KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 – Malaysia may be entering the endemic phase of Covid-19, but animal welfare organizations such as Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) are still reeling from the effects of the previously put in place lockdown .
MDDB Adoption Coordinator Christine Lai said following the enforcement of Movement Control Orders (MCOs) in 2020 and 2021, the organization could not mount any adoption drives to reduce its number of rescuers.
“Despite MCO, we were still asked to take dogs and it put a strain on our shelter,” she said.
Among her latest rescues was that of an 82-year-old woman who had to abandon her seven dogs and seven puppies to live in a home for the aged.
Therefore, MDDB is upgrading its current shelter and the cost involved has been estimated at around RM66,000.
“We call on our supporters for help,” Lai said.
Lai said that MDDB will hold an adoption drive at The Square, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, and those who want to know more about the upgrade project can visit them.
During the adoption drive, Lai said there would be at least 10 puppies waiting for their forever home.
“Most of these puppies have been vaccinated and some have even been toilet trained,” she said.
Besides the MDDB puppies, independent rescuers will also bring their rescues to the drive.
Those wishing to donate to MDDB, either in cash or in kind, can also drop them off at the drive-thru.
For more details on the upgrade project, please email them at [email protected] or whatsapp
You can also visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MalaysianDogsDeserveBetter.