A TOTAL of 15 two-month-old puppies and young adult dogs will be up for adoption tomorrow.
The adoption drive organised by canine welfare group Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) will be held from 11am to 6pm at The Square in Jaya One, Jalan 13/6, Petaling Jaya.
“We are getting puppies from all places. We suspect their mothers must have been caught by local councils,” said MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai.
She hoped that those who feed stray animals would also take the initiative to neuter them or reach out to animal welfare organisations for assistance as neutering was the only way to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies.
According to Lai, MDDB would also be raising funds for kibbles and canned food at the adoption drive.
“We are running dangerously low on kibbles and canned food to feed our dogs which have increased to about 260 animals now.
“We need about 1,000kg of kibbles and 400 cans of dog food monthly.
“I hope generous well-wishers will come forward to help,” she said, adding that while food supplies have been trickling in, it has become a major challenge to secure sufficient grub for the canines.
Another area of concern is the returning of adopted dogs.
“Unfortunately, there are adopters who return puppies after some time because they are unable to care for them.”
She said these dogs became morose once returned to MDDB as they pined for their owners.
While MDDB will continue to strive to give its rescued dogs the best of care, Lai hoped that those who adopt the puppies and young adult dogs would also provide good and secure long-term homes.
Lai can be contacted at 012-241 4749 for further information.