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Just as we thought we could breathe a small sigh of relief with MPS announcing that it had called off the Dog Catching Competition, another local council is now under fire for intolerable cruelty towards the strays that are caught by it's contractors. This time it is the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ).
Last week, a witness reported that 5 dogs were brutally tortured before being beaten to death by dog catchers that were contracted by the MPAJ. The dogs were tortured in the Indian Cemetery in Ampang Jaya. But by the time the SPCA was contacted and the relevant authorities arrived, it was too late, and all that was left were blood stains.
I am at a loss for words for now... I would just like to urge everyone to be on the lookout for suspicious looking vehicles (usually white vans) with dogs in tow in the Ampang Jaya area. If you see these vehicles, please call the SPCA immediately at 03-4256 5312 or at 03-42535179. Do not approach these people on your own as they are deemed to be highly dangerous people. People who are capable of such cruelty towards helpless and defenceless animals would have no qualms of inflicting the same on humans!
SPCA says dogs beaten to death, but council denies it
extracted from The Star
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor said Ampang Jaya Municipal Council contractors were found using wooden sticks to beat five stray dogs to death at a cemetery in Ulu Klang recently.
A staff from the organisation said the captured dogs might not have been put down by injection because that would render them unsuitable for human consumption.
The staff said that by beating the dogs to death the animals could then be sold as meat later. However, the council denied any such practice.
Its deputy president Abdul Hamid Hussain said stray dogs caught by contractors would be handed over to the council and put down by injection in the presence of council health officers. He added that council officers would take photos of the stray dogs prior to putting them down. Abdul Hamid said the council had not received any complaint on the matter and urged the organisation to show proof to enable the council to investigate.
This picture shows the Council's vet euthanising one of the dogs that were caught. We feel that this is an inhumane way of carrying out the procedure.
Food is strewn all over the ground and in NOT FIT for consumption!!! Obviously the council feels that this constitutes as feeding the dogs three times a day...
The cramped conditions at the pound which is unhygienic and will lead to disease and eventually death.
I would like to urge all of you to help put a stop to this horrible treatment of our strays by the local council. You can make a difference! Write in to the press, take in a stray, adopt a pet instead of buying one, volunteer at your local animal shelters or independent pet rescue organisations. For a list of addresses to which you can write, click here
The SPCA is also appealing to interested members of the public who are willing to assist in MissionHELP: Selayang to contact SPCA to indicate their area of interest. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SPCA office at 03-42565312 or 42535179
SPCA's MissionHELP:Selayang outreach campaign. Working closely with MPS, the team of staff, individual animal rescuers and volunteers will organise workshops to train dog-catchers on humane methods of catching dogs, embark on educational campaigns on Responsible Pet Ownership and spaying/ neutering, organise "Spay Days" when residents can have their pets sterilised to prevent them from breeding incessantly. MPS have also expressed interest in setting up a dedicated, low-cost spay-neuter clinic (Klinik Kembiri) in their vicinity.