Saturday, August 13, 2011


MDDB cries for help as more canines get abandoned

Jackie the Jack Russel Terrier was thrown out of the house by its owner in Klang about a month ago.

Although a neighbour, who had seen what had happened, took Jackie back, the owner refused to accept the five-year-old dog.

Jackie will be one of the 40 puppies and dogs that will be up for adoption at the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) monthly adoption at the Summit Shopping Complex tomorrow.

The adoption drive which is from 11.30am to 7.30pm will be held at Summit’s side entrance.

Another adoption drive will be held the following week on Aug 21 at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.

The event will be held from 11.30am to 7.30pm at Block NB1, facing Station 1 and Old Town White Coffee.

According to MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai, MDDB was in dire state to find homes for the puppies due to an influx of abandoned puppies and dogs.

“There are just far too many with us and we have to find homes for them in order to help more dogs and puppies that are in need,’’ she added.

Lai said dumping of pets and animal cruelty were in the increase with individuals even going to the extent of harming animals especially dogs.

“We were told recently that a pregnant dog was set on fire by some people. We also received pictures of the dead dog,’’ said Lai.

She said MDDB had also recently rescued and treated a dog which lost its entire nose after a resident in a housing estate is believed to have loped it off with a machete.

Lai said MDDB was also sponsoring the treatment and caring of a two-month-old puppy that had been splashed with hot water or oil. “Who are all these people who have no qualms about resorting to so much cruelty?’’ asked a perplexed Lai.

MDDB is also in need of supplies and those wanting to donate dog and puppy food, cat and kitten food, bleach, old towels, old newspapers, shampoo and rice can drop them off at the adoption drive.

For details, call 019-3576477, 017-2081844 or 012-3739007. Please also visit to read about MDDB’s rescue work.

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