Thursday, May 7, 2009

Please help us help this dog







During our reconnaissance trip to Pulau ketam three weeks ago, we came across this dog which belonged to a rather well-to-do family. They had a big compound but yet choose to place their dog across the street from their house. The dog was kept boarded-up in a tiny cubicle which had no entrance or exit. The makeshift prison was perched on the jetty and given its poor condition may topple into the sea anytime. We hope that this will not happen as if it does, the dog will surely drown. During our trip, we fed the dog about 20 char siew paus. the starving dog gulped down the food in a blink of an eye. During our trip on Thursday we knew why - we saw the dog being fed with only leftover white rice - most of the rice thrown to it fell through the gap of the cage leaving the poor dog with hardly much too eat. According to the daughter-in-law of the house, the dof had been kept boarded up even before she came to the house as a new bride seven years ago. We want to get the dog out of its hell hole and need help to do so given the expenses involved. We would also probably have to buy the dog from its current owners - as they do not want to give it to us. We would also have to hire a boat which will cost us anywhere from RM300 to RM500 to get the dog off Pulau Ketam. Going by the dog's physical condition - we would deefinetely have to admit him to a veterinary clinic for prolonged treatment. We thought of getting Furry Friend's Farm to rescue the dog for us but they cannot in anyway antagonize the people there as they have to rely on the boats owned by Pulau Ketan residents for their own rescue mission. So, we understand their position on this. So, please people, please help us free this dog from its suffering. We have to do it quick because the owners may resort to getting rid of the dog now that we have approached them for it. Details: 019-3576477

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

How much in total is required? Can we bundle in the mission with the rescue of other dogs on the island, since they seem to be having a bad time on the island(...economies of scale, in terms of the boat)?

I'll donate RM100. Will pass it to you tomorow in Klang.

Thanks,
sy

Sharmini Popiko Sasha said...

There will be a lot of bad blood when the dog is removed from its owners in Pulau Ketam. I had actually tried getting the rescuers to get the dog - but after speaking with them, realised that they cannot antagonize the villagers given that they need their help in the rescue mission. We don't have to worry about that as we probably won't ever be going back to Pulau Ketam after securing the dog.

Bubbles...ooo said...

Where is the SPCA? Can't they do something like secure the release of this dog? Goodness gracious, this is inhumane and outright cruel. I will send you some money. Prayers for you guys and may this rescue be a success.

Sharmini Popiko Sasha said...

A big group, which even comprised of DVS is aware about this dog - but apparently they do not think there is extreme cruelty in this case.

Anonymous said...

It is cruelty! why they must think it is "extreme" only then they do something?
and the "sick" owner dont even want to release the dog the you all? the owner family is sick and inhumane

darrenwheels said...

I am appalled at the situation in P. Ketam but the blame can not be entirely be put on the villagers. http://darrenwheels.blogspot.com/2009/05/pulau-ketam-doggies-problem.html

Anonymous said...

Hi,
We found a 6 mth old stray puppy at our area. She has already been neutered, vaccinated and is ready for adoption. Can we post her details & photo here so she can find a good home? How to we go about it?

Malaysian Dogs said...

Sure - please mail the pix to malaysiandogsdeservebetter@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Popiko...when u next go, let me know
we can try to do a 'patches'...

i am not sure if it will bite though, given that its never been left out in its lifetime...and how to get it on a boat...

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