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Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Zeus Times - July 2011

Dear Friends,

The past 4 weeks have been extremely eventful and demanding. We had to attend to the puppies, help a lost dog and attend to some of our dogs at Zeus Playhouse who were afflicted by Kennel Cough. Thankfully, Dr Ang, who is our attending vet, visited the kennels last Saturday and the dogs were given their required medication and vaccinations.

Unfortunately, one of our puppies, Wang Wang, who was only 2.5 months old, caught pneumonia and passed away on 7 July after fighting a hard battle for 6 days. Tia and Steven held a cremation service to commemorate her and she will be missed dearly. But we are also glad that Wang Wang passed away peacefully and with dignity, knowing that we loved and supported her throughout the ordeal.

The Rescue of 5 Breeding Dogs



On 17 July, we rescued 5 dogs from a breeder. These 5 dogs consisted of 2 Schnauzers, 2 Norwich Terriers and 1 Maltese. They were rescued because we didn't want them to suffer again in the hands of other breeders, which might lead to abandonment once they’re deemed as ‘useless’ and can no longer breed for their benefit. Like every other dog, we believe that they too deserve a Second Chance to be loved and cared for by their owners.






Churro, a 4 yr old female Norwich Terrier


After a full health medical examination for the dogs by Dr Ang, we discovered that most of them had ear infections, dry eyes and bad teeth. Sadly both the Schnauzers have heartworm and one of the Norwich Terriers has kidney failure.

If you’d like to help with the dogs’ medical fees, a cheque can be made to ‘Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Bedok) Ptd Ltd’ or ‘Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Redhill) Pte Ltd’ and please kindly mail the cheque to 8 Raffles Avenue, #02-04, The Esplanade Mall S(039802) and write “In Aid of 5 Breeding Dogs” behind the cheque.











JoJo, a female Maltese being examined by Dr Ang and she is in good health.










Mon Mon, a female Schnauzer was diagnosed with Heartworms.










Toffee, a 4 yr old male Norwich Terrier was diagnosed with Kidney Failure.




He is now receiving treatment and taken care off by his foster family.






Twinkle, a female Schnauzer was also diagnosed with Heartworms.









Adoption Drive

We would like to thank everyone who visited the Adoption Drive, which was organised by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Science Diet on 25 and 26 June. 6 lucky dogs have being adopted by very loving families and we are very grateful to these families for giving them a well-deserved second chance.

We will be organising an Adoption Drive on:

Date: Sunday, 31 July

Time: 3pm to 6pm

Venue: Ericsson Pet Farm, No. 16 Pasir Ris Farmway 2

For more details of our dogs that are up for adoption, please click Zeus Top Dogs.


Animal Communication Workshop




Rosina Maria Arquati our Animal Communicator will be in town in October to conduct Animal Communication Workshops.

The workshop details as follows:

Animal Communication - Foundation (Level 1)
Date: Sat, 15 and Sun, 16 Oct 2011
Time: 10:30am to 5:30 pm
Fees: S$500 (inclusive of vegetarian lunch)

Animal Communication - Intermediate (Level 2)
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011
Time: 10:30am to 5:30 pm
Fees: S$480 (inclusive of vegetarian lunch)

Venue: Hort Park function Room located at Alexandra Road/Hyderabad Road

Private Session with Rosina
If you’d like a private session between Rosina and your pet, please SMS in to 9199 6247 or email: dogstalk@starhub.net.sg and we will slot you in for an appointment as she will be in Singapore from 15 to 22 October 2011. Each session costs S$250 for 45 mins.

Lost & Found

Girl Girl, The Jack Russell Terrier





On a fateful Saturday morning, a female Jack Russell followed Mdm Phua home from the market. As Mdm Phua was unable to keep the dog, she called Zeus Communications for assistance. Hence we went to Telok Blangah to fetch the dog and boarded it at the kennel till we found her owner. It was extremely fortunate that the dog was micro chipped and that the owner had registered the details with AVA , so we managed to trace her owner with the assistance of AVA and they were happily reunited on 21 June.





Note to Pet Owners - The Importance of Micro Chipping





Should your dog ever go missing, the finder will be able to locate you with the assistance of AVA and Pet Call. So if your pet isn't micro chipped yet, please make it a priority to do so.

Friend, The Mongrel
On17 July afternoon, Friend had managed to escape from his adopter's house and although both foster and rescuer had combed the area for him for hours, they were still unable to find him. They were extremely worried because Friend isn't street smart, is wary of people and timid. With Friend missing, they felt like a part of their lives were empty and were constantly panicking over Friend’s safety.

Zeus then assisted in finding Friend by guiding the rescuer on what needed to be done. At 9 pm, we received a call from the rescuer that Friend had been found and everyone’s hearts were finally at ease.

Please click for more details about animal communication workshop.

Volunteers

If you love the sun, water and bubbles, we need you!

We require volunteers to help bathe the dogs on weekends between 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

If you’re interested to volunteer, please drop us an email at dogstalk@starhub.net.sg and indicate on the subject heading "Volunteer to Bathe Dogs".

Miss Fiona Foo has left us as a volunteer to embark on a new journey, hence Fiona will no longer be representing Zeus Communications and we would like to wish her well and all the best with her future endeavours.





Please contact Lynda at Hp: 9199 6247 (SMS) or email: dogstalk@starhub.net.sg if you need assistance and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please do bear with us during this transitional period and be reassured that Zeus Communications is still in function and that we will continue our work in Animal Communications and Animal Welfare.

Perhaps now it is the time for me to share with you the reason why Zeus Communications was started. 9 days before my dog, Zeus passed away, he had many wishes that I had to fulfill for him and it was amazing how intensely we communicated during those 9 days. Firstly, he did not like staying at the vet and wanted to go home in the evening after treatment. He also desired to see some human friends whom he had not seen for years because he missed them deeply and wanted to bid them farewell in his own way. Most importantly, he wanted to take a last look at the place that he grew up at and enjoy as many more car rides as possible. He then passed away peacefully on 7 April 2010 after I granted all his wishes. It is difficult to describe how I felt when he passed away, but to put it simply, yes, I was sad to lose my best friend, but also very happy that he had the best life during his 9 years with me and that I could grant his last wishes.

After his passing, I decided to set up a registered company to conduct Animal Communications Workshops, hence this is how Zeus Communications came about. These workshops are meant to teach students how to communicate with animals and to let them understand that animals have emotions and feelings just like us humans. Our main objective is to make sure that owners try to work things out with their pets instead of giving them up.

In addition, we do Reiki for Pets which is safe and complements both Western and Chinese medicine for pets. Not only does it promote healing and recovery when your pet is ill, it also reduces possible side effects from medication. Not to mention, Reiki can also help with emotional and behavourial problems in pets.

Despite the reason for setting up Zeus Communications, animal rescue just happened naturally as we moved on. Because I have been in the Animal Rescue circle for close to 20 years, it is hard to turn away when you see an injured animal asking for help, especially hit and run victims and abused animals. We do what we can with the resources that we have, and we are very thankful to all our supporters who have made our work possible. We also emphasize to our volunteers that safety is our priority and that we can’t get ourselves hurt or bitten by an animal. If the animal is too wild or ferocious, we will step back and get assistance from the experts.

Do stay tuned for more stories on our work and dogs that have found a safe haven at our kennels. Once again, thank you for all your support, as Zeus Communications will not be where it is today without you.

Thank You & Best Wishes,
Lynda Goh

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