Saturday, November 06, 2010

MBI's Datuk Bandar Must Visit Dog Shooting Victim And Make Amends, Says PETPOSITIVE

Datuk Bandar Roshidi Hashim

THE ELDERLY WOMAN whose companion pet of over ten years that was shot dead by the Ipoh City Council (MBI) says she is so traumatised by the incident that she doesn't want another dog in her life anymore.

Speaking to PET+BLOGSPOT over the Deepavali holiday weekend, the 75-year-old though in a calm spirit, confessed that she won't be able to take it if another of her special companion was brutally attacked by the local council in the same way again.

"Losing Spunk my trusty old friend in such a sudden and cruel way is very hard for me to bear," said the woman who is a member of Petpositive, The Malaysian Animal-Assisted Therapy for the Disabled and Elderly Association which is based in Kuala Lumpur.

"And with the MBI still not having banned dog-shooting for good, there is no guarantee that the incident will not be repeated."

Ipoh City Council
The senior citizen who is a retired teacher is now forced to live on her own again since her dog had been murdered by city hall.

"Spunk was a popular dog in the neighbourhood whenever we went for our daily walks," she said, choking with emotion. 

"His loss is also felt strongly by the neighbours who knew and loved him," she added.

MP Kula
Member of Parliament for Ipoh Barat M Kulasegaran, in which her constituency falls under, visited her yesterday.

"I was very pleased with the MP's visit," she said. 

"He was very concerned over what had happened and asked me to repeat - in my own words - what had happened to Spunk in his final moments. 

"What I had told him shocked him. He promised to bring up the matter personally with the Datuk Bandar (mayor)."

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Meanwhile, the state of Perak's Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) officials also made a visit to the elderly woman's home on the same day.

"I was surprised to see as many as ten of them at the front gate of my home after YB Kula's visit. 

"They, too asked me a lot of questions including details of my dog's license.

"I sincerely hope that the authorities will do something about what had happened to my Spunk and make sure that such a horrible tragedy doesn't happen again to anyone anywhere in our country," concluded our member.

PETPOSITIVE calls on the Datuk Bandar of Ipoh, Dato' Hj Roshidi B Hj Hashim to make a personal visit to our member to convey his apology and retribution over what had happened.

"This is the kindest and most responsible and humanitarian thing to do for a Council that had made a serious error in murdering a licensed pet that was providing animal-assisted therapy to an elderly person," says Petpositive President Anthony SB Thanasayan.

We regret that right up until time of publishing, there has been no public response of any kind yet from the MDI over the matter.

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