End cat nudity. Embrace the orange

A funny but useful article: https://theoatmeal.com/comics/kitty_convict2

Penang vows to be kind of its strays

The news: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/05/30/penang-vows-to-be-kind-to-its-stray-dogs/

Kudos to them for their initiative!

Quote: This is a good example to other local governments to emulate.

Oh yes, it is.

We are still waiting.

We are TEN years old today!!!

TEN years and counting…..!!

The day it started….31st May 2009.

I held a cardboard box and told friends at the temple that we wanted to help in the neutering of street animals. I quietly hoped we could do 10 animals per year, but we ended up doing 660 animals […]

Meet Didga and Boomer, very talented cats!

https://myanimalcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WhatsApp-Video-2019-05-30-at-14.20.34.mp4

How the mother-octopus guards her eggs

The incredible video:

https://myanimalcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/octopuses.mp4

There is so much we can learn about and from the octopus and how they live their lives.

For example, they have 3 hearts and 9 brains!

The mother guards the eggs for 50 months during which time she does not eat. When the eggs hatch, she dies.

Here’s an article […]

World’s rivers contaminated with antibiotics

The report: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/27/health/antibiotics-contaminate-worlds-rivers-intl-scli/index.html

Small is beautiful (burn-out recognised by WHO as medical condition)

The article: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2019/05/28/who-recognizes-burnout-as-medical-condition/

In caring for rescued animals, we always suggest to keep it at a manageable level so that caregivers do not inadvertently suffer from burn-out.

Some caregivers do not know when to stop or say “no”. They keep taking in more and more animals and this can lead to burn-out or worse, hoarding.

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A little courtesy, please?

This is a gentle reminder to all applicants:

AnimalCare is coming to 10 years old soon and over the years, there are bound to be policy changes. So, if you wish to apply for our aid, kindly refer to the relevant policy pages (for eg: www.myanimalcare.org/aid/ for our neutering aid) to read the latest policies […]

Feeding the fire (without burning out)

A long, but good article: https://www.animalsheltering.org/magazine/articles/feeding-fire-without-burning-out

This is a good article for everyone in animal caring work. For me personally, I don’t think I am “burnt out” by having to care for my cats even when they have terminal or debilitating diseases. I am also not burnt out fundraising to keep AnimalCare going. But I […]