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Pets spotted being dumped by owners

A resident at Taman Fortuna, Kota Kinabalu, who wished to be known only as Emily, said she had seen individuals dropping off cats at the site.

She has expressed concern that a garbage collection site near the Taman Fortuna shop area in Kota Kinabalu has turned into a pet dumping site.

Emily said a pet owner once told her she wanted to let go of her cat and claimed that no animal shelter was interested in taking it.

“The owner said she had no choice, but to dump his cat at a garbage site. It’s really sad, especially to hear that even animal shelters refused to take the animal. If this is true, why?”

“I have seen this three times. A car stopped at the site and the passenger got down with a cat and released it there. It makes me wonder why they did not send the cat to an animal shelter”, she said.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) volunteer Dr Randolf Paza said there had been cases where the SPCA took in pets and dogs from their owners. Paza also advised pet owners to be more responsible.

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