Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Remembering The Homeless Strays At Sid's Pub

Sid's Pub and Furry Friends' Farm are holding an event called Remembering The Homeless Strays At Sid's Pub, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, on December 13, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 7:00 pm.

You will need to purchase raffles tickets to enter at RM50 per tix for which you would get one free drink and free snacks through-out the event and great discounts at D'Paw Pet Funland Sdn Bhd.

All proceeds from the sales will go towards the purchase of dog food For the Furry Friends Farm Animal Shelter and the independent animal rescuers.

Please click on these posters to enlarge image to check out how you can participate in the many events such as the Best Dressed Xmas Outfit Pet and Owner Competition.

Please take note Sharifah Fauziah will be at Sid's Pub at the following times for you to purchase your tickets from her:

Fri & Sat - from 8PM onwards
Sunday - from 12PM - 7PM if not later
Powerpoint movie presentation COMING SOON on this event.>

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Malaysia's Shame Is Known Around The World

Letter below published in Malaysia Kini. Those who would like to know update on the dog abused by municipal council agents as published in Wani's story in the STAR entitled 'Dog Catchers Acted Cruelly, Alleges Rescuer' please go to:

Dog-catching: Malaysia's reputation at risk

James Hogan | Nov 17, 08 3:17pm

I would like to comment about the recent report of alleged cruel treatment of a stray dog by a team of dog-catchers employed by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council in Selangor, Malaysia but I would first like to explain why an international animal welfare organisation has taken an interest in this issue.

The Mayhew Animal Home & Humane Education Centre has been rescuing and caring for abandoned and unwanted animals in London since 1886 and today our work extends to places as far afield as Afghanistan, Russia, Romania and Algeria, where we advise city governments, provide special training for veterinarians and animal management personnel and promote ‘best practice’ across a wide spectrum of animal welfare activity.

We have a network of contacts across the globe and in recent times we have received an increasing number of disturbing reports from Malaysia about the treatment of animals there, especially regarding the issue of stray companion animals.

The latest report we have received from Selangor is about the dog which was allegedly beaten and injured as he was apparently forced through the railings of a locked gate by dog-catchers working for the Subang Jaya Municipal Council..

We believe the dog is now being kept in the local dog pound and requires veterinary treatment for its injuries, which should at the very least raise searching questions about the methods used in catching it.

I understand that the incident has been reported to the Puchong police and, while one does not wish to pre-judge any investigation, I have to say that this is not the first time that concerns about the operational practices of KL's dog-catchers have been brought to our attention.

Apart from the complaints of local animal welfare activists in KL, we have also received a number of critical independent reports from contacts in Europe and Asia after they had visited Kuala Lumpur on business or as tourists.

The concerns raised include the excessively rough methods used by the dog- catchers and the primitive conditions observed at the local dog pounds.

From a purely professional point of view, I would be interested to know what selection procedures are applied when local councils recruit staff to carry out this work and, crucially, what level of training is provided?

Malaysia is a successful country that thrives on international commerce, tourism and finance and has a right to be proud of its achievements in a fiercely competitive world.

However, Malaysia's image abroad is in danger of being tarnished by the negative impressions left with visitors to Kuala Lumpur when they witness stray companion animals being treated without respect or compassion, especially when this is done by the very people officially responsible for them.

The Kuala Lumpur Tourism Action Council website waxes lyrical about the joys of visiting KL, exclaiming: ‘KL offers a wholly unique experience to visitors.’

As someone who has a great affection for Malaysia and its people, I am sad to say that the individuals who contact us about distressing animal welfare issues after they have visited KL make it very clear that they have had ‘a unique experience’ that is very far removed from the image projected by the Tourism Action Council and is most assuredly one they do not wish to repeat.

The writer is attached to the International Department, Mayhew Animal Home & Humane Education Centre, London.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Our Cherating Holiday Story In The Star

Please click on this link to read my story in the STAR WEEKENDER on our Cherating Furkids Holiday:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Historic Victory For Wildlife

We did it! Thanks to thousands of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund supporters just like you, we were able to accomplish something amazing for our wildlife: Senator Barack Obama will be our next President -- and many new conservation leaders have been elected to Congress.

I want to personally thank you for your help reaching millions of voters in key states to make these victories a reality. Please watch my video detailing the work you made possible throughout this campaign...and what this election means for the future of wildlife.

From our powerful TV ads exposing Governor Sarah Palin’s terrible record on aerial gunning of wolves to our on-the-ground campaign that knocked on tens of thousands of doors across the country, your support made a big difference in this election. In fact, the Obama/Biden ticket won every swing state where we ran our ads on Governor Palin's record (with the possible exception of Missouri).

The election may be over, but there is much work to be done. Thanks to you and the tremendous support of other Defenders Action Fund activists, we now have the opportunity to begin our work to undo the eight years of damage caused by the Bush/Cheney Administration.

It won’t be easy, and there are plenty of tough fights ahead. But you can be sure that Defenders Action Fund will work with the new Administration -- and conservation champions of all political stripes -- to enact legislation and policies that protect our wildlife.

For now, let’s celebrate this historic day and the hope it holds for our wolves, polar bears and other wildlife -- and please accept my most sincere thanks for helping make it happen!

With Gratitude,
Rodger Schlickeisen
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

We Are Now On YouTube!

Thanks to a great guy who runs this video recording company HeadShot Sdn Bhd, we have a lovely video to show you how awesome FFF's WAD celebration was at Bangsar Village. He did it for us for free to help our cause to promote animal welfare.

Click on this link to watch the video

Once you have watched it could you leave a comment on You Tube please to support Head Shot and Furry Friends Farm?

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

FFF WAD Celebrations At Bangsar Village

Oops forgot to update you on FFF's World Animal Day (WAD) celebrations at Bangsar Village. It was a HUGE success. We started the very first Dog Walk the country has seen and at least 70 dogs took part. We had media turn-out from five major Chinese dailies and the STAR and New Straits Times with two full page coverage with photos in the NST.

People arrived as early as 8 am to register their dogs. They came in all colours, shapes and sizes - all excited to take to the streets to do their part for World Animal Day to remind all Malaysians that they are a part of society too and to take their rights and interests into consideration in all that we do.

The Remembering Sheena Campaign and played a big part in helping Furry Friends Farm organize this event. We are especially proud that our entire event was all animal welfare education instead of just a row of stalls selling pet food and products for animals and an adoption booth.

This Dog Walk was part of Animals Asia Foundation’s World Animal Day celebrations.

We are very proud that our very own Malaysian dogs walked in solidarity with their counterparts in 7 countries in the world where Animals Asia Foundation runs the Dr. Dog Programme.

AAF sent us green scarves with the WAD logo on it for all the dogs participating in the Dog Walk in these 7 countries and our Malaysian dogs wore the scarves with great pride. It was fun to watch their guardians being very creative with all the different ways they tied the scarves on their dogs.

These scarves were flown in to us all the way from Hong Kong. How cool is that?

We had a Children's Art Competition with first, second and third prizes sponsored hi-tea family buffets courtesy of Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The kids were required to draw the Furry Friends Farm dogs who were also there as part of the Farm's adoption drive.

Throughout the day there were videos shown on Dr. Eddie, Jill Robinson's Dr. Dog and Animals Asia Foundation's special video on how the Dr. Dog got started and why it is a huge success around the globe today.

People registered themselves for the next Dr. Dog exam in November after Sabrina Yeap gave a talk on Furry Friends Farm’s Dr. Dog programme and to support. WAD 2008 celebrations coincided with Furry Friends Farm's
2nd year anniversary. So we had a lovely cake cutting ceremony too.

There were other videos shown of the wildlife and saving our rainforests and why it is so important to do so.

Other activities held included dog grooming, a demonstration of the Dr Dog examination procedure, samak soap demonstration for Muslims to know there is now available on the market a soap to cleanse themselves according to Islamic laws after coming in contact with a dog. The soap, marketed by Tahara Global (M) Sdn Bhd, is prepared under strict Islamic guidelines

There was also a cat adoption programme by Petfinder while music was in the air through the fluid fingers of violinist, Dennis Lau, who performed Prelude, an original composition from his upcoming album.

Dennis himself rescued a stray female dog and her puppies that worked together with Furry Friends Farm to re-home all of them.

We focused our whole day on educating the public on how to respect and love animals.

What is the point of inviting Department of Veterinary Services and Municipal Council to have booths as some shelters did at their WAD celebrations?

They don't contribute anything. In fact staff of these governmental bodies need to be sent for training on how to treat animals right and some I think even need psychiatric help.

Read the horrific story below on how dog catchers beat and forced this poor dog to go through the narrow bars of a gate that part of its face and ear had been scraped off.

Well it was a long day and some of us adjourned to our favourite watering holes for a drink. And where else would we go but to a dog-friendly pub in the vicinity.

So while we had our pints and our kids their fruit juices and our dogs...hmm...our dogs their rest and maybe a frankfurter or two and cool water and some shade. As you can see many of our furry babies were exhausted and asleep around us.

Monday, November 10, 2008

When Is Change Ever Going To Come To Malaysia?

Several months ago MPSJ President Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan complained to the STAR that they were publishing lies by saying his municipal council officers and dog catchers were cruel. But each time animal rescuers and journalists have photos to prove their cruelty. These people are monsters!

This is not the first time. I carried another story here a year or two ago about a letter from a high school student in Ipoh. He said council officers came to his school and shot a stray dog whom he described as harmless and didn't bother anyone.

The dog had not yet died and was instead wailing in pain. While the dog was wailing the council officers used a meathook and stabbed the live dog and dragged it away. The student said that incident would traumatise him for the rest of his life!

I look at Michael Vick a celebrity getting jailed for several years in the USA for operating dog fights. The huge public outcry against Vick and his family being treated as outcasts in society for his cruel treatment of dogs just shows that USA's greatness does not lie in its weaponry but in the hearts of its people who will not tolerate cruelty and injustice.

I look at Obama, America's first black President lovingly declaring that his daughters have earned their puppy that is going to go with them to the White House and I'm more than ever convinced that Malaysia is run by demons - not even human beings.

The STAR Newspaper
Monday November 10, 2008



INDEPENDENT stray dog rescuer Amy Foo had the shock of her life recently as she was taking a leisurely morning stroll near her home in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong.

Foo, 32, alleges that she saw a group of five men, several of them in Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) uniform, beating a dog and forcing it out through the railings of a locked gate.

“I heard a dog yelping in pain as I was taking my walk, and went to investigate what was going on.

“What I saw made my blood turn cold as several of the men had climbed over the gate into the premises of the locked empty house and were hitting a dog which had taken shelter there,” she said.

Since the gate was locked, the men proceeded to drag the medium-sized dog out through the narrow railings of the gate, she alleged.

“The railings began to graze and cut the dog in the mouth and ear region and there was a lot of blood, and the frightened dog was screaming in pain,” alleged Foo tearfully.

Foo said she approached the men who scolded her for interfering and threatened to compound her for obstructing them.

“They also began to use more force on the poor dog after I had approached them,” alleged Foo, who added that she believed that the dog was not a stray as it was wearing a collar chain.

Distraught and not knowing what to do, Foo contacted several other independent dog rescuers, who immediately called Selangor executive councillor in charge of local councils Ronnie Liu, who advised them to lodge a police report.

Foo lodged a report at the Puchong police station and rushed to the MPSJ dog pound located not very far from the area.

“What I saw there only depressed me further as the dog was locked up in the pound, bleeding and in pain,’’ alleged Foo.

When contacted, MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan said he would look into the matter as well as speak to the relevant officers.

Meanwhile, Foo and several other independent rescuers are working towards getting the injured dog out of the MPSJ dog pound in Puchong to send it for treatment.

Said one of the rescuers, Leigh Chen, who had rushed with Foo to look for the dog at the pound after it had been brought there: “This dog has undergone a traumatic and merciless ordeal at the hands of the council dog catchers.

“Given this, it is only fair that this unfortunate dog be given a chance to live the rest of its canine life in a loving home after it has been treated for its gruesome injuries.”

Chen added that she hoped municipal council dog catchers and their appointed agents would not resort to cruelty when capturing strays.

“We, the animal rescuers, plead with those who deal with strays to do their job with a sense of compassion coupled with the realisation that animals, too, know fear and pain, just like us human beings,” added Chen.

Those interested in sponsoring the injured dog’s treatment or adopting it can write to