Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


These are not pretty pictures, but I decided to publish them because I know Yen and as hard as it must seem for us to see this, it must have been ten times as hard for Yen to take these photos.

Yen and her friends are independent animal rescuers. Please heed her letter below. I can sense her deep anger and heart break in writing this letter, but it is a message that has to be impressed and impressed and impressed on the Malaysian public:


Letter below written by Yen and Molly

The pictures enclosed are a reminder to us who owns and wish to own dogs or cats. Crating them is a safe way but not if the cage is damaged or bent. This puppy got his head stuck at the top of his cage and broke his neck and died.

He was left unattended for long hours. When we tell ourselves that we want to own a pet, ensure that we have time for them. Ensure that any area we put them in is a safe place.

To replace a damaged cage may cost money but would you stay in a damaged house that may endanger yourself? Think of the pet as how you would place yourself in....ask yourself questions and answer sincerely how much you would do for your pet if you own one.

It is always fun and nice to see other people's pets and wished to own one.... please remember that the people who owned those pets and their pets are in great condition, the owner have invested not only love but time and money. They regarded their pets as their friends and family. This is one an example of a neglected pet that ends up dead. I have seen pets legs broken, jaw dislocated and eye hurt when kept in damaged cages.

If you have a small puppy or kitten or cat, please ensure that the bottom of the cage is covered with kennel board so that their legs cannot get stuck in them. Make sure that the doors do not have gaps so that they cannot push their head through. Make sure that the top of the cage is not bent or have a gap, cos the animals may get curious ( maybe seeing a bird perch on top of their cage or a fly flying around the top ) and jumped up and got his head pushed through that gap.

If you don't have time for yourself, please do not own a pet. Visit friends who have pets and play with their pets instead. Or volunteer in any animal shelters or rescuers homes.

Thank you.
Molly & Yen


  • At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't keep pets just because the person next door owns it. Own them if you can give them attention, love and time. Nobody is forcing you to keep pets
    Dog Stair

  • At 1:21 PM, Blogger mark tan said…

    Hi shoba

    have you heard anything about the new ruling in Negri sembilan where one has to get neighbours consent to keep dogs?

  • At 2:18 PM, Blogger Shoba said…

    You're absolutely right, Gururaj!

    Mark, this is not a new ruling. This began with the problem in Shah Alam when the council began banning certain breed of dogs. It was a long list. People were furious because it meant they had to put down pets. There was a huge public outcry.

    One led by a Malay lady actually who herself owned a Chow Chow. A group was formed to fight the ban and sometime during these talks or after, the council came up with this stupid ruling which the Ministry of Housing and Local Govt I heard was planning to implement in other states of Malaysia.

  • At 12:43 AM, Blogger Më| §zë said…

    i think this is all nonsense...
    don't they have other things better to do than to ban this and that?
    i think that malay lady is very brave, cos from my experience, certain races are very anti-dogs...
    funny way of thinking...
    can't people just compromise even a little bit...

  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger mark tan said…

    Hmm maybe its time to fight fire with fire since intelligent reasoning fails when directed at the stupids. Shall we start complaining about our neighbours noisy kids and distasteful music? Maybe then Local Goverment can impliment a ruling to get neighbours permission to hav sex or listen to music or both.

  • At 10:22 AM, Blogger Mariposa said…

    omg the poor baby dog =(

  • At 12:47 AM, Blogger LunaG said…

    Have they given the death penalty to the offenders?


  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger Shoba said…

    I understand all your frustrations.


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