|A recent CAT meeting in MBPJ|
DATELINE BATU PAHAT, JOHOR:
THE CANINE UNIT of the local council here (MPBP) has expressed its interest to learn from the Canine Advisory Team (CAT) of the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) on how to deal with stray dogs within the municipality.
As such, the Yang DiPertua Tuan Haji Salahuddin bin Haji Hassan will be writing to the Mayor of Petaling Jaya City Council Dato Haji Roslan Mohamad Bin Sakiman to request for a working visit to learn of CAT's success in the management of strays in the city.
This was revealed in a telephone conversation between the YangDiPertua and our president and MBPJ CAT Chairman Anthony Thanasayan this morning.
Thanasayan had rung up the YangDiPertua to express his shock and outrage of how dogcatchers from the Johor state municipality had cruelly euthanised a stray in public in a video which was aired on YouTube recently.
The canine was trapped in a noose and forcefully pinned down and allowed to bellow in pain before it was euthanised by councilmen together with what is believed to have been outsourced dogcatchers.
The putting down which was meant to take a few seconds ended up into several minutes causing the animal great stress and pain through the rough handling.
Thanasayan took the opportunity to stress to the YangDiPertua on the importance of running spay campaigns to cut down the dog (and cat) population, awareness programmes and the setting up of a CAT committee within the council.
Speaking to PET+BLOGSPOT, Thanasayan said that the YangDiPetua was very receptive to his suggestions. He expected a letter to be sent to MBPJ very soon.
"Once the team visits us, I also intend to take them to the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) to visit how the pound is being managed there so that they can work towards building a proper pound in Johor," Said Thanasayan, who also serves as chairman of MPK's CAT committee.
Thanasayan was also interviewed by the news portal Free Malaysia Today. Yesterday, he spoke to the Malay Mail.
Both the interviews are expected to be published today.
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