Selangor considers banning pet store sales to advertise animal shelter adoptions

A potential ban on the sale of canines and cats in pet shops across Selangor is being thought of, as authorities goal to encourage adoption from animal shelters and reduce the number of abandoned pets. According to has instructed that pet shops concentrate on selling pet meals as a substitute, citing the success of a weekly pet adoption programme in his constituency, which sees approximately 20 pets adopted every month.
“If all native councils carry out such programmes, we can help scale back the pet abandonment fee,” Ng said at a forum on abandoned canine. He also acknowledged that the Selangor government has recommended that each one local councils adopt the netting methodology for catching stray canines, as it is extra humane than the looping methodology. The netting technique was an innovation by the Sabak Bernam District Council.
“The looping technique can nonetheless be used when necessary, as it’s allowed based on dog catching laws set by the Ministry of Local Government Development. However, in Selangor, all local councils can use the netting methodology and the looping methodology based on the state of affairs on the ground,” he mentioned.
Ng also revealed that the state authorities is within the final levels of launching a Fur Shelter on a 1.2-hectare plot of land, aiming to promote pet adoption of both cats and dogs, in addition to offering education and elevating funds through various activities. “We need continuous consciousness and education about stray animals. Some folks don’t perceive why a stray is returned to the identical location after it’s caught by the native council. In these cases, the canines are spayed and then launched,” he defined..

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