By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Dec 6 — Klang Municipal Council (MPK) is conducting an online survey to improve its system for managing complaints on stray and pet dogs.
MPK president Dr Ahmad Fadzli Ahmad Tajuddin said the survey that starts on November 27 to December 20, aims to gather views from the community on the rearing of dogs in strata buildings, industrial premises and construction sites.
“The survey will help MPK find the best solutions from residents to overcome issues pertaining to stray and pet dogs.
“Therefore, we seek the attentiveness and cooperation from all Klang residents to fill up the online survey form before the set deadline,” he told SelangorKini in a statement.
He added that a policy on it had been approved during the previous MPK’s full council meeting but a proper study is needed to be done so that changes in the system could be accepted fairly by the community.
It is learnt that the new policy among others, disallows anyone from keeping, rearing, protecting or allowing dogs to be kept or protected in high-rise residences including the ground floor of a strata building.
Also it disallows anyone from keeping, rearing, protecting or allowing dogs to be kept or protected in any construction site.
The number of dogs that can be kept in a less than 1,000 square metre of industrial premises is no more than two dogs, while no more than four dogs are allowed for premises of over 1,000 square metre.
So far MPK has received 176 complaints on disturbances from dogs involving six areas in Klang Selatan and Klang Utara.
It consisted of 62 complaints from Taman Sentosa, Port Klang (27), Taman Sri Andalas (22), Bandar Bukit Raja (27), Rantau Panjang (21) and Off Jalan Meru (17).
Klang residents are invited to take part in this survey through this link.