Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lost Dog

This poor dog was brought to us in Klang by the lady who had found her. He had been wandering around SS23, PJ area and had appeared to be looking for his human family. We believe he must have lost his way and feel sad for the poor chap. He is currently being quarantined at one of our panel clinics and will be castrated soon. We think he must have been a much loved dog as he is in very good condition. MDDB hopes his family will know he's been found and come for him. Please spread the word.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing - Edmund Burke
The way dogs, stray or otherwise, are treated here, especially by the local councils, epitomises evil at its worst - MDDB

WE are wondering what is the outcome of the meeting between animal activists and exco Dr Xavier Jeyakumar that was organised by Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh many months ago?
We hope both the elected representatives were serious when they showed some interest in animal welfare in the state.
Animal activists are hoping that Selangor would emulate Penang by doing something concrete for animal welfare.
This is crucial not only for activists in Selangor but also in other states given the two recent incidents whereby licensed dogs were shot by local council monsters in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan and Ipoh, Perak.
Selangor has to lead the way.
To do this Dr Xavier must first concede to liaise with activists who are on the ground dealing with real animals issues instead of pseudo-animal activists who are slaves to cheap publicity.
Are you willing to do this Dr Xavier?
Talk is cheap - we want action.

Monday, November 1, 2010


We would like to thank Raj Santhana for offering to take photos for us. Raj is a professional photographer and his offer is very valuable to us. We hope that Raj will continue to work with MDDB as his pictures would help us tell our story better. Thank you Raj and bless you. Here are some of the photos taken by Raj at our last adoption drive in Klang. Thank you Raj, from the bottom of our hearts.



This boy was born in Northport and lived there until he was caught by a small scale dog catching company that practices a no-kill policy. They try to rehome the dogs they catch and have over the months handed us quite a number of puppies and dogs. We would also like to thank Northport for the compassion shown in not getting the local council to come and brutally catch the dogs and send them to their deaths. This chap was adopted by this couple after he worked his charm on them.

Manoharan with the pretty girl.
Thank you Sean, for dognapping me.
Some months ago someone called Sean sent us a mail saying that he knew of a dog that was being abused by its owner. He said the dog - a nine-month-old female - was tied-up all the time was left without shelter. Therefore the poor dog was drenched when it rained and scorched when hot. The owner also fed her very little and beat her up quite a bit and had even thrown flower pots at the dog. Sean wanted us to help and we told him that we had no locus standi to do anything. However, we told him to do what we sometimes do under the same circumstances i.e dognap! We told him that we'll take her if he could get her. He did just that and the poor, frightened, skinny girl came to live with us. She overcame her fear and distrust of people very quickly. We put her up for adoption on Sunday and she was adopted by a nice family from Subang Jaya. We are happy Sean went the extra mile in rescuing her. Thank you Sean.


Our adoption drive hosted by Kota Alam assemblyman M. Manoharan of the DAP went on better than we had expected. Manoharan says he would like to host us again in January. We are happy that about a dozen puppies and dogs found homes at the adoption drive. We had had two other adoption drives in two different locations this month alone due to the huge number of puppies.We are of course happy that many of our rescues have found homes but we are also feeling a sense of trepidation and gloom. Just how many of these puppies have really found forever families that will cherish and love them? Just how much longer can we continue with our rehoming exercise? We have to embark on a long-term plan that will ensure the number of strays are reduced as and carry out activities to drive home the message that all dog and cat owners must neuter their pet regardless of its gender. At this juncture, we would like to urge all other rescue groups to join forces with us to conceptualise and create a workable plan. Helping animals isn't just about rescuing and rehoming - its much much more than that. Let's all do it together.


Friday October 15, 2010
Footwear brand launches fundraising campaign

INNOVATIVE footwear brand Crocs ( ) has launched a fundraising campaign in support of the Malaysian Cats Care Project (MCCP), a feline welfare programme run by the non-governmental organisation Community Development and Integration Initiative (CDII).
A total of 25 Crocs Concept Stores nationwide are involved in the fundraising campaign from now till Dec 31, 2010.
Customers who donate a minimum of RM5 will get a free Jibbitz charm and all proceeds will go to MCCP.
Customers who purchase the newly launched latest models from the Crocs Hello Kitty collection such as the McCall Hello Kitty flat for women or the Hello Kitty Custom Clog for kids and donate RM5 will get the special Hello Kitty Jibbitz.

For a good cause: (from left) Lee, Chan, Intan Ladyana and Naz.

Meanwhile, several celebrities have also joined Crocs to help raise awareness of MCCP’s work and its push for a ‘Trap-Neuter-Release & Manage’ programme in response to the growing number of strays on the streets.
Television personality Nazrudin Rahman; model, actor and television host Hansen Lee; ex-model, actress and celebrity emcee Bernie Chan and actress Intan Ladyana were present at the official launch of the fundraising campaign at the Crocs Concept Store at Empire Subang Gallery.
According to Crocs Regional Sales manager Jamie Lim, the partnership with MCCP was a great embodiment of Crocs’ Feel Good Revolution marketing theme.
“Cats and dogs have such great capacity to give unconditional love and make us feel good. With the help of our celebrity friends, we hope to spread the word and encourage more people to give the strays a chance,”she said.
At the event, Crocs also unveiled custom-designed MCCP T-shirts for sale to members of the public who would like to lend a helping hand to MCCP. The T-shirts are on sale at RM35 each during MCCP adoption drives.
MCCP aims to do what CDII’s pioneer project, Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB), the canine welfare programme, has successfully done for stray dogs. MDDB has re-homed some 300 stray dogs it rescued since 2008.
According to MCCP adoption coordinator Christine Lai, the group was grateful for the support from Crocs and the celebrities.
“We need all the help we can get due to the growing number of strays that we have rescued from the streets that need urgent fostering and rehoming. That is why we have had to increase the number of adoption drives recently from once a month. We hope that more and more animal lovers would step forward and provide a loving home for the many cats and dogs currently under our temporary care,” she said.
As part of its corporate and social responsibility programme, Crocs is also sponsoring free Crocs footwear for MCCP/MDDB volunteers and shoe vouchers and non-woven goodie bags, will be given to members of the public who adopt a cat or dog as recognition of their goodwill.
Jibbitz is a highly popular range of fun charms from Crocs made specifically to snap into the trademark cheese-like holes on most of its shoes. There are thousands of creative Jibbitz designs in all shapes and sizes available to consumers for personalising and customising their Crocs footwear, bags and accessories regardless of age, gender or style preference.
For more information about the latest Crocs models available in Malaysia, visit . For details on MCCP and MDDB and to contribute in cash or kind, visit or call 019-3576477 or 012-3739007.