Finding love for mature dogs

By Paws Mission

Sammy, a mini pinscher, was thrown out on the street to die with a severe maggot wound on the nape of his neck. But he was lucky to have been saved by a member of independent dog rescue group Paws Mission, who spotted him lying by a roadside in Cheras one late night in June.

This energetic doggie, estimated about 4-5 years old, has now recovered and looking for a new home. Sammy, along with a Shiba Inu named Johnny and more than 30 other adult dogs, will be up for adoption this Sunday, Aug. 21st, at Paws Mission’s temporary shelter at 3 ½ Mile , Old Klang Road, near Wisma Buddhist, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“A maggot wound can be easily treated especially for young dogs, so we don’t understand why Sammy’s owner just dumped him like that. We thank the rescuer and donors who contributed to Sammy’s medical fee to give him a new lease in life,” said Paws Mission coordinator Tracy Ho.

Johnny, a handsome white Shiba Inu about 3 years old, was left at the shelter by his owner after a neighbor complained she had too many dogs, Ho said. Johnny is devoted to his owner and was initially depressed but he has learnt to adjust, though still wary of new people, she said.

In another dumping case, Ho said Murdoch and Wendy were tied in heavy chain with locks around their necks and thrown out of a lorry just outside Paws Mission’s shelter a few weeks ago. Despite their ordeal, the two spitz cross, estimated about 2-3 years old, are still friendly and trusting of people, Ho said.

“Many people prefer puppies because they think it is easier to bond with young dogs than adults. This is a misconception. The closeness of the bond depends on how much time you spend with your dog, not on the dog’s age, “she said.

Ho said adult dogs are also more independent, can be immediate watchdogs and much less likely to chew up your shoes or dig your garden.

Set up in 2009 by a group of volunteers, Paws Mission is committed to the welfare of homeless animals by rescue and rehoming, as well as neutering programs and promotion of foster care.

Donations in kinds especially dry and canned dog food, rice, cages and playpens are welcomed.

For further enquiries, please call Tracy at 016-3323382, Ivy at 012-3957217, Kim at 012- 9192263, Apple 012-3862288, Hui Ling 012-6952128 and Alice at 013-8113787.

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