PETALING JAYA: Struggling with dozens of puppies in urgent need of homes, canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) is seeking ways to get them adopted.
"If we don't rehome them now, they will grow into dogs soon and chances of adoption will be very slim after that," said MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai.
Luckily, a veterinary clinic in Petaling Jaya has given MDDB space to hold an adoption drive on Sunday (March 7).
The adoption drive, from 11am to 5pm, will be held outside Gasing Veterinary Hospital in Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya.
"We are thankful for this and hope all our pups will find homes," said Lai.
She said MDDB will have 20 puppies ranging from the age of five to three months at the adoption drive.
Most of the puppies have been vaccinated at least once and are in good and robust health, said Lai.
She added that it has been difficult for MDDB without adoption drives as it is at these events that funds are raised to pay for necessities.
"We are hoping to raise some funds to go towards the water and electricity bills of our two premises," said Lai.
She also said those who wanted to help MDDB in kind can give soap powder which is needed to keep the MDDB sanctuary and half-way-home sanitised.
"Those wanting to give us soap powder can drop it off at the adoption drive," she added.
Lai said there were also some queries from wellwishers about MDDB's outstanding bills at Gasing Veterinary Hospital.
"We owed the hospital over RM40,000 which has now come down to RM16,000.
"Those who have been inquiring about helping to settle the bill can do so directly at the clinic and be issued with a receipt by Gasing Veterinary Hospital," said Lai.
For details, please call 0122414749.