Neutering aid for 3 cats in Pandan Jaya (Suthichana Tharmapalan’s) & Updates

We have provided an aid of RM300 for the neutering of these 3 cats.

Updates of previous animals are below.

Here are the images of 3 cats that have been neutered. 
I have been feeding them at the car park near the Pandan Jaya market for a few months already. Luckily this was done before the MCO.
1. Am trying to find adopters for these 3 cats. If cannot find will release back and feed daily. 
2. Pictures of 2 dogs as attached (previous claims). 1 adopted and 1 still on street.
Thanks.
Suthi

Sewing PPE’s for our frontliners

Dear Friends,

I have just joined a group in Subang area that is sewing PPE’s for our frontliners.

Requirements:

1  A sewing machine and must be able to sew.

2  Be able to collect materials from centre in Subang Jaya.

3  To comply with strict safety protocols on hygiene:

(a) Anyone having any fever/flu/cough/breathing difficulty, has travelled within 14 days, close contact with positive cases, MUST NOT JOIN THIS PROJECT.
(b) For volunteer preparation:
As Covid 19 can be asymptomatic, we shall assume each and every one of us is Covid 19 positive.
Before coming to the centre to collect materials/start doing it at home:
Volunteers should wash his/her hair and have a good shower.
Dry yourself and IMMEDIATELY put on a face mask.
Then put on clean clothes.
(c) During production (cutting and/or sewing):
Wash your hands with soap properly before start.
Face mask should be put on all the time.
Minimize talking during production.

If you would like to volunteer, please email me at chankahyein@gmail.com and I will add you to the whatsapp group.

Thank you.

The story of an “MCO-defiant” little girl with a happy ending!

Our friend and longtime supporter, Sis NandaLeonie, shared this photo and little story:

This MCO-defiant little girl found by my 2 dogs on Fri trying to enter front porch. Now Suzie has settled in happily. My current 9 kids are between 13&2 yrs, with Stanley (coming to 2 yrs) found middle of road outside my hse. Hope mommy can outlive them. Doggie in pic is Jolene making friends with Suzie just now. 

Looks like little Suzie has found her forever home now!  

Thank you, Sis NandaLeonie!

We hope everyone is staying safe. Those who can bring in your community animals, please do so for this period. Those who cannot, thank you for continuing to look after them and please stay safe.

We have been in touch with many of our applicants whom we know feed community animals and are relieved to know they have been able to continue looking after the animals and they have also stocked up enough petfood to tide over this period. Those who cannot get to the petstore to buy stock, we will be happy to help you out. Please contact me at chankahyein@gmail.com (this is just in case I have not been able to contact you).

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay positive. Our animals need us.

 

Learn from the cats

The Belgian cat and safety protocols to keep our animals safe

Many of you would have read news about the cat in Belgium who was tested positive for Covid19 and displayed symptoms. Indications currently suggest that the cat was infected by his/her owner and not otherwise.

There are many links to this news, but this one is from our news portal: https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2020/03/578974/pet-cat-contracts-covid-19-belgian-owner

We have checked this news with reliable sources and the news about the cat being infected is true.

We also know about the 17-year old Pomeranian and the German Shepherd in Hong Kong, both of whom also had owners who had contracted the Covid19.

So far, the above transmissions have been from infected humans to  animals. 

And these are isolated cases.

There is, until now, no definitive evidence that either cats or dogs can transmit Covid19 to humans. 

For reliable news, please refer to this: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/coronavirus-update

Excerpts from the above link:

As we continue to learn more, it’s important to note that since cats and dogs are mammals, the possibility of human-to-cat transmission, and vice versa, does technically exist.

For this reason, anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 should limit their contact with their pets, and wash their hands before and after interacting with them, which includes cleaning their litter boxes.

If you notice your pet experiencing respiratory illness or fever, we recommend (out of an abundance of caution) to quarantine them, wash your hands carefully before and after handling them, and contact a veterinarian immediately to consult about best next steps.

It is very important that cat owners understand that the current situation warrants caution, but that they should not seek COVID-19 testing for their cats, given the shortage of tests available for humans. It’s also important to point out that currently available information suggests that if precautions are taken, the likelihood of cats becoming infected and of them serving as a source of COVID-19 infection is believed to be very low.

So, please observe safety protocols and hygiene before we interact with our pets and animals. If we have been out to buy groceries, then sanitize ourselves properly before we handle our animals so that we will not inadvertently infect them.

For tips on handling groceries, please view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc9KBps&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2hxHxAyfKOcX5qOdmcvBBFOtykGIlA6onGw87kbgEGmwsxqBtnqTfgiz0

I have been following the “glitter” method suggested by the doctor in the above video.  Just think “glitter”.  It isn’t difficult. We use Germisep with the recommended dilution.

Also, our cats are on Vetri DMG and if need be, Vetri Lysine Plus. But this is only because they had the cat flu prior to the MCO. Heidi, Bunny and Indy have totally recovered from the cat flu. Ginger is now almost recovered after being on RetroMAD1 (because he is FIV+).

Litter boxes and sandpits are also cleaned and scooped more frequently since I am home all the time now.

We can all our a little bit more to ensure a higher standard of hygiene during this period, so that everyone remains safe.

For feeders, take good care of yourselves too.  The street animals are very fortunate to have you. Please remember to practise all safety protocols, now more so than ever, to ensure you are sanitised BEFORE handling the animals. And after too.

Stay safe and stay well. Our animals need us.

 

 

Cornell Feline Health Centre (Corona virus updates)

Please refer to this for reliable news: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/coronavirus-update

Terima kasih, Abang Polis

The news: https://www.hmetro.com.my/mutakhir/2020/03/558859/terbaik-abang-polis

Thank you very much, to the members of our security forces who are out there, rain or shine, keeping law and order so that we will be safe.  Thank you for also thinking of the street animals and taking time to give them food and water.

You are our heroes!

Covid-19 and the Malayan Pangolin

This story is written by my friend, Mr Huan, one of the two scientists who developed RetroMAD1.

Shared with permission from his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/huan.ung.9/posts/10158459066876518

A must-read, especially the last part:
 
“Please leave us alone. The next time you humans get a disease from us, it will be a hundred times worse.”
 
But if it may, I’d like it to end with Mr Pang being reunited with Mrs Pang in the Pahang forests. 🙂

COVID-19 and the Malayan Pangolin

Disclaimer: Based on facts but still speculative at this point. But it’s not utter rubbish either. When my kids were young, they’d ask me to tell them stories at bedtime so I would invent impromptu ones on the spot and then carry on where I left off the following night. Take this as a story but from a scientific perspective.

Early 2019. Mr and Mrs Pang Goh Lin were happy residents of the tropical rainforests in Pahang state, Malaysia. They had a carefree life and had no worries about where their next meal would be from. They weren’t too bothered about enemies too as they were protected by a scaly suit of armor. They had no Netflix subscription as they never knew the agony of lockdown. But one day, Mr Bat had a bit of diarrhea 😫 and released a load near where Mr Pang was eating. Problem was, Mr Pang never ever could wash his hands and feet after accidentally trampling over the poo. Mr Pang had sharp claws as all Malayan Pangolins did. Mr Bat tolerated well various viruses as a gene acted as an anti-inflammatory response to such infections. Unfortunately, Mr Pang didn’t have this gene and got infected and began to feel weaker as the days went by.

Mid 2019. Being severely dehydrated and with breathing difficulty, Mr Pang took a risk and went to a river for a drink where humans frequented. He was captured, kept in a cage and was sold off to middleman by the village folk who needed the cash. Mr Pang was then put on a fishing boat that transferred him and some of his equally unfortunate relatives on a long voyage to a vessel that took all sorts of items such as shark’s fins and various wildlife to China.

Late 2019. Held in a cramped cage in Wuhan after a long overland journey, Mr Pang was so stressed that the virus from Mr Bat’s poo was playing havoc with his body. His cage was stacked on top of those of various other animals. Now ,like Mr Bat some months before, Mr Pang began to have diarrhea as well. Since the shop owner was too busy to wash his hands frequently, some of the virus got on his hands while selling a fish that was under the cage where Mr Pang was kept. Money was exchanged when the shopkeeper gave his customer some change. Soon after, that same customer fell ill after preparing the family meal without washing her hands throughly enough.

The rest is history. Mr Bat’s virus is now among the most famous names we know. Science people call it SARS-CoV2. Trump calls it the Chinese virus. Disease people call the disease COVID-19 as it’s short for Coronavirus Infectious Disease 2019.

All this wouldn’t have happened if Mr Pang were not sold to China.

PostScript… Mr Pang survived and is still happy and well in an undisclosed location in Wuhan as a family pet. He’s managed to shed off the virus completely and is in the best of health. He sends you greetings but he sorely misses Mrs Pang. His message is….

Please leave us alone. The next time you humans get a disease from us, it will be a hundred times worse.

Please share to educate!

ICAM on Covid-19, dogs and cats

The article: https://www.icam-coalition.org/icam-statement-on-covid-19/

Some excerpts: