Sunday, May 10, 2009

Neighbourhood Strays...

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated" - Mahatma Gandhi
We take our walk in the evenings around the neighbourhood. We have dogs following us as well. 2 of our own and the other few...strays. Ebon(y) here in the picture is following hubby who is holding their food supply for the night.
This is Dogg. I am quite sure he was once 'owned'. He listens to instructions well. We feed them almost every evening when we are in town. These furries, they are such clever living ones. Dogg will come running very fast even before we reached the park and Ebon will appear out of nowhere.
Here is Chocolate. He is very timid and either runs away or goes under the car when you approach him with food.
This is another stray and I call him King. He just appeared one day and judging from his condition, I think he too was abandoned. He doesn't look emaciated or anything like that. We live near a park and I can't help but think that King is abandoned by his owner. There is also another female(Honey) who too looks like she had an owner before. Altogether, I now have 2 females (both looked like they just have litters of puppies) and 3 males near the park.

Picture of Ebon with a piece of something in his mouth. That something isn't a piece of bread or anything edible. He actually 'won' it after snarling and growling with King. I too thought it was a piece of bread but it isn't. It is actually a piece of hard rubber/foam. Something akin to what you find in a mattress. Sad.
Here is Dogg with our dog. (Our dog was brought home from the construction site nearby. Her mother was being fed daily by the workers living in the quarters on the site. A few days after we took her home, we were informed by a neighbour that Council workers were shooting strays near the site. Sad to say, her mother was one of the many strays shot dead. The site workers couldn't do anything to stop the Council workers.)

How do we go about educating citizens about dogs and their right to live? A reasonable life that is. Abandoning them is wrong and inhumane? Animals don't do birth control. They just breed and multiply. Why not have them neutered or spayed? I am counting the number of dogs that keep appearing at/near the park with a big question HOW TO...???


Emilio said...

Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!

good luck!! See you!

Shropshire lad and Suffolk lass said...

Some people are just numb to the fact that these are creatures with feelings. Some stuff is so awful I can't let myself think about it, let alone talk about it. Feeding those dogs is a wonderful thing to do and I hope that your feelings of pain regarding the strays are lessened a little by knowing that you do the right thing. This world is such a mix of good and bad. Respect to the good! Does Miss M become jealous when you feed the strays or does she have a deep understanding of their need? Best wishes. said...

Hi,U are so sweet to say numb. I wud say they are dumb. My post here is to point fingers at some humans (after what happened to the 400 strays in Pulau Ketam). They multiply and it isn't their fault. They are animals and you are so right. They have feelings too though voiceless. Many fail to see this in animals. Miss M? Ermm...she is a gracious one. She makes no noise. Just walk about and sometimes sits and wait till I finish feeding the others. Believe it? TQ for sharing the same feelings. Best wishes too n Take good care.