Friday, March 18, 2011


Adopt a puppy

PROFESSIONAL bodybuilder Terry Gallyot may be big and tough but when it comes to dogs, he’s a hardcore softie at heart.

The former 1999 Mr Asia, who is a staunch supporter of canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB), is currently very concerned about the welfare of stray dogs.

His current endorsement is a four-month old puppy named Trillion that was saved just in time before he was put to sleep at a local council pound.

Dog lover: Gallyot with Trillion

Trillion’s fate changed when MDDB rescue coordinator Irene Low had gone to the pound to ‘bail out’ several dogs that had been caught.

“Trillion rushed to the enclosure’s gate and started whining and looking at me with pleading eyes.

“When I bent down to pet him, I noticed tears in his eyes,’’ said Low who immediately saved Trillion from death and took him home to be fostered.

Trillion will be one of the puppies that will at MDDB’s adoption drive at Jaya One from 11.30am to 7.30pm on Sunday March 20.

The adoption drive will be located at Block NB1, facing Station 1 and Old Town White Coffee.

“We hope that Trillion will find a home as he deserves a loving human family,’’ said Low.

Meanwhile, MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai said Kota Alam Shah assmblyman M. Manoharan will host an adoption drive at his service center on Sunday, March 27 from 11am to 6pm.

The service centre is located at 7A, Persiaran Raja Muda Musa and is between the Klang traffic police contingent headquarters and Hin Hua High School.

She said those wanting to make donations to MDDB and its feline welfare counterpart Malaysian Cats Care Project (MCCP) can also drop off the dog or cat items at both venues.

For details, call 019-3576477, 012-3739007 or visit: or write to: or the MDDB Facebook page.

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