Food aid for the Balakong Street Dogs

Donors: In memory of Kam Kah Kay & Benji, in memory of Mr Chan Kam Loon, donors from Pastorale Charity Concert 2023, donors from Touch ‘n Go, an anonymous donor, Ahmad Amir Kamil, Ang Shu Pei, Anita Chen Yun Mei, Avant Pet Sdn Bhd, Bunny’s Place & Ginger’s Catio, Hew Voon Yoke, Khoo Ming-Yi, Kok Khee Wee, Kwan Pei Kuan, Mong Looi, NandaLeonie Hong Siew Lan, Ong Shwu Chen, Rebecca Helen Daniels, Sophie Tong Yut Gen, Tan Lai Fun, Tan Tay Thye, Timothy Teoh, Tong Yut Fun, Wan Tai Seng, Wong Chin Kuan.

The petfood:

Vitalplus dog kibble 18kg
– Lamb – 20 bags
– Salmon – 4 bags

Alps canned food Chunky (1230g x 12)
– Turkey – 4 boxes
– Lamb – 4 boxes
– Salmon – 4 boxes

We thank Avant Pet very much for the free delivery.

A message from JoTong and on behalf of Uncle Wong: Thank you very much for the food aid and it’s huge for this batch …. It’s advance Christmas Gift to us 🥰

Tong Yut Fun (JoTong) and Wong Woi Kan feed more than 150 street dogs in the Balakong area. These are all CNRM dogs. Every dog that they can catch is neutered, most of them returned to colony (unless the dog has special needs) and managed for life with dedication and commitment. The younger puppies are rehomed, adult dogs with special needs are either rehomed or relocated to spaces which are safer for them and sick dogs are given medical treatment. Collectively, they have got 75 dogs neutered on their own and under our aid, 102 dogs now and still counting!

Uncle Wong works as a mechanic while JoTong works as an admin executive in the human resource department at her workplace. JoTong and Uncle Wong use their own money to sustain their CNRM work; they don’t get any donations at all. Even though we help them with our neutering and medical aid, they still need to foot out a lot of their own money to care for the dogs. For example, at least RM340 is needed to get a street dog neutered (RM200 for the neutering charges which we reimburse in full, but there is also at least RM140 boarding charges for a minimum stay of a week at the clinic for full recuperation before release). Then, there’s deticking with Nexgard which also isn’t cheap. And sometimes the caught dogs may have minor issues that require some medication like antibiotics as well. These extras come out from their own pockets.

JoTong and Uncle Wong take turns to feed the dogs daily. They cook rice, sometimes Uncle Wong adds chicken parts he manages to salvage (it’s now getting more difficult to get such leftovers) and this food is supplemented with economically-priced kibble. It is a daunting and very challenging task to feed more than 150 dogs every single day, rain or shine.

We offer our food aid to this large colony of street dogs under JoTong and Uncle Wong’s care because of their exemplary CNRM work where the dogs are neutered, given veterinary care, rehomed where possible and the return-to-colony ones are managed for life with love. We hope the dogs will  enjoy the premium kibble and canned food!

Here are some photos taken by JoTong on their rounds.

Uncle Wong with Mama Kelian. Mama Kelian loves him so much and will wag her tail very happily whenever she sees Uncle Wong.

Now, for JoTong’s photos, truly…from late afternoon to sunset and nightfall…

JoTong: One of the many dogs that we have to feed individually as these dogs are being bullied and we have to watch over them so other dogs won’t eat their food (this dog is under an old car).


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