Our Heroic Hitam passed away on 6 October 2009 - the same day another precious soul was found in a snare in Royal Belum Forest. I found this heartbreaking announcement made on "Furry Friends Farm" Notice Board.
His memorial service will be conducted on 4 November 2009 as published in Shoba's blog here.
There's nothing much we could do for Hitam but I know we could do something for his friends by giving what we could spare, all within our own, small capacity.
Let's see what we can do for Hitam's friends and end the very problem that made Hitam's precious life shorter - overpopulation in Pulau Ketam.
We could always start with foods - for both physical and soul needs. Feed them whenever you can even if people think it's filthy and unbecoming to feed a stray at stalls, pasar and around our residential area. Stroke them whenever they come to you. I'd say a house rich in life is rich indeed!
We could start a small-scale neuter project in our neighbourhood. Send one or two strays to DBKL Spay-neuter Clinic in Jalan Air Jerneh in Setapak at minimal charges. If we could control their population, we could give them a better life. What say you?
If we can't do the above, we could always stop hurting them. Do you think you could that?
Hitam needs our compassion, not our passion (for passion may fade away in time). Hitam and his friends need justice be done, not charity (for charity for many of us is when we give away old clothes and things we don't want). Hitam and his friends need friends like us.
Inspired by our Hero and this movie, let's pay Hitam's kindness forward to other beings in need.
Let's make Hitam a worthy cause to change this cruel world. Let's start now.
Rest in Peace, my Hero.
"Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility" ~ S. Parkes Cadman