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

Monday, February 28, 2011

Jurong Dog

I first saw him around mid of April 2010, when I was on the way home by bus. Jurong Dog lived alone. I would feed him from Mondays to Fridays, between 6.30pm to 7.00pm. I will feed him and pat pat him but will usually go off when the sky is getting dark because it is a dark and scary place for people to be alone. I will not go over if it's pouring.
This is where Jurong Dog lives. He wait here for me everyday.

I will usually feed him with chicken and milk. I bring his food to work and after work, I take to go and feed him. I help him because he is alone. He is a lonely doggy. He has no friends, no shelter from the sun or rain. Only plants and trees.
He have no food, no water, no shelter and no friends. He is a lonely doggy.

This road is no more in use but he still live here. Maybe last time he had owner.

His front leg got injured a few months ago. I didn't know how he got injured but he started to walk with three legs. I feel very sorry for him. I am planning to catch him this week and take him to the vet to check his injured leg and also to sterilize him. I contacted Zeus volunteers and they will help me to catch him and help me to take him to the vet.

Jurong Dog walks with a limp

This is Jurong Dog and I am his only friend. Can somebody help him please?

I hope to find a foster to look after him after his visit to the vet or maybe someone can help to put him in a boarding kennel. I am trying to ask around the animal shelters but so far, nobody has got back to me yet. I am also trying to find him a home. I know it is not easy.

He is a sweet doggy, I hope somebody will help him. He is a quiet boy, I didn't hear his bark before.

If you can help this Jurong doggy, please contact me at 9488 6681(Meizhen)

Written by Meizhen

Friday, February 25, 2011

Many Many Many Dogs!

On Valentine’s Day, we didn’t receive a bouquet of 23 roses. Instead, we received a surprise of 23 dogs and 14 cats! A shocking discovery was made. A lady was found to have many animals in her HDB apartment. While it is not uncommon to have people owning more than one pet, this lady had 16 dogs and 14 cats living under one roof. “Many animals” is obviously an understatement.

This lady had called up a pet transport provider, Anderson, asking for help to send 5 puppies to the SPCA. Anderson thought about the negative consequences of leaving the dogs at the SPCA and told the lady that if the dogs were still young, there are hopes of them finding homes. Anderson then proceeded to ask the lady for details of the puppies. While the lady was trying to relay the dog’s descriptions to her, Anderson noticed that there seemed to be more than 5 dogs! She decided to ask Mel and Mun Ee, animal welfare volunteers to pay this lady a visit. To everyone’s surprise, they found out that this lady had a house full of dogs and cats! Mel immediately asked this lady how she had gotten herself into this situation and her miserable plight surfaced.
Lucky, 2 year old male JRT X Poodle  
Junior, 4 year old male Poodle X Pomeranian

Ping Pong, 5 month old male Poodle X Pomeranian
This lady, a Thai national in her forties, initially started out by taking care of her friend’s pets. Unfortunately, her friends never came back to claim their dogs. Over time, the number of dogs (and cats) in her household increased. The real problem lies here: Most of dogs were NOT STERILIZED. Out of the 14 dogs, only 3 were neutered. Animals should never be made to suffer because of irresponsible humans. Through their natural instincts, the animals started to breed endlessly. The lady, earning a measly sum of $900 a month, could barely afford food for the many animals in her home, let alone afford their sterilization. She tried to separate the males from the females when they were on heat, but her efforts were futile as “accidents” occurred, not just once but many times! With the amount of noise the animals made, a complaint was made to AVA, who then stepped in to investigate. When AVA found out about the numerous animals, they ordered the lady to have all the animals removed within two weeks. She was desperate for help and in dire straits, the lady then decided to send the dogs to the SPCA. This was when Anderson, Mel and Zeus Communications stepped in to offer help.

Anderson and Mel immediately organized an adoption drive for the dogs and that’s when more dogs were discovered! They found another four 19-day old puppies at the lady’s house. They were huddled in a corner, eyes barely open.

Prince, 3 year old male Poodle X Pomeranian
Princess, 4 year old female Poodle X Pomeranian
During the adoption drive, a volunteer noticed that something was not right with a dog named Wang Wang. They then realized that Wang Wang was pregnant! True enough, with the next one week, she gave birth to two puppies. One puppy survived, the other didn’t as it got stuck during the birthing process.
Wang Wang, 4 year old female Poodle X Pomeranian
The dogs are currently still at the lady’s house waiting to be adopted. Another adoption drive is being organized for the remaining dogs this weekend (Feb 26 & 27) Volunteers, together with Zeus, have started the sterilization process. To date, seven dogs have been sterilized and we intend to have all the dogs spayed.

Dogs for Adoption/Fostering:

1. PUI PUI: 5 month old male Poodle X Pomeranian (ADOPTED)
2. PING PONG: 5 month old male Poodle X Pomeranian (ADOPTED)
3. POM POM: 5 month old female Poodle X Pomeranian (ADOPTED)
4. PEPPER: 5 month old female Poodle X Pomeranian (ADOPTED)
5. MICKEY: 1 year old male JRT X Poodle (ADOPTED)
6. NAM TAAN: 1 year old male JRT X Poodle (ADOPTED)
7. LUCKY: 2 year old male JRT X Poodle (ADOPTED)
8. PRINCE: 3 year old male Poodle X Pomeranian
9. COCO: 3 year old male Poodle X Pomeranian (ADOPTED)
10. JUNIOR: 4 year old male Poodle X Pomeranian (ADOPTED)
11. PRINCESS: 4 year old female Poodle X Pomeranian
12. WANG WANG: 4 year old female Poodle X Pomeranian (NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION)
13. NONG BOON: female Mongrel (ADOPTED)
14. HONEY: 10 year old female Pomeranian (ADOPTED BY OWNER)
15. JACKFRUIT: 8 year old female Poodle (PENDING ADOPTION - Neighbour)
16. BONIA: Age Unknown, female Poodle X Pomeranian (PENDING ADOPTION - Neighbour)
17-20: 4 Puppies born on 31 Jan 2011 (NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION)
21: BAM BAM: 8 year old male (ADOPTED)

TOTAL: 21 dogs


Should you wish to adopt or foster any of the dogs above, please contact the following volunteers ;

Anderson – 9850 8827

Mel – meltwn@hotmail.com

*Please note that there will be an adoption fee of $200 which will cover the cost of sterilization, microchipping and vaccination.

Thank you.

Written by Jo-Ann

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Is It JUST A Stray Pup?

The last thing I expected to see while shopping for fruits was a tiny black wriggly puppy amidst the crates of oranges. "Buy one more box of cherries, free one puppy!" joked one fruit seller. "You want? Take home! It is nobody's dog" said another. The cute as a button black little thing with a white spot on its head looked like it might have just turned 3 months. Bouncing around, it was oblivious of the dangers around him. Forklifts, crates, cartons, huge and heavy boxes of fruits, humans who are too busy working and going by their day to notice something so small at their feet.
This is their home
When I enquired further about the pup someone said, "There were once 7 but now only 4 run around. There are many other dogs here." I had only seen one pup and a black adult dog, which I assumed was its mother, walking about. There were more and I was worried. Where are the rest? This is no place for one puppy, let alone three. They could easily get hurt, run over by a car with the road a skip and a hop away. Were the dogs getting food and water? Did anyone care about these little creatures? All these questions! I hadn't expected a trip to a fruit market would cause me such anxiety. I decided I will head back the next day to find the pups and the other dogs to feed them.
This is sometimes also their home when it is too hot or wet outdoors
Armed with cans of wet dog food, paper plates and a spoon, I was back at the fruit market during my lunch break the following day. I could hear the men working there whispering, speaking in dialect, staring at this girl (ok, woman), wondering why she was balancing plates of meat in her hands. I didn't care. Within minutes I had found what I came looking for. I spotted a little brown pup that looked like it could have been sired by a bull mastiff, and Blackie, as I had come to refer to her, the pup from the day before (I have no imagination when it comes to names). As they ate heartily, I walked around. Lying quietly in a styrafoam box nearby was another pup. This one had black spotty markings on her brown fur, but that's not what was different about her. She also had one very white opaque eye. She was likely blind in that eye. And she had an injury to her tiny tail. "We put her in there because someone rolled over her tail a few days ago. She doesn't look like she'll last long." They were quite right. She was not in good shape. Skinny with her waist sunken in, she didn't want to eat the canned food but I wasn't about to let her starve so I drove out to the nearest pet shop and bought some replacement milk. To my relief, she lapped at it. I scratched her chin and told her it was going to be alright, that she's going to be ok and that someone cares for her now. She laid her head on my hand, too weak to hold it up for long. My heart broke.

Fighting for leftovers
For the rest of the afternoon, I could not stop thinking of her. I want to help her. I want to take her to the vet. I want her to be relieved of all that pain. I would happily pay for the costs to make her well again, I would even gladly foster her until she's healthy and strong, but I cannot keep her. What then will her future be? If I take her back to the fruit market, her pack may not accept her again. With her disability, it is unlikely she'll last long in that environment - how can she dodge fast moving forklifts in time if she can't see them coming from her blind side? Then I asked myself, can I find her a home she deserves? Will there be a kind soul out there who will take her and make her a part of his or her family? I was struggling internally to reconcile everything but I knew deep down I wanted to try and save her. So, I sought advice from the experts at Zeus.

Racing through peak hour traffic, I arrive back at the fruit market, silently thanking the Powers That Be that it had not yet closed for the day. But alas, I was too late. I returned to the styrafoam box only to see it half closed. I see her body in the box, still and not breathing. I felt my heart constrict and fought the urge to cry. I had failed her. In the end, she was not alright and she was not ok, but I hope with all my heart that in the 2 hours I spent with her that afternoon, she felt some love and human warmth before she finally drew her last breath.
The dead puppy
After I wished her well on her journey to the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, I went heavy hearted around feeding the rest of the pups and dogs and took stock of the four legged creatures that called this place home - 2 female pups, 2 male adults and 2 female adults. All capable of reproducing many more litters of little puppies that are put in harm's way every minute of every day. As the sky darkened, and the hustle and bustle of the day disappeared, it became clear to me that this was no place for dogs. Something had to be done. In order for this vicious cycle not to repeat itself, the dogs must all be sterilized. I pray and hope, with the help of the kind people at Zeus and the men at the fruit market, that Blackie and her sister will be the last litter to roam the market, that no more little puppies will be rolled over by a forklift, crushed by a heavy crate or knocked down by a car.

Rest in peace little one. 

Of all the 7 puppies that were born, 6 have perished. There is just one little puppy living there all by her lonesome self. I have named her Lemon Daisy. Would you please give her a home before she gets hurt too? Read Lemon Daisy's story here.

Written by Michelle Chan

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Energy Healing Workshop For Pet Owners

For the first time in Singapore - The Energy Healing Workshop

The Energy Healing workshop allows you to bring balance and harmony to your pets' physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, addressing issues such as fear, separation anxiety, depression, aggression, surgical recovery, and more.

Learn the basic core principles and theories of several energetic healing modalities which can be used for animals. Begin to understand how animal companions can benefit these holistic modalities for animal wellness. We will teach you how to heal your pets through Animal Rejuvenation Healing and Water Healing for Animals.

Animals are certainly more aware of the surroundings than people think they are, and definitely much more intelligent than many people assume, just that they express their intelligence in completely different ways from humans.

Animals have always been known to enjoy healing sessions; be it Reiki, or other forms of Energy Healing and best of all, animals are not skeptics, so they can’t spoil their own healing while imagining the worst!

Pets are deeply connected with people, they are members of the family, and they respond strongly and emotionally to good or bad vibes in the family where they live. Often, their health condition stems from some emotional or existing problem or tension caused by their human companions. If there are negative emotions or lack of harmony in the family, pets can also develop various health problems because of exposure to constant stress they cannot understand or cope with. The intensity and complexity of human problems and emotions are certainly different from the ones they face in the animal kingdom and these stresses can affect the health of pets, especially the ones who are very close to the family members.

Pets who can go out freely to the garden or various parts of the house, and have a part of life on their own, coupled with much more freedom, seem to be less affected by human behavior and because of that, are usually healthier than ones who cannot go out.

Health problems that usually occur as a result of a stressful life with people can result in;

•nervousness and oversensitivity

•various levels of fear

•various behavioural problems


•various autoimmune disorders

 •various hormonal problems

 •some pets develop even tumors / cancers if they are constantly exposed to human negative emotions and our human traumas....etc.

Many pets are also so energetically connected with people, that they "pick up" the exact same health problems as their human companions.

In the process of healing, pets, as well as people need love, tenderness and as much attention they ask for although sometimes they prefer to be left alone on some quiet place where they can regenerate in peace. Because they are so sensitive and respond on human emotions, try to be as positive as you can. With the various modalities of Energy Healing you will learn from this workshop, your pets will benefit from this holistic and non-invasive treatment.

Hurry and sign up quick! Our Animal Communication workshops are FULL, don't miss this opportunity as well.

Energy Healing Workshop

Date: Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011

Time: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

Investment: $300

Venue: Basic Essence, 501 Bukit Timah Road, #04-04, Cluny Court

To register, please provide us with the following details;

Participant's Details





Contact Nos:

Do you own a pet/pets?

If yes, what type of pet/pets? (Breed of Dog/Cat, Rabbit, Bird, Fish)

Please print this page and issue your cheque to "Zeus Communications LLP" and mail it to 8 Raffles Avenue, #02-04, The Esplanade, S(039802) to confirm your place for the workshop.

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course.

For more information please send your queries to dogs_ink@singnet.com.sg 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pebble's Pain

With no public bus services in this area, taxi drivers shun the place even if a booking was made. The nearest canteen is about 10km from here. This is an abandoned worksite somewhere in remote Jurong Island.

I am Pebbles. This is where I was born and where I spent my puppyhood.  Life was difficult as we could hardly find food and fresh water. Every day was a struggle as my tummy was constantly rumbling and my throat always dry.  There were days that I was just too weak to walk and search for food. 

"I often have to walk for hours with an empty stomach. If I am lucky, I’d find a pack of leftover lunch that the humans nearby left behind. I’m ever so grateful to them.

But there are days where there is just no food to be found :("

Despite the hunger and long dreary days, I tried to keep my spirits up as there was a nice uncle who looked out for me ever since my mummy disappeared. I often looked forward to his arrival. (Pebbles’ rescuer happened to be posted to Jurong island for work). Uncle thought I looked skinny and his compassion took over. Though he was not accustomed to feeding the strays, he made it a point to bring whatever leftovers he could find for me and my neighbours. I was eternally grateful. 

Pebbles with a pack of emancipated dogs, scouring for whatever little scraps there is on the road. As the dogs are constantly hungry, food fights are common. Pebbles, being the smallest of them all, often doesn’t get much to eat. 

One day during a food fight, a bigger dog accidentally scratched my eye. I knew he didn’t do it on purpose; we were all delirious from the hunger. My eye throbbed and everything looked blurry on my right eye.

It was not for another week before Uncle visited me. I was happy to see him but I sensed his horror when he saw me. He lovingly sat down and inspected my eye. The next day he returned with some eye cleaning solution and fed me antibiotics. I was touched by his concern for me (I told myself that I’ll be very friendly and sweet towards humans from that day on) and felt a sense of warmth inside. See how a small loving gesture can mean so much to us street animals!

Pebbles’ horrific eye injury

A few days later, Uncle checked on me again. Seeing that my eye condition had worsened, he put on a leash for me and drove me to the vet. 

Seeing the advanced stage of infection that my eye was in, 
the vet advised that my right eye be removed

After I woke up from the surgery, I was happy to see Uncle; I wagged my tail as forcefully as I possibly could in my drowsy state.
That’s me after my eye was removed!
Aunty vet did a fantastic job on me and my wound healed completely in no time.

Uncle’s intention was to bring me back to Jurong Island once I had recovered but he couldn’t bear to leave me to my own devices, fearing that I would be injured in future food fights.

Uncle tried contacting animal welfare organisations, hoping that I could be put in a shelter but they were all full. There are just too many abandoned animals in Singapore.

Some friends of Uncle found out about my plight and co-sponsored me to stay in a kennel temporarily.

I’m still hoping to find a home and the good people at Zeus are paying for my temporary boarding, with some of their rescued dogs. I am much too young to live in the kennels for the rest of my life and do really long for a family to love me and give me a real home. I am now 7 months old and I won’t grow very much more, so if you do live in a HDB apartment, you still can consider adopting me. I promise that I’ll be a really good girl and I’ll be a loyal and affectionate companion.



To adopt Pebbles, please contact Nancy at 9488 6419

Zeus would also like to wish our volunteers Lynda and Jo-Ann a Happy Birthday.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Harm For A Specific Gain

For every lucky dog who has a comfortable home, nutritious food and a loving family, countless other dogs are suffering at the hands of incompetent or irresponsible people, struggling to survive.
Jill, struggling to survive
Breeders treat animals as mere moneymaking commodities to mass produce and peddle for profit. These little creatures are denied socialization, exercise, and even medical care in this cruel, money-hungry industry. Mother dogs are kept in tiny cages or kennels and are bred over and over again until they can no longer produce puppies. Then they are conveniently left to die a slow death or auctioned off, without ever getting to experience a kind word, a gentle touch, or simple pleasures like the sun on their backs and grass under their feet.
Jill is an example of human cruelty. Her front legs were so swollen she can no longer bend them naturally. The vet says this could have been caused by lack of walking, standing too long or staying in a same position over an extended period of time.

Possibly the first time Jill is walking on grass. Her body shows signs of the years of abuse.
Lynda taking Jill for a walk

In addition to contributing to animal homelessness and suffering, many breeders endanger the animals' health by breeding dogs who are related to each other, which can cause life-threatening genetic defects. Again, I ask you to think of the pedigree puppies you have purchased and question why they have skin problems, weak hind legs, hip dysplasia and generally, one health issue after another.
Drawing blood from Junior
Jade, with her head wound left untreated
Ace had an eye injury left untreated, This has resulted in scarring and vision in his right eye is slightly blurred

 Dr Ang checking Ace's eye

 Jade has extremely bad teeth and needs a dental when she is stronger. She is also anemic

June also undergoing a blood test

 Jan having her teeth checked
Breeding dogs are usually kept in small cages, forced to eat, sleep, and relieve themselves in the same filthy patch of dirt, far from the human companions they long to be with. They pass their days being bored, lonely and deprived of human companionship. They live in pain, sadness, sometimes hunger and with illness. Many experience nothing but suffering and abuse, with no way of ever getting out of their misery. Dogs are social animals – they need companionship, exercise, mental stimulation and most importantly, they need and deserve a REAL life.
Fear in Jamie's eyes having been out of the kennels for the very first time
Why breed and bring more dogs into the world when there is already an over-population of dogs, with so many needing homes and when we’re bursting at the seams with unwanted dogs?
Jamie getting a blood test done

Jan was so scared of being at the vet, she pooh-ed all over herself and Dr Teo and Carey lovingly bathed and cleaned her up.
Junior at the vet

Cute little Jan
June, enjoying the lovely sunshine for the very first time

 Jade and Jamie playing and running for the very first time! FREEDOM!!
We owe it to our companion animals to make their lives as comfortable and fulfilling as possible. Fortunately for these animals, YOU cared enough to help them.

Updates on the eight dogs

Jack (male Golden Retriever) Available for fostering or adoption
Tick Fever
Bad Teeth
Arthritis in his front legs
Estimated age - 5 to 6 years old

Jill (female Labrador Retriever) Available for fostering or adoption
Tick Fever
Bad Teeth
Possible bone cancer or arthritis in her front legs (Drs can't confirm based on her x-ray results unless a biopsy is done)
Kidney failure
Estimated age - 5 to 6 years old

Jamie (female Japanese Spitz) ADOPTED
Tick Fever
Bad Teeth
Estimated age - 2 years old

Junior (male Japanese Spitz) ADOPTED
Tick Fever
Bad Teeth
Estimated age - 2 to 3 years old

Ace (male Yorkshire Terrier) ADOPTED
Tick Fever
Ear Infection
Left eye scarred from an injury
Bad Teeth
Estimated age - 2 to 3 years old

Jade (female Yorkshire Terrier) ADOPTED
Bad Teeth
Conjunctivitis in both eyes
Gastrointestinal infection
Estimated age - 2 to 3 years old

June (female Maltese) ADOPTED
Tick Fever
Bad Teeth
Dry eyes
Estimated age - 3 to 5 years old

Jan (female Maltese) ADOPTED
Tick Fever
Bad Teeth
Dry eyes
Estimated age - 3 to 5 years old

* All these dogs will need a proper dental scaling and sterilization when they are healthier. They have follow up vet visits for the another complete blood count (CBC).
Should you wish to adopt, foster or help with their medical bills, please email us at dogs_ink@singnet.com.sg

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bred In Captivity

Call it what you want; puppy mill, backyard breeders . . . .they all mean the same evil. All breed in captivity. The only difference is evil on a smaller or larger scale.

Begging for help

There is no such thing as a 'good' puppy mill. These dogs used for breeding are destined to spend their lives in filthy, small cages, sleeping in their own waste....no grooming, no attention, no exercise, no love. Many have never seen sunlight nor ever walked on grass. They are FORCED to breed at every heat, a minimum of twice a year. Breeders do not run the business for the 'love' of seeing puppies being born and put in good homes. They run it entirely for the love of money.

Is there no end to their suffering?
What crime did she commit?

Imagine you were locked in a tiny room, the size of a toilet cubicle, for a week, with another person. That would mean you hardly have room to move, stretch or lie down to sleep and if you did lie down, it would be in your own pee and poo. You have not had a shower for a week and you stink. Your “roommate” is the “alpha dog” who eats all your food or whatever little food is thrown into your tiny room, leaving you with hardly enough to fill your tummy. Some days he attacks you leaving you with injuries and wounds left untreated. You have drinking water but your alpha roommate has probably peed in it. You are filthy, hurt, unwell, hungry, undernourished and with no hope in sight. You cry and scream yourself hoarse but there is no way out. This probably is just an awful nightmare that you would wake up from, but for breeding dogs, this is a reality and it’s not just for a week. It is for their entire life; from probably 6 months old, to the time they die. THERE IS NO WAY OUT. NO END TO THEIR SUFFERING. These breeding dogs are treated worse than our most dangerous criminals, yet, THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG.
No love, no grooming, no attention
In this awful dream that you can wake up to, how do you get out of the hell hole? You can only be saved by someone’s kindness. The same goes for these breeding dogs – they can only be saved by human kindness. 
Jill was extremely ill and no medical attention was given to her

Are there no laws to keep these dogs in decent living conditions; well-fed and cared for? Is there quality control? Are there humane conditions to meet?

Over the weekend, we rescued 8 breeding dogs; 3 stud dogs and 5 bitches. The stench from the dogs was overpowering. It was obvious they had been neglected for a long time. Instead of a white Maltese or Japanese Spitz, we got brown dogs stinking of urine. Their coats were dry and hard from urine stains and their eyes so dirty, some had their eyes literally glued shut. Many of them had their tongues sticking out because despite being relatively young at 3 to 5 years of age, they were probably malnourished and had teeth decay. Many had only half a set of teeth. Those who still have a full set of teeth will have at least half pulled out when the vet is done seeing them.
Just rescued

Finally in good hands

Initially terrified of humans
When we rescued them, they had no life in their eyes. They stared blankly with hopelessness and they were terrified of humans; constantly trying to run into corners to escape our grasps. As far as they knew, humans were horrible people who tortured and abused them. We needed to change their mindsets. We assured and cuddled them. Our team of volunteers took almost 5 hours to clean all 8 dogs; many of whom still smelled damp and moldy after a bath.
Getting a good bath

They were then fed their first decent meal in their entire life – minced beef with broccoli and rice, lovingly cooked by Chen and family. We watched as they ate; it was sad observing that many of them went for the white rice and quickly lapped it up. With breeding dogs, it’s usually one bowl of kibbles or white rice, free for all. The stronger and bigger ones eat first and the weaker and smaller ones get nothing. It broke our hearts that they didn’t even know what good meat was. We had to literally force small pieces of meats into their mouth and after a few chews, did they realize it was nice food. Some did not know how to eat from their food bowls and spent their time licking food scraps from the floor. It was a painful sight.

Extremely dirty ears

Bad teeth

No front teeth
After their bath, their first decent meal and many cuddles later; it was amazing how these dogs seemed like different dogs. They somehow knew we were there to help. They had gone from being down, lifeless dogs left in the gallows with no hope in sight, to having a new lease on life! All the dogs begged for us to give them that soft touch of a human hand, that little pat on their heads, pats that they had yearned for all these years in their cages. Their eyes seemed to light up, they started barking and seemed like . . . .dogs!

This little Yorkie girl had a wound on her head, left untreated for quite a while
Sadness in their eyes
We put them in an open area and let them run. Many did not even dare to run. They were so used to being caged up, that freedom with no boundaries seemed terrifying. We had to call and encourage them to run. Some slipped and fell because they never knew that they could run or what their legs were capable of doing. After a few minutes of stumbling and sliding, they started running and playing like little children. It was a sight to behold. Happiness! Freedom! Was our entire weekend spent bathing, cleaning, nursing, feeding them, washing kennels, etc in the rain worth it? You bet!

We have helped with puppy mill and breeding dogs in the past and have seen worst conditions. Almost all will have many teeth pulled out. Some are bowlegged from standing in a small cage all his / her life, some die a slow death from neglect and illness.
 Of the 8 dogs we rescued, Jill is the worst of the lot.
 The remaining 7 dogs will go to the Vet for their full medical check-ups in the next few days. Their dentals and sterilization will be done when they are stronger and healthier. For now, we just want to ensure they have no underlying illnesses such as anemia, tick fever, heartworm etc
 It has been pouring these past few days and these little toys dogs are in kennels as we don’t have fosters or homes for them just yet. We know they are cold, shivering and uncertain of what their future brings.


Years of suffering reflected in her eyes

We’re not saying stop the sale of pets. We are just asking for human kindness and a decent standard in breeding. 

You can help in the following ways;

1) Foster a dog or two. They are all friendly and non-aggressive. They will need your patience in paper training them, giving them language, confidence and social skills. Very much like raising a puppy.

2) Adopt a dog.

3) Help with their boarding fees

4) Help with their medical bills

There are a few more breeding and stud dogs left behind. Sadly, we are limited by funds, resources, manpower and we can’t save them all.

Available for adoption;

1) Female Japanese Spitz – Jamie, estimated 2 years old

2) Male Japanese Spitz – Junior , estimated 2 – 3 years old

3) Female Yorkshire Terrier – Jade, estimated 3 years old

4) Male Yorkshire Terrier – Ace, estimated 3 – 4 years old

5) Female Maltese – June, estimated 3 to 5 years old

6) Female Maltese – Jan, estimated 3 to 5 years old

7) Male Golden Retriever – Jack, estimated 6 years old

8) Female Golden Retriever – Jill, estimated 5 to 6 years old, for fostering. She is weak and unwell. Needs lots of nutritious food and TLC.
 Sometimes female dogs die trying to deliver that last litter from an overworked uterus. Their puppies often come with very expensive health issues requiring complicated treatments such as hip and joint problems, and major organ dysfunctions. Have you wondered why your pedigree puppy goes to the vet so often? Why it is plagued with skin and health issues?

We wish that everyone who has ever purchased a puppy from a pet shop could have seen and smelt these breeding dogs when they were first rescued.

We will never understand how breeders can go to bed each night, knowing that these animals are bred in captivity. Animals who are perfectly capable of feelings and emotions. One thing is for sure; our exhausted volunteers will go to bed at night, with visions of smiling dogs that they have just saved.

To offer help in any way, please email us dogs_ink@singnet.com.sg

For all the dogs bred in captivity, dont give up. There IS hope.

Written by Fiona

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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."- Unknown