Surgicval marking of the ears.
we are trying trying out the trap, neuter and release (return) (TNR) method to see if it will work out for us. So far our friends in Kuala Kubu Baru carried out the TNR with 10 dogs in their district and we have done two dogs in Klang.
The most important element when carrying out the TNR is the identification of controlled locations where these dogs can be released after surgery and vaccination.
Controlled locations are locations where they will be monitored and fed by residents in the vicinity.
The two female dogs in Klang have been released in an area where the residents had readily agreed to feed them daily - so that the dogs would not go elsewhere to scavenge.
Therefore, the two - will have food and a safe place until the end of their lives without giving birth to anymore puppies.
We have also surgically marked their ears for identification purposes but are considering tattooing instead, as this would stand out more clearly than the surgical marking.
To make this programme a success, we have to also enlist the help of the local councils as well as extract a promise that their dogcatchers would leave these dogs in peace.
We would also have to have discussions with local residents to secure their corporation.
But most importantly, we need to also secure funds to pay the vets who are carrying out the neutering for us.
The TNR programme has worked very well in many countries including Asian countries such as India, Nepal and Indonesia and we don't see why it can't work here.