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Malaysians Take On Dangerous Climb To Rescue Dog Stranded On Cliff
By: Patrick Beech
A group of Malaysians recently got together and successfully rescued a dog stranded on a cliff in Forest Hill, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor had earlier sent out an urgent call for help on social media.
The news reached seasoned animal rescuer, Francis Poh, who had in September 2021 saved a dog which was taken by a monkey.
Soon after receiving the news, Poh, along with several volunteers rushed to the scene.
The rescue was led by experienced hikers while others helped everyway they could.
The rescue effort began about 8am and successfully ended at 4.30pm.
"Our initial plan was to climb the hill from the lake but after about two hours, we aborted the plan as the terrain was not conducive for us to climb up," Poh told Malay Mail.
The team decided to take another route through a construction site above the hill in an attempt to get closer to the stranded dog.
It was later confirmed that the dog was a stray and did not belong to any of the residents at Forest Hill.
Residents were very appreciative of the rescuers' efforts and good deed, and prepared pizza, Starbucks beverages, and bread for them to enjoy after the rescue mission.