Food aid for the Balakong Street Dogs

Donors: From the estate of Sumitra Siew, In memory of Happy, Harry, Chelsea, Wolf, Chief, Dobby from Chow Yi Lin, In memory of Kam Kah Kay & Benji, Donors from Pastorale Charity Concert 2023, donors from Touch ‘n Go, an anonymous donor, Ahmad Amir Kamil, Avant Pet Sdn Bhd, Bunny’s Place & Ginger’s Catio, Joey Tan Sze Yin, Koh Jen Yen, Kok Khee Wee, Kwan Pei Kuan, Mong Looi, NandaLeonie Hong Siew Lan, Rebecca Helen Daniels, Sophie Tong Yut Gen, Tan Lai Fun, Tan Tay Thye, Tong Yut Fun, Wan Tai Seng, Wong Chin Kuan, AnimalCare donors (reserve fund).

The petfood:

Vitalplus dog kibble 18kg
– Lamb – 9 bags
– Salmon – 9 bags

Alps canned food Chunky (1230g x 12)
– Turkey – 2 boxes
– Lamb – 2 boxes
– Salmon – 2 boxes

We thank Avant Pet for the free delivery.

A message from JoTong: Powerful thumbs up from Uncle Wong…..he is so happy as the mamak restaurant that he have been collecting food waste was temporarily closed down for renovation earlier this week. The biscuits arrival is a huge relief to him ☺️

From JoTong: Huge smile from me too 😍😍😍

Tong Yut Fun (JoTong) and Wong Woi Kan feed more than 150 street dogs in the Balakong area. 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, 117 dogs and a few cats 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 is deticking with Nexgard which also are not 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 is 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 of Uncle Wong and JoTong on their rounds. A kind friend helped Uncle Wong take some creative photographs this round!

And after all the feeding, it’s clean-up time!! It is absolutely imperative that we clean up after feeding street animals on the street. This is our duty and responsibility.

Not only does JoTong clean up after herself and the dogs, but she also picks up other people’s rubbish. According to onlookers, there are also other people who feed the dogs sometimes and rubbish is left behind. JoTong also sees some banana leaves being used to feed the dogs.

Education is sorely needed in this area – that we must clean up the mess we leave behind and not let good samaritans do it for us. The schools have to teach this.


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