Thank you very much (February 2019 donors)

As far as the neutering aid is concerned, this month is the slowest moving month since we started in May 2009!

Reasons for this, as reported earlier, could be due to (1) Chinese New Year, (2) the graduation of many long-time applicants and (3) the requirement for ear-notching for females.

We have had to turn down quite a number of female animal claims this month because their applicants just assumed that leeway would be given to them for not notching the female animals’ ears (among the reasons: Didn’t know; Forgot; Not willing to notch; Already found an adopter; Thought no need if being looked after). As already explained, we will respect your decision not to notch, but please also respect our decision to make ear-notching compulsory because there had been enough cases of rescued female animals being opened up unnecessarily only to reveal that they had already been previously spayed (without the ear-notch).

Heidi was one such case. One fine day, she appeared out of nowhere, “waited” for me outside my gate, ran into our kitchen and “asked” to be a kitchen-cat. I took her to the vet thinking that she ought to be spayed first. Luckily the vet asked if I could wait for 2 weeks because Heidi looked like a pet (was very friendly). I waited for 2 weeks and Heidi did not come into heat. She has not come into heat for the past 6-7 years with us which means that she had been previously spayed (but ear not notched). Luckily we did not get her opened up. However, she did have a hernia then, which, somehow, recovered on its own. Luckily too that the vet opted not to do anything with her hernia at the time. It just healed on its own. Sometimes, though not always, the body can heal on its own.

But there had been enough cases reported to us where the female animals were not as lucky as Heidi. Well-intentioned rescuers rush the animal to the vet, to be spayed and the surgery (spaying is a hysterectomy and as such, a major surgery) is done. Oftentimes the vet has to probe deeper in search of the uterus, to finally conclude that the animal had already been previously spayed. The poor animal would have had to go through the risk of anaesthesia and surgery and the pain of recovery from a major surgery. This can be prevented if only the ear was notched the first time.

Hence, ear-notching is now compulsory for all female animals if the applicants wish to claim from us.  For applicants who do not want their female animals ear-notched, please do apply elsewhere.

Ear-notching is done in many, many countries all over the world. It makes the identification of spayed female animals so much easier, saves them from being caught and opened up again.

This month’s Neutering Aid:
Number of animals neutered this month: 28 (11 dogs & 17 cats) [the lowest in 9 years and 9 months!]
Amount sponsored this month: RM2090.00 

Recipients of the Neutering Aid: https://myanimalcare.org/category/aid-neuter/

The Double Charity (Petfood) Donation
Recipients: https://myanimalcare.org/category/aid-food/

We started the Anti-Rabies Vaccination Aid for Perak animals on 1st February 2019 but there had been no takers at all, so this has ended today.

But we have some good news to share, as announced this morning! We are restarting our VACCINATION AID! For more information, please refer to www.myanimalcare.org/vacc/.  In short, feeders are allowed to claim a maximum of RM25 each for the 1st and 2nd vaccinations of their animals at a maximum of 3 animals per week. We provided this before but had to stop because the neutering claims were overwhelming. Now, it’s on again!

The vaccination package would be in line with CNRM as caring includes protecting our animals from transmittable diseases. We’ve spoken to a few Malaysian vets and they agreed that vaccination is still very necessary and important for our street animals as diseases are still endemic in many areas. Studies show that mass vaccination can decrease the spread of disease. This is good for everyone.

So, AnimalCare now provides a “care package” for street animals – neutering, vaccination and food (through our Double Charity Donation).

If you’d like to support our work in helping street and rescued animals by making a donation:

Direct donations:
Public Bank Bhd 3168194929  
(AnimalCare Society Petaling Selangor) 

Other ways to contribute:

By purchasing merchandise from our Gift Shop: http://myanimalcare.org/gifts/

By purchasing petfood and donating to shelters/rescuers/feeders: https://myanimalcare.org/food-aid/

This month’s donors:

Anonymous donors
IMO Mr Chan Kam Loon
IMO Winnie, Issac, Einstein, Thomas
Ahmad Amir Kamil
Adeline Lau Chao Ching
Alicia Lok
Andy Lew
Angie Lim
Anna Lim
Avant Pet Sdn Bhd
Belle & Freya
Carol Chong Saw Kan
Cheong Wan Yoke
Datin Tinawati
Emiko Mulyanie Nor
Evon Goh
Hong Siew Lan
Imm’s donors
Ivy Yap
Julia Chong, Premala Narendra, Irene Leong
Khao Yen Ling
Khoo Jia-Wen
Khoo Ming-Yi
Koo Xuen Zhe & parents
Kwan Pei Kuan
Lau Tze Pin
Liew Wooi Yee
Liza Mah
Mary Yap Mie Ling
Nik Arni
Nujtiya Chareansouk
Oscar & Ted
OurPatProject
Popo IMO KungKung
Sharon Ooi
Tabs & Friends
Tan Lai Fun
Tan Tay Thye & his karma debtors
Tan Teck Kong
Vincent Bagheera & Bunny Bun Buns
Wan Tai Seng
Yong Pui Fun & Pui Leng

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