Batang Kali landslide: Animal lover delivers vanload of food for K-9 rescue dogs


HULU SELANGOR: The hard work of the K-9 units in locating victims of the Batang Kali landslide have not gone unnoticed by animal lovers.

Driving a van filled with premium dog food to the area on Tuesday (Dec 20), animal shelter operator Mohamad Rosli brought cartons and bags of feed in recognition of the canine rescuers' perseverance in the ongoing search and rescue (SAR) operations.

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His contribution consists of over a dozen cans of wet dog food, which cost around RM16 each, while the bags of dry dog food cost over RM150 each, he said.

Mohamad, who founded the Kuala Lumpur-based animal shelter Dady Oyen Strays Malaysia, said it was his life's passion to help animals around Malaysia that were affected by disasters.

"I travel around Malaysia regularly, always looking to help provide and care for pets or strays caught or involved in disasters, floods or landslides.

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"If pet food is in short supply in a disaster area, I would gladly travel to different states with pet food to ensure they don't go hungry," he said.

Meals for SAR personnel are also being donated on a regular basis to the control centre here by various organisations each day.

The SAR operations entered its fifth day on Tuesday for nine missing victims of the Dec 16 landslide at the Father's Organic Farm campsite.

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