I received this horribly distressing email last night, and hope that by posting it here at least a few abandoned pets will be given a chance for a new life.
PS Please note that this email is discussing Malaysian pounds!
***Fwd: ADOPT A STRAY FROM THE SELAYANG POUND***
Thank you very much for all your concerned emails. We are trying very hard to "save" the dogs in the Selayang Pound. Unfortunately to be able to do things the "politically" correct way will take time and this means that the dogs there will continue suffering.
It is also important to note, that even the cats that are at the pound are not well looked after. On our last visit there on Tuesday, we saw 3 dead foetuses in the cattery, and a female cat that was still in labour. No veterinary care was provided at all, although we notified the staff on duty of the condition. No efforts were made to remove the foetuses either. See Cleopatra the Labrador for pictures.
We would also like to urge all dog owners to keep their dogs safe and not to let your dogs roam on the streets freely. Ensure that your dog is on a leash at all times when taking him/her out for walks. All free roaming dogs will be caught by the cruel hired dog catchers regardless of whether your dog is licensed!
1. Adopt a Dog from the Selayang Pound
Meanwhile, we have discovered that we can however give some immediate relief to the dogs at the Selayang Pound by adopting them. However as we have limited resources we will not be able to adopt all of them. So if each and every one of you could adopt a dog from the pound, we can all make a big difference.
Please visit here for details on how you can help.
Joanne and Leigh have managed to save the dog with the padlock and heavy chain over the weekend. The poor boy was in severe pain as the heavy chain and padlock had eaten into his neck and he had a severe wound on his neck due to it. The poor boy could barely walk when they took him from the pound. He is now being treated by a vet, and his overall condition is being assessed.
If you are unable to view the picture, please look here.
2. Give Strays a Chance
Strays, dogs and cats alike, have received a lot of flak from the public over the years. Strays have been cited to be a nuisance and are even categorised as pests by the local councils... Are strays really that bad? Please visit http://cleopatrathelabrador.blogspot.com for full story.
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