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SOS -Cure for an Arthritic Dog

Below is an email sent to me by a friend whose dog suffer Arthritic. Should you able to provide any advice and recommendation, please drop us an email or reply here.
Dear doggie pals,
i hate 2 disturb all of u on a monday but…i hav 2 try my luck on Max’s stakes here.
Max, my labrador is suffering fm v severe Arthritis since last Thursday. He is paralysed now n very much in pain.
We’re now putting him on a course of 4 shots within d span of 20 days fm our trusted vet, Dr. Dhillon.
Now, we can only try 2 keep him comfy & hope dat d shots will do miracles.
We also went for 2nd opinion @ Gasing vet &…it’s v unlikely he’ll stand again & there’s no medication or shots dat can make him stand again.
Dear all, d reason 4 dis mail 2day is to find out whether any of u hav ever come across any drugs or shots dat will help his condition.
TQ in advance.
Max can’t stand even wit assistance. He looks like he has given up on tryin 2 get up. Thus, he pee/poo wer he’s lying now n he can’t/dun wanna control his bladder anymore.
We’re tryin 2 keep him as dry as possible cos as we all know dog’s urine r V V scotching.

I need 2 add dat Max is only 8.


Max has passed away on 20 March night.


Pulau Ketam sent 300 stray dogs to a remote island to starve to death. Please help with rescue!

Extraction from Remembering Sheena

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The residents of Pulau Ketam sent some 300 stray dogs to exile on a remote island where the harsh conditions almost certainly guarantee a horrible death. Of the 300 dogs sent there, more than three-quarters are presumed to be already dead. I traveled to the island with Sabrina Yeap of Furry Friends Farm and managed to save only one dog on this reconnaissance trip. We did see several other starving and dying dogs along the mangrove shore.

I am mounting an urgent rescue mission to capture and transport the remaining survivors back to Sabrina’s Furry Friends Farm animal shelter. But time is running out and there might be only skeletons and carcasses left to collect on our next trip. Boat hire is expensive there. It is a tourist area and it has already cost me a few hundred ringgit for boat hire alone, so far. The rescued dogs cannot be transported on the regular ferries.

Almost nobody will lift a finger to help without a fee. This is understandable. The locals are already shaking their heads in disbelief that there are outsiders who want to save the animals they so casually discarded. Instead of pointing fingers and antagonising them, we need their co-operation to help save the unfortunate creatures. In the process, we also hope to educate the islanders on better treatment of animals. It would be an impossible mission if we didn’t win their hearts.

If you are unable to help directly, please help by forwarding this appeal to other compassionate folks who you feel might be able to make some monetary contributions.

Apart from boat hire, we need money to buy cages, to pay people to help catch them, to hire land transport to send the rescued animals to veterinary clinics, pay for vet fees, send the recovered ones to the shelter and to feed and house them for life. I can go on!

To donate or help, e-mail TV Smith at or Sabrina Yeap at

Fellow bloggers, you can also help by embedding the appeal poster above to your blog and linking to

We are aware it is a monumental task and appreciate all forms of support, assistance, suggestions, encouragement and your prayers.

Thank you and don’t forget to view the pictures of the dogs in order to appreciate their plight.

TV Smith

3rd May 2009