Give rescued pups new home

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

CONCERNED that three mixed-breed puppies sold at a pet shop in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, might end up in the pot or used for ritualistic sacrifice, dog lovers wanted them to be rescued.

Fortunately, a pet owner from Petaling Jaya drove all the way to the shop and bought all three puppies.

He then handed the puppies over to canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) from where his pet dog was adopted.

“We understand the concerns as it is unusual for mixed-breed puppies to be sold at pet shops,” said MDDB rescue coordinator Irene Low.

She said it was why MDDB took them in despite overcrowding at its sanctuary.

Saddled with dozens of puppies and a lack of space, MDDB will be holding an impromptu adoption drive tomorrow from 10am to 6pm at Gasing Veterinary Hospital in Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya.

“We have also rescued some pregnant dogs that will all be littering soon, so it is

crucial that we rehome as many puppies as possible at the adoption drive,” said Low.

She said MDDB also hoped to raise funds to settle some outstanding bills at Gasing Veterinary Hospital at the event.

“One of our old dogs, Singgam, needed a gastroscope and a RM1,000 deposit was required.

“We could not pay the deposit due to other financial commitments.

“Luckily, the hospital carried out the procedure without the deposit,” she added.

Singgam is still at the veterinary hospital.

Low reiterated that MDDB could only rescue more destitute puppies if the current ones with them were rehomed.

“Please come over and adopt our puppies as there are many more still on the streets waiting to be rescued,” she said.

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