Anti-rabies vaccination aid to end on 28th February 2019

We offered an anti-rabies vaccination aid for Perak dogs as our immediate response to the news of the planned “zero stray dog policy” in Perak, on 1st February 2019: https://myanimalcare.org/2019/02/01/neutering-and-anti-rabies-vaccination-aid-for-perak-a-special-project/

Sadly (or maybe not), there were no takers for this offer. We requested the help of Perak friends to help publicise this offer widely too. No one has applied for it.

When we asked a Perak applicant, he says there was no rabies in his area, so why simply subject his dogs to the anti-rabies vaccination?  Might as well just continue neutering.

True. He is right. Neutering is more important.

So, was this another uncalled-for fear of an “outbreak” ala-2015? Luckily it did not proceed as it did in 2015 which caused tens of thousands of unnecessary and tragic deaths.

But back to our anti-rabies vaccination offer, since since it’s already the 23rd today and there are still no takers for this offer, we are ending the offer by the end of this month.

Vincent’s updates

Vincent has shifted his “nest” to under our bed again.

He has also developed this habit of peeing on me in the middle of the night, which is quite a bit of a problem. I guess it’s an attention-seeking act. Even our part-time cleaner said, “Oh, dia mahu sayanglah”, and she is right.

The consolation is that I know he can still produce urine, which is very crucial for a cat with last stage kidney failure.

Prior to this, he chose to pee right outside our bathroom, which I personally don’t mind, because I would be able to see the urine very clearly and I would know how much urine he produces each time. This is actually a very important gauge. Sometimes, the urine is stained (I think it’s the colour of the raw food) while at times, it is clear. I know the protein leakage is ongoing – that’s something we have no control over and Fortekor can only help so much.

He has been rather fussy over food as well. Sometimes, he just won’t eat, so I have to guess what might trigger him to eat. For example, yesterday, I served him 5 types of food, but he just wouldn’t eat.

What it took (yesterday) was a dash of Complivit (force-fed), and that started him eating.

And just left this bit, which is pretty good.

He LOVES his raw chicken liver, but I’m told I cannot give him too much liver in a day. So there’s just so much that I can give him.

Nowadays, it’s a bit hard to gauge what Vincent wants to eat, so my method is to place several types of food in his plate and see which one works. The good thing is that he normally starts with one that catches his mood for that meal, but eventually, he will still eat up most of everything. It’s when he finishes and looks at me that I really have to “read” and see what he wants replenished. Most of the time, I get it right.

Comparing the amount that Vincent eats with that of all the other cats’, Vincent actually eats A LOT.  He has to, due to the protein leakage. The body knows what it needs.

On average, he still eats about 3 times a day.

I think there is a gradual deterioration in his condition, which is not unexpected since kidney disease is a progressive illness.

It does take a toll on me, as his primary caregiver, but I constantly remind myself that everyone is actually facing the same thing in life too – we are progressively aging, only at a slower rate compared to one who has an illness.

Life…is a terminal disease, isn’t it?  Nobody gets out alive. One can choose to say that “life sucks, it’s so imperfect” or one can just live in the moment and make the best of it.

Animals are generally wiser in this department. They live in the moment.

We should, too.

Chanel designer leaves chunk of inheritance to his cat

Here’s the story: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-21/karl-lagerfeld-cat-to-inherit-chunk-of-chanel-designers-fortune/10832634

Choupette also has an income of her own, with her social media presence:

In an interview with The Cut, Lagerfeld said Choupette earned more than $4.7 million in 2014.

The cat has a large following on social media and a lifestyle blog called Choupette’s Diary, the brainchild of Ashley Tschudin.

She inspired a cosmetics line by Shu Uemura, has been the subject of at least two books and was an ambassador for Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors.

On Thursday, a tweet from Choupette hinted her career would continue without her owner.

Neutering aid for 3 cats in Kuantan (Nur Fatihah bt Roslan’s)

We have provided an aid of RM180 for the neutering of these 3 cats.

This case is sponsored by Avant Pet Sdn Bhd.

Selamat petang doc, kucing jantan ini saya jumpa di pasaraya berwarna hitam dan bercorak dan 2 ekor lagi di kedai makan berwarna putih dan sedikit corak ketika saya balik ke kampung di Kelantan tempoh hari. Ketiga-tiga kucing tersebut telah saya dapatkan tuan baharu untuk dipelihara.

 

Neutering aid for 1 cat in Kota Damansara (Aida Rozana bt Taramiji’s)

We have provided an aid of RM60 for the neutering of this cat.

This case is sponsored by Avant Pet Sdn Bhd.

Dear Doc,
I have rescued this cat from a shop lot area at Kota Damansara. I have checked with people around there and they told me that this poor young cat mum already delivered babies almost 2 months ago. However, the babies gone missing. I can see the milk got swallow so I brought this cat to clinic to get the treatment. Doc advise me to get this cat neuter before release back to the place. And now already neuter. Attached is the cat picture before and after.
But I need favor from doc. I need the neuter subsidy.
I am planning to give this cat re home or I will release back to the shop lot area because people around there also feed this cat.
I will pos express the original receipt and form to you by tomorrow (Tuesday).
Appreciate on your corporation.
Sincerely,
Aida Rozana Binti Taramiji

Neutering aid for 3 cats in Kuala Terengganu (Fadzilah Akmal bt Haji Ali’s)

We have provided an aid of RM150 for the neutering of these 3 cats. The Kuala Terengganu vet charges RM50 per cat.

This case is sponsored by Avant Pet Sdn Bhd.

Hi Dr.

Here are information about three cats:
1. Male #1 (Manir, K Terengganu)
Found this stray near my taman perumahan, always fighting and pee all around houses here. So, I am afraid of something bad will happen to this tabby, then I could catch him.
2. Female #1 (Manir, K Terengganu)
A female cat with another her four kitten have been left over my house. I am not sure but always unknown people come to abondoned cats lately. Then now, i need to keep them while looking for foster family.
3. Female #2 (Manir, K Terengganu)
A female white cat found with her 3 small babies in front of a shop, afraid of being hit by car or dog/tabby cat, then i took them home. Unluckily, all her babies couldn’t survive.

Updates on Cow and the Battle of the Hole

So far, Cow and Bunny have still been coming into the room, but spraying only happens occasionally (I think!), and although I cannot be 100% sure.  My nose has been desensitised after all these years, but I think maybe, just maybe, Cow is getting the message?

I’ll be the happiest if Cow & Bunny don’t spray anymore. This means no more netting and everyone can come in and out as he/she pleases.

Cleo: I’m training Cow. Give me some time….and a few more smacks. 

Cow & Bunny’s special bonding time. This is an old picture, though. Note Cleo’s balding at her flanks. It has improved quite a bit now.

The girls only come in when Cow & Bunny go out.

Such is the equilibrium at Bunny’s Place!

Double Charity Donation to Mun Mun Furkid Haven (in memory of Brownie)

Recipients: The doggies at Mun Mun Furkid Haven
Donors: In memory of Brownie (from Ivy Yap, Vincent Bagheera, Bunny Bun Buns)

The petfood:

Alps dog canned food 1230g – 4 boxes

Mun Mun with today’s two food donations:

Brownie, Sihui’s petdog, passed away peacefully last night. He was 15 years old. Below are some photos of Brownie:

Brownie and his mini.

This painting of Brownie was painted by Sihui’s sister.

May Brownie run freely and happily on Rainbow Bridge.

About the Double Charity Donation:

The Double Charity Petfood/Neutering Donation is a two-pronged donation drive whereby donors buy petfood from us (a minimum of RM350) and we send the petfood to a shelter of their choice or to feeders/rescuers. By doing this, a small portion of the donation goes into our Neutering Fund that benefits street animals while the petfood goes to the shelter/street animals!

Shelter/Street animals deserve a yummy treat too!

The participating petfood companies are Avant Pet Sdn Bhd, Ecopet Sdn Bhd, Coco&Joe and Gold-D. For more details, please refer to this link: https://myanimalcare.org/food-aid/

If you’d like to participate, please write to chankahyein@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Note: The Double Charity Petfood/Neutering Donation is supported by individuals who wish to donate petfood to shelters/feeders by purchasing petfood from us (thus, donating to our fund too).  Our Neutering Fund is separate from this.

Double Charity Donation to Mun Mun Furkid Haven

Recipients: The dogs and cats at Mun Mun Furkid Haven
Donor: In memory of Mdm Chua Bee Kin (from her family)

The petfood:

Alps dog canned food (pate) – 2 boxes
Cindy’s Favourites cat canned food – 2 boxes

A message from Mun Mun: Thanks to myanimalcare and donors for the support.

About the Double Charity Donation:

The Double Charity Petfood/Neutering Donation is a two-pronged donation drive whereby donors buy petfood from us (a minimum of RM350) and we send the petfood to a shelter of their choice or to feeders/rescuers. By doing this, a small portion of the donation goes into our Neutering Fund that benefits street animals while the petfood goes to the shelter/street animals!

Shelter/Street animals deserve a yummy treat too!

The participating petfood companies are Avant Pet Sdn Bhd, Ecopet Sdn Bhd, Coco&Joe and Gold-D. For more details, please refer to this link: https://myanimalcare.org/food-aid/

If you’d like to participate, please write to chankahyein@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Note: The Double Charity Petfood/Neutering Donation is supported by individuals who wish to donate petfood to shelters/feeders by purchasing petfood from us (thus, donating to our fund too).  Our Neutering Fund is separate from this.