Author: Josephine Tong

  • Abandoned puppy, Peppa, is officially adopted!

    Hi all, Its JoTong here. I think it’s always a rewarding experience for me (I think for all other rescuers too) when the puppies who had been abandoned find their forever home at last. Well, the puppy whom I named Peppa (because of her pinky nose) was abandoned at a temple at Balakong industrial area…

  • The Feeding Goes On, Rain or Shine

    Hi all! It’s JoTong again. Yesterday was my day to feed the doggos (I take turns with Uncle Wong) and it started to rain at 5.30pm, just I was about the reach the factory area. The rain was so heavy that I had to sit in my car while waiting for the rain to stop.…

  • It’s Not An Easy Way After All (using the darting method to catch difficult dogs)

    Hi all, it’s JoTong here again. Yesterday, together  with Uncle Wong, we had a very important mission; something which we had been struggling to do for quite some time now (to be more precise, it’s been more than a year!). It was a case of whether we wanted to do it the hard way or…

  • American Bully found at Balakong industrial area

    Hi all, It’s JoTong here. I rescued an American Bully last Sunday evening from Balakong industrial area where I feed dogs after receiving information from a foreign worker who works there. Initially I was actually afraid as he looked fierce, but as I was trying to catch him, surprisingly, he approached me and voluntarily put…

  • What Are the Signs when a Female Dog is in Heat?

    Hi everyone. Its JoTong here. In this article I would like to share my experiences in identifying the signs when a female dog is ‘in heat’ or “going into heat” which means she is ovulating and can get pregnant. The below are the most common signs that I noticed and it really helped me a…

  • Dog with serious skin infection on his way to recovery

    Hi everyone, Its JoTong here. I would like to share my experience in one of my cases in handling a male dog who has serious skin disease. Now he is on his way to recovery after I fed him Cephalexin and Coatex. I first met this male dog in mid April 2023 and when I…

  • Sporty Boy – Officially Adopted

    Hi, it’s JoTong here. Yesterday was a happy day for me as Sporty Boy was officially adopted by a loving family. He and his 2 sisters were abandoned at the roadside about 10 months ago in July 2022. While Sporty Boy’s 2 other sisters had found their forever loving home, Sporty Boy did not seem…

  • I’m a Cat Grandma too…

    Hi, its’s JoTong here. All my previous articles were all about dogs and actually I still have tonnes of untold rescue stories on the dogs. However, I would like to share that I am a cat person too with 2 female cats (MeMe, who was rescued from the roadside in 2020 and MeiMei, who was…

  • Rehoming a family of 4 beautiful dogs

    Hi, it’s JoTong here. I still recall very vividly one of the very first rescues of a family of four dogs that had been abandoned at a construction site after the foreign workers left the place. I first bumped into the dogs at night when I was doing my usual feeding at the nearby playground…

  • Catching the “Mission Impossible Dogs”

    Hi, it’s JoTong here. I would like to share with all of you about the different methods that we have been using to catch the “Mission Impossible Dogs” . When we started our neutering work in our area back in 2021, it was an easy job for us as most of the dogs were touchable by…

  • Male dog with TVT on its hind leg

    Hi, its JoTong here. I think it would be good to share more on TVT in strays. This time it happened to a male stray dog that we were feeding. I still remember it was in 2021 when I first saw this male dog with a big open wound on its hind leg walking past…

  • Can spayed dogs contract TVT too?

    Hi, its JoTong here. I would like to share my experience with two of the strays that I have been feeding which contracted TVT after they were both spayed in August 2022. The answer is YES, spayed dogs can contract TVT too. TVT stands for “Transmissible Venereal Tumour” and is more commonly observed in the free-roaming,…

  • Untold Story About an Unsung Hero – Uncle Wong Woi Kan ( 无名英雄)

    Hi, it’s JoTong here. I was thinking of what to share with the readers of AnimalCare and how frequent I should share as a new member of AnimalCare Tag Team. Well, I do think I need to share the story of Uncle Wong who did most of the labour intensive work and “dirty work” behind…