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, December 22, 2010

Christmas Gratitude

Message from Lynda, Founder of Zeus

I have been a volunteer in animal welfare for the past twenty years, with organizations and on my own. It has been challenging; there have been many highs and lows, but working with animals has been far from a chore. For me, being with animal is a labour of love, it is my ultimate passion.

About eight years ago, I added education to my animal welfare work. In a nut shell, what I do is knowledge sharing. It is what I do with my knowledge that helps and benefits animals, pets and pet owners.

We started a blog for Zeus Communications because we realized not everyone knew about stray animals. In fact, many people did not know stray animals exist, how many are actually out there and the sad, miserable lives they lead. Our blog aims to share with readers the reality, their courage and resilience.

There is a risk when working with stray animals. You never know when they will bite or attack; usually out of fear or pain, rather than aggression. We don’t blog about how we catch the animals, but believe me, they are not like your pets, who come when called!

The years of blood, sweat and tears have definitely been worth it. Our values and priorities are sometimes questioned when people ask why we release the strays back to the streets when they have recovered. Where would we house them? In a boarding cubicle for the rest of their lives? That’s what we call “prisoners of love”. What kind of a life is it? Besides, the money we spend boarding the dogs, could be put to better use helping more dogs with the provision of food and medical aid.

I would like to thank those who have helped and supported me along my journey, and to those who share my passion for animals, making Zeus Communications into what it has become today.

Thank you.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Message from Fiona, Co-Founder of Zeus

Fiona and Sharpei (now known as Duke)
Those who had known me a decade ago would never imagine that I would care so passionately for animals, for I grew up with a tremendous fear of them. Compared to Lynda, I have been volunteering in animal welfare for only four short years but these four years working with animals have taught me so much and shown me a side to animals that I otherwise, would never know existed.

Many times, I have been humbled by them and amazed by their gratitude, loyalty and will to live. If you would only walk the streets with us, you would see how high their tolerance for pain is and how sad their lives are; but we know not everyone can bear to walk the streets with us, so we’re happy that you’ve chosen to take this journey with us instead. A journey of faith and love for the animals.

I would like to thank our Mentor and Animal Communicator, Ms Rosina Arquati, for her guidance and believing in us, all our friends who read our blog and support our work, and most of all, the animals who trusted us and allowed us to help them and work with them, believing that we would remove them from their pain and danger and know that we would give them our very best.

Happy Christmas Everyone. May 2011 see a slight advancement in animal welfare.


  1. I must say i Lurve both of your work!!!! Reading your blog make me realise there is always hopes for strays out there..someday ,one day, i wish those doggies can cross path with ya n taste the feel of love.......
    Zeus communication is a body i feel- so low profile in its acts but so noble in their deeds.."talk less"do more!!" is what i feel abt u guys..;) kudos!! n I love ya :)

  2. Thank you, Lynda and Fiona, for your love, dedication and passion in helping the animals :) Yes, may 2011 bring improvements for our animal friends. A Blessed Christmas to you and your families!

  3. It is great to know that we have a group in Singapore who is passionately helping out the animals during their time of pain and anguish. I chanced upon this website only recently as I have always been following the latest updates on strays in another website hosted across the causeway. Great job especially in the care of `Angel'. It touches my heart when you are able to relate the feelings of an animal so well....


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