Saturday, April 18, 2009

Remember brother Rottie?


Remember Rottie, the doggie with a sad tale? Well, he is doing very well and has blossomed into a friendly dog. We can see that he's grateful for having been given a chance to 'escape' from his miserable existence on the streets. Rottie has since been vaccinated and neutered and is in need of a hood home. The workers at the veterinary clinic where Rottie is being treated, say that he is a very friendly dog. Since he is a special case - we hope to find a family that will really love and cherish him. Anyone who can give Rottie the love and care he deserves, please call

Here's a flashback on Rottie's life for those who had not read it before.

“I was born in such a malicious way. My father, A Rottweiler went wondering on the roads not accompanied by his owner and met my mother. From the rumors I heard, the owners of my father watched happily while my father copulated with my mother who was a stray.Months later I was born. Unfortunately, my mother was viciously dragged away from me by the spiteful dogcatchers. I managed to run and hide myself in some bushes, where I felt my little heart break into pieces, as I silently watched them drag my mother away. Her eyes locked with mine momentarily. I feared for her as I coiled myself together and cried silently because I know, I’ll never feel those playful bites and the love of my mother again.How long could I just stay there in the shrubs all alone and hungry? I started wondering around. I walked for days, looking for food. I started digging up food from garbage bins and did not realise that I angered people by doing this. I only wish that they understood that I didn’t do it on purpose – I did it because I was hungry. One day a wicked man caught me and broke my front left paw. I watched him injure me, wondering what I did wrong. I howled in pain, I begged him to stop but it was too late. My bone could be seen, I couldn’t feel my paws anymore.I cried wondering what I did wrong. For months I suffered in pain. It’s been almost 6 months now since I injured my leg. I walk with a slight hobble. I wonder why people abuse and hurt me. They hit me because I seek shelter under their cars. I wonder why I can’t have a decent home? All I need is a roof over my head and some food. Am I asking for too much? I’ll offer you more than you can imagine. I’ll protect your house. I’ll make sure no one gets in without your permission. I won’t make much noise. And I assure you that I’ll be your faithful companion. Just give me a home, that’s all I ask for…. …all I need is a chance…and a home…”

Thursday, April 16, 2009


For a good cause: Firoza (second from left) accepting the RM10,500 donation from GSSC Cares representative Lau Som Ye (third from left). With them are (from left) Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better project spokesman Clarance Chua, Edleen and Wong.
Getting to know you ...: A potential adopter getting to know a dog at the adoption drive.

Newfound family: A lucky dog that was adopted at the event posing with its new owners.

Thursday April 16, 2009

Scores at pet adoption drive


SCORES of people turned up at the pet adoption drive held at the NZX Mall in Ara Damansara recently.
Organised by canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better, the event offered rescued puppies and dogs as well as cats and kittens for adoption.
The Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better project was initiated by non-government organisation Community Development and Integration Initiative (CDII) as part of its community development efforts.
CDII director Firoza Buranudeen said the success of the adoption drive had inspired the project coordinators to organise a similar event in two to three months’ time.
“The adoption drive has shown us there are many people willing to give these unfortunate animals a second chance in life.
“Most of the animals up for adoption were rescued from a local council pound where they were waiting to be put to sleep,” she said.
According to Firoza, besides the good turnout, the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better project had also received a generous financial contribution from a corporate donor.
“We received RM10,500 from Standard Chartered Scope Inter-national Sdn Bhd, which is a subsidiary of the Standard Chartered Bank,” Firoza said, adding that company employees who were members of its in-house social services club, GSSC Cares, had raised the funds.
She said CDII hoped more corporate sponsors would come forward to support the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better project.
“We need a lot of help financially as, in the past few months, we had not only carried out rescue missions at a local dog pound but also rescued many abandoned and unwanted pets,” said Firoza. She added that the project’s volunteers had also to counter viral infections like distemper and parvo, which were deadly to dogs.
“We also currently have about 20 dogs and puppies that must be vaccinated and neutered pending adoption,” she said.
Firoza said the adoption drive had also helped the project coordinators to draw up a standard operating procedure to ensure that puppies and dogs adopted were free of disease. “It was a learning experience for us, too, and we now know how to prevent medical emergencies,” she added.
Several canine volunteers were also seen collecting donations tirelessly from visitors at the adoption drive.
Among the canine volunteers was Jojo the beagle, which had been rescued from the pound in February, just a day before she was to be put to sleep.
Jojo has since found a loving home she shares with another beagle, Kiki.
Also there to show support were popular Astro host Angel Wong Chui Ling and ESPN SportsCenter Malaysia host Edleen Ismail.
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Monday, April 13, 2009



Blackie waiting at the clinic foyer to be attended to by the vet yesterday evening

So much of pain and suffering during the final hours of his life
Blackie's eyes were so badly infected that the inflamed cornea were potruding
Dr Edmund attending to Blackie at his clinic
Rest in peace Blackie

Yesterday evening an independent rescuer called Mano from Old Klang Road called us about a sick dog, which was dumped at Happy Garden. He said the dog was dumped near the market and stall owners had beaten the dog with pieces of wood to shoo it away. “The dog was too sick to even move away from the beating and just stood there and allowed the men to continue beating it,’’ narrated Mano. He managed to save the dog from the men and called us to help him out. One of our volunteers took the dog to Dr Edmund’s clinic in Puchong where he was diagnosed as suffering from acute pneumonia and severe eye infection. He had also tested positive for distemper but being an adult dog, would have overcome his health issues had he been accorded veterinary care earlier. What has happened to this dog, which we shall call Blackie, its reflective of utmost cruelty practiced by some dog owners here. We tried our best but unfortunately Blackie died at the clinic this morning. His pneumonia was so severe that there was blood oozing from his nose. We can only take comfort in knowing that he had not died alone, cold and frightened on the streets. Hopefully, Blackie forgives his cruel owners as well as those who had added on to his suffering during his final hours on earth. Dear Blackie, go in peace for you are now free of all pain and suffering.