Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Oh Dear..

I can't believe how cruel our very own locals can be. This is a true story of dogs being exiled to an inhabitable and isolated mangrove island, and all this is happening in Selangor. I've read about this on Star news last week and my heart just ached for those poor and pitiful dogs out there. They provided a link for us to visit, but I only got the chance(or remembered) to actually visit that link just now. Here is something from the link(http://www.mycen.com.my/rescue) to clarify what is really happening to those of you who doesn't have any idea about this.

"About 300 stray dogs were rounded up
by Pulau Ketam residents and deported
to an isolated island to fend for themselves.

Over half of them are already dead and the
remaining ones may not live long. A rescue
mission is being mounted and your help is needed."

The residents of Pulau Ketam sent some 300 stray dogs to exile on a remote island where the harsh conditions almost certainly guarantee a horrible death. Of the 300 dogs sent there, more than three-quarters are presumed to be already dead. I traveled to the island with Sabrina Yeap of Furry Friends Farm and managed to save only one dog on this reconnaissance trip. We did see several other starving and dying dogs along the mangrove shore.

I am mounting an urgent rescue mission to capture and transport the remaining survivors back to Sabrina's Furry Friends Farm animal shelter. But time is running out and there might be only skeletons and carcasses left to collect on our next trip. Boat hire is expensive there. It is a tourist area and it has already cost me a few hundred ringgit for boat hire alone, so far. The rescued dogs cannot be transported on the regular ferries.

Almost nobody will lift a finger to help without a fee. This is understandable. The locals are already shaking their heads in disbelief that there are outsiders who want to save the animals they so casually discarded. Instead of pointing fingers and antagonising them, we need their co-operation to help save the unfortunate creatures. In the process, we also hope to educate the islanders on better treatment of animals. It would be an impossible mission if we didn't win their hearts.

To help, e-mail TV Smith at tvsmith@mycen.com.my or Sabrina Yeap at yeapwen@yahoo.com

Fellow bloggers, you can also help by embedding the appeal poster above to your blog and linking to http://www.mycen.com.my/rescue (this page)

We are aware it is a monumental task and appreciate all forms of support, assistance, suggestions, encouragement and your prayers.

Thank you and don't forget to view the pictures of the dogs in order to appreciate their plight.

Visit also Furry Friends Farm's Blog / Website

TV Smith

3rd May 2009

PS: You can follow the progress of the rescue via updates here

Just look at that dog in the poster.. how can you not cry? Her name is Hope, she was the first dog saved in this rescue mission. If you guys don't mind, please link to that website and embed that appeal poster in your blog. Make people more aware of this.. and I've read on FFF's blog that they are in need of cash sponsorship or supplies.

Needed supplies to date:

1. Dewormer for pups, 3-4 KG body weight;
2. Dewormer for dogs 12-15 KG body weight;
3. Dog shampoo;
4. Dog food (dry or can);
5. Rice (2kg,5kg or 10kg pack).

Cash sponsorship can be forwarded to:

Furry Friends Farm
1457-0001182-056 (CIMB account number)

If you need a receipt for your sponsorship please contact Sabrina Yeap for further information.

Feel free to support. I hope this news will get around to people fast..



ya..i saw this on tv aritu. ksian kn..budu bha durg ni. nda pndai pikir.bikin malu ni outsiders yg take action.

Joy said...

tu la! hish.. sa malu oo sma pnduduk2 yg buat tu bnda..huhu.. nangis2 ni sa bca n tgk gbr.. haha..

christina said...

poor puppies!!! huhuhuhu. nasib baik ada org dpt tau pasal these dogs owh.. berhantu la sdh tu pulau tu kan.. uuu~

Joy said...

YA BA!.. huhuhu~ sa rsa mo buang tu urg2 yg responsible p tu island o.. hmph..