Food Aid to Survivor Shelter

Donors: In loving memory of Zowie, Duke and Sharmaine Ngan; In memory of Tan & Chu Family, Ancestors, Relatives & Friends; anonymous donors, Ahmad Amir Kamil, Avant Pet Sdn Bhd, Bunny’s Place & Ginger’s Catio, Khema Chu & Family, Loved Ones, Relatives & Friends; Khoo Ming-Yi, Kok Khee Wee, Kwan Pei Kuan, Lewis Communications Sdn Bhd, Mary Yap Mie Ling, NandaLeonie Hong Siew Lan, Tan Lai Fun, Tan Tay Thye, Wan Tai Seng, Wong Chin Kuan, Wong Mei Yoke, AnimalCare donors (reserve fund).  

The food:

Alps Nourish dog kibble 15kg (Lamb) – 16 packs

We thank Avant Pet for the free delivery.

This photo was taken this afternoon by Ms Ong’s worker.
Ms Ong sends her utmost thanks to all donors (though a voice message in Cantonese).

This photo is taken by Avant Pet’s driver during delivery. Avant Pet also sponsored 3 bags of toys for the dogs.

Survivor Shelter is currently home to 48 rescued dogs. The dog who had been living with liver illness passed away last month despite veterinary treatment to save him. Ms Ong was devastated as she had rescued him as a newborn puppy with the umbilical cord still intact and handraised him from young with goat’s milk. Sadly, the dog probably had some congenital liver problem and also had epilepsy. Ms Ong had taken him numerous times to consult the vet; the epilepsy was controlled but not the liver disease. He was almost 6 years old when he passed away on 20th Sept 2022. May he run free on Rainbow Bridge.

Currently, one dog is being treated for temporary paralysis. Ms Ong was very concerned when this young dog suddenly had paralysis and she sent the dog to the vet the very next day. Thankfully, the vet said it was only a nerve problem and a course of steroids would take care of it. We also helped to ask our vet for thoughts on this sudden paralysis syndrome.

As you all know, Ms Ong works as a hawker through the night, selling burgers at a foodcourt to earn enough to sustain her shelter. But during this rainy season with thunderstorms happening mostly at night, business has been bad. So Ms Ong is now doing cat house-sitting for supplementary income. We salute her for her hardwork.

Here are some photos and a video of the current 48 dogs at the shelter. The daily maintenance is managed by a very capable worker.

Many of the dogs at the shelter are elderly. This black dog is 11 years old, also rescued when young. Ms Ong ensures each rescued dog is properly treated (if any illnesses) and de-ticked before entering the shelter to prevent any spread of diseases or ticks.

This is the dog food storage place.

On the left is Ms Ong’s burger stall at a foodcourt where she works through the night to earn enough to sustain her shelter and take care of her dogs. On the right is Ms Ong and a few of her dogs on one of her visits to the shelter in September 2022.