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3 out of 5 puppies were found. they were spotted by a foreign worker who heard the crying of the puppies from the drainage. I wasn’t there to help out but I’m glad the little ones were found… as for the other 2… it seem they have joined their mummy on the other side. The volunteers and Auntie Helen brought the puppies to the vet to check their condition, dog supply donation were called and many kind hearted people donated some dog supply and supplement for the puppies, fosterer quickly step up to help foster the little ones till they are big enough for adoption. As the whole incident been progressing so fast – there are so many things to catch up with.
Media attention and public outcry
The mummy dog incident has garnered a lot of media attention, it seem this is not the first time that AVA was caught in such situation. Our current animal welfare in Singapore are the weakest among the developed country that we so called ourselves as and pride to be.
I hope to see if there’s any follow up after the media attention, at least one matter that I think suitable for the upcoming Municipal Services Office is that consolidation of Animal Welfare between NEA (National Environment Agency) and AVA and many other Animal Welfare Groups effort.
Just a quick compilation of all the media findings for the mummy dog incidents:
Ironically, I found a worksheet from AVA – Centre for Animal Welfare and Control on educating our people on animal care.
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I was standing in the middle of nowhere, a big field filled with tall grasses and loud and clear noise made by the toads in the middle of the night. The dogs were howling, it seem they know what happened. The night was so dark, I can see the stars and moon clearly. This is a very unusual sight in Singapore as there are lights everywhere.
I followed the stray dog feeder who lead us to the sighting of the poor mummy dog, strangled by metal wire trap set by contractor instructed by Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (in short, known as AVA). The poor mummy dog lay flat on the ground motionless… there was blood around her mouth, it seem that she has been struggling to remove the metal wire around her neck, it tightens up as she struggles and eventually it strangled her badly…
What hurts me most is that knowing the somebody! SOMEBODY from nowhere, complaint about these poor stray dogs that AVA has to engage their contractor to capture them, as the traps were not supervise and poorly handled (the metal wire supposed to have a safety restriction to prevent it tighten further) and had failed tremendously in this matter. I stood there looking at the mummy dog body and thinking how on earth that SOMEBODY and SOMEONE just want a stray dog to die, they are out there to live and not torture by the trap people set!
A kind hearted auntie was sobbing at the corner, patting the motionless mummy dog and gently telling the mummy dog to move on to the other path safely and we will find her puppies and ask her not to worry about her little ones… I was crying too when I heard this, in fact I cried because I feel so helpless and angry at the same time, helpless because I was unable to help the mummy dog, helpless because I can’t protect the little ones, helpless because I am not the higher authority that could stop this mishaps and restrict all these contractor in harming the poor dogs… I was angry that how can a national authority be such hesitation to animal welfare, angry that this matter was sort of “pass around” by the authority and nobody can take responsibilities of this. I was also angry to learn that the so-called “contractor” has captured many poor dogs around the area and they have no choice to follow the order from the authority. I did not see the dog hurt anyone or create any trouble, all they did was living peacefully in the huge undeveloped area away from residential area. And they too, deserve to have a life like a human being… I told the so-called “contractor” that he should watch out, karma will soon catch up with him and his guilt will be there forever.
Please do not call AVA if you think they are able to help you with any animal issue – all they did was hiring contractor to remove the animals…
Every little bunny has its own character and they are looking for a wonderful loving home.
S.C. Handmade with Love by Ser & Cats love sewing and make all the little items by hand, an initiative started to help raise fund for the community cats with hefty medical bill. As time goes by, S.C. establish a platform to showcase her handmade craft and hope to make more little creations that is related to little animal.
Saw this lovely Japanese Anime illustration, it was printed on a fabric when I browse the online fabric store, decided to get it and make it into a handy pouch, the illustration was printed into 30cm x 20cm fabric, it was large enough for a tablet :)
I always love looking at Japanese fabric especially their kimono fabric inspired by the floral theme. As times goes by, I realised I tend to buy fabric that has Sakura in it. Hence, I name my pleated pouch according to the blossom series.
Cherry Blossom – In love with this particular fabric, the pink fusion with Sakura blossom throughout the fabric, I had a hard time cutting this fabric as I love them so much, I want to hang it up as a picture to slowly appreciate it!
Added quite a number of items this month, was preparing for the MAAD (Market for Artists and Designer) on the National Day eve, the sales wasn’t that ideal (probably the crowd is different and less cat lovers) so I have quite a few items that are available now.
Check em out at the What’s Available page under Handmade Stuff. Just a quick sneak peak on one of my favourite piece, I called it Shabu-bit (A cool rabbit dipped in the Japanese Shabu Shabu (Hotpot/steamboat), it may sound a little wrong (Very wrong tho) but I love such a dark humour in this illustration.
Note: The illustrations on the zipped pouch are done by other artist who sell their illustrations online, I bought these illustrations and handsewn it into a zipped pouch.
Update in progress!