PETALING JAYA: Four puppies that were left abandoned by the roadside are looking for permanent homes.
“They were being fostered by a good Samaritan for two months but are now under our care.
“If we don’t find them homes today, they’ll be staying at our congested halfway-home until they can be rehomed,” said canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) adoption coordinator Christine Lai.
The four puppies are up for adoption at the MDDB adoption drive at Citta Mall Sunday.
The adoption drive, from 11am to 6pm will be held at the main entrance of the mall.
Lai said the rescued puppies were the luckier ones to be spotted on time before a mishap happened.
“A lot of irresponsible people have also taken to the habit of releasing unneutered dogs at industrial areas.
“So these place are filled with puppies and most die horrific deaths after being mowed down by heavy vehicles,” said Lai.
She added MDDB could only rescue more if the current batch was adopted.
According to Lai, several other puppies will also be up for adoption during the drive.
“We have many older puppies that have been neutered and fully vaccinated,” said Lai.
She added most of the older puppies up for adoption today and their siblings had been rescued from various locations in the Klang Valley.
Lai also said countless mother dogs have been giving birth at open places such as pavements and car parks.
“The puppies are exposed to the elements such as the blazing sun as well as rainfall and would be dead within a day or two after birth if not rescued,” said Lai.
Lai added the only way to prevent these unwanted births was to neuter and release street dogs.
Those who want to donate to MDDB in cash or kind could drop off their contributions at the adoption drive.
For details, call Lai at 012-2414749.