Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better will have its monthly adoption drive this Sunday. We hope that all our puppies will be successfully rehomed as we need the space to care for the Klang pound puppies. The puppies are currently with fosterers as well as in several veterinary clinics. Many are very anti-social and snappy and we need to bring them to our half-way-home to familiarise them with people as well as to give them good nourishment to build-up their immunity. MDDb is also appealing for hep to settle its never ending veterinary bills. Dry and canned dog food, dog shampoo and towels are also welcome. MDDB needs the extra dog food to be sent to the Klang pound.Details about the adoption drive:
Date: Jan 10
Venue: The Summit, Subang Jaya
Time: 11.00am to 7.00pm
Details: 019-3576477, 012-3739007
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
One of our TNR dogs - note the snipped off left ear.
One of our TNR cats - note the snipped off left ear.
We have been trying the Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) method and are mighty glad that it has worked out well. Thanks to the Hulu Selangor District Council which cooperated with us.
About 30 dogs and 60 cats were neutered since we embarked on the project several months ago. If you go to Kuala Kubu Baru and see stray cats and dogs with their left ears snipped - you'll know that they are our TNR strays. The people in the little town have also agreed to practice tolerance towards these animals as they understand that they will not multiply due to the TNR exercise.
The animals are also being fed by various people - including restaurant owners. Since, our experimental TNR programme had gone on successfully - MDDB has decided to court other local councils to do the same.
We have also acquired space in Kerling which will be turned into a TNR center and half-way-farm. Will arrange for pics of the place soon. Wish us luck.
This is one of the dogs rescued by Ivo.
Eight more dogs have been rescued by a German expat, who only wants to be known as Ivo, recently. This dog was among the eight he rescued. Six of the eight will probably go to Furry Friends Farm whilst we would be looking for another place for the other two. Ivo has also paid for the neutering and vaccination for all eight. We need more people like Ivo.
At the pound
Sharing a cage with two puppies that had tested positive for distemper.
This little Klang Pound pup died of distemper recently at the clinic where we had admitted it. The puppy had tested negative on the day it was brought to us but tested positive several days later. We believe that it had been infected by other puppies on the day it was rescued. This is an example of how deadly the distemper virus can be. Given this - we have to be careful when rescuing the pound puppies by separating those taken from within the enclosures with those from outside the enclosures. We have received three more puppies and they are all infected with parvo and corona virus. We hope they pull through.