Eviction notice may force animal shelter in M'sia to release 600 animals into the streets

An animal shelter in Selangor may be forced to release all 400 dogs and 200 cats into the streets after receiving an eviction notice from the Petaling Jaya land office.

According to The Sun daily, the 14-day eviction notice was issued on Nov 10 without indicating what the land would be used for. 

"We are not aware of any development plans for the place we are occupying right now. There is a development of a condominium coming up at the back of the shelter by Sime Darby, but it does not touch the site we are on," said Mr Edward Lim, the  Paws Animal Welfare Society manager. 

He said they may not have enough time to relocate all the animals in the shelter.

The society's president Nicholas Au told The Sun daily: "It is disheartening that the authorities did not call Paws for any discussion or even give us a reasonable timeline to work out our move. We had no knowledge of their plans."

He also said that part of the 27-year-old animal shelter's mission is to control the population of stray animals on the streets.  

Source: Malay Mail Online, Sun daily