A GOOD Samaritan who rescued 13 puppies from two stray mothers in Bandar Sri Ehsan, Banting, is in a limbo after the Kuala Langat District Council ordered her to get rid of the puppies in a week.
The woman decided to put the puppies up for adoption through canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) but getting them all adopted within a week is certainly an impossible task.
“The district council apparently told her that a neighbour had complained of the noise the puppies were making during feeding times and that’s why the rescuer is being forced to get rid of them,’’ said MDDB rescuer coordinator Irene Low.
Four of the 13 puppies will be available for adoption tomorrow at the MDDB adoption drive at Subang Pet Centre, No 55 Jalan SS18/6, Subang Jaya, Selangor.
“We can only put all the puppies up for adoption over a period of several weeks,’’ said Low.
Several other puppies and young dogs will also be at the adoption drive, from 11am to 6pm.
According to the rescuer, one of the council officers had told her that she should just euthanise all the puppies.
“This is the attitude of some community members and council officials that we are trying very hard to change.
“Malaysians are becoming so cold and heartless that even the sounds made by innocent puppies bothers them,’’ said Low.
She added that the council should explain to the complainant that it was only temporary until the puppies were adopted, instead of pressuring the rescuer.
“Aren’t we supposed to be a caring society, but is caring restricted to humans?”
Those who want to donate in cash and kind to MDDB can also do so at the adoption drive.
For details, go to https://www.facebook.com/MalaysianDogsDeserveBetter