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by steven patrick
Doggone it: Pak Mie and Mak Intan with some of their 700 dogs (the 200 cats declined to be in the picture, naturally). Will these animals be dead by December if the couple can’t find a new home for them? – G.C. TAN/The Star
They ensure their dogs and cats rest comfortably while they sleep in a car. Without a new compound by year end, however, Pak Mie and Mak Intan’s hundreds of furry charges face a grim future.
LAST month, an animal lover’s worst nightmare came close to becoming reality: 700 dogs and 100 cats were facing execution because they were going to lose the home that had been provided to them by their big-hearted guardian, Pak Mie.
For almost a year, Muhammad Azmi Ismail, aka Pak Mie, had been frantically searching for an alternative piece of land big enough to accommodate all his charges but was unsuccessful. Thankfully, though, he managed to get the deadline extended at the eleventh hour; he now has until December to find a new place for his furry pals.
The nightmarish saga began with an eviction notice last October, issued because Pak Mie, 56, had been allegedly squatting on Government reserve land on the outskirts of Alor Star for the past five years.
After receiving the notice, he felt as if his world was coming down around him, he said in a recent
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