PETALING JAYA, September 24 – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) resumed its pet adoption campaign two days ago to encourage animal lovers to adopt their stray animals.
Its director of the health and environment department, Dr Umi Ahmad, said Malaysian courier that he welcomed more animal lovers to adopt the stray animals after fewer people visited his pound during the movement control order.
“Anyone interested in adopting stray dogs should make an appointment first and we are open every day.
“The adoption fee for a cat is RM15, puppies are priced at RM17.50 while the fee for an adult dog is RM35.
“The adoption fee is such that it is necessary to buy pet food because we feed the animals three times a day, the maintenance costs and even the cleaning of their cages.”
Dr Umi added that anyone interested in adopting puppies and dogs had to pay an additional 10 RM for the dog’s license.
While the dogs and cats at the pound have not been spayed or neutered, she hopes their potential adopters will.
“Our DBKL dog catchers get around 30 to 40 stray dogs per day and if more people adopt we can reduce the number of stray dogs on the streets.
“The numbers vary because some stray animals have moved from one place to another.
“But we really do hope that more people come forward and provide loving homes for these wanderers,” she said.