Day 1: My brother had been out jogging, and found it on the sidewalk. It was actually still attached to part of its shell and some dried membranes. Clearly freshly hatched, we were unable to locate the nest in the group of trees above us. **NOTE** if you find a bird this young, it is best to try to locate the nest and put it back in. There is a myth that you can’t touch a baby bird, because the parents will reject it due to the smell of humans. PLEASE don’t try this at home! This is not meant as a guide, but more to show you the amazing development and growth of songbirds. Wildlife rehabilitation should only be carried out by those licensed to do so!
Some photos below (please click on the link above for the full day-by-day story):
All photos courtesy of link above.
After storms the night before, Day 36 dawned beautifully. Confident that the weather was going to be nice for several days, and that the recent rainfall would give her plenty of drinking and feeding opportunities, we decided this would be the perfect day to send her on her way! We drove to a nearby nature preserve about a mile from where she was initially found and where we knew there to be others of her kind.
We opened the cage door and stepped back. After a few minutes, she hopped out and flitted immediately up into a tree. She didn’t hesitate at all. She immediately started exploring the branches, biting at tree buds and hopping from branch-to-branch like a wild bird. Pretty soon, we lost sight of her.
Hopefully, you enjoyed Dumpling’s story, and learned a little about wild birds. I can’t stress enough that you shouldn’t try to raise wildlife of any sort unless you’re trained to. Find a local wildlife rehaber or veterinarian to help you out! Please let me know if you have any questions, and I encourage you all to enjoy natures little miracles that are all around you!
By chankahyein, on Monday, August 31st, 2015 9:19 am
Selamat Hari Merdeka to all Malaysians!
It is also the end of August and time to thank this month’s donors as well as past and present donors who have made it possible for us to continue giving out our financial aid to those who apply, especially in such trying economic times.
No of animals helped this month: 131 (101 cats and 30 dogs)
So here’s a big thanks to everyone who has made it possible for AnimalCare to go on helping rescuers and their animals! We are very grateful.
Ahmad Amir Kamal
Carrot, on her 10th birthday
Che Khalifa Che Rose
Dawn Tan in Memory of Ah Mao
Fam Meng Fan
Ho Yuen Foon
In Memory of Fifi
In Memory of Garden II (cat)
Jeanie Tan Lai Fun
Julia Chong, Premala Narendra, Irene Leong
Kok Khee Wee
Koo Hoong Lin
Kwan Pei Kuan
Lee Shyan Shyan
Sarah & Sabrena Badaruddin Jalil
Sivamalar Ramen Sivas
Soh Soh Hoon
Tabs & Associates
Tan Hway Yin
Wan Tai Seng
Wong Chin Chin
Wong Yoke Mei
Past and present supporters and well-wishers
By chankahyein, on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 7:14 pm
We have fully sponsored RM80 for the castration of Keroro.
From: Hazwani Hamshah
Date: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 3:45 AM
Subject: Application for Neutering Subsidy
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>
Hi Dr KY,
I would like to apply for neutering subsidy for Keroro. He’s one of community cats around my housing area. He is so ‘otai’ and got fight wounds all over his body. You can see his nose is deformed due to fight.
Apa khabar? Di sini saya ingin memohon subsidi pemandulan dua ekor kucing terbiar yang telah saya selamatkan sejak lebih setahun lalu.
Kedua-dua kucing bernama Apok dan Jiji ini adalah kucing dari pejabat lama saya di Bukit Jelutong Shah Alam.
Sebelum ini, Jiji dan Apok di ‘adopt’ oleh seorang lelaki warga Filipina yang bekerja di Kuala Lumpur, bagaimanapun, beliau ingin kembali ke Negara asalnya dan terpaksa memulangkan Jiji dan Apok setelah kira-kira setahun membelanya.
Saya kemudian mengambil inisiatif untuk memandulkan kedua-dua kucing ini sebelum mencarikan adopter baru untuk mereka.
Saya tidak bekerja kerana menjaga ibu bapa yang sudah uzur, oleh itu saya memohon jasa baik pihak Dr untuk memberikan subsidi ini.
Pada Ahad lalu (23/8/2015), Jiji telah mendapat penjaga baru selepas dia sudah pulih daripada luka pemandulan berkenaan. Manakala Apok masih lagi menunggu penjaga baru, jika tiada, saya sendiri yang akan menjaganya bersama 8 kucing yg sy selamatkan sebelum ini.
Di sini saya sertakan gambar-gambar mereka sebelum dan selepas prosedur serta gambar resit daripada klinik haiwan di Shah Alam.
Diharap Dr dapat mempertimbangkan permohonan saya.