Saturday, January 7, 2012


R.I.P Strong Boy - you will always be loved and remembered.

ITS with a very heavy heart that we are announcing that one of our top dogs Mr Strong Boy Hee's demise this morning. As most of you must know Strong Boy is always there at our events beginning from our very first adoption drive in 2009. He had worked very hard for MDDB by helping us raise funds. But it was not only MDDB that Strong Boy helped - whenever there was an activity to help raise funds or awareness for canine welfare - Strong Boy will definitely participate. Strong Boy was a very active and nature loving dog and enjoyed jungle tracking and swimming very much. When he died this morning in a tragic accident involving a python, he was doing what he loved doing best - hiking. It is always painful when a good friend departs - and we at MDDB are currently feeling that pain. Strong Boy will always be remembered and loved. Our deepest condolences to his human Kay and Irene who helped take care of him as well. We are also grateful to have known Strong Boy, who in his three years of existence has done so much for canine welfare. R.I.P sweet baby.




Look not where I was

For I am not there

My spirit is free

I am everywhere

In the air that you breathe

In the sounds that you hear

Don't cry for me Mom

My spirit is near

I'll watch for you

From the other side

I'll be the one running

New friends by my side

Smile at my memory

Remember in your heart

This isn't the end

It's a brand new start

By: Carol Kufner

Thursday, January 5, 2012


We'll be having some puppies for adoption at this event.

Our latest

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Dear all,
please come forward and support this awesome programme that is being organised by Sabrina Saw in collaboration with The British International School of Kuala Lumpur on Jan 7th (this Saturday). There are a lot of interesting activities from 10.00am to 11.00pm and proceeds from the event will go to SPCA, PAWS, MDDB, Scratch, Animalcare, Paws Mission, HOPE, Save A Stay, Independent Pet Rescuers and Zoo Negara.
Tickets can be obtained at or at the door.

We also had a Q and A session with Sabrina which we are posting here.

MDDB: Why are you organising the event?

SABRINA: When I moved here two and a half years ago, I was shocked to experience people spitting and hissing at me for walking my dog in what was supposed to be a civilized part of town. I have since seen so many cases of animal abuse (be it cats or dogs) in public, on social media, in the papers, on the news…. And every time I saw or heard about such cases, I felt quite helpless and didn’t really know what I could do to help.
I think I realized six months ago that I couldn’t have been the only person out here who wanted to help but didn’t quite know how to. I didn’t know much about animal welfare here or what has been done and what hasn’t but I knew I wanted to help… and so I began to organize this event in hopes of creating a sort of platform for people to enjoy themselves (and be healthy) but learn at the same time about animal welfare (and things they can do to help). To me, everything is a brand. And with all brands, you need good marketing to generate “business”.
I think most people are so aware of all the atrocities of animal abuse here and they associate the cause itself so much with anger and hate, it has become one of those issues that people generally tend to “sidestep” because they feel uneasy. I feel so uneasy every time I see a horrific abuse case it makes me want not want to read on about it. This doesn’t mean I don’t care, it just means I physically and emotionally cannot handle it. It is heartbreaking and I can understand how angry people are every time there is a case of violence towards animals. But if people feel uneasy and cannot physically bring themselves to even look at what’s happening in our society, how are they supposed to want to make an effort to learn more about how to contribute towards the cause?
Since I have been here there have been quite a few memorable abuse cases including the KTM dog, the video of the woman stomping on the cats, the video of the man beating his poodle, the shooting of dogs… and quite recently the Petknode TRAGEDY. As a teacher and someone who works with children a lot of my time, I was instantly aware of all the profanity and hate going around and what kind of message it gives to our children. There were even celebrities passing on the message to everyone to stay angry and that being angry is the only way forward. I think it is important to feel passionate about something, and it is not natural to be unfazed about something so horrific… however, I also think that our younger generations need a bit more nurturing than just being told to be angry.
They, and the rest of us as well, could perhaps make do with a bit of positive reinforcement. It’s like when you’re in any relationship (be it with a loved one, or within your family… or even with your pets). When he/she does something you appreciate, you commend them and they in turn feel fantastic and become a better person for it. So I guess I wanted to do a charity event for a cause I feel very strongly about by reaching out in a positive and proactive way. I think people are more inclined to listen up and learn about the cause if they are in turn feeling great J.

MDDB: What do you hope to achieve?

SABRINA:I hope for our community to learn more about animal welfare, especially our younger generations, as they are our voices of the future. I hope that long-term we are able to really make a difference by providing for our community something fun and meaningful every year – we have already confirmed major sponsors for next year so we can expect to see this be a yearly event.
In terms of the funds we raise on the day itself, I believe we can expect to see growth in the amount as the project continues… by working together with so many fantastic sponsors and partners, we are also able to help build bridges so that we can do more for the cause on the other 364 days of the year. I hope people will see the joys in “Getting Active To Help Save The Animals” and come again year after year!

MDDB: What is your fervent wish for the dogs and cats in Malaysia?

SABRINA: I really wish as a society we are able to provide for the dogs and cats in Malaysia, loving homes, food & shelter if they need it and the right to live in peace. I don’t feel it is right to take the life or abuse any animal and I would hope that all Malaysians can see dogs and cats as beings deserving of compassion and care.

MDDB: How do you think animal welfare groups can be more effective in battling companion animal abuse here?

SABRINA: One thing I have noticed from speaking with all the different NGOs on board is that education really is key. There is so much amazing work being done at the moment by all of the NGOs out there but there are so many people in Malaysia. The lack of resources, funding and manpower makes any brilliant plan difficult to execute fast enough.
I do not know exactly what has or hasn’t been done so far but there is a lot to be said for the sheer willpower of the NGOs. It really is amazing how much strength and passion there is – I think as long as there is hope and will, there’s definitely a way. Educating our society is what I believe everyone agrees is essential – for the sake of our futures, I believe educating our youth is equally important.


Haley's trouble

Haley before her trouble
Haley at an adoption drive
Haley's bill
Haley after falling sick
The diseased intestine which was removed.

Hayley is among three pups rescued from the Puchong pound that's being fostered by Reco and Mikha. Apparently Haley had contracted parvo at the pound but the infection did not flare up - this must have been because the pup must have been one mother's milk up to the point she was caught and dumped at the pound. However, the virus had destroyed a part of her intestines which had to be removed. Haley is now recuperating and will be back on her feet soon. Adoption and sponsorship welcome.

Uncle Ethan is dead

Our Uncle Ethan passed away on Dec 29th.
Uncle Ethan was estimated to be about 15 and had been left tied to a post in Klang in July this year. He was spotted by a young man who handed him over to us. Uncle had various issues such as cataracts, rotting teeth, maggot wounds as well as a big tumour near his underbelly. The vet told us not to operate on him because he may not make it. Uncle went to live with Mikha and Reco and was given a happy life filled with TLC. But the tumour started growing and it came to a stage where Uncle could not move and refused to eat. Caught in a Catch 22 situation, the vet said he would operate as the tumour was growing at a rapid pace. He was operated on yesterday and made it through surgery but died soon after. It is sad but we are happy knowing that Uncle was very much loved in the last few months of his life.

We who choose to surround ourselves

with lives even more temporary than our own

live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps,

we still would live no other way.

We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,

never fully understanding the necessary plan.

-- Irving Townsend, in The Once Again Prince


Someone from a shelter called us the other day saying that she had received a distress call from PJ. Apparently an old dog had been abandoned at a five foot way and she was lying there hapless and not daring to move. People were feeding her everyday and someone had brought a towel to cover her almost hairless body. We were told that the dog would be euthanised if taken to the shelter. Our hearts bled when we saw the picture and so we assumed responsibility and directed the dog to our panel vet. Apparently she is a poodle of sorts and is very very old - deaf in both ears, blind in one eye and has a cataract in the other. She also had some skin infection. Going by her age - we think she won't last beyond a few months and so are planning to give her a few months of comfort and love before she leaves for leaves. We are saddened - where is her human family? Did they ditch her? Did she wander out and got lost? Anyone recognizes old girl? Fostering and sponsorship most welcome.

Ditta's Dog

Ditta called and sobbed a heart out about a dog she's been feeding in Serdang. Being a Muslim, she was only able to feed the unfortunate dog. Our rescuers went and got the dog and it is now in one of our panel clinic. According to the vet, the dogs has some issues including skin disease and compromised immunity. "(message from vet) Anaemic. pale gums, chronic severe skin disease, left back leg limping due to 4th toe swollen and nail bed infection." He has also lost some teeth and although he is quite young. We will do the necessary for this dog until he is up and well for adoption. Meanwhile, offers of fostering or sponsorship is most welcome. Please write to to help this chap.

Chip ‘N Dale fundraiser

Our fund raising in Chip ‘N Dale pub in Taman Tun on 30th was a blast. Thanks to premise owner Janice Shun for conceptualizing the event to help us out. Chip ‘N Dale is dog friendly and all those who want to spend an evening out with your pets - this is the right place to go. Their food menu is also excellent.!/chipndalebar


We would like to thank Shobie Malani for organising the Pawsome X'mas Bazaar to raise funds for us. The event was great and it gave us a lot of exposure.

Evil People

Monday, December 5, 2011

This happened at about 10 pm on the date mentioned above. We found a dying dog outside a house in Taman Gembira, Klang. The owners could not wait for the dog to die and they put it in a garbage bag and placed it on the road outside their gate. The dog's cage which was outside the house was also washed clean and both the water and food bowl were turned downwards. It was pitiful to see the dog groan and writhe before it died. We do not know how long it was there. One of our volunteers took photos and gave the dog some water to drink while waiting for the vet to come. We also rushed back to our HWH to grab some towels and bedsheet as well as a carrier to turn it into a sedan of sorts to carry the dog back after the vet had treated it. But the poor dog passed away before we came back with the things or the vet could get there. We feel the dog had chocked on something because there was a hard lump in the throat. The owners had to very expensive cars parked in the porch but yet..................we are so going to the DVS with this.