Be thoughtful to ageing pets, canine welfare group tells owners

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 28 Apr 2019

PETALING JAYA: Canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) receives private messages regularly from people who want to disown their pets.

MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai says the reasons given by these people are usually very flimsy.

“We received a message last week from a man last week asking us to take his senior dog in because he did not want to take care of it anymore,’’ said Lai.

She added his excuse was that the dog was "slow" and not good enough as a watch dog anymore.

According to Lai, pet owners must also be thoughtful towards their pets that are old and waiting for time to leave the world.

“The most decent thing to do would be to care for the dog which has given them the best years of its life until the end,’’ said Lai.

Lai also narrated how MDDB volunteers chanced upon a dumped young dog in Rawang recently.

The dog approached the volunteers who fed her and gave her some water.

“She then led them to some bushes where her puppies were,’’ said Lai, adding that one of the puppies had a maggot wound on its body.

The dog and her puppies are with a fosterer now as MDDB has run out of space to take in more dogs.

In order for MDDB to accommodate the family, some other puppies that are currently under the rescue group’s care must be urgently rehomed.

“We will be putting these puppies up for adoption today at Citta Mall from 11am to 6pm today,’’ said Lai.

The MDDB adoption drive will be at the mall’s main entrance.

MDDB is also raising kibbles for its dogs as well as funds to meet its monthly commitments at the adoption drive.

For details, please call 012-2414749.


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