Recently, three horses were discovered wandering around Bukit Ampang, Selangor, abandoned and in poor health.
On Monday, Jan. 23, the Malaysia Animal Association posted about the incident on Facebook.
“All three of the horses are believed to be owned by someone but so far no parties have claimed ownership. One of them looked weak and was unable to get up,” read the statement.
“Residents around this housing estate are asked to help the Veterinary Services Department’s Animal Welfare Board and the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council to track down the owner for law enforcement purposes for leaving their pet horses neglected and without proper welfare.”
A man came forward to assert his ownership of the horses after the post went viral and asked for their return.
The rescue team wanted to treat the foal, which had a sizable, deep wound, so the Royal Malaysia Police’s (PDRM) calvary unit commanding officer Nurhidayah Damanhoori refused to allow the man to take his horses back.
“Alhamdulillah, the owner agreed to let us treat the horses, especially after already committing offences such as neglecting the welfare of his horses, as well as endangering the safety of road users,” Nurhidayah said in her post.
She also disclosed that the owner is only a horse enthusiast who hired temporary workers who lacked the necessary hoursekeeping skills.
The horses are currently being cared for by the cavalry division of the PDRM’s Federal Reserve Unit.
On Facebook, Nurhidayah has been posting updates on the horses’ health.
In a video, the horses can be seen relaxing at a farm while a policeman explains that they will soon be bathed.
She also expressed her gratitude to everyone involved in the effort to save the three horses as well as to those who were willing to offer them temporary shelter.
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