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What to do with captured pets in ATC? Moral Decision

posted Mar 7, 2012, 7:40 PM by PMO Posting   [ updated Mar 7, 2012, 8:54 PM ]
We would like to bring to your attention a very difficult moral decision that the PMO has to make in regards to captured pets in the common areas. These are things to consider:

If we call the SPCA to pick up the pet, they will charge us RM150 and demand that we sign a form permitting them to put the animal to sleep, if that is their decision. Also, the SPCA is hesitant to pick up pets if we have not tried to locate the owner of the pet first. They want us to post on our notice boards and website. 

If we release the pet into the jungle outside ATC, it most likely will die a painful death either by disease, run over by a car or eaten by another animal.  If it is lucky enough to live, it will most likely breed and produce more strays  - the cycle continues. 

If we give the pet back to the owner to decide on where the pet should live, then it goes against our house rule of no pets within ATC.

As you can see, this is a very difficult decision to make.   What are your thoughts?