PETALING JAYA: Still mulling over the idea of adopting a furkid? While it’s understandably a big step, having a little bundle of unconditional love to share your life with is a heartwarming and memorable experience as the stories below clearly show.
Each adult dog or puppy was adopted from Voice for Paws either during one of their adoption drives or through appeals on social media.
Physically abused and abandoned by her human family while pregnant, Scruffy took a long time to trust people again. However, she was rescued by Voice by Paws from the empty house she was left in, and adopted by Romilla whose family fell in love with her immediately.
“Scruffy is the sweetest, most beautiful dog ever. I cannot understand why anyone would hurt her. Adopting her was the best thing we did. I would recommend that people give dogs like her a chance and open their homes to these beautiful souls,” says Romilla.
Rescued along with his pack by one of our very own FMT staff and her family, Shadow was targeted by ruthless people to be used as crocodile bait. A few in his pack were sadly captured.
After being vaccinated and neutered, Shadow was fostered by kind people and got to experience many “firsts” – sitting on a couch, sleeping on a bed, playing in an air-conditioned room and enjoying car rides.
He’s now happy with his forever family who love him to bits. “It’s hard to believe Shadow has been a stray all his life. He is very affectionate and extremely intelligent.
“He has only been with us three weeks, but has already become an important part of our lives,” says Shadow’s adopter.
Floppy and Poppy
These adorable sisters were literally thrown out from a moving car in a box. Thankfully, a Voice For Paws member saw the incident and quickly rushed to their aid.
After receiving a clean bill of health, both were adopted by two loving families who already had dogs of their own so neither would feel alone.
“Poppy is my little ‘lovebug’… she can’t stop giving kisses to everyone she meets. When I am sick or in pain, she just knows and cuddles with me. Ever since Poppy ‘popped’ into my life, it’s been a whirlwind of laughter, joy and contentment.
“She is my buddy… my family… my live firecracker that lights up my darkest days. Wouldn’t trade her for anything in this world,” says Jacqueline Chan.
Sara and Craig Morraies adopted Floppy who has settled right in with their other adopted dog, Romeo.
“Adopting Floppy has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Being a first time owner, I was a bit nervous and unsure what to expect. Luckily, Sarah already had Romeo and helped me along the way.
“However, I don’t think either of us were prepared fully for this bundle of joy. Two pairs of glasses, three pairs of shoes, two phone chargers, and a few bags later, and not once have we regretted bringing Floppy into our lives.
“The excitement and love she gives when you walk through the door is just priceless,” says Craig.
Maybe your best buddy is waiting for you
These puppies and adult dogs are looking for their happy endings with kind families who will take them in.
For those of you who want to support the cause but cannot adopt, you can do your part by donating bags of rice or kibbles for their rescued dogs.
There are many more loving dogs looking for forever homes. So do come over this Sunday and spend some time with them – who knows, your new family member might just be among them.
Voice for Paws’ Adoption Drive
Jalan Telawi (in front of Hong Leong Bank)
Sunday, May 26
11:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Navwin 012-284 2323 for further inquiries.