Neutering aid for 2 dogs in Klang (Sim Kwee Lan’s)

We have sponsored RM200 for the neutering of these 2 dogs. Both rescued in Klang.

From: Kwee Lan Sim
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:37 PM
Subject: Photo from Sim Kwee Lan
To: Chan Kah Yein <chankahyein@gmail.com>

Animal neutering aid for dogs named Blackie and Max.

Form n receipt will.be sent next week.
Thank you.
Sim Kwee Lan

 

 

Neutering aid for 2 cats in Temerloh (Fadziliyaton bt Lazim’s)

We have sponsored RM120 for the neutering of 2 cats.

From: Amy Shaidy
Date: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 5:29 PM
Subject: APPLYING FOR SPAYING SUBSIDY
To: chankahyein@gmail.com

Dear Dr Chan

I am applying subsidy for the following stray cats under my care named:

1. Olie (estimated 2yo)

2. Ngango (estimated 1yo)

Both have undergone the surgery on April 17, 2017 at the vet’s.  Attached herewith photos of these two cats for your reference.

I will send to you by post express the original receipt of the operation together with the completed form for your further action.

Appreciate on your approval on this application and I thank you in advance.

Regards

FADZILIYATON BINTI LAJIM

Petition: Do not proceed with the Yulin Dog-Eating Festival, please

Here we go again, everyone.

Please sign the petition.

Never give up!

https://www.change.org/p/do-not-proceed-with-the-yulin-dog-festival-in-2017?recruiter=49647655&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-share_petition-no_msg

This “festival” is an event that starts on June 21st of every year during the summer solstice and it lasts for 10 long horrifying days in which 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed. However, it is estimated 25 million dogs are stolen, sold, bought, and eaten every year with the illegal dog and cat meat trade. A larger percentage of these dogs consist of pets stolen right from their loving families. The rest of the dogs are captured strays from the streets and some raised in dog farms. After these animals are stolen, bought, or captured they are then transported for days without any food or water, crammed in tiny cages together so tightly that they are unable to even move. At the yulin festival, throughout those days, these animals will be hung, burned, skinned, boiled, torched, dismembered, electrocuted and beaten…ALIVE..out in the streets for public view. But If that isn’t bad enough, they intentionally torture these animals in front of the other animals in order to create even more stress and fear. The belief behind the torturing and slaughtering them while still ALIVE, is because the people of yulin believe the more adrenaline and fear that runs through the blood, the more tender and better tasting the meat will be.

Neutering aid for 1 cat in Seri Manjung (Mohd Aiman b. Mohd Rasip’s)

We have sponsored RM60 for the spaying of this cat.

From: MOHD AIMAN MOHD RASIP
Date: 2017-04-18 21:15 GMT+08:00
Subject: animal care neutering aid
To: chankahyein@gmail.com

hai dan selam sejahtera..

saya moha aiman telah menyelamatkan seekor kucing yang diberi nama “Batu” pada pertengah bulan Mac lepas..
keadaan Batu ketika itu agak teruk kerana terdapat luka dikaki dan penuh kurap yang keras seperti batu disekitar kepala..
setelah dirawat selama tiga miNggu syukur Alhamdulillah Batu beransur pulih..
saya telah mendapatkan pandangan bermelalui laman sosial seperti W.app dan FB(Dunia Kucing gGroup) berkaitan Batu dan saya telah ambil keputusan untuk mengkasikan Batu agar dapat mengurangkan kucing2 terbiar..
saya akan hantar Batu untuk dikasikan dan ingin mohon bantuan dari segi kewangan bagi menampung kos pengkasian Batu..
harap pihak NGO seperti AnimalCare dapat membantu saya..

sekian saya dahului dengan ucapan jutaanTERIMA KASIH

yang benar
mohd aiman bin mohd rasip

From: MOHD AIMAN MOHD RASIP
Date: 2017-04-23 6:47 GMT+08:00
Subject: Re: animal care neutering aid
To: Chan Kah Yein <chankahyein@gmail.com>

HAI DAN SELAMAT SEJAHTERA.
SAYA TELAH HANTAR KUCING YANG SAYA KUTIP HARI TU KE veterinary & surgery clinic UNTUK PROSES PEMANDULAN DAN KUCING TERSEBUT TELAH SELAMAT MENJALANI PEMBEDAHAN TERSEBUT. KINI KUCING ITU TELAH KEMBALI SIHAT DAN SAYA AKAN BUAT OPEN ADOPTION KEPADA SESIAPA YG SUDI UNTUK BELA KUCING TERSEBUT MELALUI FB KOMUNITI DITEMPAT SAYA..SAYA SERTAKAN GAMBAR SEBELUM SEMASA DAN SELEPAS PEMBEDAHAN TERSEBUT. BORANG DAN RESIT TELAH SAYA POS KE ALAMAT YANG DIBERI. HARAP PERMOHONAN SAYA DITERIMA DAN TIDAK DITOLAK. SAYA UCAPAK JUTAAN TERIMA KSIH ATAS BANTUAN YANG AKAN DIBERI INI, DAN SAYA AKAN BERUSAHA UTUK MEMBANTU LEBIH BANYAK HAIWAN JALANAN ATAU TERBIAR SEDAYA UPAYA YANG SAYA MAMPU
SEKIAN TERIMA KASIH..
MOHD AIMAN BIN MOHD RASIP
Further correspondence regarding the cat, Batu:
Masa sy tgkap gamba kucing tu gerak2 tp muka dia penuh kurap keping mcm kuli tidak kayu

Neutering aid for 1 cat in Kemaman (Nong Sheau Cherng’s)

We have sponsored RM60 for the neutering of this cat.

From: Orange Nong
Date: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:12 AM
Subject: Animal Care Neutering Aid (Ping Ping)
To: “chankahyein@gmail.com” <chankahyein@gmail.com>

Dear Ms Chan:

This is Ping ping, female. Found her at one of the floor in Lagoon Perdana apartment. Bandar Sunway.
I bring her back to my hometown Kemaman Terengganu for the spaying when she started on heat. Usually I go to the government vet for the cat i rescue but doctor not available for long period. I have  no choice to bring her to private clinic and the fees quite expensive for me. I think i will adopt her. Will send the form later.
Thank you
Nong Sheau Cherng

Neutering aid for 4 cats in Bentong (Liaw Jarn Ling’s)

We have sponsored RM240 for the neutering of 4 female cats.

Party for the Animals

Time to remind everyone who cares for animals and the planet that we can make a difference in our own very small ways, or in bigger ways.

About them: https://www.partyfortheanimals.nl/

The Party for the Animals (PvdD) is the first political party in the world that does not put the short-term interests of man in the pivotal position, but the entire planet and all her inhabitants instead. We are part of a global and growing movement that is committed to the interest of animals, nature and the environment in politics and public administration. To strengthen this international movement, the PvdD founded the Animal Politics Foundation at the end of 2012.

How to make a difference: https://www.partyfortheanimals.nl/get-involved/

No. 1 says: Force politicians to take a stand.

However, please do not be fooled by empty and hypocritical promises.  

No. 3 says: Did they keep their promises? This is assuming they made some promises to you the last time.

No. 3 is very important.  

No. 4 says: Establish an animal welfare party.

If No. 4 is not possible, please go back to No. 1 and No. 3.

And if you are tired of No. 1 and No. 3, then keep your animals safe and do whatever you can, in small ways, to help as many animals as you can.

Our Neutering Fund is available to Malaysian street animals: www.myanimalcare.org/aid/.

The bottom line

On 23rd March 2017, Stray-Free Selangor was launched. It received the support of the Menteri Besar of Selangor as well as the Royal Household.

The news: http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2017/03/24/humane-way-to-deal-with-strays-in-selangor-state-to-ensure-local-councils-use-spaying-and-neutering/#31pD4iy8wTl3zLby.99

On 13th March 2017, a certain online community newspaper published an invitation by a certain council in Selangor to catch stray cats.

Then, in their April hardcopy edition which came out recently (note: this is after 23rd March 2017), the same invitation was repeated in print.

A few readers alerted us when the hardcopy edition came out. They were so worried for their community cats and dogs.

What else could we say except to please keep your community animals (yes, all neutered, vaccinated and cared for), safely indoors?

We hear cries of “Stray-Free Selangor has just been launched, yet catching is still being practised?”

It’s been the same cry all these years, from rescuers and caregivers of street animals. They care for the animals, they get them neutered, vaccinated, medical treated, they continue caring for them and all it takes is one phonecall from an intolerant human and there goes the poor animals. We provide our neutering aid and encourage caregivers to keep going, not to be demotivated, but really…this is an uphill task. It takes a huge emotional toll on everyone involved.

So, here’s the bottom line, folks: It’s all about the letter of the law.

The federal law on animals currently is still the Animal Act 1953 (amended in 2006): http://www.mvc.gov.my/doc_downloads/AnimalsAct1953.pdf

The Animal Welfare Bill 2015 was gazetted last year, but it is still not in force as of now: https://www.cljlaw.com/files/bills/pdf/2015/MY_FS_BIL_2015_19.pdf

The said bill was lauded by many animal lovers for the higher penalty for animal abusers. Sadly, many people did not read the entire bill.

The preamble in this bill says:

An Act to provide for the establishment of the Animal Welfare Board, to set out the functions of the Board, to promote the welfare and responsible ownership of animals, and for related matters.

In the forum at the recent 9th Animal Awareness Day, we were informed that no animal NGO has been invited to sit on this Animal Welfare Board. We were also informed that “the welfare and responsible ownership” as cited in the preamble of the bill is to be read together. Hence, apart from Section 29, the rest of the bill covers only owned animals.

What is the definition of “owned animals”?

A survey was conducted in June 2012, before the Animal Welfare Bill 2015 was drawn up and the public was allowed to put forth suggestions: https://myanimalcare.org/2012/06/21/animal-welfare-bill-proposal-2012-your-chance-to-speak-up/

We spoke up and we are sure many of you did too.

Has your suggestion been included in the bill?

Is there anything in the Bill that protects the lives of street animals?

Speak to a Member of Parliament?

Been there, done that.

Speak to a State Assemblyman?

Been there, done that.

Speak to a councilor?

Actually, also been there, done that. And to be more accurate, the councilor asked to speak to us because he claimed he had a “fantastic” plan to propose. We met, he talked about his “fantastic plan” and nothing came out of it after that.

Here’s the bottom line: Keep your community animals as safely as you can, folks.

For those who dare to dream and would like to act, please read the next post.

Stargate2, Part 1 is here!!!

Finally!!!

The galvanising of the frame was finally done and Stargate2 (Part 1) is now installed!!

It happened this afternoon, and Ah Keong and his boys took only about half an hour to install it.

Here it is, Stargate2, Part 1.

Part 2 will be installed in a few days’ time.

Ah Keong knows our cats too well, so he says if Part 2 cannot keep them all in, there’s also Part 3.

This material is, ironically, called “anti-climb” but I’m very sure the “anti” only refers to humans. Cats can definitely climb it.

We tested Part 1 today and it’s been 9 hours so far. There has been no escape…yet. Of course Part 1 isn’t totally cat-proof, but it seems to be Heidi-, Daffodil- and Ginger-proof. We are quite sure of this. The three of them would not try to climb. I’m not sure about Vincent and Zurik, though.

But here’s the thing about Zurik. He is welcome to come in, but today, he beat Tiger up.

As you know, Tiger practically lives in the tv rack these days.

Poor Tiger just came out to use the sandpit and Mr Zurik beat him up.

So I had to let the Russian out. He was only too happy to go out of Stargate2 and into the porch because I think he doesn’t like to be confined.

He also goes “home” in between meals. I think he just comes for the free food and to flex his muscles and boost his ego.

So, the present arrangement seems to work well for him.

The green netting has been taken down now.

I think Daffodil, Ginger and Heidi will be okay with this “confinement”.

Vincent should be fine too. He spent the whole afternoon upstairs under our bed. In view of Stargate2, we have been training Vincent to live inside the house. He seems happy.

And this evening, when we had enough manpower for heavily guarded supervision, we did the acid test….

We let Indy out.

In a matter of seconds, Indy discovered how to get out.

Yes, it was child’s play to him, we know.

That is why there is Part 2.

We didn’t let him try, of course.

We just wanted to see how long it would take Indy to discover it and yes, it only took a few seconds.

Part 2 will be coming soon.

Much as we wish community cats can live peacefully and roam freely in our neighbourhood, this remains a wish when there are still humans who simply cannot tolerate the presence of any non-human living being in their spaces.

Hence, Stargate2 became a necessity.

But it seems to be a blessing in disguise now. Though the cats’ total freedom has been curtailed, at least I know they are safer within the confines of our compound. The PatioCats still have the patio, sunshine, grass and the rest of the house. They just cannot go out of the gate or onto the road anymore.

A small sacrifice for safety from evil humans.