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Monday, May 25, 2009

Volunteer Work at Furry Friends' Farm

Mom went to Furry Friends' Farm (FFF) to do some volunteer work with her friends yesterday...when she came back, she told me that although she didn't do as much work as some of her friends, she feels EXHAUSTED. Goes to show how energetic she is, no? Tsk tsk tsk...

The idea was to help out at the shelter as rescues are still going on at Pulau Ketam (I'm pretty sure most of us have heard about it) so that the rescuers from FFF can concentrate more on rescuing, and for Mom I think she went because she can NEVER go on a rescue mission with her 'city' mentality...LOL! Guess this is the next best thing for her to chip in *wink* Here are photos!

The endless road outside FFF...the lady at the car is the organizer for this trip! Mom says she is superb for getting everybody organized and donations (in kind) from anybody willing to donate for the cause!

Here they are at FFF...can't read Chinese (neither can Mom! *rolls eyes*), so I guess I'm going to have to ask Gramma what the words below the English ones mean. *grins*

Some of the dogs at the entrance...Mom was told that some of them were the ones rescued from Pulau Ketam. They were isolated for a bit from the others so that they could get some rest and calm down from the trauma they experienced. The lady-in-charge, Ms Sabrina, told Mom that in total, FFF has managed to rescue a total of 21 dogs for now. 2 dogs are still at the vet for monitoring, and the rest are here...kudos to the rescue team!

There were also puppies found here..look at how cute they are! Mom was not sure if they are from Pulau Ketam, but it is so sad to see puppies not being given a home dedicated to love them...

Here are some other photos of adult dogs that were allowed to roam the premises of FFF:

Some close-up on the dogs that were kept in one of the enclosures...

This was one of the frequent volunteers at FFF...see how the doggies all crowd around her for attention? It's so heartwarming to see her interact with the dogs...Mom says she sees her sitting and talking with the dogs too while doing the necessary work.

Then it was feeding time! She brought out a big pail of rice to be mixed with kibbles and cod liver oil emulsion. Then the mixture will be divided amongst the dogs...Mom helped a little in distributing the food, but no photos of this.

Another volunteer waiting for everybody else to get some bowls so that the distribution can start all at one go, and will be easier to tell which doggie has been fed.

And then, the feeding begins:

Here are some more photos of doggies that Mom managed to photograph. She said it's quite sad to learn from Ms. Sabrina that the number of doggies being rehomed in FFF has been very slow. Most people who wants to adopt dogs would tend to choose pedigree dogs (like Kenji and I) over the mixed breeds, and because the doggies that FFF take in are from the streets, they don't look as 'pretty' as us pedigree dogs. =(

At FFF, you can see quite a few doggies with only 3 legs. It's good to see that they are also given a second chance at life even though they are not fully able like other doggies:

The group that Mom was with to do volunteer work...there were more people, but at the time this photo was taken, some haven't arrived yet. Everybody was doing their bit in helping out. Mom did what little she can: help to bathe a few doggies, rake some leaves, distribute food, and helping to feed the fishes at the ponds nearby.

The donations came in strong too! This was only part of the donations that the group brought that day. Things like kibbles, rice, dog shampoo, cages, dewormers, etc were brought in.

Before Mom left for the day, this was taken. This was also only part of the donations that came in...everyone who has donated has been SOOO generous!

All in all, Mom says it was an eye-opening experience. I feel very blessed too to be having a nice home with people to love me and play with me! We hope that with the exposure that the media has brought for FFF, the doggies there will be in better conditions to live in now that funds are coming in to help these poor doggies. Kudos again to all the volunteers and people running FFF! You really are angels for doggies...*grins*


24 paws to this post!:

Patrick said...

Scottie, your mom has superb dog bathing skills!!! I was there...

Noah the Airedale said...

Good on your mum Scottie. We need more people like her to help out our fury friends who aren't as fortunate as us. Sounds like she did a pawesome job along with the other volunteers. We hope all the doggies find good homes.


Pedro said...


It was so nice of your mom to donate her time at FFF. It's so sad to see dawgs who do not have wonderful homes like us. I hope by posting about this place, maybe someone will go there and adpot a dawg. I will keep my paws crossed that they ALL get good homes!


JD and Max said...

Hi - what a great post! Well done to your mummy and her friends for volunteering their time and energy to helping. Our humans said they'd find it hard to leave - they'd want to take EVERY doggie back home with them! We've heard lots of inspiring stories about three legged doggies who have become therapy dogs and help humans who have been through amputations themselves. There's no limit to the love a dog can give - it's amazing. Tail wags - JD and Max.

Suzuki said...

That is furry nice of your Mum to volunteer to help the doggies who dont have a furever home.
Mummy loves mixed breed doggies cause she says we are individuals :)
Big licks to you

The FOUR Musketeers said...

These little one are lucky to have you guys a long to help them !!!! :D

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Sad to see so many pups without homes. They're all beautiful if you ask me!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

A rousing cheer for your mom and all those who volunteered to help those dogs. That would be exhausting work. In fact, we're so tired just reading about it, we all need a nap.


Amber-Mae said...

Wow! That place is pretty well taken cared & so are the dogs. My Mommy wouldn't mind visiting that place one day to help out.

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Diana said...

Yes, if only all of us know how lucky and fortunate we are to have a loving and happy home. Sorry for those poor doggies. May God bless those that helped and rescued those poor doggies.

- Santa

Raising Addie said...

WOW you have the coolest mom to help these pups!!

We can see that she did a lot of work. It must be so heart breaking to have to leave all of those dogs. Hopefully they will all get forever homes as good as the ones that you and our family have.

Give your mom extra kisses for her great volunteer work!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You should be VERY proud of your mom! It is wonderful thing she did to give her time to helping those dogs who have nothing! She is a quiet hero! You and I are so very lucky.

Moco said...

Bless your mom and all the volunters that help the pups.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

PLEASE give your mom some HUGZ from me fur all her efFURts!

That was sooo nice of her to donate her time to such a special khause!

I hardly even noticed the missing limbs...I might have trouble keeping up with them if we got to do zoooooomies together!


erin said...

Wow, your mom is so good! I hope all those doggies will find good homes.

JB's Big World said...

Your mom is wonderful to volunteer to help these doggies. I am sad to see how many don't have homes, but happy that the 3 legged dogs are getting a chance to have a good life. I will cross my paws and purray that they will all find good homes.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Scottie!
You mom is so nice helping them!
Kisses and hugs

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Scottie, we are so proud of your mom. I hope more doggies rescue from P.Ketam and all doggies found their forever home.

extra slurpy licks,

Li June said...

Scottie! Just wanna drop by to say I was so proud to have volunteered together with your mum. :) There 2 long hair dogs there. One of them was "Benji" who is kinda messy and looked challenging to bath but your mum took the lead with a few volunteers in tow and made the doggies sqeaky clean... patietly comb away all the dried leaves and seeds that stuck to the furs...

Autumn the maltese said...

Heard bout the volunteer work from mom.. but too bad she cant join due to her job which interfering with puppies who havent finish their jab..

Hope all the furry friends there having so much fun playing and meeting you mom n volunteers!

Hugs n kisses

Maggie and Mitch said...

Bless your mom for being involved in helping all of these beautiful doggies! We hope they all find forever homes!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Huskee and Hershey said...

Big applause for your mom.. no matter how much or little she did on that day, at least she did chip in. Please give her a hig from us.. to thank her for helping all those doggies.

It's so heartbreaking to see those doggies.. but at least they are luckier than those others who may not have food and shelter. **sigh**

Fred said...

Hooray for your mom! Oh, I hope those puppies find their forever homes very soon!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

What a wonderful thing your Mom did helping the dogs. All dogs deserve a good furever home.

We are so lucky that we have a furever home where we are spoiled rotten. We hope you all had a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci