Source: The Star
Date: 2 December 2010
Spay and Neuter Programme in Ampang
Teratai assemblyman Jenice Lee, with the help of the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ), will hold the first Spay and Neuter Programme in Ampang on Dec 19 to control the population of cats and dogs.
A total of 25 dogs and 25 cats from the Teratai area, aged five months and above, are entitled to a free spay service on the day. Free vaccination is also given.
Owners are required to register and pay a RM15 fee for dog licences.
The event will be held at a field in Jalan Cheras Hartamas, Taman Cheras Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur (near Meranti Apartment).
Ampang residents who wish to vaccinate and apply for licences are also welcome to attend the event. The fee for vaccination is RM60.
According to Lee, the programme was the first of its kind in Selangor.
“The population of the animals is a major concern as they breed fast.
“If the response is good, we will need to allocate more funds and get sponsors to hold the event again,” Lee said.
She also said they were proposing a by-law on cats because now there were no rules and regulations concerning felines.
MPAJ Youth and Community Department director Dr Sarodin Shahri said they received an average of five complaints regarding stray dogs and cats.
He said pet owners applying for dog licences must get them vaccinated, fill a form to meet the requirements and that the council imposed a fee of RM15 before a tag was issued.
He said the people were against the practice of catching and killing the animals.
Now, dogs that are caught in Ampang are sent to Rantau Panjang in Selangor.
Participation form is available at Pejabat Adun Teratai, 48-1, Jalan Bunga Tanjong 10, Taman Muda, Ampang, or Zon 24 councillor service centre, MPAJ, C-S-02, Pangsapuri Kempas, Jalan Cheras Hartamas, Taman Cheras Hartamas.
Closing date for registration is Dec 10. For more information, call 03-4295 2354 (Adun Teratai), 012-223 8176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.