Friday, May 16, 2014

Goodbye Brianna

We received some very heartbreaking news this morning. Brianna is no more. She succumbed to her severe tick fever and we are truly shattered upon hearing the news. The vet tried everything possible - she was just too weak and too traumatized. To Mr. Bow-and-Arrow as well as dog haters who want all dogs dead, hope this piece of news makes you happy. This was a very very sick dog, and Brianna's condition was further aggravated by the trauma of being shot at. Wherein lies compassion? Brianna would have been happy had she survived and stayed with us, but sadly this was not meant to be. At least her last days were filled with warmth and kindness. To the owners who abandoned her, you are just as bad as Mr. Bow-and-Arrow. May all of you burn in the fires of hell if there is indeed such a thing. R.I.P. Brianna - you are now free from all the pain and torture that rankled the twilight years of your life. Rest well at the Rainbow Bridge until your rescuers meet you there.

Rest in Peace, Brianna...
Brianna's final hours were comfortable because Allan Chong, the young man who had put himself in jeopardy by going all out to help the poor old dog. It was Allan who had brought Brianna to AMC first. When we heard that she died, Allan rushed to the veterinary clinic to say his goodbye before the undertakers came to remove her remains.

Pics of Allan Visiting Brianna One Final Time and Her Remains Being Taken for Cremation
These are the follow-ups:

  1. We would be having a memorial for Brianna soon when her ashes arrive and we will notify of the venue. We hope to have a big turnout as a show of solidarity against animal abuse. We hope rescuers from other states will also join us.
  2. We are waiting for the police to call us. They have been calling us several times a day, always beginning late afternoon. Now that Brianna is dead, we believe the avenue for action is using the bow and arrow in a public place.
  3. We have a Plan B as well. If you are a lawyer who wants to help with our Plan B, please email your contact details to mddb.updates@gmail.com

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So far, we have only received 15 police reports. Can we have more? We need a strong voice. Showing our anger only on Facebook will not change the situation. We need police reports please.

Please save the following on a thumb drive, and copy paste at the police station:

Saya ingin membuat lapuran tentang insiden di mana seekor anjing baka Rottweiler telah dipanah oleh seorang penduduk di Taman Sinaran, Taming Jaya. Kejadian itu berlaku lebih kurang pukul 8.30 hingga pukul 9 malam pada 13/5/2014 di mana lelaki tersebut telah memanah anjing berkenaan dengan dua anak panah yang terkena pada kaki dan belakang. Berikut ada sebab-sebab saya membuat laporan ini;

1. Menyalahguna peralatan sukan yang tidak sepatutnya digunakan didalam kawasan penduduk setempat (kawasan awam) yang mengandungi ramai kanak-kanak seperti tertera didalam video tersebut. Ini adalah sangat membahayakan kerana panah tersebut kemungkinan akan tersasar dan mencederakan orang ramai. Saya khuatiri sekiranya perbalahan antara jiran tetangga, orang ini juga akan berkemungkinan besar menggunakan anak panah atas orang awam juga. Ini berdasarkan pertimbangan dan tata susila orang ini sangat meragukan.

2. Anjing terlepas atau anjing liar sepatutnya jatuh dalam bidang kuasa pihak berwajib (bomba atau jabatan perkhidmatan awam telah terbukti selalu menolong kes-kes sebegini) and merekalah yang sepatutnya dihubungi untuk menangani masalah ini, bukan mengambil tindakan membuta tuli lalu mencederakan binatang tersebut dihadapan kanak-kanak.

3. Orang ini juga mempunyai niat jahat dengan mendera dan menyakiti haiwan dengan sengaja. Ini adalah unsur-unsur khianat dan akan mencetuskan kemarahan rakyat yang berbilang kaum dan menyayangi binatang. Saya berpendapat yang dia sepatutnya meminta bantuan jiran-jirannya untuk mengalih anjing itu atau pun mengunakan cara lain seperti memancut air kearah anjing tersebut.

Saya berharap pihak polis akan mengambil tindakan yang sewajarnya terhadap lelaki tersebut. Terima kasih.


Go to your nearest police station in whichever state or district you are and ask them to forward the report to the Kajang District Police Headquarters. They cannot turn you away. Once the police report has been made, please email your name and report number to mddb.updates@gmail.com

Thank you!

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More updates on Brianna's case here:


Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Bow-and-Arrow Attack

Allan called us on the 13th of May 2014 to alert us about his neighbor who had shot two arrows at a dog.

Dog Shot Once in Its Front Leg and Once in Its Back

The Alleged Dog Shooter
The dog, named Brianna (a.k.a. Bree) which means "strong", was rushed to Animal Medical Centre (AMC) for emergency treatment. The vet at AMC treated the wound, but refused to admit Bree overnight as she was heavily infested with ticks. We brought Bree back to our Halfway Home where she was given a tick bath the next day, before we admit her to one of our regular vet clinics for further treatment.

The Two Arrows Removed from Bree's Leg and Back


Bree at Animal Medical Centre
Besides being partially blind and suffering from hip dysplasia, Bree was diagnosed with anemia and severe tick fever, as well as tested positive for heartworms. She appears to be a Rottweiler.

Bree at Our Regular Vet Clinic
The case is currently under investigation and we would like to advise the public against taking the matter into your own hands. We have done the necessary - now it's the authorities' turn to do their part. Remember... When you go overboard with your harassment, they become the victims and you become the aggressor. The reversal of roles will only flush the case down the loo.

Two Officers from the Kajang Police Station Interviewed the Vets from the Two Clinics that had attended to Bree
Read more about Brianna the Rottie here:
  • http://www.universitynewscapital.com/2014/05/insiden-memanah-anjing-pusaka-kl.html?m=1


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HOW YOU CAN HELP?
  1. Make a report at any police station and ask the police station to forward the report to the Kajang District Police Headquarters. After that, please email your name and report number to mddb.updates@gmail.com

    Please copy and paste the following sample report, and save the file using a thumbdrive:

    Saya ingin membuat lapuran tentang insiden di mana seekor anjing baka Rottweiler telah dipanah oleh seorang penduduk di Taman Sinaran, Taming Jaya. Kejadian itu berlaku lebih kurang pukul 8.30 hingga pukul 9 malam pada 13/5/2014 di mana lelaki tersebut telah memanah anjing berkenaan dengan dua anak panah yang terkena pada kaki dan belakang. Berikut ada sebab-sebab saya membuat laporan ini;

    1. Menyalahguna peralatan sukan yang tidak sepatutnya digunakan didalam kawasan penduduk setempat (kawasan awam) yang mengandungi ramai kanak-kanak seperti tertera didalam video tersebut. Ini adalah sangat membahayakan kerana panah tersebut kemungkinan akan tersasar dan mencederakan orang ramai. Saya khuatiri sekiranya perbalahan antara jiran tetangga, orang ini juga akan berkemungkinan besar menggunakan anak panah atas orang awam juga. Ini berdasarkan pertimbangan dan tata susila orang ini sangat meragukan.

    2. Anjing terlepas atau anjing liar sepatutnya jatuh dalam bidang kuasa pihak berwajib (bomba atau jabatan perkhidmatan awam telah terbukti selalu menolong kes-kes sebegini) and merekalah yang sepatutnya dihubungi untuk menangani masalah ini, bukan mengambil tindakan membuta tuli lalu mencederakan binatang tersebut dihadapan kanak-kanak.

    3. Orang ini juga mempunyai niat jahat dengan mendera dan menyakiti haiwan dengan sengaja. Ini adalah unsur-unsur khianat dan akan mencetuskan kemarahan rakyat yang berbilang kaum dan menyayangi binatang. Saya berpendapat yang dia sepatutnya meminta bantuan jiran-jirannya untuk mengalih anjing itu atau pun mengunakan cara lain seperti memancut air kearah anjing tersebut.

    Saya berharap pihak polis akan mengambil tindakan yang sewajarnya terhadap lelaki tersebut. Terima kasih.
  2. Help us to see Brianna through by donating towards her medical expenses. Herewith the details:
    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION INITIATIVE BHD
    Public Bank Account No: 3151793708

    Cheques in Favour of:
    Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd
    Mailing Address:
    51, Jalan SS7/16,
    47301 Petaling Jaya,
    Selangor.


    Paypal Account: malaysiandogsdeservebetter1@gmail.com


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We would like to thank Allan for not turning a blind eye, as well as everyone who rushed to AMC to assist Allan with the payment. And, many thanks to YOU for your continuous support!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Dead Man's Wish

One of our regular donors who lives in the UK frantically contacted us on the 27th of February 2014 after receiving a suicide note from her friend - a 58-year-old German man living in Malaysia. A copy of the suicide note was forwarded to us, and the late German man had pleaded for his dogs and cats to be rescued.

While we were on our way, the police (who arrived at the scene first) confirmed the man's death, and notified us that the local council was there with private canine bounty hunting company - Vetfine - to confiscate the dogs. We immediately sent the officer in charge a copy of the late German man's suicide note which clearly stated that he could not bear to be alive to see his dogs being taken away. We are indeed very grateful that the police respected the wish of the deceased and prevented the dog catchers from capturing his dogs.

At the Late German Man's Rented Premises

We successfully removed SEVENTEEN dogs from the late German man's home - one is placed under foster care, one rehomed during our Monthly Adoption Drive at The Summit, USJ in March, four at our place, and the remaining eleven boarded at a kennel.

First to be Adopted to a New Home

We now need to remove the dogs from boarding as we promised we would. Our agreement with the management of the kennel was to remove the dogs by end of April, as the kennel needs the space to take in several long-term boarders early May. They have been very kind to allow us to keep these dogs there for this long, have taken great care of the dogs, and have been very patient with us for the delay in payments. To date, we owe them a whopping RM16,000!

Total Amount Owed

We are in urgent need of foster carers or adopters to take them in temporarily or give them permanent homes. All the dogs have been vaccinated, desexed and trained. We will be at G-Pet on the 1st of May, 2014 (Thursday) at 12:00pm. If you are able to help in any way, please meet us there. The address is Lot 1, Jalan Bukit Rimau, Bukit Rimau, Shah Alam.

The ELEVEN Dogs at G-Pet

Donations towards their boarding fees are also urgently needed. Please refer to details below for payment methods:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION INITIATIVE BHD
Public Bank Account No: 3151793708

Cheques in favor of: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION INITIATIVE BHD

And mail to: 51, Jalan SS7/16, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Paypal Account: malaysiandogsdeservebetter1@gmail.com


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Please help see us through our tough times, so that we may continue to help the voiceless.

Thank you!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Because I'm Happy!

On the 27th of December, 2013, a resident of Skudai, Johor discovered a dog with a disfigured face and contacted MDDB. Innumerable maggots squirmed around what used to be the dog's snout. A distress notice was immediately posted on our Facebook page to alert nearby community volunteers.

Spotted in Skudai, Johor
It did not take long for one of our followers to respond to the emergency. She admitted the dog at a vet in Johor who administered morphine in the dog for pain relief. The vet was clueless as to how old is the dog due to its missing teeth.

Rescued
Two days later, the poor soul was transported from Johor to Petaling Jaya, Selangor where its facial mass and the dead skin surrounding the wound were surgically removed. The vet also got rid of every single maggot that was eating its flesh. Fortunately, its facial bone structures were not damaged, and the dog merely lost its button nose. Its nostrils are still intact, which means the dog will not have difficulties eating or drinking.

Day 3
On New Year's Day, this little tyke earned herself a name to suit her perky, jaunty personality - HAPPY! Well, despite the severe pain and misfortune, she is, after all, still... HAPPY!

HAPPY!

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Happy is currently receiving long-term treatment at the veterinary clinic. She will continue to undergo minor skin graft surgeries to guide the growth of her new skin. If you would like to contribute to the fund to help offset Happy's medical expenses, kindly refer to the details below:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION INITIATIVE BHD
Public Bank Account No: 3151793708

Cheques in favor of: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION INITIATIVE BHD
And mail to: 51, Jalan SS7/16, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Paypal Account: malaysiandogsdeservebetter1@gmail.com

Every cent counts, a small donation can make a big difference!

Monday, November 4, 2013

It's Raining Cats and Dogs This November!

As you can see below, we have been buried by an avalanche of rescues which require urgent veterinary care. In addition to this, we also have other rescues that are being neutered and vaccinated. We simply do not have the money at the moment to pay for all these dogs. We hope that you will take our predicament into consideration and help us with your generosity. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated!

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION INITIATIVE BHD
Public Bank Account No: 3151793708

Cheques in favour of: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION INITIATIVE BHD
And mail to: 51, Jalan SS7/16, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Paypal Account: malaysiandogsdeservebetter1@gmail.com

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Thomas Animal Clinic & Pet Corner, Klang
We rescued this dog on Deepavali eve in Klang. The dog looked dead, but lifted her head when our rescuer approached. We hope it's not a spinal cord injury and merely some leg fractures. Dog is admitted at Thomas Animal Clinic in Klang.

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Gasing Veterinary Hospital, Petaling Jaya
This puppy was found nearby Sunway SuriaMas Condominium on Deepavali, and was rescued on the night itself. We named him Milo and admitted him at Gasing Veterinary Hospital. Fractures on both swollen right limbs were identified using an X-ray. As the puppy is too young for surgery, casts will be put on both limbs for a period of 6 weeks.

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Healing Rooms Veterinary Clinic, SS17
When our rescuer found this cat, she reeled in horror. The wound extended from one side of the shoulder to the next, and had extended right down to one side of the front limb. The vet thinks that the cat may have been knocked down by a car and dragged along the road resulting in the flesh being scrapped off. The cat is now admitted at Healing Rooms Veterinary Clinic, and this is going to be a long haul case which may require amputation.

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Gasing Veterinary Hospital, Petaling Jaya
Firstly, we would like to thank SPCA Selangor for helping to send this dog to Gasing Veterinary Hospital for us. According to the MDDB member who went to the location, the dog's condition looked bad. We have to urgently make payment to Gasing Veterinary Hospital, and we told them that we will do so latest tomorrow (5 November, 2013) morning.

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Gasing Veterinary Hospital, Petaling Jaya
As our MDDB member went to rescue the dog above, she found a puppy which was also an accident victim at the same location. According to some men who worked at the nearby crematorium, the male puppy was knocked down by a car a few days ago. The puppy was unable to move and his belly was swollen with urine and faeces, as he had not been able to defecate or urinate since the accident. One of his paws was also very swollen. He has been admitted to Gasing Veterinary Hospital, and has been named Bigfoot. The vets expressed his urine and faeces, and the chief vet said it's probably spinal injury. We are hoping that it is not a fracture, but rather a compression of the spinal column.

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It has been a spooky week for us with injured puppies and dogs literally raining on us. This turn of events is a major financial catastrophe for us and we are in urgent need of financial help.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

October Rescues

Running a rescue group that carries out consistent rescue of puppies and their mothers is not an easy task. In addition to the countless puppies and mothers picked-up almost on a daily basis, there are also the seriously injured dogs that come our way. MDDB’s main problem is space to hold all our rescues until we find them suitable homes.

There are queries as to why we do not have a shelter – the answer is simple – having a shelter would be contradictory to the Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage philosophy. It would also not allow us to provide subsidies to others including paying for the neutering of strays which we are currently doing. This is because a bulk of our expenses would revolve around running the shelter.

What we urgently need is help from you to foster these rescues until they are sorted out – a space in your backyard is all we are asking for. MDDB is willing to provide cages as well as dog and puppy food. Please help us help them by offering a tiny corner of your living space. Those living in condos and apartments can also help by fostering young puppies for a short period of time. And of course financial contribution is always welcome. To date we have three admissions in AMC, two in Gasing Veterinary Hospital, one in Healing Rooms, one in Ara Veterinary Clinic and five in Thomas Animal Clinic. We seriously need help. If you can help either way – please private message us.

Herewith our details as well:
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION INITIATIVE BHD
PUBLIC BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 3151793708
Thank you and greatly appreciated.

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John
A post showing a badly injured dog was circulated on the internet. It was also shared on MDDB's Facebook page by one of our followers. The dog, of which we've named "John", was rescued and was taken to the Animal Medical Center (AMC) for admission. We were told by the vet on duty that John appears to have a broken back and could be lame. Apparently, John had been brutally beaten up and will need some intensive treatment.

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Rufus and Rupert
Rufus and Rupert were spotted in Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut by a good Samaritan. They were crawling around a five foot way and appeared to have severe difficulty moving around. We admitted them at AMC, and it was found that they were both stunted. It was suspected that they were placed in a small cage as puppies and the cage was never upgraded in size. Hence, there was literally no space for them to grow. They have since been treated, and both Rufus and Rupert are able to walk now. They have also been adopted from our recent adoption drive in Jaya One.

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Puppies with Dead Mother Dog
On October 11, 2013, we received an S.O.S. from Km Au regarding a litter of puppies that needed urgent rescuing at Jalan Kemajuan Subang. Unfortunately, the mother dog was hit by a car and did not make it. The informant explained that he had noticed the mother dog for quite some time, and had been wondering why she steadfastly sat by the road shoulder without crossing the road. We now know that she had given birth in the bushes and could not move the puppies to the other side. The puppies were rescued, and have all been adopted except for two that were wounded.

More details about the wounded puppies here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151938224223308&set=a.436045588307.211113.64173243307&type=1&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151938299038308&set=a.436045588307.211113.64173243307&type=1&theater

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In Loving Memory
Not all stories have happy endings... The dog was rescued in Petaling Jaya on the 17th of October, 2013 and was later admitted at Gasing Veterinary Hospital. The vet explained that the dog was probably suffering a brain injury. He also opined that she was an accident victim and must have been dragged underneath the vehicle. Sadly, the dog passed away on the 22nd of October, 2013 - one day after an X-ray examination.

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Dog Stuck on Platform
This case was highlighted by MDDB in early October. The dog was left to starve in a "Kelong" at Kuala Sangga, Taiping, Perak. The dog had no way of getting back to shore as the platform was surrounded by water. With the help of a boatman, our rescuers managed to loop and muzzle the dog which was showing signs of fear aggression. The dog is currently being treated by a vet in Ipoh.

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Cheng
Feeders in Ipoh, Perak alerted MDDB when they discovered Cheng lying on the same spot for days. They suspected that Cheng was beaten up by foreign workers. One of our rescuers and her sister went to his aid, and were shocked to see Cheng literally lying on broken glasses. A pet transporter was later hired to transport Cheng from Ipoh to one of our panel vets here in Selangor. Cheng has a fractured leg and a compressed spine, and needs a lot of treatment and some time to be back on his feet again. He appears to have some Sharpei cross in him, hence the name "Cheng".

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Pudding
Pudding is yet another one of our October rescues and is now at the vet. The tear on the front limb was very bad as the tendons were exposed. He will be ready for discharge soon. Thus, we are urgently looking for a foster home where he will be cared for pending adoption. If you can help, please write to us at malaysiandogsdeservebetter1@gmail.com or send us a private message via Facebook.

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Lola
Together with her puppies, Lola was trapped in a drain in Klang. The rescuer brought the entire family out, but all six newly born puppies died the following evening. Lola is also believed to be suffering from tick fever. She is being fostered, but broke out of the cage - the fosterer will get her restrained again. We will be treating her for tick fever first and may admit her to a clinic if she continues to be difficult to be kept within a confined area.

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Dog with Nasty Maggot Wound
This is a young dog currently receiving treatment under us. The dog has a nasty maggot wound which has burrowed inside. Luckily, the poor fellow has a place to stay and we are spared of having to pay for admission.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Appeal for Donation to Settle September 2013 Veterinary Bills

September is coming to an end, and it is the time of the month again to settle our veterinary bills so as to allow us to continue bringing severely injured and maimed dogs for medical treatments. As we rely on the public to fund our operations, we would like to appeal to your kindness and generosity to help defray the medical costs of the many dogs under our care.

RONALDO

Ronaldo
We received an SOS about a badly injured dog in Seri Kembangan about two days ago. Two rescuers brought him to us (we have named his Ronaldo), and Ronaldo is now being treated at a veterinary clinic. Vet says Ronaldo may have been attacked by other dogs as his injuries are concentrated to one side of his body. The injury nearer to the armpit is the most serious as it appears to have tunnelled inwards. There are some holes near the neck and shoulders. The injury to the paw is also quite bad with some of the bone and tendon exposed.

PUPPY TIED IN A PLASTIC BAG, LEFT HANGING ON A TREE BRANCH WITH A ROTTING TAIL

Puppy Tied in a Plastic Bag, Left Hanging on a Tree Branch with a Rotting Tail
Together with her sibling, this puppy was found in a plastic bag that was left hanging on a tree branch. Rubber bands were tied to both puppies' tails causing their tails to rot. Her brother has been adopted through one of our recent adoption drives, but this girl was in bad shape and the vet warned us that she may not make it. She has beaten the odds and is now ready to be discharged. We are looking for a foster carer to temporarily house her until our adoption drive next month.

Read more about her and her sibling here:

AMERICAN BULLY WITH DEMODEX AND HEARTWORM

American Bully with Demodex and Heartworm
Two American Bullies were found abandoned - believed to be dumped by breeders. The younger female has since been discharged. The one in the picture, however, is still boarded at a veterinary clinic to be treated for demodex and heartworm. Upon recovery, she will be vaccinated and neutered. We were told that the veterinary bill for both American Bullies is still pending at the clinic.

PLEASE HELP US HELP THESE UNFORTUNATE DOGS TO GIVE THEM A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE!

Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd (654290-T)

Public Bank Account Number: 3151793708