding!

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



melmel
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May 6, 2009, 6:58 PM

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SPCA FEEDING BONY DOGS IN D UNINHABITED ISLAND - 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. All volunteers are welcome





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melmel
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May 6, 2009, 11:00 PM

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melmel
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May 7, 2009, 12:43 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, 12:58 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, 5:22 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, 1:30 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.


melmel
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May 8, 2009, 1:33 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.


melmel
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May 8, 2009, 10:37 PM

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SPCA & SAS will do MASS STERILIZATION @ KETAM THOUSAND DOGS, pls SUPPORT










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
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melmel
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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 .



melmel
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extract from 'homepet' website :

Regarding the trapped Island doggies news! INSIDE NEWS!!
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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Today SPCA RESCUED ANOTHER 6 DOGS from d ISLAND of DEATH after Camping Overnite There. TOTAL = 8 DOGS


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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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May 12, 2009, 8:31 PM

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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


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MPK meeting with animal NGO & animal activist yesterday 2.30pm


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 >


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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.



melmel
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hi, concentrate on dogs, pls





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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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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Being a resident of P.Ketam, let me share with you the followings :

Furry Freinds Farn was originaly registered under as private company on 4th Oct 2006 under the ownership of Sabrina Yeap. FFF registration no is 001642503-V. Sabrina's real name is Yeap Soo Boon. FFF is registered under R.O.B.

ALL ROB and ROC companies have individuals/corporate as ultimate owner/shareholder and are FOR PROFIT to the individuals/corporates. No matter what they say, ultimately the funds they collect will be utilised or expended by the shareholders according to thier own plans and without being accountable to any other party or authority. As a matter of public accountability and social responsibility, they should be transparent with the way the public funds are to be utilised.

It is illegal for FFF to recieve public donation as it is NOT A NGO. Please note that this can lead to malpractice of the public funds and no audited account is required. Moreover, all donations received by FFF as a private business account are subject to company tax of 27%.

Sabrina Yeap Wen @ Yeap Soo Boon , P.Ketam residents urge you to transfer the public donation from your private business account to P.Ketam Stray Dog Foundation and managed by P.Ketam Resident Association , Mr Tee. The noble way forward is to properly establish the Pulau Ketam Stray Dog Foundation by using the public donations/funds collected under FFF. The funds will certainly contribute meaningfully to the salvation of abused, tortured and embattled stray dogs in P. Ketam.

If you have the sincerity and moral conscience for this cause, please heed the people's voices!




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