Students with hearts of gold help at animal shelter

A GROUP of volunteers came to the aid of Furry Friends Farm (FFF) in Kundang, Selangor under the The Star’s Do Good Volunteer programme recently.

Coincidentally, it was also International Homeless Animals Day.

The Good Day Out event began with an 8am pick-up from KL Sentral (the meeting point) to FFF where the volunteers were given a tour of the set-up before they were divided into groups for the five different tasks.

Each group chose one task they would enjoy most.

“FFF is constantly in need of repairs such as re-roofing and re-wiring.

“As such, any help received is good,” said volunteer Georgie Gisborne who helps run the farm after founder Sabrina Yeap died suddenly.

The Do Gooders also helped to clean the premises as well as bathe and feed the animals.

Do Good Day Out monthly project by Do.Good.Volunteer at Furry Friends Farm 18/8/13
Tender loving care: Cuddling, petting and talking to the animals are part of a
volunteer’s job at Furry Friends Farm.

For FFF, the problems are unending, having to worry about the day-to-day affairs as well as financial constraints.

For first-time volunteers Kiho Takada, Junta Sisandi Takei, Wong Yew Shen and Russell Noel Louis (Sunway International School students), it was an eye-opener.

“I was excited because I really like animals, but seeing their condition is sad. I wish there was more I could do to help,” Junta said, adding that he was glad FFF looked into their plight.”

Volunteer distributing food for dogs. Do Good Day Out monthly project by Do.Good.Volunteer at Furry Friends Farm 18/8/13
Chow time: A nosey kitty supervising a volunteer.

“Many students come here to help, sometimes making many visits. We encourage the public to get involved with the farm in some way,” said Gisborne.

Good Day Out is a monthly event under The Star’s Do Good Volunteer initiative to promote volunteerism among Malaysians. It helps identify voluntary opportunities.

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