Student Feeds Missing Neighbours Dog During Lockdown

Story ByLee Bullen,Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News

A kind Malaysian student has been feeding a neighbour’s starving Rottweiler after they disappeared without a word during COVID-19 containment measures.

In these pictures he shared online, the dog can be seen to be so thin that its ribs are literally poking through its body.

Muhammad Faris, a student at the University of Tarbiyyah in Malaysia, shared photos of the emaciated dog on Facebook which have been widely circulated.

He wrote: “Meet Sonni/Sony/Sonee, whatever they call her. She is not mine obviously. She is my neighbour’s dog.

“She used to be muscular and big but as years go by, you can see her by yourselves.

“I just fed her Ayamas chicken because she looked so damn hungry. But I’m not sure if that was a good diet for a big girl like her. I’m planning to give her dry food like Pedigree just for the sake of surviving.”

Faris said the dog owners disappeared without a word during the COVID-19 containment measures and did not leave any food behind.

Faris and his parents have been feeding it every day, but only a limited amount because of the country’s Movement Control Order (MCO).

He told local media: “After I graduated and got married, I noticed that Sony is nothing more than a walking skeleton. The pictures that I posted, well, she has been that way for a long time.”

Faris said he saw dog faeces all over the porch and asked his parents where the owners were, when they said they did not know, he took it upon himself to feed her.

He later revealed that one of the other neighbours contacted the Department of Veterinary Services and the Rottweiler has been taken away to receive care since then.

In order not to waste the food he received, he said he had then used it to feed other stray dogs some of which also seemed similarly emaciated.

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