Connect with us


“Goodbye, Blake” – Batang Kali Landslide K9 Hero, Blake is Gone Forever After Battle With Cancer


Collage 28
Source: Facebook | KPKT Malaysia & Malaysia China Insight

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Blake the rescue dog is gone.

Blake, the Batang Kali landslide K9 hero belonging to the Malaysian Fire & Rescue Department (JPBM) had to be euthanised on 18 September after its battle with lymphoma cancer.

380529375 694631346023745 4710262081093971979 N

The sad news was announced on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Local Government Development last night.

Blake, which was acquired by JPBM back in 2017 was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma on 15 August and was admitted to the Pet Dog Ward at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) about a month later. By this time, Blake had lost its appetite and was constantly feeling fatigued.

During its stay in the ward, the vets tried their best to treat Blake but to no avail.

380540911 694631752690371 3042740063050899518 N

“Blake showed no response to the medicines and the treatment. The cancer became aggressive after it had spread further throughout its body.”

The decision to put Blake down was not immediate and certainly was not easy. After a discussion with Dr. Nur Alimah Rahman, the team decided to euthanise the dog due to its worsening health condition and they saw no hope for the English Springer Spaniel to get better.

“There was no hope of recovery for Blake. We wanted to end its suffering.”

381156257 694631479357065 2942935155702956569 N

In case you missed it, Blake was among the heroes who had massively contributed to the search for the landslide victims in Batang Kali late last year. That was not Blake’s only contribution as the dog had an impressive “resume”. It was also involved in other rescue works throughout the country, including,

  • detecting drowned victims in Tol Batu 13, Lorong 16, Kampung Kenangan, Selangor
  • Search & Rescue work in Yan, Kedah
  • Locating buried victims in Kampung Temelong, Karak, and Pahang.

Screenshot 2022 12 18 At 10.56.05 Am

Not all heroes wear capes. Some don’t even speak our languages. The Ministry of Local Government Development also delivered their last words to Blake in the post.

“The loss of Blake will certainly be felt by all JBPM members. Blake’s devotional service will always be appreciated and remembered. Goodbye, Blake.”

Rest in peace, Blake the K9 hero. 


Also read: Batang Kali Landslide is the 2nd Worst Disaster in M’sia, After the Highland Towers’ Collapse in 1993

Collage 21 1

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2023 12 01T150724.317 My Post 1 2023 12 01T150724.317
News13 hours ago

PM Anwar Becomes 1st M’sian to Register for National Digital ID, Assures That The Tech is Secure

Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) has become the first Malaysian to register for the National Digital Identity (Digital...

Feat Image Ukm Sunway Feat Image Ukm Sunway
News18 hours ago

UKM & Sunway University Claim Top Spots as M’sian Public & Private Universities Dominate ASEAN Rankings

The latest public and private university rankings in the ASEAN region by prominent higher education ranking and rating agency AppliedHE...

Collage 1 Collage 1
News19 hours ago

PDRM Arrests Viral Civic Driver in Hit & Run Case, He Was Running Away From an Argument With His Wife

We tend to make mistakes when we’re not in the right frame of mind. Yesterday, a video circulated on social...

Collage 7 2 Collage 7 2
News1 day ago

“It should be convenient” – Politician Wants Train Stations to Enable Card Payment for Token Purchase

The COVID-19 pandemic in the past has made money transactions go digital, with payments being done online or via QR...

Collage 5 4 Collage 5 4
News1 day ago

533 Underage Marriages Involving 16yo to 18yo Registered in Kelantan Since 2019, Says State ExCo

During a session at the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly (DUN) recently, shocking information regarding child marriage was revealed.  Mohd Asri...

Feat Image Emadani Feat Image Emadani
News1 day ago

Here’s How to Claim Your RM100 eMADANI Credit via MAE, Setel, TNG eWallet & ShopeePay Starting 4 Dec

After announcing the RM100 eWallet credit initiative to all Malaysians aged 21 and above earning RM100,000 and below annually back...

Collage 146 Collage 146
News1 day ago

“Drowned to death” – NGO is Offering RM5K for Info on Brutal Killing of 15 Kittens in Pahang

In a deeply disturbing incident that has shaken the community, the Malaysian Animal Association is urgently appealing to the public...

My Post 3 75 My Post 3 75
News2 days ago

Melaka Zoo Allegedly Spent RM72k to Purchase Animals That Suddenly Went Missing With No Reports

If animals at a zoo managed to escape or go missing, there would normally be reports of it on the...


Latest Videos