Food aid for the Balakong Street Dogs

Donors: In memory of Happy, Harry, Chelsea, Wolf, Chief, Dobby from Chow Yi Lin, in memory of Kam Kah Kay & Benji, donors from Pastorale Charity Concert 2023, donors from Touch ‘n Go, an anonymous donor, Ahmad Amir Kamil, Avant Pet Sdn Bhd, Bunny’s Place & Ginger’s Catio, Jeannie Teoh Chiang Wei, Joy Saga, Khoo Ming-Yi, Kok Khee Wee, Lim Ley Kah & friends, Mong Looi, Nabilah Hakim, NandaLeonie Hong Siew Lan, Rebecca Helen Daniels, Shamini Suntharajah, Sophie Tong Yut Gen, Tan Lai Fun, Tan Tay Thye, Tong Yut Fun, Wan Tai Seng, Wong Chin Kuan, AnimalCare donors (reserve fund).

The petfood:

Vitalplus dog kibble 18kg
– Lamb – 8 bags
– Salmon – 8 bags

Alps canned food Chunky (1230g x 12)
– Turkey – 2 boxes
– Lamb – 2 boxes
– Salmon – 2 boxes

We thank Avant Pet very much for the free delivery.

JoTong says “thank you very much” to all donors for the food aid.

Uncle Wong is all smiles, which says it all! JoTong says he seldom smiles as he is always very concerned about their 150 dogs. If he doesn’t see a particular dog for 2 weeks, he will be very sad. This, I definitely empathise. You both are doing a great job, Uncle Wong and JoTong!

Tong Yut Fun (JoTong) and Wong Woi Kan feed more than 150 street dogs in the Balakong area. Every dog that they can catch is neutered, most of them returned to colony (unless the dog has special needs) and managed for life with dedication and commitment. The younger puppies are rehomed, adult dogs with special needs are either rehomed or relocated to spaces which are safer for them and sick dogs are given medical treatment. Collectively, they have got 75 dogs neutered on their own and under our aid, 110 dogs now and still counting!

Uncle Wong works as a mechanic while JoTong works as an admin executive in the human resource department at her workplace. JoTong and Uncle Wong use their own money to sustain their CNRM work; they don’t get any donations at all. Even though we help them with our neutering and medical aid, they still need to foot out a lot of their own money to care for the dogs. For example, at least RM340 is needed to get a street dog neutered (RM200 for the neutering charges which we reimburse in full, but there is also at least RM140 boarding charges for a minimum stay of a week at the clinic for full recuperation before release). Then, there is deticking with Nexgard which also are not cheap. And sometimes the caught dogs may have minor issues that require some medication like antibiotics as well. These extras come out from their own pockets.

JoTong and Uncle Wong take turns to feed the dogs daily. They cook rice, sometimes Uncle Wong adds chicken parts he manages to salvage (it is now getting more difficult to get such leftovers) and this food is supplemented with economically-priced kibble. It is a daunting and very challenging task to feed more than 150 dogs every single day, rain or shine.

We offer our food aid to this large colony of street dogs under JoTong and Uncle Wong’s care because of their exemplary CNRM work where the dogs are neutered, given veterinary care, rehomed where possible and the return-to-colony ones are managed for life with love. We hope the dogs will  enjoy the premium kibble and canned food!

Here are some photos of Uncle Wong and JoTong on their rounds.






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