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Thursday, July 21, 2011
She will survive without a nose
We are happy to say that the dog whose nose had been looped off is doing well. Thanks to our excellent vets. Since we we off to Semenyih today to hunt for the prime suspect, we asked Animalcare's Dr Chan to do us a favour by visiting the doggie and taking some pics. We are happy with what we heard from Dr Chan as well as what we saw in the pictures. SHE WILL SURVIVE BECAUSE SHE IS A SURVIVOR! And we name her Citta which means "heart and soul" as suggested by Dr Chan because she has touched both our hearts and soul with her tenacity to survive. Our only concern is that she is not eating well and this is attributed to her either decreased or completely wiped sense of smell due to the tragedy. Perhaps we will try to goad her to eat by placing a piece of steamed chicken into her mouth. Citta is a young and healthy dog and she will learn to live with her deformity. Furthermore, animals learn to cope and adjust to their physical inadequacies better than us human beings. Anyway,coming back to our trip to Semenyih, we met the family that owned both Citta and her mother. Its a sad story of a family breaking-up with both parents living in separate homes nearby. Apparently the dogs break out and ply to and from both houses as they are attached to both individuals. These people are from the lower income group and not very educated and therefore do not really know how to care for pets such as compulsorily neutering them etc. Their neighbour, our prime suspect, has also been complaining about the dogs but he nor his family members were there for us to speak with. We also noticed the the fencing dividing both homes was a simple chain link (is that what they call it?) fence and we are seriously thinking of sponsoring clip lock zinc to be attached to the chain link so that the neighbours will not be agitated by the mummy dog's sight simply because they would not be able to see her. We will also arrange for the mother to be picked-up on Sunday to be sent to the same clinic where the daughter is being treated for spaying as we would like her to see Citta and know that she is still alive.
"Animals are now more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don't; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us."- Matthew Scully in Dominion
I am a nice doggie who lives in Klang with my mummy Lily and sister Shalini Kiki-Mae as well as my human companions. I am also the official representative for the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better project which is a canine welfare initiative spearheaded by non-profit outfit Community Developement and Integration Initiative (CDII). I enjoy my job but wish I could participate in protests and rescue missions as well. However, my human tells me that I best stay back and manage this blog. Sigh!
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for all those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful. -Albert Schweitzer
OUR NEVERENDING APPEAL
since our rescue work is continuous - our appeal for funds is also continuous. Therefore, we appeal to you to save your loose change and send it our way - as every cent received ensureas that dogs are rescued, neutered, vaccinated and rehomed. So we appeal to you to continue supporting us in order for us to help the voiceless.
Those who want to donate could do so by making out cheques in favour off:
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