PAW-fect Time At PAWS

4 Mar

The husband and I made our way to PAWS on Sunday to donate  food. Although it’s been a while since we went to a doggie shelter to visit, that doesn’t mean we’ve not been helping out. We still make donations whenever needed.

PAWS is located in Ara Damansara and currently houses 200 dogs – full grown and pups alike. We were surprised to see some good breeds like an Alsation (reminded me of my dear Bobby!), Goldie, Rottweilier and heck even a gorgeous Lab. How do people find it in their hearts to give away their own pets???

What amazed us were how friendly and happy ALL these dogs were. Their wagging little tails and their eagerness to come up to you just so you can pet their fluffy heads was a testament that these dogs were a happy bunch at PAWS. We spoke to Uncle Charles for a bit, a PAWS volunteer who helps run the shelter. He  must be well into his late 70s or early 80s yet his love for dogs and energy level was something to be at awe at.

I”m cute and can pose well, please adopt me!

If you love to walk dogs or heck even like going for walks (but could do with some company), PAWS  has a genius volunteer programme where you can pop by and help take these dogs for a walk, which is a pretty neat idea for the whole family!

Looking at these dogs and then thinking about the cruel fate  and abuse happening in Selayang pound shows a huge difference in how people treat animals and how hearts and human consciouness differ. Please read all about it here: Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better

When I first read it on their blog, I sat there and just cried. The two pictures that really got to me were these pups in the most unimagineable state:

(photos credit to MDDB)

We do not treat our orphans this way, so why should these pups be treated any differently? I absolutely cannot accept cruelty and abuse against those who can’t stand for themselves.  Which is deemed more haram in your eyes? Dogs who are creation of GOD or those who think it’s okay to abuse GOD’s creation?  

I’ve already lodged a report with PETA and as of today, most newspapers have highlighted this issue. But would it lead somewhere? Would the Government and our politicians stand up and do something about it?? Or in true Malaysian style – would this be yet another episode that gets swept under the rug? One can only hope that justice will be served, and that something will be done about this soon. Karma on the other hand must pay a visit to the bastards responsible for this act! 

Till then, I urge you all to lodge reports, to make this known internationally and to help donate to MDDB or to My Animal Care.

Alternatively, if you want to donate food/medicine/rice/dog shampoo/cages but don’t have the time, you can contact me and we’ll work something out.

PAWS Animal Welfare Society
Pilmoor Estate,
Subang Airport Road,
47200 Subang, Selangor,
Malaysia.

Tel: +60 (0)3 7846 1087

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9 Responses to “PAW-fect Time At PAWS”

  1. Angel Whining 04. Mar, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Let me know if you are going over this wk to adopt ur bundle of joy. I might want to tag along. I think Jove would be very interested to take his sis around PAWS too. Animal lovers….

    • TheMissusBlogs 04. Mar, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

      I wish I could adopt him but there’s no place to put at home :( I might go in 2 weeks time, they need more detergent to clean and disinfect the place, you and Jove can tag along then and maybe we all can talk the dogs for a walk? :)

  2. whimsicaljottings 05. Mar, 2010 at 4:58 am #

    HUGS and KUDOS to you. I’ve been following the whole Selayang dog pound drama, and like you, I too cried seeing the way they treat the poor dogs. They may not be kosher to the Muslims, but one things for sure, dogs too are God’s creation and under no circumstance should ANY creature of God be treated this way.

    I’ve been complaining SO MUCH about my life here, but one thing I love about the people here is their love for dogs/animals! Everytime I walk to work/class, I see at least 7-8 dogs being walked by their owners. Westies, Labs, Retrievers, and also the plain ol’ mutts, all loved by people alike. All looking happy, healthy and cared for. I do so wish our fellow Malaysians would change their mindsets towards man’s best friend.

    • TheMissusBlogs 05. Mar, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

      *Hugs* It was just too heartbreaking isn’t it?

      You see, that is what you called a developed country! Here we have uneducated scum bags who go all out to catch and kill these dogs. It’s just so heartbreaking. Let’s not even talk about those idiots working for the pound, I’m talking about folks who go around abusing dogs. There was one dog rescued by MDDB that got hot water poured on him, how sick is that. I wish people here would learn how to love dogs and see how beautiful they really are!

  3. Fieran 05. Mar, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    You’re such a good Samaritan :) *Salute*

    But yes, it’s very sad what’s happened to the dogs. Also the whole “dogs left to die on the island” issue was so depressing. It’s a shame that some people don’t know how to care for beings who cannot speak. If only these dogs could speak :/

    • TheMissusBlogs 08. Mar, 2010 at 9:06 am #

      Thanks but I wish I could do more :(

      It’s quite sad to see the state and condition of some dogs here. Hope things will change for the better in the future.

  4. jen 06. Mar, 2010 at 11:42 pm #

    there’s a place in perak where those people actually cook and eat dogs. that is so damn cruel.

    • TheMissusBlogs 08. Mar, 2010 at 9:06 am #

      :((( Are you serious??

  5. All4dogs 23. May, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    You’re so right when you said “If we don’t treat our orphans like this why should we treat our dogs like this”.

    It’s so sad that people forget that dogs have feelings too and the worst part is that if they’re being mistreated, they cannot fend for themselves and they wouldn’t understand why when they shower you with all their love you would do that to them.

    If you’re a dog lover like me, you should visit http://www.facebook.com/MySmartHeartDog They have a lot of interesting infotainment about dogs too :)

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