KK clinic offers free cat food

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  • Thursday, 15 Oct 2020

Charitable heart: Dr Randolf with some pets he is taking care of. He is offering free cat food for pet owners who could not afford to feed the animals during the conditional MCO.

KOTA KINABALU: Cat owners who face difficulties putting meals on their table, can get free cat food from a veterinary clinic in Cyber City near here.

Clinic owner Dr Randolf Paza posted on his Facebook page that anyone unable to buy nutritious food for their cats can get some at his clinic.

“Of course, we will vet those who come and make sure they are genuine cases, ” he said in an interview. Dr Randolf said while many people found it difficult during the pandemic with job losses and business closures, animals were also affected.

“Animals, too, need food and shelter. I hope my simple gesture will help ensure pet owners keep their pets instead of ditching and leaving them to fend for themselves, ” he said.

Although the amount of cat food to be given out daily is limited, Dr Randolf hopes this would still benefit the animals.

Besides the food, the clinic is also offering free grooming services for “friendly” cats and dogs.

“Those that are aggressive and tend to bite or hate baths are not eligible for the free service, ” he added.

Dr Randolf said he was made to understand that some owners gave up their pets for adoption or even abandoned them during the pandemic due to fear that the animals could carry diseases.

“Of course, this is just what I hear and there’s no proof but I want to help people understand that pets, if kept clean and healthy, do not generally pose any health risk to their owners, ” he said.

Both the free food and grooming services are offered until the conditional MCO ends on Oct 25.

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