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Save Pulau Ketam Dogs!

5.07.2009

News From SPCA Selangor 
For release on Wednesday, 6th May 2009

Abandoned Dogs Cannibalizing Each Other
SPCA Selangor & Save A Stray Start Emergency Relief Efforts Today 
 

4th May 2009, KLANG – SPCA Selangor Animal Inspectors and Save A Stray founder Jacqueline Tsang made another trip to Pulau Ketam and the neighbouring uninhabited island on Monday to check on the dogs that had been abandoned on Pulau Selat Kering.

 

What they witnessed confirmed their worst fear.


The dogs have no choice but to eat carcasses of other dogs, as there is no other source of food available for weeks

Upon approaching Pulau Selat Kering, the team saw approximately 10 dogs on the fringe of the island. When they moved closer, a horrific sight unfolded. Several emaciated dogs were crowded and hunched around something – they were hungrily feasting on the remains of another dog.

 

They were fighting amongst each other for a small meal. The stronger dogs dominated, while weak dogs sat at a distance and watched helplessly. Nearby, a weak dog was screaming because several dogs were trying to bite her. The sound of dogs fighting could be heard in the distance intermittently. The dogs were starving, and very skinny – they had not had a proper food source for weeks.

Dogs eating the dog kibbles hungrily 
 

About 15 more dogs were seen resting among the mangroves. Inspector Murugan walked through the swampland and quickly emptied two 15-kilo bags of dog food onto the sand, and filled up a bucket with clean drinking water. The dogs immediately rushed out towards the food, and ate hungrily.

 

Upon reaching back to the main island (Pulau Ketam), the team met with the Sungai Lima village head (also facing a stray dog crisis), and Mr Loo (Secretary of Ketam Dogs Catching Committee). They agreed to cooperate with SPCA & SAS on emergency rescue and relief efforts for the abandoned dogs, as well as long-term plans sterilize the dogs and either rehome or relocate them.


Today (6th May 2009), Jacqueline from SAS, SPCA Animal Inspectors, SPCA Vet Dr Goh and SPCA Kennel worker Maran have gone to Pulau Selat Kering to start catching and transporting as many abandoned dogs back to the main island of Pulau Ketam for rehabilitation and safekeeping. Dogs that are too weak or sickly will be euthanized humanely on the spot, to prevent them from suffering further.

 

The dogs will be provided with food and water everyday, and will be monitored while confined in cages. Once they are healthy enough, the dogs will be neutered and re-homed or re-located.Thus far, 10 cages have been secured (5 donated, and 5 purchased by SPCA) for the transportation and confinement of the dogs.
 
Updates will be posted on a daily basis on the SPCA Websitewww.spca.org.my

How You Can Help

Approximately 100 - 200 dogs are still on the island, and need to be relocated immediately
 

SPCA and SAS are appealing to the public to contribute to their Pulau Ketam fund, to aid the emergency rescue and relief efforts over the next several weeks. Funds will be utilized to hire boats for transportation of the dogs, purchase dog food, medical supplies and cages. The start-up fund is RM1,300 – proceeds from a networking event SPCA organized last Sunday.

 

We also appreciate donations in kind – 3’ x 3’ multipurpose cages, dog biscuits and canned food, food and water bowls, towels, water storage containers, and flea/tick spray. All donated items can be sent to the SPCA Animal Shelter in Ampang Jaya.

 

Donate Online

Please click here to make a donation through our ipay88.com account. Please indicate that the donation is for the Pulau Ketam Project.

 

Fund Transfers & Cheques

You can bank in the payment to our RHB account (Account No: 2-12273-00021583). Please call or e-mail us at enquiries@spca.org.my to notify us of your bank-in donation and transaction details.

 

Please make all cheques to the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (please write Pulau Ketam fund on the reverse), and mail to ;

 

SPCA Selangor

Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama

68000 Ampang Jaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan

 

Enquiries: 603-4256 5312 (8am - 4.30pm), 4253 5312 (10am – 6.30pm)

 

Volunteers

If you are an experienced dog-handler, animal rescuer or vet and interested in assisting with the emergency rescue and relief work, or able to foster adult dogs or puppies temporarily, please send us an e-mail immediately at enquiries@spca.org.my. There are hundreds of dogs and puppies that need your help, every bit counts!


Background Information

Pulau Ketam consists of two settlements - Pulau Ketam Village and Sungai Lima Village. Both villages claim to have been facing a stray dog crisis for the last several years. Earlier this month, newspapers reported that Pulau Ketam villagers were trapping stray dogs and transporting them to a 3 vacant island in a desperate attempt to reduce the population of dogs. Sungai Lima villagers later started a similar operation.
 
Pulau Ketam villagers reported that 312 dogs had already been trapped and abandoned on uninhabited Pulau Tengah out of an estimated population of 2000, while Sungai Lima villagers estimated their stray dog population to be around 600.

SPCA Animal Inspectors Cunera and Murugan, and SAS founder Jackie Tsang made a trip to Pulau Ketam earlier this week. They found that most of the villagers owned dogs themselves, and had no intention of causing harm to the strays on the island. They were frustrated at the stray dog population, which is quickly spiraling out of control – the villagers estimate that there are approximately 2000 strays on the island. The villagers said that they did not want the dogs caught and euthanized, and thought that leaving them to survive on another island would be better. The villagers were upset with the reports in the media, which claimed that they had been burning the dogs or abusing them – which they denied doing.

The team found that during the day time, there were dozens of stray cats and dogs roaming the island. However, when they surveyed a part of the town from 12.30pm-1.30am, they counted 82 dogs in just a small area. The dogs look generally healthy, with several suffering from minor injuries.

At a meeting with the village leaders, they agreed to support a mass sterilization effort for both stray and pet dogs (and cats) by SPCA and SAS.



SPCA Selangor | Jln Kerja Ayer Lama, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor | T: 42565312/ 42535179 F: 42528382 | spca@streamyx.com

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this cry for help is taken from this site do what u can to spread the word and helo the Pulau Ketam dogs.

19 comments:

  1. *sobs* it was heartbreaking story when i heard this yesterday. this has to put to stop as we are civilized malaysians (or we claim to be). *sobs*

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  2. Jenny Luvs KittenMay 7, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    I give a yearly donation to SPCA.. please everyone, donate what you can. SPCA really needs it and you get tax rebate too :)

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  3. Oh dear, this is truly a sad sight! Will do my part, hopefully everyone do theirs as well :(

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  4. I'm touched by this, already donated-guys/gals, do your parts ya!!

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  5. heartbreaking news :(
    i will donate $ and ask o my coll to help as well...tx for the sharing!!!

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  6. Jamie...thinks that you should spade neuter there owners I hate dumb ass people who when they can not take care of an animal they just let them go or should I say dump them off

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  7. better put all those mat rempits in this pulau rather than those dogs. cruel!

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  8. what kind of people left all the dogs there without food and shelter...it was so sad to hear them dying in extremely hungry, and sick...the authorities must do something...

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  9. I read about this in tears :( Still can't believe people would resort to such a thing. That said my husband and I are donating some $ towards the cause of saving these animals. I hope they're able to rescue all the dogs.

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  10. Miu, this is so heartbreaking. Thanks for the alert, will definitely re-post and get the word out.

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  11. hm..i try using ipay88.com account. after provide all details, their's a request for second verification of c/card...ade siapa siapa face ini issue..?

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  12. thank u all for your support!

    i'm going to help out too!

    ann: better call spca and clarify this matter?

    i prefer send cheque :(

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  13. hm..i think i will sent chq too..easy.

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  14. Cheques & Fund Transfers

    Kindly make cheques/ postal orders payable to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


    Miu ..i pigi web search this...coz i sedang fikir should i put the word "the" society .... ...hehe..at the end..no need.."the"

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  15. You can bank in the payment to our RHB account (Account No: 2-12273-00021583). Please call or e-mail us at enquiries@spca.org.my to notify us of your bank-in donation and transaction details.

    Please make all cheques to the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (please write Pulau Ketam fund on the reverse), and mail to ;

    SPCA Selangor
    Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama
    68000 Ampang Jaya
    Selangor Darul Ehsan

    Enquiries: 603-42565312 (8am - 4.30pm), 4253-5312 (10am – 6.30pm)

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  16. i think no need "The" Society.. seems like just Society bla bla..

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  17. Hello, American here, following the horrific story. You can also contribute to the rescue by a private "no-kill" sanctuary called Furry Friends Farm run by Sabrina Yeap. I have sent two donations to a benefactor and fellow rescuer TV Smith through Pay Pal at tvsmith@gmail.com. They were the first group to start rescuing dogs on May 1. God bless you all for your kind hearts!! Go get those dogs!!!

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