May 3, 2009

skeletons in the island

Help This Pup

When I was in Klang, first practical year in medical school, I went with a friend to Pulau Ketam. It was a laidback place with good seafood, relaxing stroll down the wooden pathway and children goes to school with boats and bicycle. I did noticed some stray dogs over there. perhaps one or two roaming.

From TV smith, a veteran blogger, I was made aware of a shocking revelation in Pulau Ketam.

Skeletons In The Island
Pulau Ketam, 2nd May 2009: Saved and Safe. The rescued dog in the safe hands of Sabrina and on the way to a vet for treatment.

But time is running out and there might be only skeletons and carcasses left to collect on our next trip.

Boat hire is expensive there. It is a tourist area and it has already cost me a few hundred ringgit for boat hire alone, so far. The rescued dogs cannot be transported on the regular ferries. Almost nobody will lift a finger to help without a fee. This is understandable.

The locals are already shaking their heads in disbelief that there are outsiders who want to save the animals they so casually discarded. Instead of pointing fingers and antagonising them, we need their co-operation to help save the unfortunate creatures. In the process, we also hope to educate the islanders on better treatment of animals. It would be an impossible mission if we didn't win their hearts

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