Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Selayang Pound Problem

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***

Dear all,

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.

Natasha Fernz
Website: www.cleopatrathelabrador.com
Email: cleo@cleopatrathelabrador.com
Tel: (+6) 016 322 8816

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11 comments:

Gattina said...

It is terrible to read that all over the world cats and dogs or other animals are still badly treated or completely abandonned. Fortunately there are associations all over the world too to help them. But it will take some time until people understand that animals are not an object to throw away.

BTW could you please put the little COT logo over your post ?

Paula said...

Oh that is terriable!
I am glad you posted it so that people from all over can help and remember that pets are to be cared for and not mistreated.

FelineFrisky said...

How horrible can humans be? Such cruelty and neglect.

Thank you for posting this reminder to us all, that we are all God's creatures and deserve respect and love no matter our circumstances.

D :)

Tink said...

I'm glad the strays here in the harbour are cared for very good! Horrible, the things that still happen in this world. That's why I support as many initiatives against it as I can...

I'm showing pics of the cats in their favourite napping spot!

Deana said...

I think that strays make great pets...they seem to know they have been rescued and thank you for it. What a nice post you have put up. What a cruel world some animals are forced to live in. Any help I think is wonderful.

Luna said...

Oh this is terrible to read. The poor animals. I´m also glad you posted this for all peoples to read.
I wish one could all animals castrate or sterilize, so that they could not increase.

Irishcoda said...

Oh that is just so horrible! :(

Celeste said...

Sad

eiko-chan aka kimchi said...

That is horrible! I felt the "pain" from the animals even by just reading it!

I hope you won't mind if i copy the entire forward mail to be pasted into my Blog? Just so i could spread this message around among my friends (and hopefully, they too can spread the msg)? Thanks!

eiko-chan aka kimchi said...

That is horrible! I felt the "pain" from the animals even by just reading it!

I hope you won't mind if i copy the entire forward mail to be pasted into my Blog? Just so i could spread this message around among my friends (and hopefully, they too can spread the msg)? Thanks!

katztales said...

eiko-chan aka kimchi of course post the whole thing up! For one thing, I got it from Natasha Fernz who wrote it, and for another, the more people who become aware, the better!