Rescue dogs from Pulau Ketam and Pulau Tengah
About 300 stray dogs were rounded up by Pulau Ketam residents and deported to an isolated island to fend for themselves.
Over half of them are already dead and the remaining ones may not live long. A rescue mission is being mounted and your help is needed.
The residents of Pulau Ketam sent some 300 stray dogs to exile on a remote island where the harsh conditions almost certainly guarantee a horrible death. Of the 300 dogs sent there, more than three-quarters are presumed to be already dead. I traveled to the island with Sabrina Yeap of Furry Friends Farm and managed to save only one dog on this reconnaissance trip. We did see several other starving and dying dogs along the mangrove shore.
I am mounting an urgent rescue mission to capture and transport the remaining survivors back to Sabrina’s Furry Friends Farm animal shelter. But time is running out and there might be only skeletons and carcasses left to collect on our next trip. Boat hire is expensive there. It is a tourist area and it has already cost me a few hundred ringgit for boat hire alone, so far. The rescued dogs cannot be transported on the regular ferries.
Almost nobody will lift a finger to help without a fee. This is understandable. The locals are already shaking their heads in disbelief that there are outsiders who want to save the animals they so casually discarded. Instead of pointing fingers and antagonising them, we need their co-operation to help save the unfortunate creatures. In the process, we also hope to educate the islanders on better treatment of animals. It would be an impossible mission if we didn’t win their hearts.
If you are unable to help directly, please help by forwarding this appeal to other compassionate folks who you feel might be able to make some monetary contributions.
Apart from boat hire, we need money to buy cages, to pay people to help catch them, to hire land transport to send the rescued animals to veterinary clinics, pay for vet fees, send the recovered ones to the shelter and to feed and house them for life. I can go on!
To donate or help, e-mail TV Smith at [email protected] or Sabrina Yeap at [email protected]
For info or enquiries:
The Rescue Mission Secretariat at +6012 378 3730 (Janet) or +6012 320 8090 (Zalina)
The Sec’s E-mail is [email protected] (see updates page for info)
Thank you and don’t forget to view the pictures of the dogs in order to appreciate their plight.
PS: You can follow the progress of the rescue via updates here
Source : mycen.com.my
Dogs run deeper into island on seeing rescuers
By EDWARD RAJENDRA
PORT KLANG: The dogs abandoned on an uninhabited island by Pulau Ketam residents were so frightened at the sight of a big group of people that they fled deeper into the island.
A five-member team from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and nine newsmen came to the island off Pulau Selat Kering yesterday on a mission to rescue the dogs.
“Only two dogs were captured. The others just ran off,” said SPCA spokesman Jacinta Johnson.
She said they brought food to coax the dogs towards the shoreline but due to the incoming tide, they refused to approach the relief team.
The lost dogs:Rescuers carrying the two dogs from Pulau Tengah Wednesday where a total of 400 dogs were left there to fend for themselves.
“However, our operation is still meaningful as it has given us a better idea of the island and the movement of the dogs there.
“We won’t bring the media along in our next relief effort,” she said.
The team placed dog food and drinking water on the island before leaving the place.
A month ago, Pulau Ketam residents trapped about 400 dogs and transported them to Pulau Tengah to ease the stray dog population on their island.
The dogs, which lived below the stilt houses, would come up to the wooden platform during high tide.
Pulau Ketam village head Cha Keng Lee said most residents felt that the move to send the animals to the nearby island would resolve the stray dog problem.
The uninhabited island would also offer more space to the dogs, he said.
“Our aim was not to be cruel to the dogs. But we strongly feel that the stray dog problem must be solved. When the dogs come up to the platform, they defecate all over. Sometimes, they would also bite the children,” he said.
Source : TheStar
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