We received a call from a tearful young woman this morning saying that one of the dogs she feeds in her neighbourhood in Semenyih had had its nose looped off. The young lady Ain, who is pregnant, begged us to rescue the dog and said she was exhausted from crying after seeing its condition. She said the dog's mother was also agitated upon seeing her daughter in such a condition and was howling non-stop. Apparently both dogs were not strays but allowed to wander around by their owner who were not at home when the incident happened. We informed Reco and Mikheala who immediately went to the place but the petrified dog had run off. However the dog returned home after its owners came back and Reco and Mikheale immediately rushed to the place and brought the injured dog to our panel clinic in Subang Jaya. The owner does not want it back. Our vet spoke to us about the dogs and advised us to put it to sleep because it will no longer have a nose. The nose has been completely looped off and was hanging by a shred of skin. He said he had carried our surgeries whereby noses were removed on dogs that suffered from cancer. However, he said there will be underlying issues such as possible infection of the nose. We have had a discussion with MDDB's core people such as Irene, Rena and Christine as well as our good friend Animalcare's Dr Chan Kah Yein who all opined that the dog should be given a chance to live as it is young and physically fit. Christine had also called a vet she knows and he apparently felt that a dog can live without its nose. So, its now being treated at the clinic and we'll pray very hard that some good Samaritan would care to give it home. Now back to the @%#@^%#!#@% who looped of the dog's nose - we are shocked that more and more Malaysians are becoming so cruel and bloodthirsty. If someone can do this to an animal, he is capable of doing worst things to a fellow human being who can fight back. We are curious as we want to see for ourselves who this retard is - so we will be going to Semenyih tomorrow to find out what motivated such an act of cruelty.