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Monday, October 22, 2007

Read Story 'Ranch Of Rescued Dreams' In STAR WEEKENDER

Do check out this cover page story in the STAR WEEKENDER, last Saturday. It is a great testimony of what one woman filled with LOVE can achieve by the Grace of God:

"To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of people" - Emily Cox

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Participating In A Worthy Cause While Having A Great Time

The Operafest Children's Choir performed to a full house at the Lake Club on September 29. RSC and Furry Friends Farm thanks all those who bought tickets to support the show and raise funds for the Furry Friends Farm. Please read news clipping below for more details.

World Animal Day is celebrated every year on Oct 4 in honour of St. Francis Assisi who was so in tune with nature he could communicate with animals.

It was Francis Assisi who started the world's first live nativity scene in the forest complete with the manger and shepherds, Joseph and Mary, and all the animals around the crib of baby Jesus.
This reminded Christians that it was the animals that welcomed baby Jesus into this world before any human being did. FFF cut a huge cake after the show at Lake Club to celebrate World Animal Day.(photo on the right).

RSC thanks Ronald McDonalds Children's Charities for sponsoring tickets and meals for the underprivileged children and Operafest kids. RSC volunteers handing out the meals and kids having a good time.

The Operafest kids posing with Sabrina Yeap, founder of Furry Friends Farm and Operafest founder Mrs Kam Sun-Yoke, after the show.

Happy World Animal Day to all the animals! All animals are born free and our prayer is that they will continue to live free all their lives.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Golden Retriever Nurses Stray Kitten

STEPHENS CITY, Va. - A stray kitten has found a new mother in a golden retriever, who began producing milk for the little feline after hearing its cries. Honey hadn't given birth in 18 months, but after her owner, Jimmy Martin, brought home the kitten, she suddenly found herself playing mom.

"She started licking her and loving her. Within a couple of days, Honey started naturally lactating," said Kathy Martin, Jimmy's wife. "The kitten took right to her, and she started nursing her.

Jimmy Martin noticed the kitten, whom the family dubbed "Precious," about six weeks ago, when she ran in front of his concrete truck. After following her and realizing there was no mother cat in sight, he took her home.

The kitten refused to drink from a bottle, and Jimmy's mother, Ruth Martin, feared Precious would die.

The family initially tried to keep Precious and Honey apart, fearing the dog would play too rough with the little gray-striped kitten. But Honey was elated at Precious' presence, wagging her tail and prancing all over the house trying to sneak a peak at her.

Eventually, the family let Honey approach Precious, and the dog immediately took to her."The Martins said they told a veterinarian about Honey and Precious, and learned that interspecies nursing does happen on rare occasion.

Precious now sometimes plays with dog bones, and Honey lets Precious gnaw on her like a puppy would.

"She thinks she's a dog," Kathy Martin said. "She's really fit right in."
- from the Associated Press

Body Shop No Longer Cruelty Free

Please note that Anita Roddick the founder of Body Shop died in September this year and before her death the company was sold to L'Oreal, a company that has a terrible track record in animal testing.

As Body Shop is now owned by L'Oreal there is no longer any measures taken to ensure that Body Shop products are cruelty free or not tested on animals.

Body Shop literature claiming cruelty free products are out-dated and no longer true.

Sadly Dame Roddick's vision and compassion has died with her. Please read Nature Watch's Press Release issued on this matter on 17 March 2006 at this link:

Thursday, October 04, 2007

BollyWood Stars Line-up To Stop Animal Cruelty

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - From being chained or caged, to posing with cheetahs and being painted in stripes, Bollywood stars are increasingly lending their time and energy to highlight cruelty faced by India's animals.

Actor Rahul Khanna on Wednesday became the latest celebrity to publicize the inhumane treatment of animals -- joining a long list of stars, including Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty and Madhuri Dixit.

Dressed in a torn T-shirt, shackled in chains with bruises painted on his body, Khanna posed in an advert with the tagline "Beaten, shackled, abused - elephants do not belong in zoos" for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

"It's a simple fact. When a celebrity speaks, people listen," said Anuradha Sawhney, chief functionary for PETA India.

"Every time a celebrity speaks out for a cause, be it for animal abuse in circuses, or their conditions in zoos, or the suffering in factory farms, a lot of compassionate people come forward to find out how they can help."

PETA offices get flooded with calls, letters and e-mails from people asking questions or enlisting their help, said Sawhney. Aishwarya Rai wrote a letter on behalf of PETA to help save an endangered black rhinoceros in South Africa, Shilpa Shetty donned a body-hugging tiger-striped bodysuit urging people to boycott circuses and Madhuri Dixit wrote to the government in support of elephants. Other stars include actor John Abraham who posed with an open cage saying "Let birds fly free" and dancer Rakhi Sawant who stood for almost five hours to have her body painted in tiger stripes for an anti-circus ad.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Dr. Dog Malaysia's Launch Featured On Animals Asia Website

It has been only a couple of months since the Dr. Dog Programme was launched in Malaysia by Animals Asia Foundation.

Furry Friends Farm was not only given the honour of running this programme in Malaysia, but Jill Robinson, the Founder of AAF and a true hero for animals in every sense of the word, honoured us with her presence.

Jill Robinson outstanding rescue of the moon bears in China and Vietnam will make you cry. The sanctuaries she has built by tirelessly raising funds all over the world has given countless bears hope. The Dr. Dog programme she launched is transforming China and Hong Kong to stop putting dogs and cats on their menus and treat them as friends.

All her awards actually pale in comparison to her personality. When you meet her, it is her humility and overflowing love that affects us all.

An RSC supporter informed us that an interview with Jill Robinson Her interview is going to be screened on STAR News or CNN this Friday at 7 pm. RSC is unable to confirm this at the moment. If any of you have clearer details, kindly update us at

In the meantime, please go to this link at AAF's website to see what they posted on the launch of Dr. Dog Malaysia.:
We will be holding Dr. Dog examinations sometime this month. So all those who filled up application forms for their dogs, get ready to receive a phone call informing you where and when to bring your dogs over.

Have You Seen Stella Or Oreo?

Click on the link below to read Rafiq Seth Muthana's sad plight. A man in a car (with even a child in the front seat, according to witnesses) broke past the front gates and dognapped his beloved dogs Stella and Oreo.

It is heartbreaking to read about Rafiq searching every nook and corner for his dogs. If you read his story you will see how the municipal council's dangerous methods of hiring contractors to round up strays are indirectly contributing towards an increase in pet theft.

Click here to read Rafiq's story published in the New Straits Times on Sept 29:

If you see Stella or Oreo please call Rafiq at : 016 237 6129