Food aid for the Balakong Street Dogs

Donors: In loving memory of her ancestors from Isabella Sya Lai Yaein, donors from Pastorale Charity Concert 2023, donors via Touch ‘n Go, Avant Pet Sdn Bhd, Bunny’s Place & Ginger’s Catio, Gan Lay Yong, Joy Saga, Khoo Ming-Yi, Kwan Pei Kuan, Lee Soo Farng, Leong Wai Ngor, Mong Looi, Mr Kok, Ng Siew Ching, Ow Keng Leong, Rebecca Helen Daniels, Tan Lai Fun, Tong Yut Fun, Tong Yut Gen, Wan Tai Seng, Wong Chin Kuan.

The pet food:

Vitalplus dog kibble 18kg
– Lamb – 7 bags
– Salmon – 7 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.

A message from JoTong and Uncle Wong: Dear Dr Chan and all donors, thank you so much for the kibbles and canned food. Appreciate it so so much ❤️❤️❤️. From Josephine and Uncle Wong

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, 133 animals 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 RM280 is needed to get a street dog neutered (RM180 for the neutering charges which we reimburse in full, but there is also at least RM100 boarding charges for a minimum stay at the clinic for full recuperation before release). Then, there is deticking with Nexgard which also is 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. Besides the expenses, there is the issue of time and energy too. With so many dogs to take care of, the dogs do have other medical issues as well, and JoTong feeds them vitamins and supplements to ensure they remain in reasonably good health. All these expenses are from herself.

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 and good nutrition, 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 latest photos of JoTong and Uncle Wong with the dogs.

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