Thursday, March 12, 2009



We are concerned about a six-month old puppy which is currently at the Ara Damansara clinic. It has distemper which is getting worse - with the eyes cloudy.

There is still hope for this poor puppy but according to friends who went to administer ozone therapy - the condition which the puppy is being kept at the clinic will only make it worse.

The puppy is kept in a closed-up room which is also only cleaned when the clinic's helper has completed all other chores - and this is more often than not late in the afternoon or even evening.

The vets also attend to the puppy only after they have completed all their work and this is also late in the afternoon or evening.

The windows of the room is also kept shut and this is resulting in the puppy not having clean air to breathe.

It is unfortunate that the vets are so spooked that the puppy's well-being is being compromised.

Another much experienced vet has offered to admit the puppy in his clinic and administer treatment until its condition is stable - we hope that someone will take the poor puppy in and nurse it back to health after the kind vet has stabilised it.

We have placed several infected dogs and puppies in foster homes and they appear to be doing better and on the way to recovery.

Therefore, we are hoping that someone would come forward to help nurse this puppy back to health in their home.

The said puppy had gone through a lot of trauma at the pound and therefore deserves a chance to live.

Please help save this unfortunate puppy's life.

Plesae call - 019-3576477 or 019-3203875 for details.

Monday, March 9, 2009

In The News

Saturday March 7, 2009

Seven dogs rescued from pound tested positive for distemper


THE director of a non-governmental organisation that has launched a canine welfare programme, is seeking public help to save the lives of dogs rescued from a local council pound in Kuala Lumpur recently.
Community Development and Integration Initiative (CDII) director Firoza Buranudeen said seven of the dogs in a recent batch rescued from the pound tested positive for distemper.
Distemper is a viral infection, which is similar to chicken pox and measles in humans, and deadly to dogs if left untreated.
CDII’s venture into animal welfare programmes took off last year when the organisation launched its Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) project, spurred by the precarious existence of dogs in the country.
According to Firoza, distemper could be countered with the isolation of the infected dogs, which would be administered high doses of vitamins to strengthen their immune systems.
However, she added, almost all veterinary clinics did not have isolation wards and most veterinarians would turn away infected dogs lest their clients’ dogs catch the virus.
“Given this, we have placed our infected dogs in homes of kind people willing to foster them and our veterinary clinic has prescribed the necessary vitamins,” she said.
Firoza said the outbreak had depleted the project’s funds and she hoped the public would once again help CDII help these displaced dogs.
“Please help us to help them,” she said, explaining that dogs could contract the distemper virus at pounds from non-disinfected cages that became a thriving breeding ground for the virus, as well as overcrowding.
She said the CDII would also initiate meetings with local councils to recommend that holding cages be disinfected regularly and that captured dogs be kept in better conditions.
“When dogs are caught off the streets, it must be with the mindset that they may be rescued and rehomed as opposed to the belief that they would all be put to sleep,’’ she added.
Firoza also said the CDII would continue to rescue dogs from the pounds even if they tested positive for distemper or any other canine viruses.
“We will nurse them back to health and find families that will adopt them,” she said.
Firoza noted that an increasing number of pet dogs were ending up in municipal council pounds.
“We know that they are pet dogs because they have collars and some are purebreeds,” she said.
She added that it was sad that some owners, who had been careless enough to allow their dogs to be caught, did not come to claim them from the pounds.
The CDII is also looking for more veterinary clinics which are willing to work with it in its canine rescue mission.
“Currently, we work with one clinic each in Klang and Petaling Jaya, but we need to work with more clinics due to the increasing number of rescues we carry out,” she said, adding that the clinics would be paid for their services.

Why We Do What We Do


Jojo on the day of her rescue being examined by our vets.

Jojo in her new home after being adopted by Som Ye.

Jojo having a whale of a time at the beach Jojo enjoying the waves
Jojo letting her ears down at the beach
Jojo and her new sister Kiki going crazy on the beach
Jojo and Kiki bonding at the beach

Sometime last month my human friends visited the Setapak doggie pound on two occasions and rescued a good number of doggies and puppies. One of them was Sister Beagle. She was probably scheduled to be put down soon as she was rescued from the cage where dogs were placed when no one comes for them. She had a very bad skin condition as well and received treatment at our vets. One day a nice lady called Som Ye came to the clinic and fell in love with Sister Beagle. She took her home and named her Jojo. Jojo now lives with her new human and another beagle named Kiki. She is leading a happy life and gets to go to interesting places almost every weekend. Jojo's stroke of good luck has made us all veery happy. And its happy endings such as this that makes us continue rescuing, treatinga nd rehoming.

Woof, Woof,

Sharmini Popiko Sasha (SPS) with tail wagging non-stop
P/S Thank you Auntie Som Ye and bless you for giving Jojo a happy home.