Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Injured Puppy

Last week a Ms Lee called us quite late at night saying that a group of teenagers had run over a puppy. We could hear the heart wrenching wails of the puppy through the phone and we asked her to immediately rush it to our panel vet in Klang. Luckily the vet took our call and agreed to open his clinic to tend to the puppy. One of the puppy's hind paws was crushed with serious external injuries. The vet said there were also fractures to the bones. The wound was dressed-up and the puppy was put on drips - the external injuries are healing and by the looks of it the puppy is doing quite well. The puppy is now under our care. We are seeking prospective fosterers, adopters and sponsorship for this puppy which may need a couple of months of veterinary care. Please write to

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Passed-by a premier pet shop recently and saw four dogs that were lethargically lying in their glass enclosures . Went in to see what was wrong and was told by a shop assistant that the air conditioning into these 'glass cages' was not working. A small crack was kept open but this was insufficient for ventilation. The dogs were literally suffocating. When I asked the assistant to remove the dogs and place them in cages inside the shop - she said no one would be able to see them from the outside if they were placed inside the shop. So, it boils down to the fact that the welfare and wellbeing of the dogs did not matter as the paramount concern was making money out of them. The dogs on sale were also young adults and they will be sent back to the breeder as people prefered buying puppies. These dogs will soon go on to become breeding machines. Why do the local councils churn out permits for pet shops to sell dogs whilst at the same time hunt and kill strays? Do not buy and give these mosters a reason to breed and sell.

Abandoned by backyard breeders

For the second time in recent months, breders have dumped their dogs outside of PAWS. This time around. there were nine females and a male and we can safely assume that the sole male was used to service all nine females. Two of the females had a kind of hernia - which we believe could be due to multiple births. Anyway, PAWS which is working very hard towards becoming a no kill shelter agreed to release the dogs to KL Pooch Rescue. MDDB has undertaken the responsibility of paying for the dogs veterinary care as well as neutering all of them. The dogs were taken to one of our panel vets soon after the rescue for a thorough medical check-up. Some are currently being fostered and a couple have already been adopted. We would like to request the adopters to contribute something towards the spaying - to be paid directly to the clinic - this will help ease the financial requirements. The dogs are certainly breeders' dogs because they are not used to being touched by humans and are very frightened of everything that's going around them. This is the sad reality - breeders dogs have little contact with humans and are treated as merely puppy making machines. This is also evident by the female dogs' enlarged vaginas. All the dogs which are Maltese-Terrier mix have also been debarked - meaning that their ability to bark has been surgically tampered with. It is cruel to debark dogs and this practice is outlawed in most civilised countries. Backyard breeders generally debark their dogs because these dogs are kept locked-up secretely in cages stacked one on top of another. So, if 'allowed' to bark there would be a lot of noise due to the discomfort and pain felt by the animals. Please do not buy when you can adopt. There are thousands of destitute dogs that need homes - take them in instead of giving pet shops business which in turn only supports cruel and unethical breeding. Those wanting to adopt any of these dogs - please write to