Saturday, July 9, 2011

Motherless puppies found near Tesco Klang AND FRIM puppies

These seven puppies were found near Tesco Klang making a lot of noise probably because they were hungry. They mother were nowhere to see even though the person who went to pick them looked around and waited at the area for a while. We reckon the mother must have been caught by the local council dog catchers. This is not the first time we have found motherless puppies. Although we normally wait for puppies to be at least 2 months before putting them up for adoption, we are going to put these little fellows up for adoption at the Summit Subang Jaya because we think they will fare better with individual care and attention. Those who cannot adopt them can also foster these poor puppies. The vet says they are about five weeks old and can eat canned puppy food. We also have another batch of six five week old puppies rescued from the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia's secondary jungles in Kepong. The dogs there are currently in danger of being removed and we are trying hard to seek a dialogue with the management to allow us to initiate TNRM there given that the joggers who go there every morning can be requested to become our feeders. They too will be available for adoption tomorrow - as well as need fostering.

Shih Tzu rescued in Ampang

Shih Tzu at our panel clinic
Shih Tzu on the day of her rescue

Remember the Shih Tzu that was found in adrain in Ampang?

Well, she at one of our panel clinics now and have been found to have several issues.

1) She was urinating blood and puss and this is indicative of a bladder infection.

2) She has two lumps near her teats and this has been determined as mammary gland tumours.

Given this the dog will be operated on to remove the tumours and at the same time spayed. Mammary gland tumours are prevalent in dogs that are not spayed and we suspect that she may have been dumped because of her tumours as well as the puss and blood that was coming through her urine.

Usually when mammary gland tumours are removed, the underlying tissue are also removed to prevent the possibility of spread.

The vet has also estimated her to be anywhere between six to eight years. As usual we will stand by her and ensure that she gets a new lease of life.

Anyone wanting to help with this aunty's medical bills can make cheques in favour of:

Cheques in favour of:

Community Development and Integration Initiative Bhd

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 (654290-T)

Public Bank Account Number: 3151793708.

Donors can also make cheques or payments directly to the veterinary clinic and to do this please call 019-3576477 to get clinic details.

Details: 019-3576477,012-3739007,017-2081844

Friday, July 8, 2011


JOHN WAYNE the dog was found lying on the white line in the middle of a busy road in Port Klang last year by a member of canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB).

He was believed to have been hit by a car and was found in a semi-conscious state.

“As soon as he had been dragged into the car, John Wayne fainted and only regained consciousness about an hour later at one of our panel veterinary clinics,’’ says MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai.

Currently the large-sized dog, named John Wayne due to his cool demeanour, has overcome his trauma and is ready for adoption.

“He is being fostered by a kind lady who has managed to turn John Wayne’s life around,’’ said Lai adding that the dog would do best if he was the only pet in the family.

Another dog under MDDB’s care currently is Jackie the Jack Russel Terrier who was thrown out of his house by his human family.

“They didn’t want him anymore and so they just opened the front gate and shooed him out,’’ said Lai.

Both John Wayne and Jackie are two of the many dogs, puppies and kittens that would be put-up for adoption at the MDDB adoption drive in Summit Subang Jaya this Sunday.

The adoption drive will be held at the shopping complex’s main entrance between 11.30am to 7.30pm.

MDDB would also be having another one of its monthly adoption drives at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya on Sunday, July 17 which is the following week.

“Our Jaya One adoption drive will also feature about 20 dogs, puppies and cats,’’ said Lai adding that the canine welfare project was filled to the brim with rescue cases at the moment.

The Jaya One adoption drive will be held between 11.30am to 7.30pm at Block NB1, facing Station 1 and Old Town White Coffee.

MDDB also needs dog, puppy, cat and kitten dry and canned food, rice, dog and cat shampoo, bleach, soap and old newspapers.

Those wanting to donate these items can drop them off at the Summit Subang Jaya or Jaya One.

Details: visit or write to or call 012-2052906 012-2052906019-3576477 or 012-3739007.


去年在巴生港口,約翰•韋恩(John Wayne)狗被發覺它躺在一個中間繁忙的白線公路上由一位成員來自狗狗福利項目馬來西亞狗隻保護協會(MDDB)。
約翰•韋恩是許多狗,小狗和小貓其中將會提出給領養在馬來西亞狗隻保護協會(MDDB)的領養活動上在Summit Subang Jaya本星期日。
MDDB也將會有另一個每月的領養活動在Jaya One商場八打靈再也(Petaling Jaya)週日,7月17日也就是下週。
“我們在Jaya One商場的領養活動上將會採用20狗,小狗和貓,'賴小姐補充,在這個時刻狗狗福利項目中已經填充滿了救援的案件。
Jaya One商場的領養活動將舉辦於上午十一時三十分至晚上七時三十分在NB1座,面對Station1和Old Town White Coffee。
社區發展和一體化倡議(CDII)董事Firoza Burhanudeen說,MDDB的成本上升,主要是由於獲救的狗的治療和手術的需要。
那些想捐贈這些物品可以將它們送到Summit Subang Jaya商場或是Jaya One商場。

詳細信息:訪問 或寫,或致電012-2052906 012-2052906019-3576477 或012-3739007。


Thursday, July 7, 2011


MDDB will be holding its monthly adoption drive this Sunday, July 10, at the Summit Shopping Center in USJ Subang Jaya. We have four separate litters of of puppies, totaling 25, and about ten young dogs - about 6 months old (spayed) for adoption. The event from 11.30am to 7.30pm will be held at the Summit's main entrance. Those wanting to contribute dry and canned dog, puppy, cat and kitten food, rice, bleach, soap, shampoo, towels and newspapers can drop them off at the venue as well. Details please write to, or visit or call 019-3576477 or 0123739007.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shih Tzu found in a drain in Ampang

This Shih Tzu was fished out from a drain by a Good Samaritan on July 4. We wonder how she got in there in the first place. The person who pulled her out cannot keep or foster here and the dog will be sent to us soon. Would anyone like to adopt or foster her? Call 019-3576477.

Puppy rescued by Zeezam at Genting Klang

Boy Boy in the cage before being served food and water.
Boy Boy snug in Helen's arms.
Boy Boy when Zeezam found him.
Boy Boy when Zeezam found him.

Thank you Helen for rushing to Genting Klang to get the poor lost pup. He is now safely in Klang and has been fed and given water. He will be taken to the vet in the morning to ensure that everything is okay. According to Zeezam that puppy had been lying in the same place since this afternoon. Sadly no one in the area, except for Zeezam, had bothered to help. Its frightening to realise that we may be evolving into a society that has little or no empathy and compassion for dogs. Anyway, the puppy, which we think is about five months old, had a collar and a chain around his neck. He could have runway from home or gone for a walk on his own and not able to find his way back. We hope his humans will see this and come and get him from us. Meanwhile, we will be sending him to our vet 'to renovate his family jewels' soon. Thank you Zeezam and Helen.

Golden Retriever found in Damansara Utama Update

GOLDIE - born blind - believed to be because her parents were closely related
Damansara Utama puppy, blind in one eye.

The Golden Retriever pup found at Damansara Utama was taken to our panel vet by Reko and Mikheala this afternoon and according to the vet, the eye condition was a birth defect.
He said that there were two options - one was to allow the eye to remain but to constantly keep it clean given that there will be discharge.
The section option would be to 'clean out' the damaged eye and stitch-up the lid at the same time when she is being spayed. However, she is currently too weak for the surgery and both Reko and Mikheala have kindly agreed to foster the poor girl.
The pup is said to also have some problem with her hip and this has to be attended to as well. They also took her to their regular vet and the prognosis was the same. We believe that this puppy must have been spawned at some backyard breeder's - who would have unscrupulously mated a bitch and sire that were probably siblings or a parent and a child.
This is what happens when two dogs with very very close blood ties are mated. We believe this is also the same thing that must have happened to Goldie the Labrador who is blind in both eyes. There must be effort to prevent pet shops from selling puppies obtained from unscrupulous backyard breeders.
Meanwhile, we have chosen option two whereby the defective eye would be removed and the lid stitched-up.
We believe this would be the best for the puppy as well as the family that adopts it. Puppy's treatment is open for sponsorship. Please call 019-3576477. THANK YOU REKO AND MIKHEALA.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mayhew Animal Home, London

One of the areas where the dogs are let out four times a day to exercise.
A living area for the home's residents. Each dog has its own 'room'.
A dog delivered by the local council in the holding area where it will be kept for seven days pending being claimed.

We had the opportunity to visit the Mayhew Animal Home in London and are now wondering if the shelters in Malaysia will ever ever arrive at the standards maintained there.
Being a no-kill shelter, Mayhew has a high adoption rate and has a platoon of fosterers that help by giving rescued dogs temporary homes.
We also found out that there are no pack of stray dogs in London but individual strays here and there. The home, which works with a local council, receives any stray dogs that are caught and keeps the animals for seven days for it to be claimed.
If no one claims the dog within that period of time, it automatically belongs to the Mayhew Animal Home.
The dog is then neutered, vaccinated and then fostered or rehomed. The holding and living areas are not kennels or cages but instead rooms which come with a comfortable basket, blankets and toys to keep the animal occupied as well as to prevent stress.
There are also areas in the home where the dogs are let out to run and walk about - each dogs are brought into these areas four times a day.
Potential adopters also view the animals through a CCTV of sorts so that the dogs will not be stressed with people walking in and out to view them. We were also told that distemper is almost a non-occurrence in the country and dogs and puppies that come in with parvovirus are treated with most of them surviving the ordeal.
Unfortunately in Malaysia, it is common for even vets to recommend that infected dogs are put down.
We left the place feeling dejected knowing that this standards would probably never be initiated here given that Malaysia is a very syringe-happy nation when it comes to dogs.

Another puppy rescued in Petaling Jaya

This puppy was rescued from a eatery in PJ yesterday by someone and will be handed over to us today. Apparently the puppy was imprisoned under a crate - possibly by restaurant workers to prevent it from wandering to the busy main road. It was also probably dumped at the restaurant by some cold-hearted individual. We need someone to foster the pup until this Sunday (until our adoption drive) so that it can receive some TLC to boost its confidence level. Any takers? Please call 019-3576477.

Golden retriever with eye injury found at Jalan 21/36, Damansara Utama

W received a call from someone this evening saying that they had spotted a golden retriever puppy with a severe eye injury around their housing estate. The person brought the dog to his gated community's guard house and fed it before calling us. Thanks to several people, the puppy was picked-up and it is currently spending the night at Reco Wong's place in Seri Kembangan. Reco will bring the puppy to our panel clinic in Subang Jaya tomorrow and we will be meeting her there. The puppy's left eye seems to be punctured and we are wondering if the puppy acquired the injury after wandering away from home and losing its way or was dumped because of the injury. We may have some inkling to what could have happened after the vet has examined the pup and delivered prognosis tomorrow. This is really troubling as this is the third pedigree we have rescued in the last three days. What gives? We foresee a long haul for this poor pup at the veterinary clinic as the injured eye appears to be severely infected. We welcome potential fosterers, adopters and sponsors for the puppy. Call 019-3576477.


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.

For details, visit or write to or call 019-3576477, 012-3739007.

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

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Last weekend someone from Teluk Pulai, Klang called to say that his neighbours had 'discarded' their Jack Russel Terrier. They had simply opened the gate and shooed the dog out. The poor fellow had returned home only to be chased away again by the maid. The man, who called us, took the dog back to the house but was told that it was not theirs. This in spite of the man being a neighbour who had seen the dog at the family home on many occasions. Jackie is now at our panel vet and will be neutered today and put up for adoption this coming Sunday. We are shocked over the spate of abandonment that has been ongoing in recent times. How can people be so brutal?