Spay-neuter subsidy for 4 dogs (Alice Voon Kian Ching’s)

We have subsidised RM600 for the spay-neutering of these dogs.

From: Alice Voon
Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:42 PM
Subject: Neutering & Spaying subsidy application for Cotton Becky’s puppies
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Dear Dr. Chan,

Firstly, greetings from Cotton Becky, her 4 remaining pups and myself. It has been quite awhile since the last time I was in contact with you on Cotton’s spaying subsidy. How are you and your health? I hope that you are well.

Cotton is doing very well. Now, her remaining four rescued puppies are still under my care: Perdu (m), Blur (m), Chubby (f) & Foxy (f) are a little 6 months old and I have finally have them neutered/spayed. They are coping very well after the surgical procedure. As highlighted before, with your guidance, here are pictures of each puppy on pre-op and post-op to apply for their eligibility for the neutering/spaying subsidy. Perdu & Blur, the 2 male puppies were sent in to the VPAC vet on the 19 March 2015 and brought them back home on the same day. Then followed by Chubby & Foxy, the 2 female puppies were sent in this week on the 23 March 2015 and I had them boarded there for two nights to ensure that they heal properly as well as to avoid unnecessary movement or stress that may affect their stitches on the op area. They are home now for me to continue care for them. The reason that I separated the males and females to have them neutered/spayed on different days was, so that it is easy for me to monitor them on their healing process. The puppies are full of energy!

The two application neutering subsidy forms attached with the official receipts POS1/04565 (Perdu & Blur) and  POS1/04646 (Chubby & Foxy) should reached you within 1 week or so. Should you need anything else, please let me know. On behalf of Cotton and her pups and myself, I thank you again and again for your generous and kind assistance. Please do take care of yourself.

Kind regards,
Madam Alice VOON Kian Ching

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Neutering sponsorship for 1 male cat (David Hui Sai Keong’s)

We have fully sponsored RM70 for the neutering of Highway the Cat.

David sent these photos:

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Jon Tham’s Interstate 68 (5)

Jon’s noble efforts:

Donations todate to the AnimalCare Fund: RM6350 – Thank you so much!

Ah Yap RM1000
Kok Khee Wee RM3000
Wan Tai Seng RM300
Siow Din Din RM50
Tokyo RM500
Angel RM50
Wong Wong Zai RM100
Julia Chong, Premala Narendra, Irene Leong RM200
Wong Wai Ling RM200
Angeline Ng RM50
Soh Ah Tee RM500
Khoo Jia-Wen RM100
Team Bunny and Team Bird RM300

Updates from Jon:

From: jon tham
Date: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: Run for Part 2
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Good morning Dr Chan,

Early this month I also ran 42km during International Women’s Day (train 1.jpg). That race was to help pace a female friend (who contributed to the first charity run) to finish the race. It also served as preparation to the 68km run.


Who might this be?


Hint: It’s one of my cats!

Team Bunny: Cow, Bunny, Pole, Tiger, Cleo, Indy, Tabs.

Team Bird: Daffodil, Rosie, Ginger, Vincent, Heidi, Mr Zurik.

How to greet a dog


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When is your pet considered a “senior”?

See this:

Wow, I have so many senior cats already – Cow, Bunny, Pole, Tiger, Cleo and even Indy, then there’s Daffodil, Heidi, and I’m not sure of the age of the rest of Team Bird.


Doing the one-eyed stunt to attract my attention!!


No eyes!!

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I’m guessing that Ginger and Rosie are of the same age as Tabs, ie. 5 years.

I like this part:

Reasons Why Senior Pets Are Awesome

I’ve focused a lot on the extra care that senior pets often require, but let’s not overlook their many benefits. Older pets are usually already housetrained and obedience trained. They’re far less likely to be destructive around your home (your shoes won’t be chewed up, for instance), and because they don’t require as much activity as a puppy, they’re wonderful for cuddling up on the couch.

Older pets also tend to be much calmer than younger dogs, and if you’re thinking of adopting an older dog or cat, his personality and size will already be apparent. Somehow, older pets seem to know you gave them a home when no one else would. Many new owners form a close bond very quickly with their senior dog or cat, because the pet shows them a level of attention and devotion that is unique to older adopted animals. If you don’t believe me, just try it for yourself.

Berjaya Founder’s Day (the event)


Today’s the day!


We wish to thank Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Berjaya Cares and Better Malaysia Foundation for their generosity in giving us these funds in support of our work. We are deeply honoured and grateful.


A presentation by the Berjaya staff.


Here we are, with the mock cheque.

That’s Mary (it’s been a long time!), me, Xiang Jun (our new volunteer) and Terry.

We were terribly short-handed at the last minute, so we thank Xiang Jun very much for taking time and coming all the way to help us today.

For future events, we are also terribly short-handed. If you’d like to help us, please write to me. Criteria: Reliable, honest and willing to carry things (!) and help all day. Preferably a blog reader so that you are familiar with our work.

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Sales was pretty good. We sold out on our sling bags, the little owls (yes, all have flown to their new homes), our soap (gosh, we should have brought more!) and Path-Away. People were asking for our toothpaste too, but I figured we won’t have table space for so many things. We brought a lot of tshirts and sales was quite good too.

We all had a great time today and once again, we thank Berjaya Foundation very much for the opportunity to spread the awareness on how we can all help animals.

And I have a side-story here, a “side-story” no doubt, but also one that I’ll like to tell as it does concern AnimalCare in a very big way.

mini-dr pThis is my friend and doctor, Dr Phang Cheng Kar. And the reason that AnimalCare is well and alive today, and that I am well and alive today, is largely due to the good doctor’s help.

If you remember, in December, I was contemplating (and almost did) closing AnimalCare as I was far too sick to carry on. It was Dr Phang who told me to hang on and just do less, and not to close something so precious to me. Then, he helped me recover and I did, in just a few weeks.

If I may continue with this side story, sometimes when we are so sick physically we might not realise that there is a mental component to physical wellbeing. Taking care of the mind can help physical healing tremendously, and vice versa. The social stigma attached to seeking treatment for mental health (behavioral therapy, psychiatry or whatever name it is called) has to be removed. Healing is a holistic process, involving both mind and body, and has to be recognised as such.

Animal caregivers sometimes come under tremendous pressure because of the work we do. Compassion fatigue, they call it. We need to take care of our health so that we can give our best to the animals under our care.

Thank you, Dr Phang. AnimalCare thanks you too. Very much.


Little owls fly!!

My mum and Ming-Yi spent hours today, sewing these little owls for Berjaya Founder’s Day tomorrow!!



Spay-neuter sponsorship for 2 cats (Chang Beng Hong’s)

We have fully sponsored RM180 for the spaying of a female cat and the neutering of a male cat.

Ms Chang sent these photos:

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Cat 1 and Cat 2

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