PETALING JAYA: Former Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) employee V. Ganeson’s heart breaks every time he sees dogs being caught and taken to government pounds.
“I know what happens to them there and that is one of the reasons I quit my job in DBKL three years short of retirement,” said Ganeson, 58.
It is also one of the reasons that Ganesan started his shelter eight years ago and takes care of about 200 dogs, which are currently kept in Seremban and Brickfields.
Ganeson, who was a gardener with DBKL, narrated how he used to visit the pound almost daily after work to try to rescue as many dogs as he could.
“I used to bring out puppies and ‘mother dogs’ out of the pound so that they would be spared euthanasia.” According to Ganeson, the memory of dogs being dragged out of the dog catchers’ van into the pound for eventual euthanasia still remains fresh in his memory.
“The dogs whine and howl when being dragged out and they struggle to stay alive until the last moment when they are being euthanised,” said Ganeson.
Ganeson added that when he was transferred to the dog catching unit, he immediately resigned from DBKL even if it meant losing his pension.
“I would rather starve and be without a job than do that job,” said Ganeson.
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