Thursday February 10, 2011
Canines in desperate need of homes
CANINE welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) is urging animal lovers to start off the Year of the Rabbit by giving a puppy or dog a second chance in life.
“We have so many rescued dogs and puppies in desperate need of homes and we hope that people will come forward to take them in,’’ said MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai.
Lai said MDDB also had several lost dogs that were yet to be claimed by their owners.
One such dog is Shaggy that was rescued by MDDB volunteers in Taman Tun Dr Ismail about two months ago.
“Shaggy’s picture as well as the location the dog was rescued has long been uploaded on our blog and Facebook page but no one has come forward,’’ said Lai.
Shaggy will be among the dogs that will be put up for adoption this Saturday and Sunday.
MDDB will have its adoption drive on Saturday, from 12.00pm to 7.30pm, at Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng’s service center at No 22A Jalan Jambu Mawar off Jalan Kuching, Taman City, Kuala Lumpur.
“Those wanting to seek directions to the service center can call 03-6252 0234,’’ said Lai.
MDDB’s Sunday adoption drive will be held at the Summit, Subang Jaya’s main entrance from 11.30am to 7.30pm.
Besides Shaggy, MDDB is also looking forward to finding homes for several adult dogs and some 20 puppies.
“We need to urgently find them homes as only then can we take in more rescues,’’ said Lai.
Lai also said MDDB was in dire need of dry and canned dog and puppy food as well as dry and canned cat and kitten food.
“We are running very low on cat and dog food and our supplies will last us barely a week,’’ she added.
Those wanting to donate food as well as pet shampoo and other necessities can drop them off at the adoption drives.
Details visit www.malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com or the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better page on Facebook or call 019-3576477, 012-3739007.