The dogs catchers were also termed as being noble by the head honcho of the spree who heads an NGO for people with special needs. (We would like to know is this NGO represents people with special needs or is an animal welfare group?)
The honcho also lambasted animal rescuers and feeders and said dog catching was necessary to make the streets safe. He called the dog catchers unsung heroes and said the session with CAT was a platform for them to go on their dog catching spree more effectively.
They had also brought someone to show the dog catchers how to trick the poor canines and lure them to death with food such as chicken bits. More stupid statements were also made with the dog catchers saying that life as strays were not worth living.
Meanwhile, the honcho also said the MDDB was circulating lies by saying that PAWS did not want to participate in its dog catching sprees. We we informed of this by people in PAWS. Why did they not attend the recent spree in Klang if they felt it was ok to do so? Pray tell how many CAT events has PAWS attended? Isn't it telling that only SPCA and the honcho's organisation for the disabled were they only participants in addition to two local councils?
Where are the other rescue groups?
We also spoke to Klang MP Charles Santiago who informed us that over 40 calls, SMS and emails were made and sent to MPK acting health director Zul Abas to discuss about the unnecessary catching of dogs in Klang which also included people's pets.
(MDDB had also caught the dogs roaming around looking for dogs after office hours and we were told that they were doing it to obtain overtime.
This is uncalled for. )
Coming back to the Klang MP, Mr Santiago told MDDB that he had also called Zul personally on many occasions but Zul had been avoiding him with the excuse that he is busy. This is insolence of the highest order i.e to deny your MP a meeting.
It is clear now that rogue dog catching outfits are hiding behind the so-called CAT (which only represents two groups and one of it is not even an animal welfare group) committee which is encouraging them to go out and kill dogs. More so the committee does not understand nor is endorsing the TNR system. HAs time finally come to push for the removal of certain local councillors? Your comments please.