Just paw-fect! UMK vet faculty offers medical help to AirAsia dogs

The DogQ, a collaboration between Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and AirAsia is essentially a shelter for four strays.

PETALING JAYA: The veterinary faculty of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan was more than happy to offer medical care and assistance to four stray dogs who were given permanent homes at the AirAsia Bhd headquarters called RedQ.

Located beside klia2 in Sepang, these strays were found as puppies at the time groundwork for RedQ was about to begin.

Today these energetic and cheeky canines live in a permanent facility called DogQ that AirAsia staff together with their chief executive officer, Tony Fernandes built for them within the RedQ compound.

UMK’s internal veterinary consultant visited DogQ on April 18 for a site visit and offered consultation regarding the dogs’ health, diet and overall care.

AirAsia Bhd staff spend their free time caring for the dogs under the supervision of a UMK vet consultant (blue scrub top).

While there, the veterinary medical consultant spent time with the dogs and discussed with their caregivers several aspects of the dogs’ health and general wellbeing.

Caregivers were briefed on the dogs’ diet, types and duration of vaccination, importance of neutering, and how best to prevent cross infection. A host of other health issues were also discussed.

It is hoped this endeavour between UMK and AirAsia will encourage other corporate entities to care for vulnerable residents of the world, be they stray dogs or cats.

UMK veterinary faculty will continue to offer diagnostic and consultation services to the public for the betterment of animal welfare and disease containment.

AirAsia RedQ.