Paws Mission holds pet adoption drive this weekend

Independent dog rescue group Paws Mission will hold its inaugural open house at its temporary shelter in Old Klang Road this weekend in the hope of finding homes for some 150 dogs and puppies.

The shelter at 3 1/2 miles near Wisma Buddhist at Jalan Klang Lama will be open to the public on 28-29 May from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tracy Ho, a coordinator for Paws Mission, said the population at the shelter has increased by nearly three-fold from last year amid a surge in the number of abandoned and stray animals.

The shelter is overcrowded now with some 50 cute puppies under three months old, another 70 which are less than a year old and dozens of healthy adult dogs, she said.

“We have decided to host an open house to heighten awareness to the overwhelming number of needy dogs. We hope people will adopt and give them a happy ending,” Ho said.

“Apart from keeping your house safe, adopting a dog is also a wonderful opportunity to teach your children basic values of compassion and caring,” she added.

Paws Mission is a non-profit group set up in 2009 by volunteers to protect the welfare of homeless animals through adoption, health care and education. Ho appealed to the public to adopt the dogs to create space at the shelter for other homeless animals. The shelter is also at risk of eviction.

The first 40 adopters will receive an attractive gift pack comprising dog food, shampoo and vouchers sponsored by Petster magazine.

Potential adopters will be screened for suitability and a fee will be charged to cover the vaccination and neutering cost.

For further details, please visit their blog PawsMission or call Tracy at 016- 3323382.

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