Learning from Spunk
Ban brings some relief for dog owners.
LIFE is a great teacher – whether you are ablebodied or a person with a disability.
My adventure last week proved to be a perfect example.
By now, many of you would have heard the fantastic news from Ipoh that is still causing waves of celebration among animal lovers.
The Ipoh City Council (MBI) decided to ban the shooting of dogs.
This came into effect after a therapy dog named Spunk belonging to a retired senior woman had been shot dead by mistake.
The lady and her dog were members of Petpositive, a national animal-assisted therapy society in which I serve as president.
I was privileged to be among the local animal welfare groups that met MBI officials on Nov 16 when the ban was declared.
Prior to the event, none of us knew what the outcome would be.
However, my NGO and others in Ipoh felt strongly that our mission was to meet the council as quickly as possible to try and voice our opinions about the shooting.
A major part of my motivation came from my personal involve-