A wise man once said: “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”
With the recent influx of strays in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, pet shelters around town are running out of space and resources to house these poor souls, thanks to a handful of irresponsible pet owners who decided to abandon their furry friend. Some of these pets were found in poor condition- abuse, starvation, lack of basic hygiene, et cetera.
So, if you’re looking for a new addition to the family or have the extra capacity to love more, do give adoption due considerations instead of getting them from retail pet stores because buying pets is another way which encourage unregulated breeding.
If you’re not able to adopt for the time being, fret not because you can always play a part to foster, sponsor, volunteer, donate, and educate about this cause. Our furry friends will have you to thank for 🙂
Here are 9 Malaysia animal shelters which will be the best place to help you with the adoption process:
2. PAWS – Paws Animal Welfare Society
Since 1987, this non-profit animal shelter has been saving, re-home, vaccinate and treating dogs, cats and other small animals to find their comfort and love.
3. Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue (MIAR)
MIAR is dedicated to save lives and they strongly believed in giving every animal a second chance to live.
4. SecondChance (Formerly known as Paws Mission)
Second Chance’s aim is to re-home as many dogs as paw-sible to reduce the numbers of stray and unwanted dogs.
5. PetFinder.my – A loving home for every pet
6. Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB)
7. Katzen Cat Sanctuary
Katzen Cat Santuary is an NGO which was founded by cat-loving sisters who started out accepting furkids from friends and strays. In no time, the cat sanctuary grew and they soon ran out of space to house these pets. The sisters are currently looking for a spacious location for the cats to roam around freely. Volunteers and donations in cash and kind are welcomed.
8. A Dogs Life @ADLmy
This independent NGO dog shelter is run by a Chinese family in Klang for years. A Dog’s Life was founded by their son who loves dogs very much. They started off by feeding stray dogs and cats around Klang area. A Dog’s Life feed, care and treat the poor strays. Donations and adoption are seriously in need.
9. Pak Mie’s Shelter
Known to be the only Malay couple in Malaysia who care for stray dogs and cats, Pak Mie’s Shelter is an independent shelter in Alor Setar. This is a rather unconventional pet-related NGO especially in Malaysia due to Pak Mie’s cultural restrictions. Years after the passing of Pak Mie, Ms Intan continued his legacy by keeping this shelter up and running. Similar to A Dog’s Life, Pak Mie’s Shelter feed, care and treat the strays.
A simple gesture of help and donation can help these NGOs a lot, and to keep the strays out off the streets.