WHEN expatriates Monika and Bernard Emby chanced upon some dogs that were abandoned at an empty bungalow, they knew they had to do something.
“There were nine young dogs at a house near where we lived in Petaling Jaya.
“One of the residents had complained to Petaling Jaya City Council and the dogs were scheduled to be picked up,” said Monika.
Knowing the dogs might be euthanised if caught by the authorities, the couple decided to rescue and rehome all nine dogs.
“We rescued and fostered them and started looking for adopters,” said Monika.
She said they had so far managed to rehome seven of the nine puppies.
“We dewormed as well as treated them for ticks and fleas.
“The remaining two have also been vaccinated,” she said.
She hopes for a safe home for the puppies with lots of human interaction and care.
Both dogs will be at the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) adoption drive at The Square, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya from 11am to 6pm tomorrow.
MDDB rescue coordinator Irene Low praised the Embys for their kindness and hoped more people would be as proactive in helping the animals.
“It would be easier for rescue groups to save more lives, if people were willing to help out,” she said.
According to Low, MDDB will also be bringing about 10 puppies to the adoption drive.
“We have been rescuing so many mother dogs that we need to get these puppies adopted as soon as possible so that we can take more in,” she explained.
She said the latest rescue was on Wednesday where five puppies at risk of drowning were saved in time.
“The mother had given birth under an abandoned car and the family had been staying there since.”
She said the puppies were washed away when it rained heavily that evening.
“The mother dog was nowhere to be seen.
“Someone informed us and we managed to rescue all five puppies,” said Low.
She added that the puppies were all crying and attempting to swim while holding their heads up in the water.
Meanwhile, MDDB is running short of floor wash and detergent powder. Those who want to contribute the items can drop them off at the adoption drive.
For details, call 012-241 4749.
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