My Ong of Survivor Shelter is helping with the Cyberjaya Neutering Project.
Let’s hope it takes off and we can help as many dogs as we can.
The short version: There are many colonies of dogs in Cyberjaya now. It started with “not so many” but because the feeders were not interested to get the dogs neutered, the numbers are quite big now. Ms Ong made a trip to survey a few colonies and seek a better understanding of what is going on.
It is not surprising that the population would increase so quickly. One street dog can give birth to 12 puppies. So, it’s simple arithmetic.
As to why many of the feeders are not keen to get the dogs neutered, we are told that they only want to feed.
So now, Ms Ong is working with one of the feeders to start the neutering process. Just one feeder who now understands the importance of neutering.
Yesterday, they had already identified the friendlier dogs to be caught and neutered. A family of 3 dogs (mother and 2 puppies) have also been caught and the puppies will be sent to a dog training centre to be trained and rehomed. The mother-dog, a favourite among the feeders, will be sent to a shelter and the feeders will jointly pay for her stay at this shelter.
One dog (a female) was limping and Ms Ong will do her best to catch this dog, send her for treatment and eventually, to be neutered.
From the videos received, the place is quite barren and not very conducive for the dogs. There is also a construction site with workers who do not mind the presence of the dogs. Ms Ong says she and the feeder will contact the owner of the site and seek permission to neuter the construction site dogs. Hopefully, the owner will consent to it.
We have offered our Neutering, Medical and Vaccination Aid for these dogs.
The usual practice that can be seen at construction sites is that the dogs are usually feral, but normally the worker do not mind their presence. So the dogs will live there until the construction is completed. Then, they will be left behind. In rare cases, the owner, if a feeling of compassion is developed over the years, may take the dogs with them too. But this is extremely rare.
We hope to help as many dogs as possible, at least in controlling the population.