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Friday, December 4, 2009


This dog gazes out expectantly, hoping that his owner will come to get him out

Unclaimed dogs will be euthanized on the 15th of December 2009.

1 DECEMBER, KLANG – Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK) is urging dog-owners and animal rescuers to come forward to claim more than 40 dogs in their dog pound, caught by their dog-catchers one week ago. The municipal had contacted SPCA Selangor and requested for help in creating awareness about the plight of the pound dogs, as their time was quickly running out.

The dogs were caught in the Bayu Perdana, Jalan Meru and Bandar Baru Klang area. Many of the dogs were wearing collars and were in good condition – they seemed to be lost or straying pets. The others appeared to be strays or long-abandoned pets, they are in poor condition – emaciated, infested with ticks and with skin problems. Both pet and stray dogs appeared to be distressed – the pound was the last place on earth where they wanted to be.

Pet and stray dogs are waiting for a second chance at the MPK Pound

The SPCA Selangor Inspectors and vet visited the pound on Tuesday, bringing with them 2 big bags of dog food and medication. The dogs were being fed bread and water daily and the kennels were cleaned out by the staff.

Many of the strays have skin problems and are emaciated MPK and SPCA Selangor have agreed that it will impose compulsory neutering as a condition of release for the claimed dogs – to prevent unwanted litters in the future. Owners can claim their dogs until the 9th of December 2009, after which the dogs will be open for adoption to animal rescuers and animal lovers until the 14th of December 2009.

There will be a discounted rate on the reclaimation fee for all dogs.

Please contact En Zakaria from MPK at 016-3864459 for enquiries on claiming the dogs or e-mail kesihatan@mpklang.gov.my

For more information, please contact SPCA Selangor’s PR & Marketing Officer Jacinta Johnson at 012-2881421 or jacinta.spca@gmail.com

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