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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

HELLO FROM CLEO THE CLUMSY DOG

Hello everydog...

Since I hurt my foot I have been getting extra special treatment from Mommy and Daddy. For starters I get to sleep with Mommy and Daddy, instead of my little basket... It's alot more comfortable... :)

I also get to lay in bed all day when Mommy and Daddy are at work with the air-conditioning turned on for me... while Lucky has to stay outside the room... he he he

Can you see the big gash on my foot? The glass sliced right through my hard pad!!! Owie... That was the condition of my foot on Monday night...

This is me looking terrible cause I had just gotten a HUGE scolding from Mommy...

See by Friday, I was starting to feel better, so I was running round alot more than I should. Then I decided that the stupid bandage was slowing me down when playing tag with Lucky... So I decided that the bandage had to go... I chewed it off with Lucky's help...

And because I was running round so much, the whole piece of hard pad came off... Mommy was not impressed with me at all!!!

She re-bandaged my foot with extra tape etc. and made me stay still on the bed the entire Friday evening, and the whole weekend. I wasn't allowed out of the room at all except for potty breaks and meal times.

But I am getting better... thanks for all the well wishes!!! :)

Monday, November 26, 2007

SAVE A LIFE - ADOPT A PET

Last Saturday, the Coalition of Animal Lovers was at the Puchong Pound to lend our support to the Independent Pet Rescuers who organised an Adoption Drive.

Pictures etc will be posted soon. In the mean time here's an article from the NST on Sunday.

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Some of the dogs on ‘death row’ at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council’s Pound in Puchong Utama hoping to be adopted before Tuesday when they will be put to sleep.

Please take us home, we don't want to die
extracted from the New Straits Times



SUBANG JAYA: "Barely three days ago, we were 230 strong, but now we're down to 50.
"Soon, there'll be none of us left. Please take us home, we don't want to die."This is the plea of man's best friend. Set foot in the Puchong pound, look into the eyes of the dogs and you'll hear it. They will be put down on Tuesday.

So, if you feel you have a little love to spare, please take one home and give it a chance to live. Each adoption costs just RM50. Like most pounds in the Klang Valley, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council's Pusat Kurungan Haiwan is bursting at its seams with unwanted dogs.

Last year, there was a total of 3,069. This year's total, as of October, stands at 4,669.Due to space constraints, MPSJ's health department has no choice but to euthanise most of the dogs.It's a weekly exercise, said health officer Dr Abdul Rahim Ahmad.

He said the root of the problem was irresponsible pet ownership."Don't keep a puppy just because it's cute and then turn it loose on the streets when you have no time and don't love it any more," he said.

Currently, the council and the Independent Pet Rescuers group are working on a plan to turn the pound into an adoption centre.If you're interested in adopting a furry friend, make your way to the pound which is located in Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama Seksyen 1. It is open from 8am to 5pm.For directions, please call the MPSJ Vector hotline: 03-8023 7595.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

DOGS ON DEATH ROW

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ADOPTION DRIVE AT THE PUCHONG POUND
24th November 2007 0900 hrs

HELP SAVE LIVES!!! ADOPT A DOG FROM THE POUND.... Otherwise all the dogs at the Pound will be PUT DOWN!!!

Address:
No.1 Jalan Utama, Taman Perindustrian Puchong Perdana,47100.

Directions:
The location is behind the Mariamman and Perumal Hindu temple.On Jalan Puchong, heading towards Puching - pass IOI Mall which is on the opposite side of you - that means on your right.Go straight until you see Tractors Malaysia, which is around a bend - After Tractors turn left, under the bridge at traffic light turn right. Go straight until you see a mosque, across the road, take the first turning on the left. Go straight until you see MPSJ Signboard follow signboard and you will reach the temple on the right. Turn tight and go behind the temple and the pound is there.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

CLEO THE ACCIDENT PRONE DOG

Hey all...

Have been a bit quiet as I have been busy looking after Cleo. She had another accident! Sigh... She broke the glass sliding door in my living room, and as a result cut her foot quite severely!

Don't ask me how she did it especially since the glass was very strong tempered glass!!!

Will write more when I can... in the mean time, pray that Cleo gets well soon...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

MPSJ's STUPID PICK UP SERVICE FOR UNWANTED DOGS!

ANOTHER RIDICULOUS PLAN BY A LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO CURB THE STRAY POPULATION!!!

I am beginning to think that our local councils are headed by inept and unqualified people.

Recently the Selayang Local Council launched a ridiculous and inhumane dog catching competition.

See Stop Dog Catching Competition

Thankfully this barbaric competition was stopped due to incredible pressure by various NGOs and a bunch of animal lovers, i.e. the Coalition of Animal Lovers Malaysia.

Today, the Malay Mail highlighted yet another poorly thought out plan by another local council. This time it is the Subang Jaya Council.

The Council, in its bid to reduce the stray dog population has decided that it will pick up unwanted dogs from their owners. There is no mention of what happens to the dogs that are picked up. Will the council put them up for adoption or will these poor dogs be put to sleep just because their owners decided that they are no longer wanted. If they are put to sleep, how will they be put to sleep? Will the Council use humane methods?

How on earth is this going to reduce the stray population I don't know, as it has been proven by many studies in America and other developed countries, that the only way of reducing the stray population of dogs and cats is spaying / neutering... For as long as there are un-neutered animals, there will be new litters of kittens and puppies.

The only thing I see coming out of this stupid move is more irresponsible pet owners. This will be a perfect avenue for irresponsible owners to get rid of their pets as and when they like. Therefore, this means sick pets or aged pets can be easily disposed off by their owners to make way for new healthy pets. This is certainly not the type of mentality that we want to encourage. For when people start treating their pets as they would a toy, it won't be long before they start treating humans the same way.

If we allow people to dump their sick and aged pets now, what is there to stop them from dumping their sick and aged parents later???

The council should instead impose fines on people who decide to "dump" their pets. They should also ban people who "dump" their pets from ever owning pets in the future. They should carry out campaigns on the benefits of spaying / neutering and responsible pet ownership, like that carried out by the Selayang Council on Nov 10, 2007.

I am urging MPSJ to review their plan, as this will not reduce the stray dog population in the long term. This is merely a short term remedy to the problem.

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Extracted from The Malay Mail, Nov 13 2007
Pick-up service for unwanted dogs

DON’T turn your dogs out into the streets and reduce them to stray. Instead, call the Subang Jaya Municipal Council for help. In its bid to reduce the stray dog population in the municipality, MPSJ is offering a pick-up service for owners who no longer want their dogs.

MPSJ public relations assistant director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said this is to curb the number of stray dogs in Subang Jaya. The council had carried out scheduled dog-catching operations, focusing on dif- ferent areas at a time. Yesterday, MPSJ’s operations focused on Taman Batu 3, Taman Intan, Taman Pinggiran Subang and Taman Subang Mas.

Azfarizal said by focusing on certain areas, the chances of gathering more dogs were higher as opposed to holding blanket operations throughout the municipality.

To date, MPSJ had netted 79 strays. Yesterday’s operation, which started at 6.30am, focused on nabbing the stray dogs while attending to complaints by residents.

Azfarizal said last year, MPSJ received 834 com- plaints on stray dogs, while 504 complaints were recorded this year.

He said, in Subang Jaya, only two dogs are allowed for a residence measuring under 1,000 sq ft, while larger residences are allowed to have three. “Residents are advised to neuter or spay their dogs,” he said, adding that 15 staff were involved in the operation with help from three private companies.

Those residents who claimed that the dogs caught are theirs, have to come to the council to claim the dogs. The dogs will be kept in MPSJ’s impound in Puchong for three days before being ‘put to sleep’.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

DEMOCRACY - MALAYSIAN STYLE...

My recent encounter with the Selayang Local Government was quite an eye opener. For those of you who have been reading about the horrors that were happening in Selayang, you would know what I am talking about. For those who haven't a clue, please take a look at some of my older posts...

See Stop Dog Catching Competition

However, nothing could prepare me for the outrageous events that unfolded yesterday. But what was even more unacceptable was the fact that our main stream local media painted a very different picture of what really happened.


A peaceful rally, called the BERSIH rally, was organised by a number of NGOs and some Opposition parties. They wanted to submit a memorandum to the King, calling for Electoral reforms. The rally turned ugly when police took harsh actions against hundreds of rally participants - this included firing tear gas and apparently chemically laced water too. I am unable to provide a personal account of the events as I was not personally there. I leave it to you to decide on the objectivity of the reporting.

Here are some interesting links:

Al-Jazeera News - (International)




Al-Jazeera also interviewed the Minister of Information who defended police action against the BERSIH rally goers... This video is a must watch... makes you question the comptenecy of this country's leaders. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfpYZ4IGenY

See also

Screenshots by Jeff Ooi
Malaysia Kini
NTV7 (Mainstream media)

Links from Jeff Ooi's website:

Malaysian police fire tear gas, water cannon on protesters demanding electoral reforms - International Harald Tribune, UKhttp://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/10/asia/AS-GEN-Malaysia-Election-Rally.php

Police fire tear gas to break up anti-government rally - The Independence, UKhttp://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article252839.ece

Malaysian police fire tear gas, water cannon on protesters demanding electoral reforms - The Jakarta Posthttp://www.thejakartapost.com/detailgeneral.asp?fileid=20071110162747&irec=0
Malaysian police fire tear gas, water cannon on protesters demanding electoral reforms -

Taiwan News Onlinehttp://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=556091&lang=eng_news&cate_img=83.jpg&cate_rss=news_Politics

Malaysians hold huge rally for free elections - The Bangkok Posthttp://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breaking_previous.php#

Malaysia police turn water cannon on protesters - Canada.onlinehttp://www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=aedddd89-ec88-4c4c-bb08-fccaaf5d8d0b&k=37087

Malaysia police turn water cannon on protesters –Yahoo Newshttp://nz.news.yahoo.com/071110/5/2d9f.html

Malaysia police turn water cannon on protesters – Africa

Reutershttp://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnSP165982.html

Police turn water cannons on protesters – The

Australianhttp://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22736771-12377,00.html

Malaysia police turn water cannon on protesters – The China

Dailyhttp://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2007-11/10/content_6245493.htm

Malaysia Police Turn Water Cannon on Protesters - Javno

Croatiahttp://www.javno.com/en/world/clanak.php?id=96947

Friday, November 09, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

OF STRAY CATS & DOGS...

Who says cats and dogs can't get along??? Mishka the cat & Rascal the dog are best of pals!

Mishka the cat & Rascal the dog, were both strays in my area. I started to feed them when I noticed that they were constantly rummaging through the garbage bins in the neighbourhood. It took me a few weeks to gain Mishka's trust, and a few months to gain Rascal's trust.



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They now both live happily in my house, and I am working towards taming them and teaching them proper manners. I will be neutering both of them soon, and am hoping to be able to find them good forever homes. If you are interested in adopting Mishka & Rascal, please email me at cleo@cleopatrathelabrador.com

I hope that more people will be kind towards the strays in their area. Most strays were not born as strays and they are a nuisance only because they are hungry. Bear in mind that most strays have no proper food or water, and no shelter... Have a heart, adopt a stray...

CLEO'S 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY



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Cleo turned 3 on 31 October 2007. She's a BIG girl now, though she'll always be Baby Cleo to us... yes that's what we call her at home. Baby Cleo...

Anyway we had a little party for her together with Shalom as usual at Taman Desa. And as usual Evie organised everything, from the birthday cakes, to party packs to snacks for the human slaves...

This time we got the cakes from a friend of mine, Min or better known as Mama Min... She usually bakes for humans and children. But we managed to persuade her to bake for our two monsters, and she made 2 really lovely and yummy cakes! Yes I tried it... it was delicious... She made us 2 wholemeal, honey & apple cakes (human grade but doggie recipe). Check out the pictures... :) Thanks MIN!!!

Cleo had a grand time at the party cause we let her "retrieve" her tennis ball in the park... So she was running at top speed off leash! That doesn't happen often mainly cause I am really paranoid that something bad will happen if I let her off leash... So unless I am absolutely sure that it's safe, Cleo is always leashed when we take her out...

Would like to thank everyone who came and brought pressies for Cleo... :) Will be uploading pictures soon... :)

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