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Dogs attack cat?

Posted in Animals, Behaviour, Safety on 20 October 2007 by iamrainbow

The other midnite, I smelled a group of dogs coming into my street. I started barking once my senses confirmed it was true.

Then the dogs came to my street, barking also and pawing something. Wait.. it was a cat! It meowed angrily, fighting back and trying to escape but 5-6 dogs were too much.

It was heart wrenching for Big Sista who came out toolate. Should she go out to fend off the dogs to save thecat? Was the cat hurt tooo much that it would be better off dead (and become dog food)?

Didn’t know if they had killed and eaten the cat – they dragged the cat to the other roadand soon, no more meowing sound. Sigh. And I got scolded for barking.

Big Brotha suggested the next timet his happens, throw bread to another area where the dogs will follow – the dogs get food, the cat escape.

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Posted in Animals, Behaviour, Event, Safety on 15 September 2007 by iamrainbow

Stop the Hunt – Protest Against Selayang Dog Catching Contest is scraped!

After the peaceful protest and handing over memorandum by the NGOs and animal lovers to Selayang Council, the contest is canceled! They will co-operate on how to prevent dogs becoming stray instead! 😀

Justice for Zoe – Deranged GA. Man Shoots Dog 12 Times With A Silencer!” petition

Posted in Animals, Behaviour, Safety on 12 September 2007 by iamrainbow

Police say he shot a neighbor’s 8-month-old puppy 14 times.

Smisson suspected that her next door neighbor, 35-year-old Jason Allmon, had a role in the disappearances, but she said she couldn’t prove it. Smisson said Allmon mounted speakers on a fence aimed at Smisson’s yard, and her dogs.

“He would transmit a noise, an ultrasonic frequency into the back yard and its supposed to be anti-bar, but it made [them] bark more,” said Smisson.

Last weekend, Smisson’s Husky mix, Zoie, jumped a fence. Smisson said she spotted Allmon with a gun.

“He walked over, pointed a big gun at her and shot her in the head and said ‘You’ve had this coming.’

Byron Police Chief Wesley Cannon charged Allmon with felony cruelty to animals based on surveillance tape from Allmon’s home.

“The entire crime is on tape. In that video, we see no signs of aggression from the animal,” said Cannon.

Click Care2 to sign this petition. You also view the evidence (video) because cruel Jason Allmon recorded it!

Stop the Hunt – Protest Against Selayang Dog Catching Contest

Posted in Animals, Behaviour, Event, Safety on 10 September 2007 by iamrainbow

Big Sista got another email forward regarding the Selayang Dog Catching Contest:

Greetings from SPCA Selangor ! On September 5th, Majlis Perbandaran Selayang
launched a Dog Catching Competition, aiming to clear their municipality of
stray dogs
. Residents are offered up to RM15,000 in cash prizes for catching
more than 150 dogs in 6 months
, but the competition will go on indefinitely
according to the MPS website. SPCA urges that the competition be scrapped
immediately and be replaced with more pro-active measures to control the dog
overpopulation
in the area. Since the announcement, SPCA has received hundreds
of calls, text messages and e-mails from concerned members of the public who
are shocked and upset by the municipal’s actions. We would like to thank you
for speaking out for our voiceless friends, we can’t express how overwhelmed
and touched we are that so many of you have made calls to MPS, sent letters to
the media, called radio stations and spoken to your friends to highlight the
plight of these poor dogs.

On September 11th 2007 (Tuesday) at 10am, SPCA, PETPOSITIVE, ROAR and other
animal welfare organisations will be gathering at the Majlis Perbandaran
Selayang office to hand over a memorandum to the President of MPS
. The document
will call for an immediate end to the competition and urge the municipal to
spay/ neuter actively to control the dog overpopulation, formulate and enforce
effective legislation to prevent pet owners from abandoning their pets, and
embark on educational efforts to promote Responsible Pet Ownership. We invite
all friends of SPCA, animal welfare groups, animal lovers from far and near and
members of the media to come and show your support on this important day.
Let’s unite in our stand against the inhumane treatment of stray and homeless
animals.
Majlis Perbandaran Selayang,
MENARA MPS.
PERSIARAN 3, BANDAR BARU SELAYANG,
68100 BATU CAVES
For more information, please contact SPCA Public Relations officer Jacinta
Johnson at the SPCA office at 42565312/ 42535179 or at 012-2881421
SELANGOR DARUL EHSAN.

SPCA News Release – September 5th, 2007

SELAYANG DOG-CATCHING COMPETITION SHOCKING & DISTASTEFUL, SAYS SPCA

SELANGOR, SEPT 5, 1007 – Catch more than 150 stray dogs in 6 months and
win more than RM10,000 – this is the promise from Majlis Perbandaran
Selayang to the residents in that area. Dato’ Tang See Hang officiated
the launching of the MPS “Dog-Catching Competition” campaign
yesterday at 2pm. This collaborative effort with the residents is to solve this
problem by catching more strays. MPS claims that they have been receiving about
80 complaints every month regarding stray dogs in their municipality. They say
that they have been catching 200 stray dogs every month as part of their
animal-control management, but the problem remains unsolved. Since the
announcement, SPCA has been inundated with countless text messages, phone calls
and e-mails from the concerned public who are shocked by this unorthodox
campaign.

Although SPCA understands that animal control is vital and that the local
authorities are faced with increasing stray problems, MPS is setting an
unhealthy and unethical trend that encourages people to perceive dog-catching
as a fun, festive and financially-rewarding sport, not unlike fox-hunting. SPCA
questions the methods that may be employed by the residents, which may cause
unnecessary pain and suffering
as the dogs may be maimed in the process.
SPCA is deeply concerned that this competition is a knee-jerk reaction to the
stray problem, and that more pro-active measures should be implemented such as
active sterilisation programs,
differential licensing for neutered and unneutered dogs, responsible pet
ownership programs and making abandonment an offence under municipal by-laws.

Catching and destruction of strays is never a workable solution, as the animals
caught will always be replaced by a new set of strays if irresponsible owners
continue to dump unwanted animals into the streets
. The cost of clearing the
street will continue to escalate. The fact remains : it’s cheaper and
more effective to neuter than to catch and destroy dogs.
SPCA is worried that greedy residents may also resort to catching pet dogs or
dogs from other areas besides Selayang to pad their pockets
. Furthermore, the
residents may get bitten and injured while attempting to capture the strays. It
may backfire and encourage unscrupulous people to breed dogs as it could be
lucrative as the competition goes on indefinitely – two unneutered dogs
can be the source of 2,048 puppies and dogs in just 4 years.
“Strays are not an animal problem, it’s a MAN-MADE PROBLEM. Hence,
the prize money could have been put to better use by promoting Responsible Pet
Ownership and hosting spay/neuter campaigns instead, which is a humane,
cost-effective and long-term solution
, ” says SPCA Chairperson Christine
Chin.
SPCA Selangor has over the years met with various municipal councils to
introduce humane dog-catching methods and humane pound management. SPCA and
DBKL have established Klinik Kembiri, a highly-subsidised spay/ neuter clinic
offering financially-challenged Malaysians highly-reduced spay-neuter fees to
help control the over-breeding of cats and dogs, that if not neutered would
have added substantially to the stray numbers. This highly-successful, humane
and cost-effective method is practiced by animal welfare organisations all over
the world. SPCA urges MPS to use the money wisely and work with us to set up
weekly spay/ neuter campaigns and eventually a Klinik Kembiri. Since it’s
inception in 2003, Klinik Kembiri has spayed/neutered thousands of dogs and
cats, and thus prevented the unwanted births of over 20 million animals, which
would have otherwise caused a bigger stray problem.

The Department of Vet Services (DVS) must issue guidelines on dog-catching/
animal control management where only properly-trained dog-catchers using humane
methods and equipment are employed. The pound where the stray dogs are kept
should be well-maintained and provide adequate food, water and space to prevent
fighting and overcrowding. SPCA has lobbied DVS for many years to establish
humane guidelines for local councils in animal-control management. The
organisation even went to the extent of organising a dog-catching workshop for
all Klang Valley municipal councils in 2005.

Animal lovers, please support this and spread the word!

It’s good that the government gives the society a chance to curb wandering dogs in Selayang. The wrong approach by the people and government could screw up so many things as listed above! The best way is to nip the problem at the bud – there are wandering dogs because those humans do not care about us! So they should be punished and educated instead of us!

Oh got such thing

Posted in Animals, Behaviour, Career, Play, Safety on 7 September 2007 by iamrainbow

Locally, if any of my people are lost, they call SPCA or PAWS and send emails and post on blogs.

There, in US, got this website for Fido:

By registering with Fido Finder, you will be registering your dog’s vital information, such as name, breed, gender, color, and postal code. If your dog is ever lost, the person who has found your dog will be able to locate you based on the postal code in which the dog was found. Don’t worry. Fido Finder takes into consideration surrounding postal codes when notifying dog owners that a possible match was just added to Fido Finder.

Whoa…
Fidofinder
http://www.fidofinder.com

to find missing people (read: dogs) and help others too.

Mabbe Big Sista can get a job chasin’ and findin’ missin’ people.. then I can fallow and travel all over the world!

Dog Catching Competition organize by MPS

Posted in Animals, Behaviour, Safety on 6 September 2007 by iamrainbow

Big Sista received this forwarded email:

1. Pertandingan adalah antara Jawatankuasa Penduduk dalam kawasan pentadbiran Majlis Perbandaran Selayang.
   
2. Tangkapan boleh dilaksanakan sama ada oleh Jawatankuasa Penduduk sendiri atau dengan menggunakan bantuan pihak-pihak tertentu. Majlis Perbandaran Selayang tidak bertanggungjawab atas upah penangkapan.
   
3. Tangkapan dilaksanakan tanpa menjejaskan undang-undang Kecil 10(2)(a) Undang-undang Kecil Pelesenan Anjing dan Rumah Pembiakan Anjing (Majlis Perbandaran Selayang) 2005.
   
4. Tangkapan hendaklah diserahkan hidup-hidup kepada urus setia pertandingan untuk pengiraan/audit. Gambar setiap ekor tangkapan juga hendaklah dikemukakan
sebagai bukti tangkapan.

 

Dog Catching Competition organize by MPS

 

.. click on the logo for more info

 

It’s for a Dog Catching Competition where lucrative prize money is being offered to individuals who can catch the most dogs.Stupid doesn’t even begin to describe such an idea. And to cover their ass, they wash their hands off any responsibility by saying “it will not be held responsible for any injury or damage caused by the individuals to the general public or themselves in their attempts to catch these stray dogs”. Which dimwit thinks this will solve our stray problems?

 

This competition would only encourage more cruelty towards these helpless animals. (Bear in mind that these stray dogs are on the streets due to our own negligence). They say the dogs must be brought in alive. But it doesn’t say in what condition. This will only encourage would-be dog catchers to physically harm the dogs prior to taking them to the council. Obviously, the dogs’ welfare is not a priority. There is no statement anywhere in their ad stating that the dogs must be caught in a humane manner.This will only encourage people who are out to make easy money to steal dogs! Stray or otherwise. How easy is it to abuse this ‘competition’?

 

So dog owners, please bring your dogs indoors to keep them safe from potential dog thieves! The Selayang Municipal Council is not just irresponsible, but down right BARBARIC. Let us plead to the government and the authorities to look into this matter and stop this campaign immediately. There are other ways and means to curb the stray population in this country. A number of groups and organizations like the SPCA and PAWS are working hard to educate the public via spay and neuter campaigns.If we let the Selayang Municipal Council get away with their barbaric dogcatching competition, what next?

 

A dog shooting contest? Let’s speak up against the Selayang Municipal Council for organizing this ridiculous competition. You can do this by highlighting this case in your blogs, by emailing all your contacts and by writing to the press.

 

Contacts are as follows:MalaysianPress
editor@thestar.com.
myletters@nstp.com.
mynewsdesk@thesundaily.com
editor@malaysiakini.com
editorial@sinchew.com.my
bhnews@bharian.com.my
news@nstp.com.my
metro@thestar.com.my
pengarang@utusan.com
editor@nanyang.com.my
tcpb@po.jaring.my
mmnews@nstp.com.my
am@hmetro.com.my
gmkl@guangming.com.my
bgns@bernama.com

 

MixFM
richard@mixradio.com.my;
shazmin@mixradio.com.my ;
serena@mix.fm;
ika@mixradio.com.my;
pietro@mix.fm

 

International organisations that you can write to:
wspa@wspausa.comI
nfo@peta.org
info@dogsdeservebetter.org
wspa@wspa.org.ukwspa@wspa.org.au
wspa@wspa.cacontact@gan.ca
info@bluecross.org.uk
afa@afa-online.org
press@api4animals.org
info@ari-online.org
info@rightsforanimals.org
info@speakcampaigns.org

 

Spread the news, and take the time to just write a short note to all our local papers as well as the international organisations mentioned above.

Renovation

Posted in Animals, Behaviour, Family, Play, Safety on 30 May 2007 by iamrainbow

My home’s roof had holes that during heavy rain with wind, there would be water dripping in. Of course, I’m not affected.

I only jump and whine when there’s thunder. Otherwise, I’m cool with rain. Oh, no. Except that I couldn’t play catch bone in a wider area when there’s rain. And most likely, no walk outside…

Today was particularly noisy and dangerous! I was so scared, I was shaking! Those intruders wearing hats, caps and long sleeved clothes and painted jeans.

I saw pieces of big gray things dropped down from the sky!!! Horror!

I freaked out, I admitted. I wasn’t as brave as I thought..

I jumped inside the human’s home.

Again and again, the pieces dropped onto the floor and lorry with loud bang! Like gun shot!

Luckily Big Sista was around and she came to soothe me. I ignored the bread she offered me.

I dared not go out till they had left. And that too, Big Sista had to carry my body out because I was adamant on sitting on the floor.

After they had left, all was well. 😀