“TO BE OR NOT TO BE” HAMLET ACT III

SOS thus far has had many instances where strays in dire condition were reported however no help was  rendered on the spot.

Please know that SOS is NOT in the capacity to offer “immediate” assistance upon report posted in the website.  Due to acute shortage of human and funding resources, it may take us days if not weeks to deploy necessary resources, if any, to the reported site.  In many instances, the affected strays either went missing or too late to receive assistance due to prolonged suffering.

SOS earnestly implores all the good Samaritans to render immediate assistance when strays are spotted in dire condition.  Simple gesture such as offering clean water, food or even to relocate the strays away from immediate danger is proven to be of great tangible help.  Reporting to SOS (SOS offers spay, neuter) or circulating the news via media network around is only delaying the issue if NOT “hands off!”.

Please be mindful that the time lapse between the moment being spotted, time to narrate and report to the website and finally anticipating assistance could be tangibly utilized to save if not mitigate the pain of many needy strays in a realistic and fruitful manner.

Do Not Harass Animal Feeders

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/01/22/dont-harass-animal-feeders-urges-sos-retiree-reports-man-who-tried-to-assault-her/

GEORGE TOWN: A local non-governmental organisation advocating for stray animals has appealed to the public not to harass or threaten the good-hearted community of animal feeders.

Save our Strays Neutering Society (SOS) founder April Sham said a 61-year-old feeder was harassed on Jan 16 while feeding homeless animals in Jalan Perak here.

“A food outlet operator scolded retiree Ang Geok Tin for feeding the animals on a pavement across his shop. He accused her of littering and tried to assault her but was stopped by a passer-by.

“He warned her to not feed the homeless dogs and kicked her bicycle down, spilling the dog food all over the road. Ang has since lodged a police report over the incident,” she said at a press conference yesterday.

Sham said animal feeders were compassionate and selfless people who helped to look after homeless animals living in the streets, adding that the community should appreciate their kind work.

“SOS is strongly against those who threaten violence on the feeders.

“Ang is just one of many feeders who have experienced this kind of incident,” she said, adding that after SOS shared the incident on its Facebook page, it went viral.

“We are also hoping the state will set up a mass neutering clinic with full-time veterinarians.

“SOS has its own neutering programme which depends on donations from the public,” she said.

For more information on the programme, call 012-4868038 or email saveourstrays2012@gmailcom.

 

 

 

 

 

Rescued Case: Boy

This is the kind of thing that Save Our Strays (SOS) – Penang has to face on a daily basis. Our goal is to neuter as many community dogs as we can to prevent unwanted pregancy and homeless babies, who end up on the streets or in over crowded shelters. It is not the shelters fault, there are just too many dogs needing a home… Please help us to help them, share, spread awareness, neuter, adopt, donate, volunteer…
Visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/saveourstrayspenang/
Thank you

Natural Remedy for Heartworm

We are so sad to announce the crossing the rainbow bridge of Fatty the 14 year old beloved dog that we were helping to fund the costly medication.

The shocking thing is he died of artery blocked from dead baby worms.

If you have any elderly dogs with heart worm problem, better choose herbal remedy treatment.
Although much loved Fatty wasn’t one of those blessed with this info in time
Please read below or share with any who might need it’s long but worth it : Pet Parasite Program

1. Parsley water: cook a big bunch of fresh parsley in a quart of water for 3 minutes. Throw away the parsley. After cooling, you may freeze most of it in several 1 cup containers. This is a month’s supply. Put 1 teaspoon parsley water on the pet’s food. You don’t have to watch it go down. Whatever amount is eaten is satisfactory.

**All dosages are based on a 10 pound (5 kilo) cat or dog. Double them for a 20 pound pet, and so forth.**

Pets are so full of parasites, you must be quite careful not to departmentalize too quickly. The purpose of the parsley water is to keep the kidneys flowing well so dead parasite refuse is eliminated promptly. They get quite fond of their parsley water. Perhaps they can sense the benefit it brings them. Do this for a week before starting the Black Walnut Hull Tincture.

2. Black Walnut Hull Tincture (regular strength): 1 drop on the food. Don’t force them to eat it. Count carefully. Treat cats only twice a week. Treat dogs daily, for instance, a 30 pound dog would get 3 drops per day (but work up to it, increasing on drop per day). Do not use Extra Strength.

If your pet vomits or has diarrhea, you may expect to see worms. This is extremely infectious and hazardous. Never let a child clean up a pet mess. Begin by pouring salt and iodine (“Povidone” iodine, topical antiseptic, is available in most drug stores) on the mess and letting it stand for 5 minutes before cleaning it up. Clean up outdoor messes the same way. Finally, clean your hands with diluted grain alcohol (dilute 1 part alcohol with 4 parts water) or vodka. Be careful to keep all alcohol out of sight of children; don’t rely on discipline for this. Be careful not to buy isopropyl alcohol for this purpose.

Start the wormwood a week later.

3. Wormwood capsules: (200-300 mg wormwood per capsule) open a capsule and put the smallest pinch possible on their dry food. Do this for a week before starting the cloves.

4. Cloves: put the smallest pinch possible on their dry food. [This should be fresh ground cloves]

Keep all of this up as a routine so that you need not fear your pets. Also, notice how peppy and happy they become.

Go slowly so the pet can learn to eat all of it. To repeat:

* Week 1: parsley water.
* Week 2: parley water and black walnut tincture.
* Week 3: parsley water, black walnut tincture, and wormwood.
* Week 4: parsley water, black walnut tincture, wormwood, and cloves

Ah Boy

2.4.2015 Diary
Ah boy has been calling the street his home for so many years, now in his golden years, he finally has a real home. It is indeed a happy ending, but for someone who is used to wandering the street, it could get boring for him. So to make sure he enjoys the best of both world, we pledge to send him to visit his friends whenever possible. The thought of getting him his own driver ‘the trishaw’ does pop up in our minds every once in a while as he loves trishaw ride. Oh well, which dog doesn’t enjoy slowly strolling down the street, looking like a taukeh…

On 25 Feb , we took Ah boy home, boy oh boy…I knew he was popular, but I never know he is that popular… he is like a movie star. As soon as he gets off the car, he walk as fast as he could to his two legged friends who are all so excited to see him. The aunties & uncles nonstop asking me where he went, they were worried, thought he went missing. Some were commenting why is he getting thinner & heartache to see him slim down.. However, Ah boy did a good job in reassuring them he is doing fine, with non stop wags and licks, we are sure they get the idea he is in good hands.

There is 1 aunty who adores Ah Boy very much, she hug him so tight and kept talking to him, calling him Chou Pee. It was such a touching moment , my tears cant stop rolling down my face. A community dog that brings so much joy to the people he come across in his life. If only more strays are as lucky as Ah Boy. Every dog deserve to be treated with kindness, unfortunately in our society, strays are still seen as pest.

Today we found out, Ah Boy has 2 gangs of two legged friends, 1 is the day gang & 1 night gang. His night gang uncle friend even sleep together with him…keeping each other warm…keeping each other safe.

We spend quite a while there, with Ah Boy busy going around visiting his friends, everywhere he go, u can hear people calling out to him.. we even left him there for a few hours before coming back to him.

When it’s time to leave, can see the sadness in both his friends and his eyes. We promise him will bring him back again, back to visit the people who loves him.

Ah Boy/ Chou Pee indeed lead a very meaningful life. Life on the street is hard for any dogs, but he is fortunate to make true friends who care for him along the way. His life would have been perfect if only Shanti, the love of his life is still around.

Shanti the dog who started SOS….For those who doesn’t know their story, please read. It is a touching love story of a doggy couple.

Please support spay/ neuter! Not every stray is as lucky as Ah Boy. And we wish no stray has to suffer the same fate as Shanti.

* If you’d like to send Ah Boy on an hour trishaw ride, please donate $35 and quote ‘Trishaw for Ah Boy’. Oh ya, forgot to mention, he stops to pick up his girlfriend and enjoy the ride together. We hope this old man gets to enjoy some luxury in his old age, especially now that he can hardly walk.

How to Seek Help on SOS Facebook

Subject:  How to Seek Help on SOS Facebook

(1) post on our wall your request so that we can share with our readers.

(2)  Indicate subject:  what help do you need.
What assistance do you wish to solicit?  (adoption, fosterage, physical effort, money, food, medicine, transportation, etc)

(3)  Indicate clearly exact location (street/ road name, state, landmark building(s))

(4)  Indicate your contact.

(5)  Indicate other useful details for effective outreach.
For instance:  dog/ cat color, gender, condition, salient features, etc.

(6)  In view of credibility and sensitivity issue, we prefer to share an original post instead of initiating one of third party’s request.

Why SOS Cannot Disclose Its Address

Subject:  Why SOS Cannot Disclose Its Address

The reason why we cannot disclose SOS address publicly because we have had many episodes of animal dumping at SOS’s doorstep (that includes our active volunteers’ houses). Most likely these perpetrators obtained the address from unsuspecting volunteers maintaining Facebook.

That said, it includes ill-intentional sabotage from individuals claiming to be “animal lovers” or “private shelter” owners, who, for no apparent reason slandered SOS and made unsubstantiated complaints to government agencies, resulted financial losses and operation being halted.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Thank you for your kind understanding.