Friday, May 18, 2012


DATE: MAY 20, 2012

VENUE: Jaya One, Jalan 13/6, Block NB1 (facing Station 1 and Old Town White Coffee) Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Time: 11.00am to 6.00pm

 BEYONCE the one-eyed dog was caught by the local council dog catchers several months ago and sent to a shelter pending euthanasia.
A rescuer who volunteers at the shelter spotted Beyonce and felt really sad to see the dog so emaciated, frightened and injured.
The dog’s left eye was badly punctured and severely infected.
Canine rescue project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) heard about Beyonce and immediately requested the rescuer to remove the dog from the shelter.
Under MDDB’s care Beyonce was treated and her infected eye was removed only after almost a month due to her weak physical condition.
“The veterinarian could not operate on her immediately because she was so weak,’’ recalled MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai.
Several months later, Beyonce has now metamorphosed into a loving dog who loves to go for walks.
“It’s a remarkable transformation. When we first received Beyonce, she was so afraid to even leave her cage and now she can’t wait to get out and go for a walk,’’ said Lai.
Lai said Beyonce’s calm and loving nature would make her a perfect pet for the elderly.
Beyonce will be among the many dogs that will be put up for adoption at the MDDB adoption drive at Jaya One shopping complex in Section 13, Petaling Jaya this Sunday.
The adoption drive which is from 11.00am to 6.00pm will be held at at Block NB1, facing Station 1 and Old Town White Coffee.
Besides Beyonce, MDDB will also be putting-up about 20 two-month old puppies for adoption at the drive.
“We have to urgently find homes for these puppies and if you are on the lookout for a pet, please come and adopt from us,’’ said Lai.
 Those wanting to donate to MDDB can also drop their contributions off at the adoption drive.
MDDB needs dry and canned dog and puppy food, dry and canned cat and kitten food, old newspapers, dog and cat shampoo, old towels, rice, cages, detergent and bleach.
Also on sale will be MDDB merchandise such as T-shirts, umbrellas and other knick knacks.
For details call 019-3576477, 0172081844 or 012-3739007.

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