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The Doggy Position

By Mushamir Mustafa

Seeking for answers, one night I struck a conversation with the guards about the position of the university and what they are doing to contain the problem of the dogs. And this is my report. When I first arrived at our university – I saw dogs, and I thought; “Oh I see, the guards and the university staff keeps dogs as pets on campus and that’s normal”.

This was reinforced by people’s attitudes because everyone else didn’t give much thought to the dogs. But, why do I see dozens running around campus, the halls, and the Sir Colin Campbell patio tables for leftover food after midnight?

These dogs are in truth, wild, because to own one you would need a license. Secondly, I don’t see any frantic owner calling their dogs back home. The dogs have been here since the beginning of UNMC as far as the guards can remember. They would usually enter through the fence even though it has been reinforced and height-adjusted; they will still find ways such as through open sewages.

Currently, the numbers of wild dogs could not be estimated – but during mating season the smell would be noticeable – especially when the female is present.

I asked if any action have been taken against the dogs, and yes, shooting was the answer. But to do so it had to be done on open spaces. The deceased dogs are then replaced by newborns. The guards don’t know where they all come from, but they theorize that the owners were Indians from some near settlement. Numerous shootings have occurred for a long time, but there was no visible difference and has long been discontinued. The wild dogs are shot outside in the open fields away from UNMC, to minimize the risk of injuring someone on campus, of course.

Has these dogs bitten anyone? Yes. These are not rabid dogs, however there were such cases where a man started running from a pack of dogs and dogs being funny animals, started running with him. The secret is – do not start running away from them. But the limitation is the students – apparently some of them didn’t allow these to happen. However, the question arises – the wellbeing of the students and the halls plus the university’s image or animals rights?

Furthermore, some actually feed the dog and this is not advisable. They would also scavenge for leftover food in the rubbish bins placed outside on-campus doors or the leftovers at Colin Building, becoming mini canteens for these wild dogs. Its fine that bin is placed outside of our rooms – just the food we dump in them isn’t. Some solutions include making the fence smaller – to no effect since the problem originated outside. Shooing them away is just a short-term solution.

Halls have also been secured with doors on each wing covered in wire and the posted signs remind people to keep the hall doors shut at all times. Due to the diversity of the student population, even the SPCA was discouraged to take action including catching due to some of their “concern’s on animals’ rights”.

The ‘main’ entrance for these dogs would be behind the sports complex near the nursery and the place where they live, according to the guards, is underneath the library and behind the Yellow building.

An OPINION to solve the problems was this: Make some poisoned Ramli burgers and drop it off where the dogs would hang out.
I thought to myself “Perhaps we could do this without telling the students” (this was my opinion).

If you feel there is anything important to report, please contact the Security Officer. But I believe that ultimately, it is the Management’s decision on how best to solve this problem, in whichever way will work best.

I love dogs and all, but this dog problem needs to be dealt with either way, may be the students could subconsciously work together in killing them, one at a time, please start with the black female one!

Hi, I am planning on studying in Nottingham University in Malaysia for a BSc in Psychology next year.
I am frantically looking for information over the internet and came across this blog. I am grateful to google for bringing me here.
Concerning the topic of this post, I am getting really worried about this problem. I think that the local authorities (dog control unit) could be contacted to take care of this issue, which -as i understand- have been present since the launch of this university.
I was also wondering, as I really fancy swimming, what is the size of the swimming pool you have? and what is it's depth also?
I was also wondering if you guys could give me some information about the Psychology department in UNMC.
Thank you :)

"The wild dogs are shot outside in the open fields away from UNMC, to minimize the risk of injuring someone on campus, of course."

Says who? I am staying on campus and one morning i was awaken by the sound of shooting. The workers shot the dogs ON CAMPUS! They shot the dogs at the T-junction between the hostel and the Sports Complex.
It was a sad sight, could even hear the dogs barking and moaning for a few seconds after being shot. And then, total silence...

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Good Article About The Doggy Position

Very nice post and brilliant title haha :) Thanks.

Maybe spaying and neutering by rescue dog groups would be a better long term solution. Killing is never an answer. It is just a short term measure that is not only cruel, but does not solve the problem!

Haha,nice one :)Really like this post :)

its kindly a hard life for a muslim..

I particularly like the way you have managed to blame one particular ethnic group for the problem- well done

I truly believe for students to become better learners we need to better educate the educators. We can affect a

greater and more lasting change in education . So we need better Teach.

Thinks for this. Awesome post. So many good things i learn from it.

this is a site for Phd
International University Canada

Can any student of the university please tell me how much time does the student pass take to come after submission of docs to the university?

A guide to most of the problems contained in this university

See the Hitchiker's Guide to Nottingham Malaysia Campus Wiki

A very good article about the dog question which shall be added to the guide.


My name is Ioana and I am from Romania. I want to register to a pharmacy phD program. It's there a student who can give some advices about Faculty of Pharmacy ro to recommend me one professor to be my research supervisor.

Thank you

Nottingham University UK and Nottingham University Malaysia campus has different standards... check in google for Phd cheating cases of UNMC

Dogs should not be allowed freely on campus. Management can employs cheap electronic device - ultrasound dog-chasers to reduce this nuisance

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