Monday, November 10, 2008

Cruel, cruel MPSJ dog catchers

POPIKO MAIL

To all the kind uncles and aunties who have offered to help my poor tortured brother, thank you very much. You generous contributions will not only help him but other dogs in a similar situation.

My brother is now being treated by Aunty Dr Gowri and Aunty Dr Kavita at their clinic.

Those who want to contribute can do so by:

Cheques in favour of: Animal Health Center @ Ara, c/o No 48, Jalan Jeriji U8/75C, Bukit Jelutong, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Or bank into: Animal Health Center @ Ara, Maybank Account: 512352602980 If you have banked in your contribution please call 019-3576477.

For further details please call 019-3576477 as well.

Please forward this link to as many people as possible.

Yours truly signing off with a big woof, woof,

Sharmini Popiko Sasha (SPS)

In pain: The dog with one of its ears injured after the ordeal.


Monday November 10, 2008

Dog catchers acted cruelly, alleges rescuer


By WANI MUTHIAH

INDEPENDENT stray dog rescuer Amy Foo had the shock of her life recently as she was taking a leisurely morning stroll near her home in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong.


Foo, 32, alleges that she saw a group of five men, several of them in Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) uniform, beating a dog and forcing it out through the railings of a locked gate.

“I heard a dog yelping in pain as I was taking my walk, and went to investigate what was going on.

“What I saw made my blood turn cold as several of the men had climbed over the gate into the premises of the locked empty house and were hitting a dog which had taken shelter there,” she said.

Since the gate was locked, the men proceeded to drag the medium-sized dog out through the narrow railings of the gate, she alleged.

“The railings began to graze and cut the dog in the mouth and ear region and there was a lot of blood, and the frightened dog was screaming in pain,” alleged Foo tearfully.

Foo said she approached the men who scolded her for interfering and threatened to compound her for obstructing them.

“They also began to use more force on the poor dog after I had approached them,” alleged Foo, who added that she believed that the dog was not a stray as it was wearing a collar chain.

Distraught and not knowing what to do, Foo contacted several other independent dog rescuers, who immediately called Selangor executive councillor in charge of local councils Ronnie Liu, who advised them to lodge a police report.

Foo lodged a report at the Puchong police station and rushed to the MPSJ dog pound located not very far from the area.

“What I saw there only depressed me further as the dog was locked up in the pound, bleeding and in pain,’’ alleged Foo.

When contacted, MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan said he would look into the matter as well as speak to the relevant officers.

Meanwhile, Foo and several other independent rescuers are working towards getting the injured dog out of the MPSJ dog pound in Puchong to send it for treatment.

Said one of the rescuers, Leigh Chen, who had rushed with Foo to look for the dog at the pound after it had been brought there: “This dog has undergone a traumatic and merciless ordeal at the hands of the council dog catchers.

“Given this, it is only fair that this unfortunate dog be given a chance to live the rest of its canine life in a loving home after it has been treated for its gruesome injuries.”

Chen added that she hoped municipal council dog catchers and their appointed agents would not resort to cruelty when capturing strays.

“We, the animal rescuers, plead with those who deal with strays to do their job with a sense of compassion coupled with the realisation that animals, too, know fear and pain, just like us human beings,” added Chen.

Those interested in sponsoring the injured dog’s treatment or adopting it can write to malaysiandogsdeservebetter@gmail.com.

11 comments:

Renegade said...

I mailed you guys but got an automated reply I think. Anyway, do you have paypal? And, is that abused dog the brother of SPS?

shaarmini said...

I am disgusted by the acts of these Malaysians. So much that i'm ashamed to call myself one. They deserve the same treatment.

Sharmini Popiko Sasha said...

Its not automated but a standard mail given the large number of mails received.

No, the abused dog and I (SPS) are not biological siblings but i refer to him as my brother as we belong to the same species.

Thank you and hav a woof, woof evening.

Huei said...

DISGUSTING and SHAMEFUL to be living in malaysia. what a shame! this is certainly not the first time such things have happened.

Bravo for standing up for the dogs.. You'll certainly get my applause and support!

Sharmini Popiko Sasha said...

Thank you Mr/Ms Huei, you get my support to for feeling for us dogs. Thank you a million.

Renegade said...

Well Shaarmini, the independant rescuers are also Malaysians in case you haven't noticed. If you had paypal, I would've donated.

Huei, as far as I know, worse things happen in other countries.

Best wishes to that poor dog, I'm sure he's living a happier life..or will be living a happier life soon, thanks to you guys. I'll be stalking this blog. =)

Vivien Lim said...

I am a shamed of my malaysian people and these people are not the only one!

Disgusted over their actions. I hope they will be punish.

I go all out to help and i had so much anger after reading the highlighted news.

You have my support and contribution.

Please save that poor dog and the rest.

I cannot adopt dogs at the moment
but i wish to help and you have me as a volunteer.

my quote - i rather live with an animal than a human being.

Christine L said...

I am disgusted to call myself a Malaysian who live in Msia, the so-called beautiful country and its people.

This isn't the 1st time i've read about MPSJ, and each time i read it, i cry badly that some people think i feel for animals too much.Can't blame me, i'm just a human who have lived with dogs all my life and if i were to choose between my life vs rescuing a dog's life, i'd give up mine!

Anonymous said...

my heart feel very pain when i read tis... Pls leave the stray alone...

naj said...

the dogs and all the animals in this world are not at fault... its the human are at fault!!! those beast humans!! >_<

cwy said...

sacked all those MPSJ dog catchers who treat dogs badly and treat these people the same way they treat those dogs.