Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Monday, November 10, 2008

When Is Change Ever Going To Come To Malaysia?

Several months ago MPSJ President Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan complained to the STAR that they were publishing lies by saying his municipal council officers and dog catchers were cruel. But each time animal rescuers and journalists have photos to prove their cruelty. These people are monsters!

This is not the first time. I carried another story here a year or two ago about a letter from a high school student in Ipoh. He said council officers came to his school and shot a stray dog whom he described as harmless and didn't bother anyone.

The dog had not yet died and was instead wailing in pain. While the dog was wailing the council officers used a meathook and stabbed the live dog and dragged it away. The student said that incident would traumatise him for the rest of his life!

I look at Michael Vick a celebrity getting jailed for several years in the USA for operating dog fights. The huge public outcry against Vick and his family being treated as outcasts in society for his cruel treatment of dogs just shows that USA's greatness does not lie in its weaponry but in the hearts of its people who will not tolerate cruelty and injustice.

I look at Obama, America's first black President lovingly declaring that his daughters have earned their puppy that is going to go with them to the White House and I'm more than ever convinced that Malaysia is run by demons - not even human beings.

The STAR Newspaper
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.

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