500 anjing dapat perlindungan pasangan Melayu
500 anjing dapat perlindungan pasangan Melayu [ENG SUB]
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Muslim couple gives shelter to 500 dogs and cats
Up north of Malaysia, in one of the small villages in Alor Setar, Kedah, a Malay couple (Pak Mi and Mak Intan) is giving refuge to up to 500 dogs and cats. This is quite unusual because many Malays, being Muslims regard dogs as untouchables and so stay away and end up hating dogs.
When asked why, she relates an incident when she was washing at the edge of the river, she fell in because it was soapy and slippery. A few puppies who saw what happened quickly barked and called out to the older dogs further in the village. She said 5 or more big dogs rushed down to the river and pulled her out! She was soooo grateful, she began to take care of them and any other stray dogs, no matter how badly hurt or diseased. Most are puppies whose parents were euthanised by dog catchers/the council.
Life, is of course not easy for them. As the number grows, they are in dire need of funds to feed and care for these animals. Due to obvious budget constraints, they r currently living & sleeping in their car (which they jokingly call 4-star hotel as it has 4 wheels and air-conditioning).
They have also been told to relocate because of complains.
They have also been ignored and received snide remarks by other fellow Muslims as what they are doing is seen to be wrong. But according to Pak Mi and Mak Intan, its a joy to see the animals get well and happy. They have so much love among man and animal. So, their reply is – its up to them and their maker (and refused to be judged by others). As u read the comments below the video, u get a debate about the rights and wrongs of this couple.. As usual, there r some supportive and some with silly ideas and comments displaying ignorance.
It is truly sad and heartwarming at the same time to hear of their kindness to these poor animals who now have a home and protector. Wasn’t that one of Man’s responsibility? – to care for the lesser able beings created by God? Wasnt that why Man was given the brains (intelligence) and power?