A video making the rounds shows the heartrending moment when a Malaysian woman tearfully begs animal control officials to spare her neighborhood stray.
In the video, dogcatchers stand over the brown pup, who's trapped in a net, as Cik Putri begs them to release her friend. "Why do you have to catch this dog?" she says, according to a translation by The Sun Daily. "It doesn't disturb anyone, even though it is a stray dog, it doesn't bother people, why do you have to catch it?"
Putri had been providing food and care for the brown pup, who lived behind her home. She had been having problems with an elderly neighbor, who had been poisoning stray cats and dogs, and she believes he called the dogcatchers on her stray companion.