Pulau Ketam, 2nd May 2009: Saved and Safe. The rescued dog in the safe hands of Sabrina and on the way to a vet for treatment.
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.
To volunteer or help, e-mail TV Smith at email@example.com
Fellow bloggers, you can also help by embedding this appeal poster on your blog and linking to http://www.mycen.com.my/rescue
You can follow the progress of the rescue via the updates here.
We are aware it is a monumental task and appreciate all forms of support, assistance, suggestions, encouragement and your prayers.
Rescue Updates Here
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Exposure Info: Olympus E-3, ISO 100, f11, 1/125 sec with built-in flash
Photograph, title & caption by & copyright © 2009 TV SMITH
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