If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Zeus 2011 Calendars in aid of the Street Dogs and Cats we help

Starring the abused and abandoned pets that we have helped, as well as featuring our pet projects, the Zeus Communications’ 2011 Calendars are finally here! All funds raised from the sales will go towards the sterilization of industrial dogs and street cats, as well as the rescuing and rehoming of abandoned and abused pets. The proceeds will also be used to provide pet food to caretakers and security guards who devotedly care for strays on their premises.

Zeus 2011 Calendars on Sale Now at $10 Each

Click Order Form to Download

Lend a helping hand to the countless animals who could do with more love in their lives. To get your very own copy (or copies!) of Zeus Communications’ 2011 calendar, please fill in the order form with the necessary details and mail it to 8 Raffles Avenue #02-04 The Esplanade S(039802). Every calendar sold means a little bit more food and love for our furry friends!

Or contribute to one of the following projects and we'll send you a calendar for free!

Street Dogs Sterilization (S.D.S)

We may not see many stray dogs where we live but go off the beaten track into the streets of industrial estates and you will hear the small cries of newborn puppies or see orphaned puppies playing on the streets, oblivious to on-coming traffic. Stray dogs generally don’t live very long, often dying in road accidents, starvation, illness and dog fights; mainly for food or sex. Male dogs tend to fight for the females when she comes into season.

A tiny puppy scavenging for food

Countless puppies fighting for food. They learn to fight from a very young age because they have to survive.
Young puppy with mange, possibly caused by in-breeding

 Puppies bitten by industrial rats bigger than them and puppies were still alive! The rats just fed on them everyday.

Help sterilize these street dogs so they longer have to endure the pain and suffering of being mated by numerous male dogs and giving birth under bushes, in the drains, etc
Female dogs can go on heat twice a year, each time producing at least 4 to 8 puppies
A female dog on the street can give birth to approximately 12 puppies over a year, starting from as young as 6 or 7 months old. Six of these puppies have a good chance of growing up into fertile adult dogs. A male, on the other hand, can mate with at least four females and contribute approximately twenty-four puppies. Together, there can be at least 30 fertile dogs by the following year.

What if we had not chanced upon Dawn and rescued her?
Often when we rescue strays, they dont even know how to drink from water bowls
What if our paths did not cross?
Waiting for death to overcome him

Cold, wet and injured
This old dog was too weak to even stand up to eat
Support Street Dogs Sterilization. It is more humane than culling. Many people in our society consider stray dogs a nuisance. They consider these strays dirty or dangerous. However, animal lovers will beg to differ, telling you that these dogs have a right to live on the streets too because like human beings, they are capable of emotions and sufferings. To solve the problem of strays, we need to be ethical and humane. We believe in Street Dog Sterilization.

Help us give them food
And hope

 Help sponsor a dog for sterilization (left ear tipped)

These stray dogs provide companionship to security guards in industrial sites, as well as warn them of intruders as the dogs would often be the first to bark and alert.

Street Cat Sterilization (SCS)

Every year thousands of healthy cats are euthanized because of complaints by residents that the cats have been a nuisance, messing up void decks with food waste. Male unsterilized cats also prove to be a nuisance when they caterwaul to mate with a female cat.

Cats in industrial estates

The Solution

• Caregivers should sterilize the cats to control the population

• Caregivers should feed responsibly and clear-up after the cat has finished eating. By leaving food waste around, it encourages rodents and gives residents more reason to complain

Together, as a community, we can help solve the problems of unwanted and abandoned cats both domestic and feral. We strive to lower these numbers and the only possible humane way is sterilization.

What is a Feral Cat?

Feral cats are the "wild" off-springs of domestic cats and are primarily the result of pet owners' abandonment or failure to sterilize animals, allowing them to breed uncontrolled. Feral cat "colonies" can be found behind shopping areas, in alleys, parks, abandoned buildings and industrial areas. They are elusive and do not trust humans.

Cat on the right has an injured eye

We're trying to catch this cat to have its eye attended to

A pair of breeding cats, which can have two or more litters per year, can exponentially produce a few hundred off-springs by the following year.

Sterilizing eliminates annoying behaviours associated with mating and it costs less to spay a cat, rather than to pay the pest control to exterminate the cats. Vacated areas will soon be filled by other cats who will start the breeding process again.

If you are feeding a cat in your area, we invite you to be part of the sterilization solution. We can assist you with low-cost sterilization for street cats, as well as loan you a humane cat trap and demonstrate how to use these traps.

Catching cats for sterilization

 Going to the Vet
It costs an estimate of $35 to sterilize a male cat and $65 for a female cat, to ear tip their left ear and to give them one vaccination.

Sterilization is but a small investment for a long term solution.

Order our calendars by scrolling up to download our order form or email us at dogstalk@starhub.net.sg

Calendars are also available at the following places ;

Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Sunset Way)
Block 105, Clementi St 12 #01-08

Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Redhill)
Block 113, Bukit Merah View, #01-520

Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Bedok)
Block 158, Bedok South Ave 3, #01-577

Mrs Field's Cookies
#02-04, The Esplanade

To all the people who feed strays, help, rescue and care for them; we thank you for making that difference in their lives. We hope you continue to do so because the meal you provide them with, may be the only decent meal they have had all week. Thank you for loving them.

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