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I read bout Furry Friends Farm...







yeee
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Jun 22, 2007, 11:49 PM

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I read an article online which was previously published in NST. Sabrina Yeap, formerly from SPCA has set up a FFF in Kundang, Selangor.

" How often have you looked at a stray cat and thought "I wish I could give you a home".
Or wondered where that stray dog sleeps on a cold and rainy night and felt a twinge of guilt because you were unable to take it home and care for it.

Well, you can give stray animals a home at the Furry Friends Farm in Kundang, Selangor, set up about seven months ago.
Launched yesterday at Central Park in Bandar Utama, the FFF’s Dr Dog programme is the first internationally-accredited animal assisted therapy programme in the country.
FFF founder Sabrina Yeap said animal lovers who cannot adopt a stray can bring it in to the farm and sponsor its upkeep for RM1 a day until it is adopted, and pay for it to be neutered, wormed and vaccinated.
Or they can get it done by their own vet, but they must provide documentation proving it has been done.

FFF decided to use mongrels in the Dr Dogs programme, training dogs to provide solace to orphans, the elderly and the sick, as a means of highlighting the plight of unwanted mongrels, said Yeap.

Most Malaysians prefer pedigrees, so mongrels who do not find homes are often put down.

To qualify for the Dr Dogs programme, the dog has to be at least two years old, neutered, vaccinated and wormed and must have lived with its new owner for at least six months.

The training also reinforces the bond between owners and dogs, as only owners are allowed to be handling volunteers.

Older dogs have a better chance of becoming Dr Dogs, as they are more gentle and sensitive, making them easier to train.

After the training, the dogs are tested by Animals Asia Foundation founder Jill Robinson, who started the first animal assisted therapy programme in Hong Kong 16 years ago.

Once the Dr Dogs programme is off the ground, FFF plans to start a Cuddly Cats programme.

Cats are taken to visit people in hospitals and homes to take their mind off the pain. They also help to give the infirm and elderly people a sense of companionship.

Yeap is also trying to get the Ministry of Housing and Local Goverment’s approval to allow FFF to build sheds at a few hospitals in the Klang Valley, so patients can be brought down for a visit with a Cuddly Cat or a Dr Dog.


khengteik
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Jun 26, 2007, 12:14 AM

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This is a very good program.... The Dr Dog and various other animals have been used in rehabilitation program in the States and Europe since a very long time ago and has proven that it has good effect on patients regardless the age or how critical the illness is....

Maybe in the future a shelter can be built for strays or other sorts of animals to train them to be used as animal doctors. mayb... just mayb...




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yeee
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Jun 26, 2007, 4:40 PM

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If I were the one who recently striked 17millions in jackpot I will do that. Well RM1 million is sufficient.

How I wish. A big piece of land for them to roam freely. Shelter and food and companions and lots of LOVE.


khengteik
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Jun 26, 2007, 11:34 PM

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hehe... thats true.... no one actually knows the satisfaction of helping these animals.... not only dogs... but other animals as well..... they would literally put a smile on your face even on the worst day of your life when you see them running towards you and licking you and playing with you.....




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eve_liew
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Sep 4, 2007, 6:49 PM

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Hi yeee,
read yr article, where can i got the contact no or add of the
FFF . Tq


immy
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Sep 7, 2007, 1:36 AM

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hi eve,

FFF is by animals asia. i cant find any contact number for malaysia. but im sure you can write or call them up
www.animalsasia.org
hope this helps. do paste it and let everyone knows when you have itFrown
immy


luv_leehom517
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Apr 11, 2008, 6:37 PM

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did anyone know the FFF address?i wan to go there n see


(This post was edited by luv_leehom517 on Apr 11, 2008, 7:18 PM)


yeee
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Apr 12, 2008, 9:38 PM

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I've been there once. It is located near Sg Buloh, Selangor. A place called Kundang. I am not sure how to go there coz it is quite further from Sg Buloh.


mw_pon
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Apr 15, 2008, 6:50 PM

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how nice for some one to set this FFF to help mongrel...i think is appropriate for them to charge for putting the dogs ther or else ppl just simply put ther for no good reason....

 
 




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