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.
Please consider lending your support by going here.
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@example.com (see updates page for info) .
Here’s an update I found particularly infuriating and typical of Malaysian politicians:
A SORRY STATE
As the problem exploded in their faces, opportunistic politicians and NGOs are quick to call press conferences and media briefings. Where were these people previously? Not that they didn’t know. They didn’t bother.
Of course now, they are covering their sorry asses and hoping to cash in at the same time. A meeting is being called with all concerned government agencies on Monday next. You know what? After all the expected red tape and bureaucracy, more dogs will be dead.
The meeting involved some people who will speak out only for pedigree dogs. And another NGO which is quick to promote culling. What a sick joke! I get this feeling that these people will probably take the easy way and shoot all of the dogs quietly to eliminate the inconvenience it is causing them.
And NO, Yang Berhormat! We will not reschedule our rescue work to accommodate your ‘busy’ schedules. If you want to come see the plight of the dogs, you make and suit our time.
Me and my blogging friends worked hard to put some of these people into power during the last elections. We were hoping they will be different and more caring to the less fortunate. But instead, many turned out to be hideous “close-one-eye” types who try to evade reponsibility when the shit hit the fan.
I don’t need to remind the voters who they should reconsider during the next elections. Karma will deal with them , that I am sure.
We have made it known that we need boats urgently and not one person in power lifted his or her finger to mobilise resources. At the same time, villagers are charging us even more when we are there to help solve the mess they themselves created. Tragic irony for the dogs.
All the state machinery and equipment belongs to us tax payers but yet are held back when they are needed most. I also can’t believe that with a fancy yacht club and so many nice boats anchored in Port Klang, not one member offered to help. (Except, one kind officer from the club who helped us transport the cages).
We are not asking for free rides. We will pay for fuel, crew and reasonable rental. I just want a safer vessel for our volunteers. Currently, we have to make do with all kinds of flimsy boats, putting the lives of volunteers and rescued animals at great risk. Do I also need to mention not one single vet offered to help?
I am extremely disheartened but me and Sabrina will soldier on knowing that time is running out for the dogs.
Updates by TV Smith
You may also wish to read theSUN’s recent article that shows that there are other islands of exiled dogs.