Saturday, November 26, 2011

CAS 6th Activity Day

CAS 6th Activity Day. Another year is coming to an end, a New Year is coming very soon. For year 2011, we are glad CAS has created some awareness, we have started our merchandise selling, invitation to talks in schools, rescued and sterilised some strays. Of course, there are some happy endings as well as sad ending... But life has to go on and we will try to do as much as we could.

We do have to apologise that CAS is unable to attend to every calls or emails to us as we lack of experienced volunteers to do field work and rescue. We also like to inform we do not collect every puppies and strays on the road as we do not have a shelter. Again, we have to remind that all dogs we foster are staying in our volunteers' own homes and they are about 50 of them, about 10dogs average in a home.

But what we can do is to help to sterilise the strays in your own neighbourhood where the residents in this neighbourhood could help to feed them daily. In this way, it is ensure that your neighbourhood will not have an increase in the strays' population.

In the New Year 2012 (not sure if it is end of the world yet :)), we hope to have more support to help control the strays population in the community, promote adoption instead of buying pets from breeders, the importance of sterilisation, promoting responsible pet ownership and also not forgetting to STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY, No Chaining and No Caging!

To start a BRAND NEW YEAR 2012, CAS is holding our CAS 6th Activity Day on 8 January 2012, Time: 2pm - 4.30pm. Venue to be confirmed as we are looking for a suitable outdoor location where we could bring our dogs for adoption and they are able to run freely. If you have any location or land that you could lend CAS for a 2.5hrs, please email to

We are also looking for Graphic Designer who could help CAS to design this Activity Day poster so that we could put up in Supasaves, International Schools or some of our supporters' companies upon request.

We look forward to a brand new year soon and Every Little Effort Counts!

CAS Volunteer Team

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It’s never easy – Kiulap Tumour Dog

It's never easy for volunteers to close a case with sad ending. Volunteers struggled emotionally when one of the decision making is euthanasia (put to sleep).






For the past 2 weeks, we received reports from the public about a dog in Kiulap with a big open wound on his back. Volunteers had assessed this dog a couple of times. Preliminary speculation by the volunteers was a tumour on the dog's back and it has burst to an open wound. The dog was seen to move and walked quite slowly and kept trying his best to turn around to lick the wound on his back. I could not imagine how painful, itchy or uncomfortable could that thing caused him.... How much suffering he may have and nowhere to seek help to....

Due to his unsightly wound, passers-by who walked past would quickly ran away from him, or turn a disgusted look at him. One passer-by even went up to him for no reason and frightened him away from his sleeping spot under a stationary car. How "kind" could a human being be..... If we were to be in this dog's shoe, have you ever think if he had chosen to become a stray? Did he choose to have a tumour on his back? Or does he deserve you people to frighten him like this?

2 days ago, we lost sight of the dog when trying to catch and bring him back to the clinic for assessment, thanks to that weird man who came out of nowhere to frighten him away. Today, after about 2 hours searching for him again, we finally found him. We immediately activated the vet to sedate him and bring him back to the clinic.

The dog was assessed to be more than 10yrs old. The tumour has grown very big. Some parts of the leg has small tumour too. Survival rate for this dog is low even if he is going through the chemotherapy treatment. Regrettably, we have to put him down to end his suffering.. We gave him a spot and lay him down under the soil where he would rest in peace, with no more tumour, no more pain... We had a heavy heart on our journey home...

Life is not easy and never have been easy as Stray. If we do not want to see more animals or rather more dogs and cats suffer, please do help to sterilise your own pet to prevent overpopulation of strays. When there is less animals on the road, there would be less suffering for them.

Please, play your part to help your own community ! Spay your pet now !

We have the choice to spay our pet BUT THEY HAVE NO CHOICE TO BECOME A STRAY!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Project Pack 40 (Fostering)

project 40 is now project 44 and hopefully the figure will not increase. 1 female already gave birth. there are a total of 25 females, abt 6 or more are pregnant, at least 20 needing medical attention, 10 of them critical. we now have the exact number from the person who has been feeding them. and they were not totally abandoned as was previously assumed. it was just unfortunate that the owners of the hse were forced to move and their new landlord did not permit any dog at all, not even 1.

they also unfortunately could not afford to provide medical attention to the dogs and made the mistake of not having spayed all the females earlier. and they did not know where or who to turn to for help. my attempt to reach them 2 yrs ago apparently also did not get to them.

as such all the dogs were left at their old hse but they have been feeding them daily, only thg there were too many of them and the one person feeding them could not manage to separate the weak to allow them to eat properly, thus the weak suffered and got progressively worse.

any way the good news is that we will start to spaying the pregnant ones and treating the critically sick ones by this sun. we will also be helping in the feeding daily to ensure that all the emaciated ones will get sufficient food with extra nutritional supplements added to their food.

but we desperately need foster homes for post spaying recovery. all that is needed is a clean and dry room / place for them to recover. there will be no medicating (unless infection sets in) but if kept dry and clean, there should be no infection. daily, the person who knows the dogs very well will also go to foster homes to help chk on the dogs and also let them out to pee and poo if kept in a room. food can also be provided upon request. before going for surgery, all dogs will be bathed and deticked / defleaed to ensure all dogs are clean prior to going to foster homes. after 2 weeks, the fully recovered dogs will be returned to site awaiting relocation.

post surgery recovery is easier to handle and if we have enuf foster homes, then our side can focus on the critically sick ones as these need a lot more care and are more difficult to manage. with sufficient foster homes, we will not need to delay taking in the critically sick ones while we commence the spaying for the females. if we manage to get 10 foster homes, each home can either take 2 dogs at a time meaning the fostering will ONLY be for 2 weeks. if each home takes only 1 dog at a time, then the fostering will be for 2 weeks + 2 weeks. then we will be able to spay all the females effectively within 1 mth and simultaneously take in the critically sick ones.

once all the females are spayed, if we can raise additional funds, we will also neuter all the males to make them less aggressive with each other and will not bully the weak that much.

we still require additional funds and dry food or anythg that any of u can donate or sponsor. keep them coming. thank you very much for helping these poor dogs !

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How To Safely React To Stray Dogs

  1. Step 1: Stand Still

    If a dog runs up to you, the best way to react is to stand still, hands by your side. Drop anything you are holding, as this may be what is attracting the dog to you. Don't run away as the dog may think this is a game, and start chasing you because RUNNING is a sign to a dog that triggers the instinct to chase. The best bet is to stand very still when meeting a stray dog and letting him or her smell you until they know you are safe to them. Don't shout or wave your arms as this may either encourage or frighten him. If you act bored and don't make eye contact, most dogs will lose interest quickly. Don’t squat down, as the dog may think you are picking up stones to throw at them. You will only endanger yourself.

  2. Step 2: If the dog jumps up

    When a dog runs up to you, he may jump up. The best reaction in this situation is to turn away BUT NOT RUN AWAY. Just turn your body, your back facing the dog and don’t move! Avoid eye contact. Don't shout or push him down, as he may think this is part of a game and jump up again. Ignore the dog until he gets bored and walks away.

  3. Step 3: If the dog knocks you over

    Larger dogs are capable of knocking people over. If this happens to you, curl up in a ball, keeping your head and arms tucked under your body. Stay in this position until he gets bored and leaves.
    Once the dog has lost interest, keep watching him BUT NOT STARING AT HIM while you slowly move away backwards. If he returns, repeat steps 1 to 3. 

However, strays will not attacked if we human beings do not provoke them in the first place! Living as strays is a tough life, they are just defensive and protective of themselves, just like any living things do. They may be scared, hungry or being ill-treated before. Usually, they are just as afraid of you or more afraid of you than you are of them.

So if  you meet a stray, stay calm and walk as per normal, don’t run and scream, avoid eye contact. Don’t provoke him by making “barking” sounds at them. These are the common things that Bruneian children and teenagers tend to do when meeting a stray. This will further provoke them come approaching to you.


We hope the above information helps for those who do not know what to do when seeing a stray. We also hope that parents would use this information to educate their children instead of educating them that all dogs are evil.

Create a better living environment in Brunei for both the humans and the animals, WE NEED YOU TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

CAS Volunteer Team

Sunday, July 24, 2011

2 Pups Found Chained To A Table Top As Shelter!

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230711-10 ‎2 pups were found chained to a table top as shelter in an industrial area in Gadong! This is absolutely inhumane! The table top is no way going to shelter them from the rain and sun. There are holes on the table! If you are unable to give proper shelter to them, we rather them to be strays. Theses animals need their freedom. The chains are short and the pups tend to twain themselves up while playing. They could be strangled to death too. There is no residential house nearby, mostly all shops.
We ask the shops nearby and they mentioned they seen some people feeding them. Please, if you have any information about who these pups belong to, pls email to us at​m asap.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thanks to Annie and Du Ran!

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We have received your food contributions, thanks Annie!

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We have received your food contributions, thanks Du Ran!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thank you for your food contribution.

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We have received your food contribution. Thank you Abby!

Merchandise (Pendrives for Sale Part 2)

Material: Metal

Material: Rubber

Material: Plastic

SLR Camera

2 GB - BND$18, 4GB - BND$20, 8GB - BND$28, 16GB - BND$43

CAS relies on its supporters to help fund its activities to save and help animals in distress. We desperately need additional funds to support our never ending work and have some merchandise for sale. All proceeds go toward stray animals medical treatment, rescue and population control.

As CAS does not have the necessary funds to maintain inventories for sale, these items are ordered only upon confirmed orders and full payments from CAS supporters. Confirmed orders with full payment is needed by 25 July 2011 for deliveries by August 2011.

For orders above $100, products will be delivered upon arrival.

Please contact Jean at 8160482 if interested. Thanks

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thank you for your food contributions!

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We have received your food contributions. Thank you Florence!

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We have received your food contributions. Thank you Hui Ing Shim!

Long Term Solutions For The Urban Stray Problem

Contrary to what many people may think, the aims and objectives of CAS is not ONLY for animals. It is actually to create a better environment for the entire society, humans and animals alike, through humane management of urban strays. like it or not, urban strays are here to stay. It is a problem created by humans and MUST BE SOLVED BY HUMANS. Dumping, poisoning, killing, culling, murdering and all kinds of inhumane methods are not solutions. It only brings out the evil and the worst in humans.

Neutering, responsible pet ownership and allowing us to manage the strays through humane methods are the long term solutions for our society and any society! This has been proven over and over again even in 3rd world countries like India, Indonesia, South America and of course many 1st world countries. Why can’t we be like them? Why can’t we spare a little patience and tolerance to solve a problem that was in the first place created by humans !

Rome was not built in a day, neither was Brunei nor the urban stray problem on hand. But it requires the whole community, the whole society, the private and the public sectors to come together and work as one to solve this problem together. Everyone in this community has a responsibility to help create a better environment for the whole society, not just a few individuals ! The problem will not go away overnight and require years of patience and dedication. For starters, those who cannot be actively involved can simply be more tolerant of urban strays as organisations like CAS work towards managing the problem. Humans need to co-exist in harmony with urban strays. Setting a vicious cycle in motion will not solve the problem !

CAS strives to solve the urban stray problem to ultimately create a better environment for the whole society! When we do not have starving animals rummaging through garbage bins, when we do not have wicked callous killings of poor helpless animals, when we do not hat mindless cruel acts against harmless animals, when we do not have provoked animals charging at humans, will we all not have a better environment to live in, if not now, in future for our children?


If u have ever poisoned or considered poisoning or support poisoning as a method of stray population management, I have news for u – IT DOES NOT WORK !!!!!!!!!! IT ONLY POSTPONES THE PROBLEM !!!!!!!! Every piece of land has a holding capacity of strays. Once there is a group of strays living in the area, they will guard their territory and will not allow more animals to enter their territory. By removing / poisoning this original group of strays, we have only created a space for new strays to enter and occupy thus we are back to square one, a group of strays again ! Poison them and the cycle repeats itself in a vicious cycle !

CAS manages urban strays by first neutering them so that the population will not increase, then by providing a food source, they are not starving and will be less likely to rummage through garbage bins and be less of a nuisance, thirdly we provide basic medical needs to ensure that they are healthy and do not carry transmittable diseases, fourthly we try to re-home them. Happily neutered strays live out their natural lives and the stray population diminishes over time. If this is repeated throughout the entire country, with everyone playing a part regardless how minor or major, we will eventually have a stray free Brunei, or at the very least, a much less stray population and a much better environment to live in.

And this has been proven in Brunei too! Of the 5 feeding sites that we have been managing for the past several years, all the stray population has diminished. In fact we have been able to relocate other strays that are in danger of being poisoned into our feeding sites. If we can have the whole country working together, whether it is just simply by being tolerant of urban strays or by actively supporting the work we do, WE CAN AND WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE A STRAY FREE BRUNEI, ACHIEVED THROUGH HUMANE METHODS AND WE WILL GO DOWN IN HISTROY AS THE GENERATION THAT DID SOMETHING FOR THE POOR HELPLESS ANIMALS AND CREATED A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN !

Show compassion, teach responsibility, inculcate kindness in our children! Lead and teach by example ! History has shown us that ALL serial killers started by being cruel to animals. But history has also shown us that responsibility can be imparted to children through responsible pet ownership! Not that all children who have shown cruelty to animals will become serial killers but they would know less compassion, have less responsibility and be less tolerant of the needy and those with special needs. What do u want your children to grow up to be ? What legacy do u want to leave your children and the future of Brunei ???

by Ada Ang (CAS Senior Volunteer)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

They Have Died… 6 July 2011

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They Have Died... 6 July 2011. I am already loss of words.. Yes, I am totally di...sappointed. I have no words to describe this case because I don't know how to say...

Case by case, each time volunteers started a rescue, a case to feed, to care for the strays, few weeks later, they would be poisoned by someone or beaten to death by someone. Yes, I believed someone in our FB here...

I don't know why this someone or this group are doing this.. Why must you destroy these helpless creatures in such inhumane way. Why are you making use of our FB for such acts... I hope I am wrong, but I just can't help to think that it is...

I have so much hope for this husky like Mummy and her balance 2pups. We are so close to rehoming them. We are so close to have gained a bit of trust from the Mummy when we feed her everyday. I just want to hug her body and tell her "You would be ok".

But in reality, she would not be ok. She has now died of poisoning. Her 2 pups were beaten to death. It was witnessed by the staff of the school, done in the night, IN THE SCHOOL COMPOUND. You know we are helping these dogs to find homes, why can't you wait?? If you have other opinions, why can't you communicate with us?

They have cleaned up the mess yesterday. We don't even see their bodies... I have nothing to say. I believe ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN! Yes, there's where you should belong.

I am sorry, we humans do you wrong... RIP... BLESS YOU!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Can you help?

We would like to hold our event in Gadong/Kiulap as these are the places where most people requested when we posed a survey last year. May we ask if anyone has a private empty compound with parking space in Gadong/Kiulap to let us hold our Activity Day? If have, kindly email to and give us your details and we will get in touch with you soon. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Official Food Supplier


We are glad to inform Sin Han Kee Trading is our official food supplier for our doggys' Beras Siam and Dry food.

For supporters who would like to donate but has no time to go supermarts to buy the food for donations, Sin Han Kee Trading offers to provide free delivery to deliver the donations to Serusop, our collection center when you email to them your order.

Supporters from Seria/Kuala Belait or any parts of Brunei could now extend their support to us now too.

Simply email to or fax to 279 1029, with your Full name and contact number and your quantity you would like to donate. They would then reply to you with their Bank Account Details with the confirmed amount payable (subject on stock availability).

You could deposit your payment via cash or cheque to their HSBC account. You are advised to scan and email your deposit copy with your name written on your slip for their reference after your bank deposit.

Items available are as follow:
1. Beras Siam 10kg $8.00/pkt
2. Pedigree Dry Food Chicken or Beef Flavour 10kg $33/pkt
3. Pedigree Dry Food Chicken or Beef Flavour 20kg $55.00/pkt
4. Chicken Liver 500g/pkt $0.70/pkt
5. Chicken Feet 2kg/pkt $1.60/pkt

We hope this will help you to save time and effort and at the same time could continue to support our strays. Looking forward to your continuous support.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Recruitment of Volunteers for CAS Cat Team

Care and Actions for Strays is recruiting volunteers for CAS Cat Team to help the overwhelming unwanted litter and sick cats’ cases we received.

We need volunteers who have the following requirements:

1) Animal Lover

2) Committed and willing to take an active role

3) Mobile (have own transport)

4) Supports population control thru sterilisation

5) Able to work individually and part of a team

6) Passion to make a difference to the animals

7) Training can be provided

We need volunteers to :

a) Raise funds

b) Help transport cats to vets

c) Help with clean up of cats living quarters if necessary

d) Help with home inspections for potential adopters

e) Foster home for sick cats

f) Educate cat owners on proper care, population control etc

If you are interested to be part of CAS rescue team for cats, please join us. Email to , provide us with your full name, contact numbers and give a brief introduction of yourself and of your passion for animals.

Shortlisted candidates would be notified for an interview with our Senior Volunteer.

We look forward to hear from you real soon!

Care and Actions for Strays

Volunteer Team

Saturday, June 25, 2011

“When Kindness can be a Weakness!”

When kindness can be a weakness". Sterilise your cat now before it gets out of hands. Location of story: Singapore. This is happening in Brunei too! You are helping your cat if you sterilise them. Having a litter to take care for the mother cat is a very stressful thing to them. You are also helping your society to aim for a stray-free country! Abandonment of unwanted litters are rising! Be a responsible Bruneian!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


CAS relies on its supporters to help fund its activities to save and help animals in distress. We desperately need additional funds to support our never ending work and have some merchandise for sale. All proceeds go toward stray animals medical treatment, rescue and population control.

As CAS does not have the necessary funds to maintain inventories for sale, these items are ordered only upon confirmed orders and full payments from CAS supporters. Confirmed orders with full payment is needed by 8th April 2011 for deliveries by 1st week of May 2011.

For orders above $100, products will be delivered upon arrival.

Please contact Jean at 8160482 if interested. Thanks

Cat Paw Pendrive (C-011) – Available in white, black, brown, blue, red, pink, yellow and green colour. 2GB – B$16.00, 4GB – B$20.00, 8GB – B$30.00

Dog Bone Pendrive (C-012) – Available in white, black, brown, yellow, green and red colour. 2GB – B$16.00, 4GB – B$20.00, 8GB – B$30.00

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In Loving Memory of Boyboy (Born est. 2006 - 25 Feb 2011)

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Boyboy, a dog with tremondous survival fighter spirits passed away due to suspected heart attack on the afternoon of 25 February 2011.

Boyboy with a fighter spirits survived 3 ordeals.

1st Ordeal: He was involved in a fight with other dogs in the neighbourhood and had a serious, deep neck wound. When I brought him to the vet and use a towel to cover his neck wound, blood was flowing profusely and the towel was full of blood. After an emergency operation on him at the clinic, he recovered very quickly in no time and was up and playing again. I thought he may not have survived from this fight but he did!

2nd Ordeal: He was playing with another female dog on one windy night. They played and ran onto the roads unknowingly. In front of my eyes, one Malay driver drove past. He slowed down his Kijiang at first on seeing the dogs on the road but for some reason in the end, he decided to run over them. Both of them was ran over by the Kijiang in spite of my shouts. The female dog did not survive. Boyboy in shock ran into a nearby jungle and disappeared. Despite the strong wind on that night, I went in search for him but could not find him and thinking he might have die in the jungle with some injuries. We tried again on the 2nd day when the wind and rain cleared in search for him but still could not find him. However, 3 days later, Boyboy reappeared to me and came back unscathed, without a single wound. Thank goodness he survived a 2nd time!

3rd Ordeal: As Boyboy stayed in one of my warehouse, one day when my workers went into a container to collect some goods, Boyboy followed the workers into the container without their knowledge. When they came out, the workers closed the container with Boyboy inside! Poor Boyboy was locked in the container in total darkness without food and water for almost a week! When we realised Boyboy was missing, we thought he might be out looking for friends. One week later, when the workers went back to the container, they were shocked to find a skin and bone Boyboy standing in the far corner of the container. How my heart broke when I saw him. But he was still very active. The first thing when he came into the sunlight, he went to the grass and pee and was welcome home by our other dogs.

All the ordeals happen around the period of 2007. After we shifted our warehouse, Boyboy and our other dogs are kept in a closed up secure compound where he lived happily ever after till the day of his passing away.

I took this opportunity to tell the story of Boyboy is to remind ourselves that we need to fight on! We need to be strong and overcome the obstacles we face. Boyboy's fighting spirits will keep reminding me NOT TO GIVE UP in whatever things we faced!

Boyboy, on hearing the news of your passing away that afternoon in Singapore, my heart broke and I was very sad. Tears welled up in my eyes and seem not stopping... On the 1st night when you were gone, I know you came back to me in a form of a BIG BRIGHT STAR just above me, outside my bedroom's window. I know it is you. The star-like thing moved left and right, I know you are wagging your tail at me. The star-like thing flickers its bright light, I know you are barking at me to bid me GOODBYE! I know you are now in a Land with no Suffering. We will missed you and hope you are happy now.  I know I am not dreaming that night. I am truly awake and saw the bright light in the sky. I closed my eyes and prayed and when I open my eyes the next moment, you were gone. You came to bid me Goodbye and you will be missed.. BYE BYE BOYBOY, REST IN PEACE.

With Love, Agnes

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Reality & Responsibility

One of our foster dog “Cino” is now in the clinic, suspect to be poisoned. The 7 puppies we have been feeding since 2 months ago “disappeared” last week.

Our feeding site dogs were poisoned yesterday, 3 semi-adult and 2 puppies. We have been feeding the 3 females since they “appeared” months ago. They were brought to CAS 1st activity day for adoption and obviously non of them were adopted. About 3 weeks ago, another 3 puppies were dumped at this feeding site. Two skinny puppies and one tiny pup with a big head, the tiny pup was sent to the clinic for treatment and transferred to the foster home for recovery.

We lost all 5 of them yesterday. None of them had a proper name yet, we have been calling the 3 black females “Little Yang Yangs” or “The Blackie Family” (because our foster dog “Yang Yang” is originally from that feeding site, she was hit by a car and caused permanent damage to her hind leg, so she is kept in foster home since then).

This “ Yang Yangs Family” was the cutest family I have ever met. They were lovely and extremely friendly, they enjoyed life just like anyone of us. They lived by the roadside, although there is a shelter around, but they still preferred to sleep on the grass by the roadside. The 3 of them playing by the roadside was a common scene to us, we can see them almost every single time we drove by.

It was a rainy night when I drove by that area 2 months ago, I saw the 3 funny puppies playing happily in the rain, they were chasing each other, enjoying every moment in the rain. It sounds stupid and dangerous, but they just loved it. About a week later, I was chatting with the senior volunteer, she told me she was driving home the night before and it was raining heavily, she saw the 3 dogs playing in the rain too and they looked so happy. We shared our stories of the “Yang Yangs Family” and laughed. Yes, stupid but cute.

I know it’s easy for people to dump pups/dogs, especially at a place where people feed strays or care about dogs. It’s even easier for people to contact and request us to take away the pups/dogs/strays. Many will say the current location that the pups/dogs live is too dangerous, because the neighbour or government might poison them anytime, because there is too many cars around that area, because they caused too much trouble to the neighbourhood and too noisy at night which people complains, so they are worrying sick of the pups being killed or ran over by cars.

I know it sounds logic and kind, we should hope for more people like this. But the question is “where should we move them ?” (your house ?). Many said they knew we have many feeding sites, so we can easily move the dogs to one of our sites.

Is there a place without cars, without neighbours, without human at all ? We all live on a remote island is it ? Our feeding sites are located on different islands ? Even if we are, have you ever heard of something called “dog fight” or “territorial fight” ?

Let me tell you something, all volunteers/fosterers are normal human being, living in a normal house in a normal neighbourhood. We all have neighbours, we all received complaints from neighbours, we all have dogs being poisoned or ran over by cars before. But we can only keep apologize and try our best to keep the dogs quiet, we covered our compounds with zinc, we will do anything that we can think of to eliminate the trouble caused to the neighbours, even just a tiny bit.

When you are keeping two dogs and feel that you have enough, you don’t have room for more, then why do you think we are able to keep more than that ? I personally have 8 dogs at home, I received complaints from all sort of people over the years and my parents don’t even like dogs, but I never ever give up on dogs. I can’t remember how many dogs/pups have been poisoned, ran over by cars (purposely), beaten over the years, my own dogs, neighbour’s dogs or strays, basically uncountable. And I have the least dogs at home compared to the fosterers/volunteers !

Our senior volunteer always tell me that, when people dump pups at our doorstep or feeding sites, we can only accept it and think that it is a chance for us to help more dogs. We feed them, we treat them and we sterilize them when they reach maturity. This is what the volunteers have been doing, they even help to sterilize “house/pet dogs”, just because we don’t need anymore unwanted litters !

It’s so easy to dump pups at our feeding sites or at any kind-hearted neighbourhood where residents feed strays. You will probably feel much better than dumping the pups at the rubbish dump because you felt that you have found them a home or good place to live in. If you have done this before and felt better, then let me tell you how irresponsible you are !

First of all, you created more problems to the neighbourhood, to the residents. More dogs means more food and more expenses, have you ever think of how these people feel ? When these residents couldn’t afford or not willing to sterilize the females, they reproduce and more stray puppies are born.

When there is sudden increase of pups/dogs, even just one, the original resident dogs will usually bully or challenge the newcomers. Dogs fight for territory, fight for food etc. They make noises when they fight and they cause serious injuries sometimes. When wounds are not treated, it gets infected, the dog will have a slow and painful death.

What do people do when dogs are too noisy or caused too much trouble ? They get rid of them ! In what ways ? The easiest will be poisoning the dogs or simply call the government and let them handle it. We have seen or heard uncountable poisoning cases, and also people who hit dogs purposely with car or dogs were beaten to death etc.

As for our feeding sites or foster homes, we also have many poisoning cases, especially after we move new dog/pup to the site or litter of pups suddenly “appeared” from nowhere. All the new dogs/pups that were poisoned are innocent, but the most heart breaking moment is whenever I heard that the original resident dogs that were poisoned as well. None of them did anything wrong ! It’s all because of the selfishness of human beings !

Please sterilize your pets or help to sterilize more strays ! Never ever dump puppies or dogs just because you can’t keep them or lost interest in them !

Please adopt a mongrel and stop buying pedigree dogs ! Remember, you are creating more problems if you buy a dog !

By the way, we seldom receive enquiry for adopting a local mixed breed dog, but we often received emails asking whether we have German Sherperd, Rottweiler, Shih Tzu or any pedigree or “small furry dogs” for adoption.

So let me be clear about it, CAS stands for “Care and Actions for Strays” and we aren’t dog breeder, so don’t expect us to have all sort of pedigree dogs up for adoption !


By Jean (31/01/2011)