Help animal rescue group settle outstanding bills

Patch the Diva as an adult dog.

Rescued animals, especially injured and ailing ones, need veterinary treatment.

This requires funds as veterinary care is costly, more so when treating serious cases.

As such, canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) is constantly paying for recurring veterinary bills.

MDDB director Irene Low said the NGO’s veterinary bills were very high as rescued dogs required treatment while some needed follow-up visits to the clinic.

She said that in cases where the dogs were ill or had serious injuries, the cost was higher due to the prolonged hospital admission period.“As a rescue group, what is important to us is that these dogs are given a second chance to survive and move on with life,” she said.

She cited as example one of MDDB’s rescues, Patch the Diva that was rescued at one month old with crushed limbs.

Patch was taken to a veterinary hospital in Petaling Jaya. He is now seven and still goes there for follow-up visits.

Patch the Diva when rescued and being treated.Patch the Diva when rescued and being treated.

“He had all his surgeries there and made it through all these years,” said Low.

“But being a financially challenged canine rescue group, MDDB is more often than not grappling with escalating veterinary bills.

“Our bills at Gasing Veterinary Hospital have accumulated to a great amount and we are grateful that the vets there are still treating our dogs.

“But the hospital needs to be paid, so that we can continue having uninterrupted service for our dogs,” she said.

In view of this, MDDB started a fundraiser yesterday near the entrance of Gasing Veterinary Hospital, Petaling Jaya. It ends on Dec 19.

Low said an adoption drive would also be held on Dec 18.

“We will be there from 2pm to 6pm on Dec 17, and 11am to 6pm on Dec 18 and 19,” she added.

Those who want to contribute can pay directly at the hospital’s cashier counter or through MDDB there.

Those who want to issue cheques to the hospital can also do so.

For details on how to contribute, email or visit

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