Fundraising project returns to cover rescue group’s veterinary expenses

VETERINARY care is one of the major components in animal rescue activities.

Besides vaccinations and neutering, some animals taken off the streets have major injuries or illnesses.

Canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) incurs high monthly veterinary bills as the group has a large pack of disabled canines besides other rescued dogs.

“We treat serious cases at Gasing Veterinary Hospital in Petaling Jaya, where our ‘special dogs’ go for their monthly follow-up treatments,” said MDDB volunteer Kavitah Ganesan, adding that they were faced with never-ending veterinary bills.

To pay off what is owed, MDDB organises a special fund-raising event called Project Gasing at least once a year, to ensure some of the bills at the veterinary hospital are settled.

“This year’s Project Gasing will be held at the open space next to the Gasing Veterinary clinic from Aug 19 to 21.

“We may also be having an adoption drive there as we have a platoon of puppies with us at the moment,” said Kavitah.

Bill printouts from Gasing Veterinary Hospital will be made available at the event, so donors can pick which bill they want to settle or contribute towards.

Payments can be made directly at the counter or handed over to an MDDB volunteer, who will make the payment at the counter on behalf of the donor.

Kavitah hopes that people will turn up to help MDDB settle the escalating bills at the veterinary hospital.

“If the bills are not settled, our rescued dogs will be in big trouble as some of them need monthly follow-ups due to their various health conditions,’’ she pleaded.

Those who are unable to attend the event but still wish to contribute towards the bills can email or WhatsApp 012-284 6039. — By WANI MUTHIIAH

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