Saturday August 14, 2010
It’s kitty’s day out!
GIVEN the success of its canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB), non-governmental organisation Community Development and Integration Initiative (CDII) will launch its welfare programme for cats tomorrow.
The event, which will be held at the entrance of Summit Subang Jaya from 11am to 7pm, will also feature a charity food sale and entertainment. The Malaysian Cat Care Project (MCCP) is set to do for cats what MDDB does for dogs.
CDII director Firoza Burhanudeen said her organisation decided to start MCCP due to the plight of stray cats on the streets.
“We are planning to trap and neuter them before releasing them,’’ said Firoza.
She said it would be easier to find people to manage neutered cats as opposed to managing neutered dogs.
Firoza said many cats and kittens which had been rescued by the organisation over the past year would be put up for adoption at the launch.
She added that CDII was also happy that footwear company Crocs had come in to help MCCP kick off the project.
“Crocs partnership with MCCP is from Sept 1 to the end of December and we are excited at the prospect,’’ said Firoza.
The company will sponsor shoes and T-shirts for all volunteers, vouchers for those who adopt a cat from MCCP or a dog from MDDB, and bags for adopters.
“Although the official partnership begins in September, Crocs will be participating in our soft launch this Sunday,’’ said Firoza.
Under the sponsorship programme, Crocs will also place a collection box in all 24 Crocs Concept Stores. Customers who donate a minimum of RM5 to MCCP and MDDB will receive a free Jibbitz charm to decorate their Crocs shoes.
There will also be a symbolic handover of sponsorship programme between CDII and Crocs at the adoption drive.
Firoza said MCCP and MDDB also looked forward to receiving contribution in cash and kind to help the organisation continue with its mission.
Those wanting to donate rice, food for dogs and cats, cat shampoo, towels and old newspapers could drop the items at the adoption drive. For details, visit www.malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com or call 019-357 6477 or 012-373 9007.