Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Friday, October 31, 2008

KARE to open shelter for strays in Kuantan

Let's hope they follow in the footsteps of SPCA Penang who is doing a wonderful job in caring for the animals!

October 17, 2008

A carnival-like atmosphere prevailed as dog lovers gathered at Taman Gelora in Kuantan for the second Charity Doggie Open Day.

Various booths selling a host of items were set up at the site for visitors to buy using coupons. Proceeds from the sale went to the Kuantan Animal Rescue & Education (KARE).

Time-out: After all the attention, one needs to rest .

According to veterinary surgeon Dr Bhajan Singh, the event was to promote awareness on stray dogs besides raising fund for KARE.

“We plan to open an SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in Kuantan that deals with the awareness and education on cruelty to stray dogs.

“We also hope to reduce the number of stray dogs roaming the streets.” he said.

Dr Bhajan said he planned to make trips to schools to increase public awareness.

Man’s best friend: Terry and his pet, Gigi

During the open day, the activities lined up included dog shows, dog obedience demonstration by the Selangor and Johor Working Dogs Club, colouring contests for the kids and a dog photography contest.

A visitor, Lika Magarita said her family members were dog lovers and they pampered their nine-month old Shih-Tzu named Lucky like a baby.

“This is the first time I am bringing Lucky out, so he’s all hyped up,” she said. However, the dogs that stole the hearts of the public were mother and daughter Cody and Gigi, two Siberian Huskies owned by two close friends, who wished to be known only as Terry and Simon.

“Gigi has been with me for three years while Simon has had Cody for five years,” said Terry, adding that he was delighted that his dog Gigi won the overall champion title in the dog show.

“The Huskies cost us about RM2,000 to RM3,000 each,,” Terry said.

He added that Huskies howled like wolves instead of barking.

Despite the hot weather, the dog lovers and their pets had fun frolicking around and getting to know each other better.

Thieves Target Pedigree Pets In The Klang Valley

Please click on this link to read this article published in the STAR yesterday. This is the result of a government too busy enriching themselves to make any decent laws regulating pet shops and breeders and any kind of sale of animals.

What do you expect from a country that allows Pasar Malam vendors to sell puppys and holiday resorts to display endangered wildlife and worse force baby elephants and orang utans to do perform for the public calling it "entertainment".

If so many people are allowed to exploit animals for profit, how can we expect dognappers not to eventually jump on the bandwagon?

Lost Dog

A 5mth old male jack russell terrier puppy with name Zander was lost in SS1 (Kg. Tunku) area since October 15th. Has a white body with brown markings on his head. Shorted-haired. To all my friends please help to put this pictures on your blogs and websites.

If found please contact (012) 415-1524 or (012) 770-7490. Reward will be given for safe return of the dog.

Choose Your Vet Carefully

Please read carefully, Yen's warning below. To learn more or adopt a pet write to Yen at

"Dear All,

My friends and I have recently adopted 3 JRT pups. There were 7 in the litter. Prior to putting them up for adoption, the owners brought the pups to Animal Medical Centre vet to be vaccinated. As the owners were not very experience, they were con by the vet.

Look what we found. The pictures are attached. The pups were given expired vaccination. Considering it is their first jab, this is so dangerous.

For all we know, it could have endangered the lives of the pups. This is really an irresponsible vet. I would like to make this known so that everyone who reads this forum will be more careful about how they choose their vets for the sake of their beloved pets.

I do not want anyone else to fall prey to this money minded doctor who is clearly just out for money and could not careless for their patients (Our furkids). They have an unfair advantage as our furkids cant talk and tell us what is happening.

Lucky for the pups, we have another trust worthy vet we consulted. As advised by our trustworthy vet, the expired vaccination will not harm the pups but it is now deemed worthless and does nothing for the pups. We will have to go for another additional vaccination to replace the expired one.

Pic 1 - The medical cards of our pups.
Pic 2 - Look at the dates of suggested vaccinations. It is rediculous. Vaccinations are suppose to be given within 30 days interval. All vets knows that. However, this vet is suggesting 21 days for the 2 Vac and 13 days for the 2nd Vac. And parvo test is suggested after vaccination completed? Does vaccination not mean that the pups are supposed to be protected against parvo?

Pic 3 - Look at how the stickers for the vaccination were deliberately sticked onto the book. Noticed the 2nd sticker is covering the 1st. The vet is deliberately trying to deceive the owners and hoping that the owner does not check the stickers. Unlucky for the screwed up vet, we did check.
Pic 4 - Vaccine expired on 13 June 08 while vaccination was given on 25 June 08. Con job!!

Pic 5 - A closer look at the expired vaccination label. Look at the dates. No wonder the doc wants us to go back for a parvo test. They used expired products.
Pic 6 - A closer look. Look at how the other label was purposely stuck on top of the expired label.
Pic 7 - And finally you can see the name on the card is Dr. Siva.

Please help pass the word around to protect all our pets."

From Cheah Siew Yen
Independent Animal Rescuer

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Our Cherating Holiday

Our Cherating Holiday at Ruby's Resort was heavenly! There were about 28 people and 22 dogs. We all had a great time getting to know each other. Why not? Our dogs were not shy sniffing out the new ones and that broke the ice and got us all talking too.

Above is Novita Solihin with her daughters playing with one of their five Jack Russel Terriers and another dog. .

To the right is me holding on to my dog Lina who as you can see doesn't take to the water like the others. Don't ask about that thing on my head. I asked Ruby for goggles and all she had was this snorkeler's pair.

It's amazing to see all our dogs off the leash and not have a single one run off into the jungle or down the long stretch of beach unattended. To think that some of the people were animal rescuers and had brought along their rescued dogs. It shows that strays can be trained and well behaved.

These people like Yen and Kay Wong are a wealth of information on how to rid our dogs of bad habits, the right food, training tips, etc. This is Kay sitting on the steps of the children's playhouse with her rescued dog.

The picture below that is of Yen in the water with her dog, Pasha and one of Novita's terriers, Jack. Jason and Rosalie Lin brought along their dog, Coco Courageous Lin, a beautiful Corgi with one eye blue and the other brown. Ruby's Resort has only the basic amenities but is extremely clean.

It shares the same stretch of beach with Club Med which is about 10 minutes walk away. So what do you do when there is no luxurious spa to indulge in? Create your own. That is what Rosalie did for her baby Coco. Here is a picture of Coco being given a sand spa. Ruby's Resort has the most beautiful and clean sand I have ever seen, by the way.