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Saturday, 24 February 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Group’s burden grows as pups get older

THEY were only about a month or two old when rescued off the streets by canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB).

There were also more than a dozen that was left outside the MDDB half-way-homes or thrown into the compound over the gate.

Sadly, many of the puppies were not adopted and are now strapping, healthy young dogs in need of homes.

“We have close to 60 of these young dogs and are hoping that they will find homes soon,’’ said MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai, adding that the dogs were placed in various places including paying foster care.

Unfortunately this arrangement is causing MDDB the money it does not have and that is why the rescue group is building its own sanctuary in Rawang.

“We have completed about 60% of the work and are struggling to complete the rest.

“We have bought most of the construction materials but our main challenge is paying the workers every 10 days.

“The workers are paid RM100 each day and currently there are six workers who live at the site,’’ said Lai.

She added that MDDB hopes to get more workers to finish the sanctuary by April.

“We also hope that someone or some organisation can sponsor us more workers,’’ she said.

Those who want to know more about the sanctuary or would like to help can meet MDDB at its monthly adoption drive tomorrow.

The drive will be held at Ground Floor, The School, Jaya One, Jalan 13/6, Petaling Jaya from 11am to 6pm.

For details, call 012-2846039.