Kampar’s First NGO for Strays

Members of the Kampar community have come together to start a non-governmental organization to control the local stray animal population through the Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage (TNRM) programme.

Persatuan Pencinta Haiwan Jalanan Kampar, Perak, was launched recently in the presence of Thomas Su Keng Siong, Member of Parliament for Kampar.

The NGO, started with the assistance of Su, in collaboration with the Persatuan Kebajikan Masyarakat Harapan Perak, aims to bring together local animal lovers to help capture and neuter stray dogs and cats to decrease the number of strays in the Kampar District.

The NGO is also placing great importance on educating the public on the act of spaying and neutering pets as well as the crucial role of a good TNRM programme in controlling and improving the welfare of the stray population in any community.

“There is a possibility of having 16 dogs produced by one pair of unspayed dogs in a year. In two years, there will be 128 more strays that come from the same line. In six years, 67,000 strays. It is of utmost importance that we support programmes like this in order to stop the overpopulation of strays,” says Su.

The TNRM programme involves members of the community in capturing strays and getting them spayed or neutered and eventually releasing them back into the area in which they belong. This programme will decrease the number of strays in the community as well as being a much more viable and humane method of controlling the number of strays.

The NGO is currently working with local feeders in capturing strays and financing the medical costs of spaying and neutering. The local vets at the Klinik Haiwan Kampar is working closely with the NGO in this programme.

The programme which started in July has already seen 34 strays spayed or neutered and released. Members of the public as well as officers from Majlis Daerah Kampar can identify the dogs by the tags on their right ears as well as the notches on the left.

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