Pups in need of a second chance

Give them a home: Diamond’s pups for adoption

SIX three-week-old pups that were stranded when their mother, an abandoned dog, died shortly after giving birth to them are now in the care of Second Chance Animal Shelter.

The shelter took over the pups and nursed them back to health.

The pups, now almost two months old, will be put up for adoption together with another 15 puppies at Second Chance’s first adoption drive from 11am to 5pm tomorrow at Level 2, near Digital World, at IOI Mall in Puchong.

Second Chance president Ivy Liong said the pups’ mother, Diamond, was a beautiful spitz-cross that was dumped by her owner and left as a stray.

She was not spayed and her feeder was not able to get her spayed.

Liong said Diamond contracted milk fever shortly after giving birth, leading to paralysis in both hind legs and she died.

“We cannot stress enough, the importance of neutering your pets. We also appeal to dog owners to be more compassionate and not throw their pets out into the street like garbage,” Liong said.

Liong said Second Chance, which was set up in 2009 by a group of volunteers, recently moved to its new shelter in Hulu Langat after it was evicted from its former place in Jalan Klang Lama.

She said Second Chance had many good adult dogs above a year old, and viewing can be made through appointment at the new shelter.

“Many are good watchdogs and also loyal to their owners.

“Please give them a home so we can help more dogs,” she said.

Liong said the shelter, which runs solely on donation, was financially tight as it had to support more than 300 dogs monthly with limited fund and manpower.

As such, she said Second Chance was unable to respond to the many SOS calls to take in stray dogs or puppies. Second Chance appeals to the public for donation of rice, kibbles, canned food, clorox as well as cash.

For details, call 016-3323382 (Tracy), 019-2937217 (Ivy) or 012-9192263 (Kim) or email info@2ndchance-kennel.com.

For those who want to contribute or volunteer at the shelter, visit http://www.facebook.com/pawsmission

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