Last Saturday, the Coalition of Animal Lovers was at the Puchong Pound to lend our support to the Independent Pet Rescuers who organised an Adoption Drive.
Pictures etc will be posted soon. In the mean time here's an article from the NST on Sunday.
Some of the dogs on ‘death row’ at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council’s Pound in Puchong Utama hoping to be adopted before Tuesday when they will be put to sleep.Please take us home, we don't want to die
extracted from the New Straits Times
SUBANG JAYA: "Barely three days ago, we were 230 strong, but now we're down to 50.
"Soon, there'll be none of us left. Please take us home, we don't want to die."This is the plea of man's best friend. Set foot in the Puchong pound, look into the eyes of the dogs and you'll hear it. They will be put down on Tuesday.
So, if you feel you have a little love to spare, please take one home and give it a chance to live. Each adoption costs just RM50. Like most pounds in the Klang Valley, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council's Pusat Kurungan Haiwan is bursting at its seams with unwanted dogs.
Last year, there was a total of 3,069. This year's total, as of October, stands at 4,669.Due to space constraints, MPSJ's health department has no choice but to euthanise most of the dogs.It's a weekly exercise, said health officer Dr Abdul Rahim Ahmad.
He said the root of the problem was irresponsible pet ownership."Don't keep a puppy just because it's cute and then turn it loose on the streets when you have no time and don't love it any more," he said.
Currently, the council and the Independent Pet Rescuers group are working on a plan to turn the pound into an adoption centre.If you're interested in adopting a furry friend, make your way to the pound which is located in Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama Seksyen 1. It is open from 8am to 5pm.For directions, please call the MPSJ Vector hotline: 03-8023 7595.