Friday, February 27, 2009



Dear all,

We have an emergency situation at hand and need urgent help. Some of the dogs brought from the pound have tested positive for distemper. However, they do not have any symptoms and appear to be okay. Therefore, they have to be removed from the Ara Clinic as we do not want to infect the healthy dogs.

We’re also looking for other clinics with isolation wards that can take a dog or two. And we are also looking for fosterers who can take these dogs in as they will have to be fed with medication and a high dosage of vitamins to battle the infection.

The distemper virus is like the measles and chicken pox virus in humans. The virus is not transmissible to humans, cats as well as older dogs and vaccinated dogs.

Puppies up to 6 months old are however vulnerable. Therefore if you have older vaccinated dogs or only cats, you can take in a dog and nurse it back to health.

These dogs have escaped the jaws of death at the pound and it is only fair that we collectively fight to ensure that they make it through this hurdle.

All you have to do is to isolate the dog – cages and medication - will be provided and ensure that it takes all its medicine and is fed nourishing meals. You can wash your hand in a mixture of one part of Clorox and 30 parts of water.

The virus also does not survive very long in room temperature and it’s good if you place the dog’s cage in a sunny area – not directly under the sun though.

Please help us help them.

Write to -

Please call: 019-3576477 or 019-3203875

Please also alert us if you know of any experienced vets who would like to assist us in our rescue work. They would of course be paid. After this experience we feel that we should break our rescued dogs in several groups and sent to several different vets.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Meet Holly


The wound after being cleaned soon after rescue from pound

The wound the following day

Healed and happy and with a friend

Finally, having the opportunity to be a puppy again after a dreadful experience

Dear Peeps,
meet miracle baby Holly who has proven that a little love, care and compassion can go a long way in making a little pup believe in herself. Holly, was rescued from the scarry DBKL pound by an uncle and auntie last some Mondays ago. Little Holly had a wound near her tail which must have been inflicted when she was crammed in a cage with bigger dogs and pups in the pound. When my human an Auntie Eileen first saw her the wound had turned into a festering soggy mess and little Holly appeared to be in intense pain. They brought her to a clinic in gasing which refused to admit her because they feared that she had the parvo virus. Luckily for us a lovely person called Lynette agreed to foster Holly. Lynette took Holly to a clinic in Hartamas and this clinic immediately admitted her and gave her the necessary treatment. Within days, Holly blosommed into a happy little puppy which was a complete transformation of her old self. To Lynette and the vets in Hartamas - bless you all for your kindness and compassion. Because you care - a litthe puppy now has the chance to lead a happy an fulfilling life. Thank you kind people.
Woof, Woof,
Sharmini Popiko Sasha (SPS)