Friday, August 21, 2009

New Home For Rescued Pulau Ketam Dogs

Six dogs were rehomed last week from SPCA, Ampang, Selangor to Lotus Life Liberation Park (LLLP) in Bentong. They joined another 7 rescued Pulau Ketam dogs which have transfered there earlier.

I just tagged along with the SPCA staff and volunteers and shamelessly self-appointed myself as the photographer and videographer of the trip. Heheh! :)

Our journey started around 8:30am after the six dogs were transfered into the SPCA truck.

What do you see in his eyes? Fear? Hope?

The journey to Bentong took about 1 hour. Hope the trip was not too bumpy for the six little flers at the back of the truck.

Welcome to Bentong, a town in Pahang.

Look at the eyes again! It must be saying, "Wow! I can't believe this is gonna be my new home!" LOL!

The dogs were hand carried by the volunteers and SPCA staff into a wooden shed. They will be kept there until they are familiar with the place.

A wet nose on the crotch is an effective welcome. :)

How could anyone abandon this face onto a deserted island???


Finding comfort with friends.

It is obvious that the dogs are still nervous and afraid. But I hope time will heal everything....

Don't be sad....Life will be much better here!

I just can't imagine what have these dogs had gone through previously before they were rescued....Severe case of abuse and neglect. Can you see that scar?

This is Roli, an loving SPCA volunteer. He has been working with the rescued Pulau Ketam, showering them with TLC.

Bath time....Some of the residence dogs get FREE bath from the volunteers. :)

LLLP is truly a beautiful new home for the dogs. There are lotus ponds, tortoise pond, waterfall and Durian orchard...

If there is a durian orchard, there will be durians....Yum! We were treated to a durian feast (D24 no less) before we left LLLP. (Thank You LLLP!)

Just let this little fler clean up your hands after handling the durian. Heheh!

I am truly glad that there are a lot of people still care aboout and compassionate to the animals, especially those abused and neglected ones.

Thank You SPCA, Roli, Marianne, Shahrul, Dr Chan, Dr Joe, Murugan and all those involved in the rehoming of the Pulau Ketam dogs to LLLP.

Here a video I put together to document their journey from SPCA to Bentong.

Looks like a wonderful new home, doesn't it?

SPCA Official Website

Background Information: Pulau Ketam (Taken from SPCA Press Release Dated 29 April 2009)

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 vacant island in a desperate attempt to reduce the population of dogs. Sungai Lima villagers were planning to start a similar operation.

Pulau Ketam villagers informed the officers that an estimated 200 to 400 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.

Despite a visit two weeks ago by the SPCA and Department of Veterinary Services, officials saw no more than 20-30 dogs altogether at both locations during the daytime- although the villagers stated that the dogs only appeared when the tide came in and spent their time living beneath the houses and walkways which are built on stilts .

Several dogs were seen on the island which was said to be the location where the dogs were abandoned, although landing on the island for a closer inspection was impossible due to the muddy shoreline. The interior of the island was stated to be solid, with illegal logging being undertaken.

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