BY: Michelle Liew
Nearly 200 pets were rescued following the flood tragedy in Sri Muda, Shah Alam.
According to the Exco of the Malaysian Veterinary Medicine Association, Dr Farina Mustaffa Kamal, all the animals suffered various injuries.
“Some had broken legs, diarrhoea, vomiting, deep wounds, including those with internal diseases.
“We provide basic treatment for free, Alhamdulillah, there are also members of the public who also donate,” she said.
She added that most of the animals sent had owners and would be brought back once they had completed treatment.
According to Dr Farina, the rescue operation was not only carried out by the veterinary team but also assisted with the cooperation of the public.
“Some were willing to wade through the floods while carrying rescued animals, they wrapped them in towels.
The veterinary centre has been operating for three days starting Tuesday and has received a very encouraging response from the public.
The flood incident in Sri Muda resulted in a large part of the residential area being inundated due to the continuous rainy weather for several days.
However, the situation in the affected areas is now understood to have started to recede and the focus is now on clean-up work.