Newly Established Animal Welfare NGO Races Against Time to Rehome 300 Stray Animals After Manjung Council Reclaims Land | The life

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The Manjung City Council has given Persatuan Kebajikan dan Suara Haiwan Jalanan Manjung Perak until the end of the month to remove the 300 stray dogs from the Sungai Wangi landfill in Sitiawan. — Photo courtesy of Joanne Low

IPOH, Jan. 10 – A week after its formation, a newly established non-governmental animal welfare organization in Manjung faces an uphill battle to relocate all the stray animals captured by the Manjung City Council.

Persatuan Kebajikan and Suara Haiwan Jalanan Manjung Perak have been given until the end of January to relocate the 300 stray dogs the council released from a landfill in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan.

Feeder Thomas David said he was told by the council on January 6 to vacate the area as he needed space for his organic fertilizer project.

“We are racing against time to get all the dogs back there before the dogs are kicked out,” he said.

Talk to malaysian mailThomas said all the dogs were captured in Manjung district.

“The council began releasing dogs from the landfill in 2020 after suspending the shooting of stray dogs,” he added.

The council made headlines after issuing a circular on a stray dog ​​shooting exercise before the Perak state government called a halt to the exercise.

Appealing for more time before the council evicts the dogs, Thomas said the organization is actively looking for land to place the dogs.

“Until a new place is found, the dogs won’t have a place to go,” he added, noting that there were about 50 puppies looking for homes.

The organization’s vice president, Joanne Low, said she held her first adoption campaign on Sunday, January 9, to rehome the dogs.

“We managed to get eight puppies adopted,” she said, adding that the number of dogs at the landfill could increase as the council’s arrest of animals was an ongoing process.

“Right now the immediate concern is the welfare of the dogs. We need to rehouse them all as we don’t have shelter yet,” she said.

In the long term, the organization appeals to all landowners in Sitiawan who can rent their land to them.

“We don’t need a huge piece of land, preferably around one hectare. Just enough to shelter the stray dogs captured by the town hall,” she added.

Those who can help the organization can contact Low on 012-6392297 or Thomas on 012-5075463.

Anyone interested in adopting the dogs can also contact Low or Thomas.

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