Community Brings Busy Highway Traffic to a Halt to Save Dog

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Panic broke out in the Malaysian city, Kuala Lumpur, when traffic came to a halt to save a young pup.

Only a year old, the young female dog was found living amongst shrubs on a highway divider. It is believed that she survived living on only rainwater, grass and leaves. The rescue mission, initiated by Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB), began when a student posted information about the dog on the organization’s Facebook group.

MDDB, police officers, firemen and members of the community banded together in the rescue effort.

The police chief stated that they assisted in the effort because “it [is] everyone’s responsibility to help animals in trouble”.

“Animal appreciation here is still lacking as opposed to some other countries and because of this, each and everyone of us needs to play a role in helping a needy animal regardless of whether it’s a cat or a dog,” said ASP Ismail.

“We have saved yet another dog’s life,” said Lian who volunteers for the rescue group almost every week.

Other rescuers commented on the amount of teamwork that happened, as the community banded together to save the life of the dog.

“It was also a great feeling to meet so many like-minded people,” said Vigneshwari, a volunteer.

Though the dog is very malnourished, she remains in good health. MDDB plans to have the dog neutered before having her put up for adoption.

40 thoughts on “Community Brings Busy Highway Traffic to a Halt to Save Dog”

  1. Recently, a similar story happened in Phoenix on I-17 Southbound. There was a dog running opposite direction of traffic in the inside lane next to the median. Independently, four cars exited, drove north & went over into the lane shoulder. Each car stopped to try to get the dog to stop running. By the last car, the dog stopped and I ran with a leash & collar I had in my car. The dog’s owner was not found & the dog did not have a microchip. After looking for three-weeks for the owner, I stopped. The dog was very afraid of people and appeared to have an abusive history via its behavior. Bringing her to a shelter was out of the question. She is a new member to my family & is named, Freeway, a black & white pit/kiss bull!

    • I too live in Phoenix (Desert Hills/Tramonto) off 1-17 and want to personally thank you for your part of the rescue and taking in this poor doggie. Over the years I have stopped to help just about any animal that was in trouble. Almost cost me my life more than once, but then an Angel was looking out for me, that I do know.

      Freeway has hit the Puppy Lottery with you, and should never have to go back to an abusive owner. Personally I am not sure I would tried for 3 weeks to find the owner

  2. A rare moment in Malaysia but a welcome one. The maximum fine for torturing and killing stray animal in Malaysia is only about US$65 and or 6 mths jail. Jail time is never implemented and fines are hardly imposed. A new proposed stricter law was drafted but is taking a few years to be approved. Corruption by councilmen/politician has prevented timely passage of stricter laws against cruelty to animal. This is because they “profit” by giving lucrative contracts to dog catchers. The heartless dog catchers gets appro. US15 for each dog caught. They use cruel and inhumane methods to save on costs and, have in some instances, jumped fences to catch dogs in house compounds.

  3. I’m happy to finally see the police and fire brigade personnels working hard to save a dog’s life. This is not something you see everyday in Malaysia where majority of the people are Muslims and they do not like dogs.

  4. good job,with a big heart!I condone what you had done so did such a good,positive thing,by saving this beautiful baby.god bless you both


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