Netizens Praise Kelantan Man For Saving Poisoned Dog With Blankets & Coconut Water
A man in Kelantan is receiving praise online for trying his best to save a poisoned dog that recently stumbled in front of his house
Hafiy Zulhilmy Hassan, also known as Apih McQuinn on Facebook, wrote a post about the encounter on Tuesday, 2 December.
Through the videos, he said he found the dog foaming at its mouth and shaking uncontrollably on the floor at 3am in the morning.
Apih wrote that he wasn't a veterinarian but he immediately tried to help as best as he could.
"Although it's a dog, it is still a creature created by Allah. It's not my dog, not sure whose it is, looks like it escaped, but it came to me to ask for help," he said.
With the help of a friend, Apih quickly wrapped the dog up in a blanket and tried to flush its mouth with water
In one of the videos, the dog looked like it was in a catatonic state — its eyes wide open yet unblinking as Apih gently encouraged it to open its mouth.
They had chopped down two coconuts from a tree and broke it open to feed to the paralysed dog.
At one point, they also tapped the dog and were concerned that it had already died.
The 36-year-old told SAYS, "I was in a panic, but I remembered my father saying coconut water can reduce some poisons and naturally clear the blood in the body".
Slowly, they managed to pry open the dog's rigid mouth and had it finish two coconuts full of water.
The next morning, Apih said the dog fortunately recovered
He had released the dog and it ran away after he fed it with some sardines.
"If I see the dog again, I'll upload a video," he assured, as netizens asked about the state of the dog.
He also told SAYS that he believes that he did the right thing that night as a human being.
"Even though I am Muslim, I think we should love and care for all animals. Because they are also creatures by God," he said.
In the comments section, netizens thanked Apih for saving the dog and condemned those who poisoned it in the first place
"Good on you for saving it. May Allah bless you with good fortune, and bring ease to all that you do. Not many people are willing to do this," said a Facebook user.
Another said, "Alhamdulillah. Thank you, abang, for saving this dog. Let's hope it fully recovers."
Meanwhile, this person said, "Almost in tears to see how kindly you treated the poor fellow — at 3am! May God bless you and your family abundantly!"