‘Pets not immune to effects of toxic fumes’






Moving hazardous material: The team involved in Ops Kim Kim carrying out excavation work at Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang. — Bernama

Moving hazardous material: The team involved in Ops Kim Kim carrying out excavation work at Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang. — Bernama

PASIR GUDANG: Pet owners here have been told to give special attention to their pets as they too could be affected by the emission of toxic fumes from the polluted Sungai Kim Kim.

Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter chairman Mariam Yusof said animals too could be exposed to the fumes and their lives could be at risk and owners should keep a lookout for their pets’ health especially their cats and dogs.“Animals who might be suffering from toxic fumes will show similar symptoms to humans such as vomiting with difficulty breathing,” she said.

Mariam added that the group was in constant contact with their Johor Baru branch on the condition of animals in the district.

“So far, we have yet to receive any information on animals that have fallen sick or are suffering from the toxic fumes in the district.

“However, I urge owners to lessen outdoor activities and to take their pets immediately to a veterinarian if they notice their animals are unwell,” Mariam said.

It was reported that the district has been hit with toxic fumes and thousands of people have been treated due to the chemical waste dumped into Sungai Kim Kim.