Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Help Furry Friends Farm Build A Resource Centre For Animals

Furry Friends Farm is looking for sponsors to help build a resource centre. This resource centre will have a library and audio visuals addressing animal welfare. FFF would like its resource centre to be interactive, organizing regular activities and talks from speakers all over the world.

Anyone who can help them by giving them a venue (rent free please) anywhere in the Klang Valley would help FFF get started. They already have a good collection of books and CDs and need to house them at a decent place from which they hope to launch their many educational programmes on animal welfare.

This will be the first in the country and we encourage companies to get into the act for some great publicity and be proud of yourselves for getting involved in filling a great need in Malaysian society - COMPASSION.

If human beings can first learn to have compassion towards animals who can't speak or fend for themselves they will surely learn how to love one another and mankind will finally be able to live together as brothers.

MYFM Announcing The Dr. Dog Programme This Week

Sabrina Yeap's interview on MYFM (ASTRO's Chinese radio channel) will be broadcast from Monday to Wednesday, this week at 11:55 am and 6:55 pm. Please tune in. Hope to see all of you, your family and dogs on June 9th at Central Park.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Any volunteers to act in a play?

Sabrina is also looking for 4 men to act in a short play to be held as part of the launch on June 9, 2007. The volunteers will be expected to attend a rehearsal at the primary school along Jalan 8, Taman Tan Yew Lai, Puchong. Behind Purelife Society. 4.00 pm. Please write to if you are interested to volunteer as an actor in the play.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

How To Participate In The Dr.Dog Programme

The Dr. Dog Programme seeks to change the way Malaysians perceive mongrels. In Malaysia mongrels are badly treated and erroneously believed to be stupid and less capable than a pedigree.

Joy the mongrel, rescued by Furry Friends Farm has proven this theory wrong because Joy has passed all his basic obedience tests and hopes to be Malaysia's first mongrel Dog Scout and a Dr. Dog.

Indonesian workers had beat Joy so badly, branding him "haram" that Joy's lower jaw was crushed and vets had no choice but to remove it. As such Furry Friends Farm would like to dedicate their Dr. Dog Programme to mongrels and mixed breeds only.

So those who are guardians of mongrels and mixed breeds may participate by filling up a form at any of these following outlets before June 9, 2007:

1. Jinjang Hawker Centre, Jalan Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 016 332 0785 - Lucia)

2. Pet First Veterinary Clinic, 14, Jalan Metro Perdana Timur 2, Taman Usahawan Kepong, KL
(Tel: 03 - 6259 5499)

3. Petsafari, Ikano Power Centre, No. 2, Jalan PJU 7-2,(Level 2), Mutiara Damansara,47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.Tel: +603-7724 1578

Only short-listed candidates will be notified by telephone to bring in their dogs for a simple examination at Pet Safari at 4 pm on June 9, 2007. This number will be further short-listed to only a few dogs which will participate in going over to select children and old folks homes for animal assisted therapy.

Only upon selection, the guardians of the dogs will need to pay RM5 to participate in the Programme.

How To Participate in the Two Contests

Our very special event on June 9 will see the launch of the Dr. Dog Programme and the official opening of the Furry Friends Farm. Two contests will be held as part of the event. Please scroll down to read how to participate in the contests and Dr. Dog Programme:


Theme: My Favourite Furry Kid

Date & Time: June 9, 2007, 8:00 am registration and 9:00 to 10:00 am

Venue: Central Park, Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur (opposite 1 Utama Shopping Centre)

Registration Fee: RM3.00 per entry. Please pay at the counter on the same day.

Eligibility: Children aged between 9 to 12 years old
Objective: To motivate children to observe a dog's natural behaviour, different expressions and body language in an open field and capture best moment of a dog in their drawings within one hour.

Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult and are required to bring along their own pencils, erasers, sharpener, crayons, etc.

However art paper and art boards will be provided


Theme: Spring and Summer Collections For Furry Kids, 2007

Registration Fee: FREE

Judging Time: Dog Fashion Show from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Judging Venue: Central Park, Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur

Eligibility: Malaysians aged 17 and above

Objective: To encourage talented fashion designers to create attractive t-shirts with the best slogans to support and speak up for dogs that have been badly treated.


1. All entries are required to be on A3 size art paper
2. Post your designs to : No.156, Jalan Jambu Melaka, Jinjang Selatan, 52000 Kuala Lumpur.
3. Write down clearly your full name, new I.C. number, age, mailing address and telephone number at the top, lefthand corner of the art paper containing your design.
4. Slogan on the t-shirt should not be more than 20 words.
5. Restricted to one entry per person.

Deadline: All entries must be received by May 25, 2007.

Judging: 10 semi finalists will be shortlisted to meet 10 dogs stray/abandoned dogs rescued by Furry Friends Farm to meet their models (the dogs) for their t-shirts to check measurements and size. Then the semi-finalists will have get the t-shirts sewn and ready for the dogs to wear on June 9, 2007 at Central Park. These dogs which will be available for adoption on June 9 will be wearing the t-shirts and the judges will select the first, second and third prize winners on June 9.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Come Enter Our Contests Lined Up For The Launch of Dr. Dog Programme

On June 9, 2007, the Furry Friends Farm will be launching the Dr. Dog Programme in conjunction with Animals Asia Foundation, Hong Kong (AAF).

AAF Founder, the amazing Jill Robinson will be here in Malaysia to help launch this programme and help with the official opening ceremony of the Furry Friends Farm.

The Dr. Dog Programme is a programme This is a programme where the guardians of dogs sign them up for a programme where they are taken to visit old folks homes, orphanages, hospices, etc. to bring not only cheer but great improvement in the medical condition of sick people. Sick people, abused children, all show marked improvement in their health and well-being just by being around these dogs.

FFF also has a unique way of training where the dogs are let loose in the playground and the trainers basically "just have fun" with them by mutual interaction.

FFF does not believe in conventional methods used by trainers where they starve the dog, force it to perform tricks, use choke chains to choke the dog when it does not perform, etc.

FFF's goal is to teach society, starting with young children that a relationship with a dog and all animals is of mutual respect and love. It is a partnership and not a master - slave relationship.

FFF hopes to later introduce a similar programme for cats.

Please read our posts above on how you can participate in our two contests and the dog selection procedure to be held on June 9, 2007.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Jill Robinson Is Coming For Our Launch!

We are so pleased to announce that the legendary Jill Robinson is coming to Malaysia for the official opening of the Furry Friends Farm (FFF) and launch of the Dr. Dog Programme.

Jill is a legend in the echelon of Diane Fossey (Gorillas in the Mist). She is for the bears what Diane Fossey was to the gorillas. She was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth for Services to Animals in Asia.

However, in the case of the bears, they are undergoing intense suffering at bear farms in China and other parts of the world and Jill is working round the clock to rescue all of them. You can read more about her at :

Jill has made time to come down for this event specially to meet Joy, the dog that was beaten up by Indonesian migrant workers, calling him "haram" so that his lower jaw had to be removed. Joy was rescued by Sabrina Yeap, founder of the Furry Friends Farm and has now been adopted by Paul Choong. Jill's Robinson is helping launch the Dr. Dog Programme for Malaysia.

Joy is glowing under the love and care of his guardian, Paul Choong who was one of the representatives of FFF who flew down to Hong Kong to train under Animals Asia Foundation for the Dr. Dog Programme. Jill Robinson is the founder of the Animals Asia Foundation.

Joy hopes to be the first mongrel to qualify as a Dog Scout soon. FFF has a vision to change the way Malaysians perceive mongrels. Joy has proven that mongrels are not stupid, dirty and have a bad disposition. It is the way people treat them that have made mongrels seem this way to the public.

Joy is proud to be the first ambassador for the mongrels and he and his guardian Paul, hope more guardians will bring their mongrels out to participate in more doggy events rather than think these events are only for pedigrees. Your participation will help change Malaysian society's contempt for dogs and other animals, especially the mongrels and strays.

Please read posts above on how you can participate in our very special event to be held on June 9 and 10, 2007 at Central Park, Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Jill Robinson will also be present.

Please Help End The Suffering Of These Bears

Below is a message from Rochelle Regodon of PETA Hong Kong. PLEASE DO NOT PATRONIZE A ROAD SIDE BEAR SHOW IF YOU VISIT COUNTRIES SUCH AS INDIA, PAKISTAN, TURKEY, ETC. RSC has written to the Ministers below to help end the suffering of these bears. We hope you will do the same.

"Even though it is illegal to capture bears in both India and Pakistan , there are still more than 1,600 sloth bears being forced to dance for money by madaris.

Bear cubs who are barely one year old squeal in agony as red-hot needles are jabbed through their noses and thick ropes are forced through the throbbing wounds.

When the ropes are tugged, the bears lift their legs and ‘dance’. Most of their teeth are pulled out, and they are forced to perform for up to 12 hours a day.

Bears are ‘trained’ to dance through a regime of pain and starvation. Many cubs die before the training begins because of the stress of capture, the terrible transportation conditions, starvation, dehydration, and rough handling.

Although they live up to 30 years in the wild, ‘dancing’ bears rarely live more than eight years in captivity. Click here to watch video:

Want to do more for dancing bears? Besides forwarding this video ( to everyone you know, you can write polite letters to the environmental ministers of Pakistan and India and urge them to enforce laws that prevent bear baiting and prosecute madaris.

Minister Shri A. Raja
Honorable Union Minister of Environment & Forests
Government of India , Ministry of Environment & ForestsParyavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, Lodhi RoadNew Delhi 110 003Telephone:+91-11-24361147 E-mail:

Minister Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat
Honorable Minister of Environment
Government of Pakistan , Ministry of Environment
CDA Block No. IV, Civic Centre, G-6, Melody,
Islamabad , Pakistan
Telephone: +92-51-9224578

Thank you for all that you are doing for the animals.

Rochelle Regodon, Peta Asia Pacific"