Saturday, July 30, 2011

NAPOLEON AND CHITTA - UPDATES

We visited Napoleon and Chitta Today and both are doing fine.

http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/07/please-pray-for-puppys-survival.html

We are hoping that Napoleon’s surgery will be a success and that his tiny body is able to fight off the infection. According to the vet, if the existing wound shrinks in half, there is nothing to worry.

The vet also says there is puss in the wound but it’s only in the surface. Currently some parts of the injury have been covered by skin near the neck.

We were happy to note that Napoleon was no longer whining and crying as he did previously and deduce this must be because he is no longer in pain. Chong, the pup’s rescuer had also come to visit the little tyke when we were there.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that all will work out well for Napoleon.



STITCHES NEAR THE NECK AREA WHERE THE SKIN WAS PULLED TO COVER THE EXPOSED FLESH
SCALD MARKS AT ONE OF HIS FRONT PAWS
NAUGHTY NAPOLEON WANTS TO JUMP OUT OF HIS CAGE
CURIOUS AND WANTS TO GET OUT AND GO EXPLORING
THE AREA OF THE SURGERY

http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/07/evil-human-who-cut-off-this-dogs-nose.html


Chitta’s surgery also appears to be a success as the reconstruction work appears to make it look as if she has a nose. Some tubes have also been inserted so that the nostrils will remain open.

Once the surgical wounds have healed and the area around the nasal cavity is stable, the tubes will be removed to leave holes for Chitta to breathe.

She appeared to have lost some weight and this is understandable given the pain and torment she had undergone.

BTW her name is apparently Mimi but I think she should go by her new name Chitta to signify a form of symbolic rebirth – yes, indeed Chitta would have died by the end of that fateful day had not Ain cared to keep on calling us and pleading with us to remove her quickly from the scene of the incident.



CHITTA'S NOSE JOB.

TVT MUMMY


http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/07/tvt-dog-and-puppies.html

This mother dog was brought to our panel clinic by Ashley to be treated for TVT today. According to our vet the TVT is quite bad as it had eaten-up almost the entire vulva. She has been given the first of a series of injections to arrest the infection. Each injection will be given within a gap of ten days and our vet says that she may need five or six injections. We also bought her a cage as she cannot be allowed to wander around once the injection was administered. Ashley, who had brought her for the jab, collected the cage from us and will be putting-it up in a temple where the dog will be kept confined until her treatment, vaccination and neutering is completed. This is our second serious TVT case. The first on was a male dog, that we named TVT Boy, which was found bleeding profusely from his penis almost three years ago. We treated him but his penis had to be amputated due to the extent of the infection and a tube had been inserted to allow him to urinate. He has since been adopted and we hear that he is the boss of all the dogs he lives with in Raub. We hope the damage to this lady would not be as extensive as TVT Boy’s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmissible_venereal_tumour


GOLDIE AND THE WITCH 2

http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/search/label/Goldie%20and%20the%20witch

MDDB is happy to report that Goldie is doing well in spite of the nightmare THE WITCH had put her through. Goldie had gone through energy healing and acupuncture and this has helped her a great deal.

She has also put on weight and is no longer frightened. We are somewhat skeptical about animal communication but had gotten someone to ‘communicate’ with Goldie.

According to this person, Goldie ‘told’ her that she had very little to eat and had been without water many times during her several months of ordeal when away from her current fosterer Rena.

We are stumped as to why someone would want to adopt a blind and brain damaged puppy only to discard her soon after.

Why didn’t they return her to us?

We were also told by a third party that those who had adopted Goldie claimed she could not walk and did not have proper bowel control.

They had also said that Goldie had various health issues. These allegations are all not true.

We took Goldie to the vet recently for a check-up and she is fine.

Coming back to our earlier question, why do these people adopt dogs and puppies that have problems if they cannot cope with them?

Someone close to them told us that since they belonged to a religious group, it was done to earn merits after their lives on earth are over.

Meaning if you take care of animals which had a difficult life or had undergone suffering due to their karma, you will receive heavenly cookie points.

So, since Goldie had been forsaken and dumped, does this mean that the cookie points they had earned for other good deeds would be deducted?


Anyway, Goldie is happy – she should be – because she escaped death by the skin of her teeth. No thanks to those who profess to being religious but did not give a second thought when ordering the termination of poor Goldie’s life.



GOLDIE WAITING AT THE CLINIC TO SEE THE VET
HOW COULD ANYONE BE EVIL ENOUGH TO ILL TREAT THIS DOG?

MDDB smacks your faces for your blatant hypocrisy.

A FRUITFUL WORKSHOP




The Housing and Local Government Ministry invited three animal welfare groups to participate in its workshop to formulate the initial amendments to the local councils’ dog licensing by-laws.

Since each local council had its own by-law, the Selangor model was used to streamline local council legislation pertaining not only to the licensing of dogs but other relevant matters.

The three NGOs invited to participate in the workshop was the Selangor SPCA, Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better and Save A Stray.

We were very happy that the ministry as well as the other government bodies understood that there was a need for a more humane approach in regards to dogs – strays or otherwise.

Some of the proposed amendments included relooking at the definition of owner. In the past definition of a dog owner included those who fed dogs but the ministry said this ought to be changed given the large number of people who fed strays.

Ministry officials felt that it was unfair to implicate feeders – which would result in them being compounded – in the event the dog found itself ‘in trouble.’

This definition could also be the reason why some people feared to feed strays.

We felt the change was necessary as we would need the feeders to continue feeding when TNRM is implemented.

We also believe the ministry agreed to the change of the interpretation of the definition ownership because NGOs had explained in depth about TNRM as well as the importance of feeders during a previous meeting.

The NGOs present also pushed for residential premises to be prohibited from being used for commercial breeding purposes.


We also asked that laws must be formulated dictating that breeders need to apply for individual license for each dog that they owned and the fee must be as expensive as possible.


Currently breeders need to only get one license for breeding purposes. We also asked that the permits/licenses issued by local councils to pet shops to sell dogs and cats should be reduced.

However, we were told this came under the jurisdiction of another department. (We will go that particular department to moot that request soon.


We are very happy that the government is now also of the opinion that there is a need to have better and more humane local council by-laws when dealing with dogs.


Besides NGOs and ministry officials, the workshop was attended by several local councils and city halls including MPPJ, MPSJ, MPK, and DBKL among others.

Our combined efforts in ensuring the government is made aware of the wants and needs in the area of canine welfare are finally on its way of being achieved.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

PLEASE HELP US HELP THESE UNFORTUNATE DOGS

Dear people,

we are once again appealing to your generosity to help us help these unfortunate dogs currently being treated at MDDB panel vets. We must confess that this is the first time that we are handling so many surgical cases at the same time. Currently we have to raise funds to pay for the surgery carried out on:



1) Napoleon - the little boy rescued from Kepong from Chong whose torso was badly burnt believed by hot oil or water. He has undergone his first surgery and is doing very well and is eating. We will upload his latest photo up for all to see soon. His surgery was very intricate because he is a small pup.



2) Chitta - whose nose was looped off with a sharp object. Chitta's nose could not be salvaged and the vets have to carry out constructive surgery as well as make surgical adjustments to ensure that Chitta is able to breathe. She underwent reconstructive surgery today.

3) Blackie - who was rescued in Klang with a nasty lump on his side. He has been operated on and a sample of his tumour has been sent to the lab. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed that it will not turn out to be cancer.



4) Shelly - the old Shih Tzu that was rescued from a drain in Ampang. She had to undergo surgery to remove tumours from her ovaries. Luckily these were not malignant.


5) The Face - the dogs which had maggots crawling out of his face. The maggots had eaten a passage from four cavities in his nose right down to the upper jaw and gum in his mouth. He is currently being treated for his wounds and the hole will have to be surgically plugged.

Please help us in our efforts to give these unfortunate dogs a second chance in life which they desperately deserve. They are in the situation that they are in now because of human cruelty and indifference. It is painful for us to see such suffering inflicted upon these innocent animals. In line with this, we hope that more people will stand with us to speak-up against animal cruelty.

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, 017-2081844

Contributions can also be directly made to the clinics - please call us if you want to make direct contributions to the clinic.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

NASTY PEOPLE




More evidence is cropping up that Chitta's attack was prompted by the suspect who cannot tolerate dogs. Yesterday local council dog catchers went to the area and caught five of several dogs that were being fed by the residents there. These were the dogs that we had plans to TNRM as there were already people feeding and caring from them. These dogs were living behind Chitta's house and were probably her friends. We called up and the council people us that they had received a complaint from someone there and that they only go dog catching when there are complaints. With this sort of activities, how are we to implement TNRM? That was an ideal location as there were several people in the community feeding the dogs. We also fail to understand why it is difficult for people to give and take a little to co-exist with which are a part of our community. Basically it boils down to the fact that we are becoming an cruel society with little tolerance for the hapless. Given this the onus is on each and everyone of us to impart to the wicked the need for compassion towards men's best friend.

LOOKS LIKE MR T DOES NOT HAVE CANCER.

MR T, looking lost but healed when we visited him today.

Remember this fellow who came to us with maggot spilling from his face? There were four tumours on his face and a hole from the nose to the top of his upper gum. Due to the extent of the damage, the vet thought that it was cancer but after initial treatment the holes in the face have closed-up and the dog, we've taken the liberty to name Mr T, is also eating well. So, we think that it was purely long untreated maggot wound which had resulted in the maggots eating through the skin and right up to the gum. We visited him today and he looked very quiet and morose - maybe overwhelmed with what had been happening to him the last few days. We are happy that its not a serious problem as we had been worried sick about what we should do if Mr T had indeed suffered from terminal cancer. Get well soon Mr T - after which we will dock your you-know-what and put you up for adoption.

http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/07/another-weekend-tragedy.html


PICS TAKEN ON THE DAY HE WAS RESCUED

OLD GIRL NEEDS A PLACE TO FINISH HER TWILIGHT YEARS


We rescued this old girl several months ago wandering in Taman Tun. She was initially doing well but is in the decline and we think it is because of being locked up in the clinic and having only the walls to stare at. We visited her today and could feel her sadness and misery. So we are appealing for someone to give this old girl whom we call Auntie Sweetie a home or at least a foster home. Seeing her depressed is upsetting us - please help our Auntie Sweetie.

PLEASE PRAY FOR PUPPY'S SURVIVAL

At the clinic today

This poor little puppy rescued by Mr Chong in Kepong is currently under our care. It was brought to our panel clinic by Mr Chong today and we admitted the puppy. After examining the pup, our vet told us that about 40 % of its tissue is exposed and if left like that the puppy will probably die within a few days. The vet explained that in cases such as this death usually occurs due to infection which leads to blood poisoning. So, we agreed that some radical measures are taken and the pup will be operated on tomorrow whereby some of its exposed flesh and skin will be stitched up. Some kind of a skin graft will also be done but this will only close 10 % of the exposed skin and flesh. The puppy has a wonderful personality and it broke our hearts to see him in such a condition. Although he was bandaged-up he was wagging his tail and making friends with everyone at the clinic.What could have possibly happened or who could have done such a brutal thing to this poor pup. Please keep this poor puppy, whom we shall call Napoleon, in your thoughts and send him some positive energy. Luckily, Mr Chong cared enough to help, otherwise Napoleon would have literally rot to death.



CHITTA GOING IN FOR SURGERY TOMORROW.

CHITTA AT THE CLINIC TODAY.
We went to visit CITTA today and were happy to see that she is doing well. She's a strong girl and is coping with what happened to her well except for the fact that she is still somewhat very frightened of strangers. The vet has scheduled her spaying as well as nose reconstruction surgery tomorrow and we are keeping our fingers crossed that all will be well. The vet also gave us some pics that were taken when Citta arrived at the clinic. It was painful to watch and act of such cruelty and brutality. We are posting the pics here so that you too can know what had happened to Citta.



Being treated by our vet on the day of the incident.

http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/07/citta-is-improving-by-day.html
http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/07/citta-is-doing-well.html
http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/07/she-will-survive-without-nose.html
http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/07/evil-human-who-cut-off-this-dogs-nose.html

Monday, July 25, 2011

CITTA IS IMPROVING BY THE DAY


CITTA is doing great and is eating if food is first put into her mouth to allow her to taste. Rena went to visit here today with some steamed chicken which Chitta gulped down. She even ate some kibbles after that. The vet says that Citta is doing fine and is adjusting well to her disability. Here are some pics taken by Dr Chan who had also gone to the clinic today. Thanks KY for keeping an eye on Citta for us.