Puppy taken hostage by a wild monkey for three days

Puppy released unharmed aftrer being held hostage for 3 days - by a monkey
Some people managed to rescue the puppy following the kidnap attempt (Picture: Viral Press)

A pet puppy had to be rescued after a wild monkey dared to kidnap it and hold it hostage.

Saru, a two-week-old black-and-white dog, was snatched by the primate last Thursday and taken to the top of an electricity post in Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia.

Residents eventually spotted the hostage situation and gathered under the post to assess the situation.

Onlooker Cherry Lew Yee Lee said: ‘The puppy looked tired and weary but the monkey did not seem to hurt it.

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‘The monkey was just holding the puppy while it moved around.

‘It looked like it was treating the puppy as a friend or its baby, it was very strange.

‘However, we still needed to save the poor dog because it appeared to have been starving.’

Cherry and her neighbours attempted to rescue Saru three times, but the monkey kept running away onto electricity lines and into trees while holding the puppy.
Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia, September 16, 2021 (photographs, video still)??????NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES??????This is the heartstopping moment a pet puppy was rescued after being kidnapped and held hostage for three days - by a wild MONKEY. The two-week-old black and white puppy, named Saru, was grabbed by the primate and taken to the top of an electricity post in Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia on September 16. Residents noticed the hostage situation and began gathering at the location. They said the monkey was part of a wild monkey gang known for stealing food from houses and now suspected of taking people's pets as well as cats and dogs that have been missing from their homes. Concerned residents finally rescued the pooch three days later on September 18 by scaring the monkey until it dropped the pooch into bushes before. The monkey then made an escape into the trees. Onlooker Cherry Lew Yee Lee said: 'The puppy looked tired and weary but the monkey did not seem to hurt it. The monkey was just holding the puppy while it moved around. 'It looked like it was treating the puppy as a friend or its baby, it was very strange. However, we still needed to save the poor dog because it appeared to have been starving.' Cherry and her neighbours went to the area where the monkey was last spotted three times but they were always being outrun by the animal, which fled along electricity lines and into trees. As more locals arrived to help, the monkey retreated back to the jungle but returned again to find food while still clutching the small dog in its arms. On the third day of the kidnapping, defiant locals were successful in scaring the monkey by pelting it with small rocks and wood until it freed the dog. A local took the pooch home to check for injuries and feed before adopting. It was believed to be a stray puppy snatched from a litter in the neighbourhood. No one was reported hurt from the incident including the monkey that disappeared back into the f
Saru, a two-week-old black-and-white dog, was snatched by the primate last week (Picture: Viral Press)
Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia, September 16, 2021 (photographs, video still)??????NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES??????This is the heartstopping moment a pet puppy was rescued after being kidnapped and held hostage for three days - by a wild MONKEY. The two-week-old black and white puppy, named Saru, was grabbed by the primate and taken to the top of an electricity post in Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia on September 16. Residents noticed the hostage situation and began gathering at the location. They said the monkey was part of a wild monkey gang known for stealing food from houses and now suspected of taking people's pets as well as cats and dogs that have been missing from their homes. Concerned residents finally rescued the pooch three days later on September 18 by scaring the monkey until it dropped the pooch into bushes before. The monkey then made an escape into the trees. Onlooker Cherry Lew Yee Lee said: 'The puppy looked tired and weary but the monkey did not seem to hurt it. The monkey was just holding the puppy while it moved around. 'It looked like it was treating the puppy as a friend or its baby, it was very strange. However, we still needed to save the poor dog because it appeared to have been starving.' Cherry and her neighbours went to the area where the monkey was last spotted three times but they were always being outrun by the animal, which fled along electricity lines and into trees. As more locals arrived to help, the monkey retreated back to the jungle but returned again to find food while still clutching the small dog in its arms. On the third day of the kidnapping, defiant locals were successful in scaring the monkey by pelting it with small rocks and wood until it freed the dog. A local took the pooch home to check for injuries and feed before adopting. It was believed to be a stray puppy snatched from a litter in the neighbourhood. No one was reported hurt from the incident including the monkey that disappeared back into the f
The monkey kept returning to the top of the electricity pole for food while clutching the puppy (Picture: Viral Press)

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Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia, September 16, 2021 (photographs, video still)??????NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES??????This is the heartstopping moment a pet puppy was rescued after being kidnapped and held hostage for three days - by a wild MONKEY. The two-week-old black and white puppy, named Saru, was grabbed by the primate and taken to the top of an electricity post in Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia on September 16. Residents noticed the hostage situation and began gathering at the location. They said the monkey was part of a wild monkey gang known for stealing food from houses and now suspected of taking people's pets as well as cats and dogs that have been missing from their homes. Concerned residents finally rescued the pooch three days later on September 18 by scaring the monkey until it dropped the pooch into bushes before. The monkey then made an escape into the trees. Onlooker Cherry Lew Yee Lee said: 'The puppy looked tired and weary but the monkey did not seem to hurt it. The monkey was just holding the puppy while it moved around. 'It looked like it was treating the puppy as a friend or its baby, it was very strange. However, we still needed to save the poor dog because it appeared to have been starving.' Cherry and her neighbours went to the area where the monkey was last spotted three times but they were always being outrun by the animal, which fled along electricity lines and into trees. As more locals arrived to help, the monkey retreated back to the jungle but returned again to find food while still clutching the small dog in its arms. On the third day of the kidnapping, defiant locals were successful in scaring the monkey by pelting it with small rocks and wood until it freed the dog. A local took the pooch home to check for injuries and feed before adopting. It was believed to be a stray puppy snatched from a litter in the neighbourhood. No one was reported hurt from the incident including the monkey that disappeared back into the f
Saru was thankfully rescued after three days and seems to be well (Picture: Viral Press)
Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia, September 16, 2021 (photographs, video still)??????NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES??????This is the heartstopping moment a pet puppy was rescued after being kidnapped and held hostage for three days - by a wild MONKEY. The two-week-old black and white puppy, named Saru, was grabbed by the primate and taken to the top of an electricity post in Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia on September 16. Residents noticed the hostage situation and began gathering at the location. They said the monkey was part of a wild monkey gang known for stealing food from houses and now suspected of taking people's pets as well as cats and dogs that have been missing from their homes. Concerned residents finally rescued the pooch three days later on September 18 by scaring the monkey until it dropped the pooch into bushes before. The monkey then made an escape into the trees. Onlooker Cherry Lew Yee Lee said: 'The puppy looked tired and weary but the monkey did not seem to hurt it. The monkey was just holding the puppy while it moved around. 'It looked like it was treating the puppy as a friend or its baby, it was very strange. However, we still needed to save the poor dog because it appeared to have been starving.' Cherry and her neighbours went to the area where the monkey was last spotted three times but they were always being outrun by the animal, which fled along electricity lines and into trees. As more locals arrived to help, the monkey retreated back to the jungle but returned again to find food while still clutching the small dog in its arms. On the third day of the kidnapping, defiant locals were successful in scaring the monkey by pelting it with small rocks and wood until it freed the dog. A local took the pooch home to check for injuries and feed before adopting. It was believed to be a stray puppy snatched from a litter in the neighbourhood. No one was reported hurt from the incident including the monkey that disappeared back into the f
Malaysian residents helped save the poor puppy (Picture: Viral Press)

But it kept returning to the top of the electricity pole for food.

Eventually after throwing things at it the residents managed to scare the animal into dropping Saru into the bushes below, and the monkey ran away into the trees.

A local took Saru home to feed her and check her for injuries, but she was found to be well.

It is thought the puppy was snatched from a litter of a stray dog in the neighbourhood, so Saru has now been adopted and is settling well into her new home.

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The Malaysian government receives an average of 3,800 complaints about monkeys every year.

The country’s wildlife department launched a mass culling program in 2013, which now sees up to 70,000 monkeys, mostly macaques, killed annually.

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