Neutering subsidy for 1 male cat (Melissa Mei Teng-Hua’s)

We have subsidised RM100 for the neutering of this male cat.

From: Melyssa Mei
Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 7:45 PM
Subject: USJ 5 Stray Cats
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Sorry, he didn’t allow me to lift up his legs. And also, he has way too much fur going down there. Teehee. Hope this pic is passable. BTW, Happy CNY to you and your family (including the furkids).

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Spaying sponsorship for 2 cny-cats (Liaw Jarn Ling’s)

We have fully sponsored RM180 for the spaying of these 2 cats.  Ms Liaw picked them up off the streets on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year.

From: cheshireling <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM
Subject: Dr chan, pickup on street on cny day3.
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

1 2

Spaying subsidy for Jane, community cat (Aravind Vasudevan’s)

We have subsidised RM100 for Jane’s spaying.

From: <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 7:39 AM
Subject: Fw: Receipt Details ( Request for Subsidy)
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Hi Dr Chan,

Happy New Year!

I’d like to hopefully ask for a subsidy for my 2nd spay this year.
First one paid myself.

Her name is Jane; I’ve enclosed the payment receipt and pictures of her before and after the operation.
Will send the hard copy of the form by post today?

Thanks, Dr. Chan.



Spaying subsidy for Princess, rescued cat (Goh Siao Fong’s)

We have subsidised RM100 for the spaying of Princess. According to Ms Goh, Princess was rescued in an unhealthy state, but is now well and already returned to colony.

From: Goh Siao Fong
Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM
Subject: Neutering Subsidy Application for Princess
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

The write up about Princess is available on
pets + strays facebook page.
Like + regularly check the above facebook page
Looking forward to receiving a favorable reply from you soon.
Thank you very much.

Happiness lessons from dogs

New friends often immediately think I’m a “cat person” just because I don’t have dogs anymore now and I am looking after 12+1 cats. But the truth is, I grew up with dogs and I love them just as much. I just cannot have another dog as 13 cats are all I can handle!

Here’s a tribute to dogs and the wonderful lessons they teach us:

A dog’s sense of smell is said to be ten thousand times better than a human’s, and that’s also how much better dogs are than humans at being happy. Human happiness is a shabby thing compared with a dog’s. For eons, humans benefitted from the canine gift for happiness and favored happy dogs, who thus passed along their happy genes, producing a species that is now besotted, almost deranged, with happiness. Of course, many other animals take pleasure in being alive—eagles soaring, otters skidding down slides, cows content to the point of smugness. But there’s a selfishness to that happiness. Dog happiness always looks outward.

And, no offence to cats (you are what you are, Indy!), but this (below) is so true…

And dogs laugh! Not only do they laugh, they mean it, unlike such sarcastic types as monkeys, hyenas, and dolphins. (I know dolphins are friendly, but that high-pitched chuckle of theirs can wear on you.) A dog will laugh at anything. Hiding the ball, then pulling it out of your coat—hilarious! Watching you load the car before the vacation—a riot! Dogs are like an audience someone has already warmed up so that they laugh and voice their approval the minute the featured act (you) steps onto the stage. Dogs laugh even when they don’t get the joke, which is often. But hey, if you’re laughing, it must be funny, and that’s good enough for them.

To understand the sense of humor dogs have, it’s useful to contrast it with that of their main pet competitor: cats. Cats do not really have a sense of humor. In its place, they cultivate a deep sense of the ironic. The detached, ironical pleasure cats take in watching and inflicting suffering is a horrid substitute for the hearty wholesomeness of dog laughter. And a cat never laughs out loud. The best that cats can muster is a sardonic smirk, an “I told you so” bared in their pointy incisors.

Dogs laugh just as hard when the joke is on them, but cats hate being the butt of laughter. One time my cat was asleep on the mantelpiece in the living room. In his sleep, he turned over, woke up, found himself lying on empty air, and began scrabbling frantically on the mantel with his front paws to keep from going down. Cartoonlike, he lost the struggle and dropped to the floor. I saw the whole thing and laughed my head off. Only the cat’s dignity was injured, but he never forgave me, for the course of his half-hour memory span. He slunk around and shot me dirty looks and was really a bad sport about it, I thought. A dog would’ve made that same pratfall and hopped back on the mantel and done it again just for laughs.

I can definitely attest to what the article says, even though Bobby, being a poodle, did have a mind of his own and had “selective hearing” (read: was very strong willed). We think our cats are what they are because they were brought up by Uncle Bobby!

I think Tabs is a dog at heart…ha ha!  Ginger is also a dog at heart!

Here are some heart-warming photos of Mac and Bobby:

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Breaking news: Cow defends Ginger??

Ginger just had to come in again. It broke my heart seeing him sitting outside the grille, mewing and waiting, so I let him in.


Bunny was sleeping. So I put him on the other chair and let Ginger in.

Ginger was delighted and very confident (or just naive?).

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Be careful of Indy…


And Cow too…he’s watching.

Suddenly, Indy rushed menacingly towards Ginger. I scooped Ginger up and put him on the bench.

Then, the totally unexpected happened.

You won’t believe this, folks.

Cow lunged forward from the back door and stopped Indy from advancing!!


STOP, Indy!!

(Look at Cow’s body language, folks!)


And cow stood in between Indy and Ginger!!

He’s our friend, Indy. Don’t attack him.


I couldn’t believe my eyes!


Neither could Indy, I think!


 Wahh!! It’s not fair!!

I quickly took Ginger out before anything else happened.

Bunny slept through it all!

Poll: Do you think one fine day, Ginger will be able to join Bunny’s Place?


The gifts have arrived!

From Khalifa:

From: khalifacr
Date: Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: [AnimalCare] Comment: “Two more blankets!”
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Hi Dr Chan….
I have received both Hello Kitty and the black cat by the window bag… thank you so much. I am so thrilled and so excited…thank you again
My mum and I love making these gifts and the animals benefit from them!
So, thank YOU very much, Khalifa!

Jellybean and brothers are adopted! (Ng Chen Chen’s)



From: Chen Chen Ng
Date: Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: Jellybean
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Good news! Jellybean and his 2 brothers are adopted together by a big family of animal lovers. They asked about the right food, vaccinations, neutering, litter boxes, etc even before I offer them the info. Its a big extended family all staying together so there is always someone at home too.

I wish those 3 amigos many happy years together!


The candle of peace


May peace be upon the Earth.



I wasn’t kidding!