Saturday July 2, 2011
Rescue group in dire straits
HAVING rescued many animals in urgent need of veterinary care including surgery, canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) is in dire need of financial aid to pay their panel veterinary clinics.
The project which was initiated by non-governmental organisation Community Develop-ment and Integration Initiative (CDII) has, since its inception, treated and rehomed countless dogs and puppies rescued from the local pounds and off the streets.
CDII director Firoza Burhanudeen said MDDB’s escalating costs were mainly due to the treatment and surgical needs of the rescued dogs.
“Our usual expenses basically are spay/neuter and vaccination costs as well as expenses incurred in running our half-way home.
“But these additional veterinary care results in what we currently receive in donations not sufficient to meet our needs,’’ she said.
Firoza narrated the case of a dog called James Dean a.k.a Hernia Boy who was knocked down by a car about a year ago.
The dog, which was in good shape before the accident suffered from diaphragmatic hernia due to the mishap and required surgery to mend the internal damage.
“It is doing fine now but the cost for his two surgeries has set us back,’’ said Firoza, adding that James Dean had shown a strong will to live.
Firoza added that James Dean was slowly putting on some weight now after spending months not able to digest food due to its injuries. She added that MDDB had also recently “received” about 10 dogs which were left tied-up to its half-way home gate.
Cheques in favour of:
Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd (654290-T)
and mail it to:
c/o No 48, Jalan Jeriji U8/75C, Bukit Jelutong, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor.
Or bank into:
Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd
Public Bank Account Number: 3151793708.
Details: 019-3576477, 012-3739007, 017-2081844