Thursday July 8, 2010
How much is the doggy?
HEROINE the puppy was seen loitering around the guardhouse of a gated community in Puchong by a resident two weeks ago.
Fearing that the little puppy might be crushed by moving vehicles, the woman rescued the puppy and handed it over to canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB).
MDDB dewormed and treated Heroine and put her up for adoption.
“Heroine was a very lucky puppy as she was adopted on the same day she was put up for adoption by a family living in Petaling Jaya,” said MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai.
She said MDDB worked hard to ensure that all their rescued puppies and dogs found good homes like Heroine.
Adopt me: Little Heroine sleeping in her basket
“That’s why we hold our monthly adoption drive. It is also to make space for other homeless puppies and dogs rescued,” she added.
This month MDDB’s adoption drive will be held at the Summit Subang Jaya on Sunday.
“We will be located at the Summit entrance from 11am to 7pm with over 20 dogs and puppies,” said Lai.
She said a family of seven short-legged puppies rescued by MDDB would be among the batch of puppies put up for adoption.
The monthly drive is also to raise funds, food and other necessities to care for the rescued dogs and puppies.
“We depend on public donations to feed our rescued canines as well as pay our veterinary bills,” she said. She also said that MDDB’s feline chapter, Malaysian Cats Care Project (MCCP) would take off in August.
“We have been rescuing cats and kittens as well and it is time we started a separate platform for them,” she said.
She said MCCP also needed food for the rescued felines.
“We need dry and canned food for dogs and cats, old newspapers, pet shampoo, old towels, rice, cages, detergent and bleach,” said Lai.
For details, call 019-357 6477 or 012-373 9007. Visit http://www.malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org