Thursday, September 28, 2006

Malaysia Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Last Sunday, 24th September 2006, me and another friend volunteered at the SPCA booth at this wonderful event organized by at Central Park, Bandar Utama. Although this is not my first time volunteering for SPCA, this is my first time being to a Doggie event with so many dogs around!

I woke up at 8:00am on a Sunday morning (for those who knows me, knows how I hate to wake up so early on weekends), it was raining. Tempted to just continue sleeping but my cats would not let me alone. They have been trying to get me to wake up since 7:30am. Anyway, I got ready and reached Central Park at 9:00am. It was still raining a bit. . I expected that since its raining, the place would be quiet, and I was y wrong. To my surprise, a lot of dogs and their owners were already there, some with raincoats and some with umbrellas.

I located the SPCA booth easily. I then got briefed and started selling some t-shirts (business was very good that day). There were 5 dogs on adoption that day, 2 of them are a pair of adorable 4 weeks old puppies. As usual, I spend a lot of time playing with the dogs that were put up for adoption. But I often got distracted by all the dogs there that day. One of the most expensive dog of the day was an Alaskan Malamute that the owner bought for RM15,000. There was also a beautiful black Great Dane mix that loves swimming that a lady rescued from the pound.

Then there were some wonderful demonstrations on Crime Control, Crowd Control, Drug Detection and Agility by The Police K9 Unit, Bomba Search and Rescue Team, as well as Protection Dog and Dog Sports. There are also up to 12 Doggie Games where the dogs and their owner actually play together. One of the most interesting and challenging one is the Obstacle Challenge where some really power players show off their dog training on the obstacles. Of course, there are a lot of simpler games, like the Dog Fastest Recall to see how fast the dog will run to the owner when called.

Despite the wet ground and the humid weather, I totally enjoyed the day, and I am sure everyone (dogs included) present that day had a really good time. Unfortunately, none of the dogs were adopted, but we did sold a lot of t-shirts and a lot of people said they will visit SPCA to check out more dogs for adoption. It was an eye-opener to see so many dog lovers gathered at one place. For the dog lovers, it is really a place to be. Where else can you see dogs of all kind in one place. I can’t wait for the next event! Maybe I will even bring Winter. Wonder if she will behave with so many dogs around.

A view from SPCA booth.

Adopt me please!

Two cutie pies waiting to be adopted.

Don't you want me?

Too bad I can't afford another pet, or my house will end up to be a zoo.

It is a big pond, and I am sure its very deep too. Can you locate the dog with the bottle?

She is swimming closer.

Oh, here she is!

This is the swimmer, Hera, with her owner, Sonia. Hera is a beautiful huge Great Dane mix, rescued from the pound. She loves the camera and all the attention she is getting.

I want some attention too!

The beautiful Alaskan Malamute. Yes, this dog cost RM15,000. And he is only 8 months old, and growing!

A beautiful big bear dog! I wonder how long does the owner takes to bath the big fella!

Where are you taking me? No No, I do not want to join the competition with all the big doggie!

A gorgeous St. Bernard, just enjoying all the petting he is getting.

Wow, such a long tongue!

2 restless dogs, while the owners are chatting.

More owners and their doggies.


Huey said...

Wow, that Alaskan Malamute cost RM15,000? I saw it last Winter at my place, kinda stray around my apt. I guess it belongs to someone becoz it got tag with dog name but no phone number. That Alaskan Malamute dog followed me while I walked home from my friend's place, I guess he is cold. I let him in the apt area coz my neigbourhood apt area is sheltered and is heated with heater. I did not let him in my apt coz it bigger size than the photo you show plus I scare it bite. I hope I did not make my neighbour scream due to seeing a dog walking around apt building..... Hahaha coz I left the dog at laundry room with some Tyson chicken. Too bad, I don't have beef, I only have chicken and milk. That dog is cold and wet coz that night is raining and it late at 2 am.
At first, from far when he following me, I thought that Alaskan Malamute dog was a lost wolf following me. It really freak me up while he following me. You know, it is not surprise to see a lost wolf at south coz I saw a wolf at Dallas Downtown before, everyone was screaming that time coz wolf is WILD animal.

Just Sharlene said...

Yea. The Malamute in the picture is still a baby, he is still growing. But he is already bigger than most Husky I have seen.

So what happen to the Malamute you let into your appartment? Did you manage to find the owner?

huey said...

Unfortunately, I did not manage to find the dog's owner,,,,, no one claim till 4 am. Then, I just left him at laundry area overnight. On the next morning... that dog was gone. I guess he manage to get out apt area when someone open the apt building door.... I hope he know how to go back. Because in AR local's animal shelter, if I send that dog to animal shelter,,, after 2 year no one claim, they will put that dog's life end. So, I better don't bring to animal shelter. Lebih baik dia jalan cari jalan balik, it not jadi stray dog lo.Hehehe impossible, US tarak stray dog.

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