Sadly, Muhammad Azmi Ismail, affectionately known as 'Pak Mie' passed away on Sunday night the 22nd March 2015. Thoughts go out to his wife and family. According to the Star newspaper "Mak Intan assured that the shelter will continue to operate. “Whatever happens to Pak Mie, I will run the shelter with Pak Mie’s 29-year-old son Alif Pandi and two voluntary workers," she told The Star on Saturday.
It remains to be seen what the fate of the 700 dogs, cats and other animals will be. The couple struggled for many years to feed and shelter the animals. Along with this they had ongoing negotiations with the local council with housing the animals. They also had to contend with some rather nasty Facebook trolls. Whatever the reasons or circumstances surrounding Pak Mie's actions, the facts remains that he had the conviction and the courage to do what he believed was right. Rest in peace Pak Mie.
Pak Mie and his wife Mak Intan (Pak means 'uncle') have devoted over 20 years of their lives to rescuing the stray dogs and cats around Alor Setar in Kedah, Malaysia. The shelter has received support over the years from people supplying donations, food and medical intervention. Lately though, the shelter has grown in population and the couple struggle to feed and medicate over 700 dogs and cats (needs to be verified).
I met with Pak Mie and Mak Intan in July 2013 and produced this film from the footage and interviews I shot.
I have no affiliation with the couple and or any other parties and have no monetary gain from this video. Please do not steal it and use it for other purposes. I wish all the best for the couple and for the animals in their charge.