Thursday, April 14, 2011


CANINE welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) will be holding its usual adoption drive at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya from 11.30am to 7.30pm on Sunday April 17. The adoption drive will be located at Block NB1, facing Station 1 and Old Town White Coffee. Among the canines put up for adoption is a puppy named Xena that was adopted from MDDB in Oct lat year.

“Xena’s current owner thinks he cannot spend much time caring for the puppy anymore because of a drastic change in his work schedule.

“So, we have taken Xena back and putting her up for adoption,’’ said MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai.

According to Lai, Xena is a smart young dog that is both gregarious and loving.

“We hope a family will take Xena in as she is very good with children,’’ said Lai.

Besides, Xena, about 15 other puppies will also be available for adoption at the event.

MDDB will also be at the Petz PowWow organized by Petz Unleashed Sdn Bhd on April 16 and 17 at Mines Square, Mines Shopping Mall in Seri Kembangan.
"We have been given a booth and will be selling some of our merchandise as well as putting-up some puppies for adoption,'' said Lai. Guests can participate with their pets in various interesting events such as the Best Dressed Pet Contest, Most Photogenic Pet(s) & Owner Contest and Best Pet & Owner Lookalike Contest. Other events there include owner and Pet Food Eating Contest for which Canadian Pizza will be sponsoring pizzas.

Lai is also appealing for funds, to pay for escalating veterinary bills, as well as items needed for the MDDB half-way-home.

“We need dry and canned dog, puppy, cat and kitten food, old newspapers, dog and cat shampoo, old towels, rice, cages, detergent and bleach,’’ said Lai.

The items can be dropped off at the adoption drive at Jaya One, added Lai. Details visit or the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better page on Facebook or call 019-3576477, 012-3739007.

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