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Saturday, April 26, 2008

DBKL is Alleged To Be Poisoning Strays

The STAR newspaper
Saturday April 26, 2008



A NURSING home manager in Old Klang Road has alleged that certain quarters are on a dog-poisoning spree in the city.

Prakash Singam claimed that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) dog-catching unit might be behind this.

According to the 33-year-old, he first spotted food being thrown out to dogs from a DBKL van cruising around his neighbourhood early this year.
“There were three men in the van, including the driver, and they were throwing food from the vehicle’s side door,” said Prakash.

Photo caption : Leia recuperating at the veterinary clinic after her ordeal.

He said the stray dogs in the area immediately rushed towards the food and began eating them.

Realising that something was amiss, Prakash said he rushed towards the dogs and shooed them away from the food but some of the dogs had already started eating the food by then.

“A dog, which ate the most began foaming at the mouth and became disoriented,’’ said Prakash, adding that he didn’t see the dog again after that.
He said he also found a dead dog in a monsoon drain near his home a day after the incident.

But his real nightmare took place last week when his two dogs, Leia and Dopey, were taken ill.

“In the evenings we usually let them out for a while. One evening they returned home foaming at the mouths,” he said.

He said both his dogs were licensed and never ventured far when let out and usually just hung around the front gate.

“Dopey was not so serious and we managed to nurse him back to health but Leia had to be treated at a veterinary clinic for about a week,’’ said Prakash.
He added there were burn marks inside her throat and the veterinarian who treated
Leia said the dog had suffered a bad case of pesticide poisoning.

Apparently after consuming the food, the dogs started foaming at the mouth and later died.

When contacted Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M. Saravanan said it was hard to believe that DBKL was behind the poisoning spree.

“I strongly believe the DBKL’s dog- catching unit will not resort to such an inhumane and cruel method of countering the problem of stray dogs,’’ said Saravanan.

However, he added that he would look into the matter as soon as possible.


  • At 2:13 PM, Blogger mark tan said…

    Hi Shoba,

    Have been away soring parts of my life that have been neglected!!! But m back now with a vengence!!! LOL
    Read this story in the papers few days back..unfortunately giving me another bad day!!
    Can someone verify if DBKL is resorting to poisoning strays?? If so I would realy like to call on them to widen this fast and effective form of solving problems. They can also start doing the same to illegal traders, litterbugs..etc..etc..and maybe even those civil servents who 'sleep' on the job.
    But if this just the work of the usual loosers who make up DBKls dog catching team without the knowledge of their superiors then i shall pray the fate of the poison dogs befall their family members as well. Since we all know how complaints to DBKL are handled such prayers are the best i can do for now. And its not impossible judging from the stringent way DBKL enforces health standards at the places these families eat from. Wicked tho such thoughts may seem what goes around must come around !!! :)

  • At 5:02 PM, Blogger Më| §zë said…

    Hard to believe they are humans, and the same species as many animal lovers are!

    I don't know how to describe them. Evil does not seem to be evil enough, selfish is too good for them, crazy fades in comparison...

  • At 5:07 AM, Blogger Shoba said…

    Hi guys! I know exactly how you feel.

  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger jaschintaz said…

    Hello all fellow animal lovers, please come and join us at our Facebook group specially created for and to tie in with this Remember Sheena blog, on behalf of Shoba.

    Thanks! All you need is a Facebook account to join.


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