Friday, July 2, 2010



Dear people,
we are in dire need of help as dogs and puppies have been literally raining on us the past month and we are strapped for cash. There have been several rescues of accident victims, the latest being Friday evening. (We will post pics of this dog later.) Last week also saw us picking up a neglected dog that the owner had wanted to abandon - luckily his mother had alerted us. Mother dogs and new born puppies have also been picked-up the last fortnight and we currently have with us four sets of mums with newborns. The puppies with these mums come up to 27 babies. In addition to this , we have our bigger pups which suffer from demodax and mange.
We are appealing for your help. Please help us to help them.

Cheques in favour of:

Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd (654290-T)

and mail it to:

c/o No 48, Jalan Jeriji U8/75C, Bukit Jelutong, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Or bank into:

Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd

Public Bank Account Number: 3151793708.

Details: 019-3576477, 012-3739007, 017-2081844

Saturday July 3, 2010
Funds needed for rescued dogs

THE director of a non-governmental organisation is appealing for public help to fund a canine welfare project initiated by her organisation called Community Development and Integration Initiative (CDII).

Firoza Burhanudeen said CDII’s Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) canine welfare project was in dire need of funds to treat, foster and rehome the dogs and puppies rescued regularly.

“The number is increasing by the day and our expenses are also escalating,” said Firoza.

“Normally, we rescue the mothers as well and neuter them before finding them a home or sending them to live on farms.

“As the mothers are strays, most of the time the puppies are weak and need a lot of care and nutrition before they are ready for adoption,’’ said Firoza.

She said MDDB also funded independent rescuers to neuter as well as treat dogs and puppies rescued by them.

“We also take care of puppies and dogs which are rescued from the pound and these usually cost us a lot of money in veterinary care as they usually come infected with either distemper or parvo or both which they get from the pounds,’’ said Firoza.

She said caring for dogs and puppies infected with distemper and parvo was expensive as it involved a lot of supplementary care.

According to Firoza, MDDB is also caring for eight older puppies with severe skin problems in its half-way home.

“This usually involves at least six months treatment before they are put up for adoption,’’ she added.

Firoza added that MDDB’s rescue and advocacy could only continue with public support.

“We need funds urgently as we do not receive any corporate or permanent funding as not many perceive animal welfare as something important,’’ she added.

Firoza is appealing to Malaysians to come forward to help MDDB in its quest to help the strays.

“Help us help these unfortunate dogs and puppies.

“We are in dire need of your help as we are in the red due to escalating expenses which includes the monthly rental and utilities for our half-way home,’’ she added.

Those wanting to help MDDB can visit or write to or call 019-357 6477, 012-373 9007 for details.

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