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A day for the dogs

My humans went to Cherishlife Home’s fundraising event today (without me, sob sob….) called A Day For The Dogs. Cherishlife Home is a privately funded no-kill shelter for furry kids.

Cherishlife Home is located in a farm land in Hulu Langat, Selangor. There are about 150 dogs and cats living in this shelter.

Part of the shelter

Some of the dogs in the shelter. Some have been badly abused and those unsuitable to be rehomed are given a forever home here in Cherishlife after being rescued.

Some are friendly and up for adoption.

Look, it’s Soda the pitbull! She is still waiting for her forever home. She’s a volunteer at the fundraising event but from the picture it looks like she’s been volunteering to eat most of the time!

My humans won a t-shirt from the lucky draw.

The back of the t-shirt.

I was upset that I didn’t get to go and had to stay at home, and worse still my humans came home smelling like a hundred different dogs! But what’s this….. they brought home many new treats for me!!

The cookies were leftovers from feeding the shelter dogs who have been given way too many treats and couldn’t eat anymore. The dehydrated lung treats were a given to me by the boss of Furrenz where I often go for vacations. Love them so much!

It’s ok, you humans can leave me alone at home for as often as you want, as long as you bring me lots and lots of treats when you come home!

If you live in Malaysia, do consider making a contribution, adopting or sponsoring a furry kid from Cherishlife Home. The doggies here come from very sad backgrounds, either being abandoned or abused. Please give them a second chance. Adoption saves lives.

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Euthanizing retired service dogs

Tonight i would like to share a true story that happened in Malaysia that broke the hearts of all dogs and dog lovers in this country. This story is about 8 sniffer and detection dogs from the Fire and Rescue Department in Malaysia who were euthanized because they were retired and could no longer be of service. It was a sad day for all dogs as these healthy retired K9 unit dogs were put down simply because the government did not want to incur any cost of maintaining these poor old fellas. The saddest thing was that the chairman of the Canine Advisory Team who is also a disabled person using therapy dogs actually advocates euthanasia on these dogs who had risked their lives and suffered injury from serving the country. Their service had simply gone unappreciated and once they can no longer be of service, they are put down.

In Malaysia, dogs are usually discriminated against and many local councils implement laws and regulations to discourage people from owning dogs (e.g. Licensing requirements, neighbor consent, etc). It is a whole bigger story on why this is happening so i will tell it another day. Dog abuse and inhumane methods employed by dog catching companies are also rampant in most states. Sometimes, even licensed dogs are dognapped from their homes and killed by dog catchers in order to claim the bounty offered by local councils. Local councils do not believe in TNRM methods, instead they pay private dog catchers to eradicate stray dogs. It is a sad state.

Please take some time to read this newspaper article about the K9 unit dogs that were euthanized.

This is how canine heroes are treated

“What happened reflects on how dogs are viewed here.”

Many people and even a local Dr. Dog organization would be more than happy to adopt these retired dogs, however government agencies just can’t wait to put them down once they are no longer able to serve.

Photo courtesy of Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of MDDB Facebook page.

What do you think? Is euthanasia the right solution for these retired service dogs?

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