On 5 August, a dog was found dead outside the gates of an animal shelter in Johor.
It turned out that the dog was run over by the very people who left it there.
As recounted by an eyewitness, a white Myvi carrying two people drove up to the gates of Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter (NANAS) and pushed their dog out of the car.
Seeing its owners drive away in haste, the dog desperately tried to catch up. In doing so, the pup was hit and met its fatal end.
Running out to see what all the commotion was about, NANAS founder Raymund Wee found that the dog had died on the spot from internal bleeding
In a Facebook post, the animal shelter revealed that Wee had moved the dog to the roadside to prevent vehicles from further running over it.
"This dog didn't deserve to die like this. She deserved a last act of human decency and compassion. We buried her and planted a sapling on her grave," wrote the NANAS team.
Sadly, this isn't anything new.
The shelter has seen many animals abandoned outside their grounds over the years.
"We are aware of irresponsible dumping of unwanted pets in the vicinity of the sanctuary," they said on Facebook.
NANAS encourages pet owners who no longer have the capacity to properly care for their animals to re-home, neuter, or spay them.
NANAS is a 10-acre no-kill sanctuary in Johor that is currently home to 700 dogs, 300 cats, 10 horses, three primates, and a wild boar
Being a non-profit organisation, they rely solely on donations to fund their operations, which include feeding, sterilising, and providing medical services to the animals.