PETALING JAYA: Canine welfare organisation Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) hopes that the authorities will accept the Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage (TNRM) system to reduce strays.
MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai said only then will the number of stray puppies on the streets will be reduced.
"We have been rescuing and rehoming puppies for the past 10 years and can vouch that the number has been increasing by the year," said Lai.
However, the adoption rates have declined as most dog lovers already own dogs.
Lai said it was also time for the relevant authorities to stop holding on firmly to their stand that all dogs must be rehomed and not allowed to remain on the streets.
"This is not a realistic goal as it would mean the need to kill off unadoptable animals," she said.
Since MDDB has dozens of puppies looking for a home, an adoption drive will be held on Sunday (Jan 13) at the main entrance of The School, Jaya One, Jalan 13/6, Petaling Jaya from 11am to 6pm.
"The puppies are about five months old and were rescued together with their mothers," said Lai.
They have been vaccinated and dewormed, she added.
MDDB is also in need of rice to feed its fast expanding battalion of dogs.
"Since we have been building our sanctuary in Rawang, our finances have depleted, and we have to rely heavily on the public's generosity," said Lai.
Those who want to help MDDB in cash or kind can drop off their contributions at the adoption drive.