• Melissa Kartini

Do You Care About Animal Welfare?

Updated: Aug 6, 2018

Are you aware that Malaysia has a problem with strays? If you’re a local, you definitely are.

No matter where you go, you’ll see at least one or two stray cats or dogs roaming the streets. During such instances, you’ll notice that they’re usually starving underneath their dusty, and times grimy, matted coats.

Is that really a life you’d wish on any living creature?

Jean Liew is an animal rescuer who believes that every animal deserves to have a good life. In a Celcom campaign that she has recently partaken in, this deeply held belief of hers reverberates through the heart-wrenching video that has taken social media by storm.

In it, she highlights a problem that has yet to alleviate in Malaysia: the problem of strays. It is no secret that the streets are far too cruel a home for cats and dogs alike to live in. Not only are they prone to starvation, they are also at an extremely high risk of contracting diseases.

The threat of them encountering animal-haters is all too real as well.

Is there anything that can be done about this, though?

Yes, of course. Here are some of the things you can do the next time you see a stray:

  • You can feed it and get it cleaned.

  • You can bring it to the vet to have it neutered.

  • While you are there, you can also have it vaccinated to prevent it from getting rabies.

  • You can bring it to the local pet shelter to put it up for adoption.

  • OR you can ask friends and family if they’re interested in adopting a furry little friend.

  • Even better, you can adopt it yourself.

At the barest minimum, along with giving it food and shelter, getting it neutered is one of the best things you can do for it. Indeed, this might not seem like a lot, but by just helping to neuter at least two cats, you could prevent them from multiplying up to 420,000 strays in just seven years! That is a lot.

It is admittedly not the perfect solution, but it is the most humane one. Let’s do our part to save animals from the cruelty of the streets.

Want to help? Here is another way:

TNRM Malaysia

Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini

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