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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Police Shot Dead Two Dogs After They Bite Off Maid's Scalp

Ruhimah Juandi, who was attacked by two bulldogs, recovering
at theTuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban yesterday.

SEREMBAN: An Indonesian maid lost part of her scalp, while two locals including a policeman, were injured in attacks by two American bulldogs, in Kampung Masjid Lenggeng near here yesterday.

The incident occurred at 7.50am when Ruhimah Juandi, 51, had just came back to her employer's house, after buying nasi lemak from a stall.

"I bought the nasi lemak for myself and the 80-year-old woman that I take care of, as everyone else had gone out," she said at the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital (HTJ) yesterday.

"When I came back from the stall, which is just 50m away from the house, I took the nasi lemak inside the house, and came out to clean the floor.

"Suddenly, two large dogs came straight at me. I tried to ward them off with a water hose, but the dogs bit me and I fell.

"I could not get up as the dogs had pinned me down and kept biting me as if I was their meal."

Ruhimah said part of her scalp, along with her hair, was bitten off and her left arm was broken. Her scalp, which was carried off by one of the dogs, was found behind the house.

Nasi lemak seller, Hoosni Anuar Hamid, 44, from whom Ruhimah had bought her breakfast, saw the attack. He got into his car and tried to ram the dogs.

He said the dogs ran away, and Ruhimah ran into the house.

Hoosni said he drove to the Lenggeng police station to inform policemen of the incident, then drove to the Lenggeng clinic to call for an ambulance, and within 30 minutes returned to check on Ruhimah, who was conscious.

He informed the neighbours of the incident, then went to his stall to sit with his wife and their 4-year-old son.

"I saw the the dogs coming to my stall and went to chase them as I was afraid they might attack my son and wife. But the dogs pounced on me while I tried to fight back," said Hoosni, who was bitten on his mouth, legs and arms.

At that time, Lance Corporal Mohd Naser Sulaiman from the Lenggeng station passed by on his motorcycle, and warded off the dogs with a stick, but was bitten on his ankle.

After the dogs had run off and both victims were taken to the HTJ, Naser went to his home to grab his shotgun, went back to the scene and fired four shots, killing the dogs.

He received outpatient treatment at the clinic.

Ruhimah and Hoosni were reported to be in stable condition.

Villagers claimed the dogs were usually kept in chains to guard a chilli farm from drug addicts, but the two escaped yesterday.

Nilai police chief Superintendent Abdullah Roning said investigation showed that the farmer, in his 40s, who was not at his farm during the incident, reared 10 dogs without licences, including the two killed.

Source: NST

Fur Notes: This is the kind of incident that really upsets me. Negligent dog owners like this are a bad name for the rest of dog lovers. Thanks to the nasi lemak stall owner, Hoosni Anuar who acted swiftly to help Ruhimah. It's not reported in the news here but Hoosni apparently used his car and tried to ram the dogs, which caused them to leave Ruhimah and run away. Otherwise, I think it could have been a risk to the Indonesian maid's life. Quick thinking there and I applaud Hoosni's bravery.

 From what I checked today, the dog owner was arrested and is being investigated under Section 289 of the Penal Code for negligence, with respect to animals under one’s possession. He faces a jail term of up to six months, or a fine of up to RM2,000. But the question is, do you think the punishment is enough?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Faithful Dog Waited Outside Hospital

Credit: Dogheirs

Faithful Dog Waited 8 Days Outside Hospital Before Reunited With Homeless Man 

A homeless man’s dog waited 8 days outside of a hospital for his owner's return. Seco is the faithful and loving companion of Lauri Costa, who lives on the streets of Passo Fundo in Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

Over a week ago, Lauri was violently assaulted and was hit with a stone in the face. He was taken to emergency hospital and Seco followed him. While being treated, Lauri was diagnosed with skin cancer and had to be hospitalized for surgery.

During that time, Seco waited outside the doors of the hospital. Moved by the dog’s loyalty, staff at the hospital gave Seco food and water. Noting how worried Seco was, doctors and nurses arranged for him to visit Lauri. A video was taken of their joyful reunion. In it, you can see how excited Seco is to see Lauri again.

This is what a dog's love is. You don't have to be a CEO or billionaire. The dog doesn't care if the world sees you as a nobody. The dog doesn't care if you're homeless, and you don't have a single cent in your pocket. A dog is.... love at its purest form.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Cat Murderer!

A fellow fursian sent this to my shock just awhile ago, after seeing it on the internet.

I'm still in the process of reaching the owner. There's apparently a debate going around on who caused this. Predator animals, humans, and the mother of the kitten which apparently eats its kitten. I dismiss the last suspect, although there is a small possibility. There are cases where kittens are eaten by the mother. But predominantly in those cases, the kitten is very young and not as 'grown up' as this.

Next, if it's eaten by predator animals, the stomach or gut will be consumed first. Moreover there's no blood trace or mess on the floor which is the scene of preying ( at least in this picture). That's quite unusual I think if it is eaten by a predator. The intestines are left out cleanly. Judging by the remains, it looks like someone did this elsewhere and left the body parts here. I may be wrong.

Having said that, there's a cat murderer in the vicinity and it calls for great concern and worry for cat owners in this area, believed to be Bangi at this point of time (location still not unverified). 

Somehow I really hope it's the work of predatory animals or perhaps even the mother. Because if this is done by a human, he's leaving these remains as a sign of warning or indication of his/her motives. That's really psychotic and it calls for a serious concern in the neighbourhood. Regardless it being humans or predator animals, it is time to be cautious with your furkids' whereabouts. 

What you think is the cause? Can it be the mother, predator animals or humans? :(

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Whoever Did This, Eggcellent!

Just found this, and it's so beautiful.....

Now I'm in a massive predicament of guilt every time I open the fridge and see this.... T__T

As an animal lover, there's just so many questions raised in my mind every now and then.... :(