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‘Fur-tunately’ Jakarta provides health services for flood-affected pets

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Jakarta   /   Mon, January 13, 2020   /  06:46 pm
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A veterinarian checks the condition of a pet dog affected by the massive floods that hit Greater Jakarta in the first days of the new year at the Jakarta Maritime, Fisheries and Food Security Agency (DKPKP) office in Johar Baru, Jakarta on Friday, January 6, 2020. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Marble had a runny nose and watery eyes when she came to the temporary veterinary clinic in Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta. The six-month-old feline was sneezing occasionally and was diagnosed with a cold. She remained calm when a veterinarian injected vitamins and antibiotics into her white coat. “Colds are among the most common diseases affecting animals during flooding,” Hasudungan, the vet who attended to Marble, said on Saturday. Marble and 14 other cats belonging to Bendungan Hilir resident Jumiarsih visited the temporary clinic set up in a park. It was one of more than 160 posts set up across Jakarta to help treat animals, free of charge, following the massive floods that inundated many parts of the capital city in the first days of the new year. The initiative came from Jakarta’s Maritime, Fisheries, and Food Security Agency (DKPKP), which has listed ...