SiDa - A Cruel Twist Of Fate

Remember how we witnessed a stray being hit by a lorry back in March this year? Remember how much pain that stray had to go through? Unfortunately, this has happened again.

Another stray from the same factory had been hit by a lorry on Friday night and this time, it’s even worse. A worker, who was sitting on the pavement outside the factory calling home, witnessed the dog being hit by a speeding lorry, rolled over and flung on the road. The lorry sped off. The dog never ever stood up after that. The worker rushed to carry her and brought her back to the factory, where he informed Yongyurt, whom he knew was the dog’s guardian and caregiver.

SiDa lying on the factory grounds after the accident, unable to move
Yongyurt putting SiDa in a carrier

They fed the dog food and water but she was in too much pain and hardly ate. Yongyurt had lost our contact numbers and did not know how to help his dog. However, he knew that we would always be present for our usual Saturday stray feeding, so on Saturday night, a few of the workers stood guard outside the factory, waiting for us to appear to feed the dogs. As soon as we arrived, he told us what had happened. He told us he had given the dog food and water while it was lying down as it was unable to stand up.

Off to the A&E

It was close to midnight when we could finally get a carrier for the injured dog. With the help of Yongyurt, we managed to get SiDa, as Yongyurt had named her, into the carrier. SiDa means 4 eyes in Thai, which reflects the dog’s facial markings. The workers at the factory tend to pamper and over feed their dogs, telling us that they always look hungry. So it actually required a bit of effort to lift SiDa as she weighs about 33kg for a young dog less than 3 years of age!

We put the carrier at the back of a friend’s pick-up truck and told Yongyurt to come along with us to the emergency hospital. It seemed like a horrific replay of what happened back in March. While the vet did a physical examination of SiDa, Yongyurt was by her side, patting and comforting her, speaking to her in Thai. The vet also did an X-ray for SiDa, which wasn’t very clear due to the inability to position SiDa properly and also the fact that she was a big girl. The initial results showed that SiDa seemed to have internal bleeding with a terribly swollen chest, her ribs and tail bone were broken and the vet suspected that her bladder had already ruptured.

Arriving at the hospital

Grazed on the road

SiDa was given painkillers and put on drip to stabilize her condition. By the time this has all ended, it was already 2.30am and we gave some money for Yongyurt to take a taxi back to the factory, which he reluctantly accepted. We could tell how Yongyurt did not want to leave as he loves SiDa and his other factory dogs so much. He told us he would buy beef and cook for them to eat before he leaves for work at 6.30am. He would also give them 5 pieces of roti prata (which in our opinion is definitely not healthy for the dogs, but we understand his loving intentions and have reminded him to cut down on these unhealthy food).

At 8am the next morning, we were informed by the vet that SiDa had been panting quite badly and that they would also be transferring her to the day clinic where more x-rays would be taken for her under sedation.

During another round of physical examinations, the vet used a clamp on SiDa’s back paws. However, SiDa had no reaction to the clamping, which left us very demoralized as it meant that SiDa’s injuries were very severe, there were no sensations in her nerves. We got really distraught and worried as it reminded us of Matthieu.

X-rays showed that her spine was totally displaced.
She was hit by a lorry and run over as well.

We went to the clinic to speak to the vet that evening and was told that they had missed out something while reading the x-rays. That Sida actually had a broken spine and they didn’t notice it earlier on. With that, we were told that a CT scan was no longer necessary and the x-ray clearly showed that she would forever be paralyzed.

This is how she spends her days

SiDa is now on a catheter and has not eaten or defecated since Friday night. She is unable to move and only able to turn her head occasionally. Her hind legs are swollen from the impact of the accident with no sensation at all. This does not seem optimistic as the vet said that even a spinal surgery will not be able to help if the dog is not able to feel anything, which meant that the dog may be paralyzed forever.

It was recommended that it would be more humane to put her down as a spinal injury is the most painful of all injuries.

But we wanted to get more opinions so we made an appointment for SiDa to see an orthopedic specialist who after doing a physical examination and looking at the x-rays, also concluded that a surgery was not recommended because even with a surgery, she would still be unable to walk or stand. He didn't think the surgery was justifiable and he too recommended that it was more humane to put her down as there was no quality of life. She would be living with a catheter, relying on people to clear her bladder every 4 hours, flipped over to avoid bed sores, urine burns... it was a slow, painful death.

All these days, SiDa has been lying in her cage, not moving, not eating, nor drinking. She stares at the corner of the cage all day and as she sleeps, her body jerks in spasms. We were told this is an uncontrolled movement caused by her spinal bone and cord damage.

We have cooked and brought all her favourite food but to no avail. She is very hungry and thirsty but she only wants HER Yongyurt to be with her and feed her.

Refusing food

Yongyurt, her best friend in the whole wide world

SiDa and Yongyurt

Watch SiDa's reaction to her favourite worker, Yongyurt.

Last night we managed to get the DR’s permission and make an exception for Yongyurt to visit SiDa at 11pm at night, way after closing hours and after his work. A volunteer had gone down to his factory to pick him up. When he arrived, he called out to SiDa 3 times before she realized that her dream came true, her Yongyurt was really there to visit her and she struggled to turn around to face him. He fed her some beef and she ate and licked his hand and drank water from his hand. That moment, there was not a dry eye in the clinic. We were touched by SiDa’s love and loyalty for her guardian. We could sense that Yongyurt was sad too and we kept explaining to him in the simplest terms, what was wrong with SiDa.

On the way to see the orthopedic specialist

We asked if he could care for her if we sent her back to the factory. We could see he wanted to have her back but he shook his head sadly and said he wouldn't have time. He leaves for work at 6.30am and doesn't end till 8pm and sometimes has to work overtime.

Being examined by the orthopedic specialist
Because of the many irresponsible and selfish drivers out there, our poor strays are constantly in danger of being hit and being left in the lurch after that. Some of these strays may end up paralyzed and may live in pain for the rest of their lives. All it takes is a moment of carelessness and a dog’s life is entirely shattered. Even though they are just strays, they have ‘owners’ such as the factory workers who love them and mean the world to them. So because of this irresponsible driver who hit and fled the scene, poor SiDa has to fight for her life. We are deeply saddened over what has happened and we urge all drivers out there to be more alert whilst driving. Speeding only saves you a few minutes, but it can cost a life.

Throughout this ordeal, SiDa has remained strong, bearing the pain in silence. All SiDa wants is to run again, to play with her favourite doggy friend in the factory, to play with the workers again. To run on the grass and see the blue skies. She misses the workers smile, their food and their smell.

All she wants is to be with “her owner” again. She misses him terribly.

SiDa was heartbroken when we told her she may never return to the factory to be with the workers and her doggy friends anymore. But all she says is she wants to be with him.

Then there was a flashback and she showed lights from a vehicle coming to her and smashing into her.

SiDa misses the birds chirping, the grass patch that she used to play on and says she will wait for the worker to bring her food. She doesn't want anyone else or anyone’s food.

And most of all, she wants to feel her tail wag again...

Sida’s tailbone and spine was broken in the accident when an irresponsible lorry driver smashed into her. She will never stand or walk again, and she will never be able to wag her tail.


Meet Elmo

Time does fly. December is just round the corner and Christmas is almost here!

The eager beaver in me just can’t wait for Christmas to come because when I think of Christmas, I think of the perfectly roasted turkey, the mouth-watering honey baked ham, the signature Christmas log cake that you cannot do without, and the hearty Christmas bread all set out on the table on a pretty red and white checkered table cloth. Lovely.

It is also this time of the year that I am reminded of a hidden page residing in my notebook containing a list of my New Year resolutions that I meticulously put together at the end of every year. While I always dash into my room in search of the hidden page in excitement, curious to see just how well I have done with the year's resolutions, there will always be this gnawing feeling at the back of mind warning me that I probably didn’t do a good job in fulfilling these resolutions.

Dry, hardened skin. He feels like a rock when you pat him.

Guilty as charged, for most years, a good number of items on the list are left unchecked. These items are then transferred into a new hidden page titled “This Year’s Goals and Resolutions”.

Elmo has put on 1kg since his rescue but still has a long road to recovery

“Oh well, I’m sure I’m not the only person who hasn’t fulfilled her resolutions. We are all humans, we make spur of the moment commitments and we have a limited attention span! Take it easy!” I often tell myself, followed by the shameless repetition of some common ‘feel good’ phrases such as, “I’ve been busy” and “I’ll add these items to next year’s list and I will fulfill them next year”.

My New Year resolutions almost always end up going through the same cycle – from writing them to feeling guilty for not fulfilling them, then transferring them onto a new sheet and convincing myself it is okay to fall short of my goals – so much so it has become a habit I have begun to repeat every year. Little did I know that many years have passed and I am now a quarter of a century old and still stuck with the same old resolutions I had set for myself when I was just a teenager. I haven’t outgrown my goals! Now, I feel old and unaccomplished.

True story, sigh.

The truth is, time waits for no one. Before we regret not having the time or the capability to fulfill our New Year resolutions and goals, why not get down to it and do it while we can and while it is still fresh?

So, go back to your room, search your drawers, pull out the laundry list of New Year resolutions you had made and start asking yourself what are some of the items you can fulfill before December ends. I can assure you that most of us will have at least one item that points to supporting an animal cause be it through donations or volunteer work. After all, we are all compassionate people who share a common goal and that is to help the less fortunate.

If you don’t know where to start, what to give or how to help, we have a great opportunity for you.

In an effort to raise funds for Elmo, Klapsons The Boutique Hotel has initiated a fund raising event for HOPE Dog Rescue. Each ticket costs $70 and HOPE will receive $20 from every ticket sold. That’s a whole lot of money for Elmo and our other rescue dogs.

His right eye has been tearing and needs daily eye drops
Your participation will not only mean a good day of fun and great food for your doggies, but the funds that you help raise will also provide for Elmo’s future vet bills and daily living expenses. Each ticket also entitles you a chance at the lucky draw to win wonderful prizes such as a one night stay at Klapsons The Boutique Hotel! In addition, the first 100 people who purchase the tickets will also receive a free Santa Goodie Bag.

HOPE will also have a booth at the event, selling our HOPE 2014 calendars

Let this Christmas be a memorable day for your fur kids, our rescue dogs and the street dogs that we care for. Unlike our furry friends at home, these dogs may never be lucky enough to enjoy the warmth of a home, live in a safe environment, eat a hearty meal, or have the chance to attend such a fun-filled event.

Santa Doggies will be held on 7 December from 5pm to 8pm in Klapsons The Boutique Hotel. This event is a pooch-friendly wine and dine event hosted by Klapsons The Boutique Hotel. More importantly, Elmo will be there to meet you and thank all of you for supporting him through his darkest days and for creating hope for his friends out there, who may still be holding onto the last ray of hope wishing that, like him, they will be saved.

Elmo looks forward to meeting you
Please help us make this Christmas a special day for them? To purchase tickets to the Santa Doggies event, email info@klapsons.com 

See you there!

Written by Claire Chai


My Story. Through The Eyes Of ELMO

A home, finally. My initial thoughts of having a shelter protecting me from the elements of the harsh weather were telling me how lucky I was to have crossed paths with this kind soul. One who picked me up single handedly like I was simply an inanimate object. I must have been tiny enough for him to consider me adorable enough to be taken home.

I do not know this man, but he provided protection from the rain, thunder and even the dehydrating sun, unlike all my stray brothers and sisters out there. I thought having a home meant that I would receive the same undying love. I was wrong.

I was immediately put in a cage with gaps too large for me. My legs constantly fell through and I had to endure the pain to pull them out. Looking around, I saw other furry friends. They were similar to me, but I was sure there was a thick bold line drawn between us that define our differences -They had a breed but I was from the streets. I don’t even know what breed I am.

Different we may be, but we all share the same common confused, naïve mindset, not knowing what life had in store for us. The reeking smell of unkempt fur engulfed me first. Followed by the stench of old urine and stool that diffused from the other cages all around me. I looked at the different faces that surrounded me. It ranged from wide-eyed, tear-stained, urine-smelling dogs housing desperate souls that clawed at their cages to set them free, to lifeless souls that has long given up on life, lying at the side of the cage wondering when they can escape this misery. Several of them were kept in the same cage while I, looking like none of them, was alone in the cage.

I do not know this man, but I know I fear him. I remember the painful blow from his foot sent me flying (literally) to the other side of the cage. Ever since then, his intimidating and huge towering physique constantly made me cower in fear whenever he approached my cage.

I look forward to meal time every day because food never came by easy for me and I could only rely on this man for food. I was fed kibbles in a bowl but every time I grab a few pieces, the same familiar bulky hand with that black watch on his wrist would swoop down and snatch the bowl away. Helplessly, I watch the bowl go to the other cages where my other friends would gobble down what was supposedly my meal for the day. What else could I do? I just lay down and stare at the marbled floor and hoped that he would come round and feed me again – but that hardly happened.

I get so hungry all the time, and my stomach was always constricted. I became numb. I stopped feeling pain. I never knew what it was like to be full. I don’t know how long I had been caged . . . .I lost track of time and the torture seemed like eternity . . . . After I realize relying solely on the man for food was insufficient, I had no choice but to look around my cage for food. I started drinking my own pee and eating my own poo, despite the stench and flies buzzing around it. My appetite got smaller day by day with the little amount of food I could find in my cage. I had no choice; I was so hungry, so many times I wished I could just die.

Is this what a home is? Is this the way humans are like?

The man that picked me up had his back facing me. He was talking to someone, and I noticed his frustration. However that day was different. He was angry and rough with me as he scooped me out from the cage. With one hand over my ribs that supported my whole body at the side of his waist, little did I know he was bringing me down to the ground floor to get rid of me. Dumping me on the grass patch after looking around for a clear coast, he did not even say goodbye and left. It hurt when he carried me because all I had were bones and ribs protruding from my shrunken body. I was cold and scared. I had no fur to keep me warm.

Dried and crusty inside his ears

I felt weak all over and I could barely move. I searched for food and not too long later, another human approached me. I was scared of humans. They bring me to a home, torture me and they send me out of it.

But this home was different. The man who picked me up was not fierce. He didn’t kick or yell at me. He gave me food and water but I didn’t know what to do with it. I had been starved for so many weeks / months, I no longer knew what food was. I didn’t know how to chew or swallow the food he offered me. I saw the sympathy from his eyes when I looked at him, and I feel a different sense of helplessness.

After I stayed with this kind man for a few days, I was taken away again by other humans, and brought to a place where needles were inserted into my skin. I heard the people saying my skin was hardened and the needle could not penetrate my flesh, and when it finally did, they said I was so dehydrated that the blood was not flowing into their needle. My temperature was very low and I was starting to feel cold. Thankfully the Drs gave me heat pads to lie on in my cage and it felt much better. Is this my home again?

Written by Tan Jin Hui

Updates on Elmo : Drs had been force feeding him as he didn’t seem to know how to eat or swallow food. All he did was drink water from the bowl. Clean water must have tasted so good.

Finally yesterday he started eating some canned food so the Drs are feeding him 4 to 5 meals a day. They have just removed his drip and he no longer requires the heat pad. His temperature is almost normal.

He stools are soft and black – it would take a while to clear his system from whatever he has / has not been eating. From our observations, he doesn't seem to be able to see well. He bumps into things when he walks and doesn’t seem to be able to sniff out his food bowls even when we place it right under his nose. We had an eye specialist check the back of his eyes but she says that everything looks normal. The vet doesn’t know if he was born blind / blurred vision but we will have to just keep monitoring.

He still has blood in his pee but for now, we are just concentrating on his eating well and putting on some weight. Once his health stabilizes, we will carry out more tests to see if his organs have been damaged by long term starvation. His skin is hardened and smells but that’s not his fault. He has demodectic mange and will take many months to recover.

When we take him out for some fresh air, he eats leaves and twigs. Poor Elmo, we have never felt sorrier for a dog.

The clinic is planning to discharge him in a few days’ time. Then comes our next big worry, apart from his long term health care, where is poor Elmo going to go? He urgently needs a foster home. Caring for Elmo in a foster home isn’t that difficult. He can be left alone all day if you are out at work, but preference would be to have someone available to feed him small meals throughout the day, rather than 2 big meals a day as his stomach has shrunk so much, it needs time to slowly absorb food again.

Fostering Elmo will be an extremely rewarding experience, because everything is a new experience to him and he would be ever so grateful for the love and care you shower on him.

Thank you everyone for helping Elmo. Every once in a while we get a rescue that shocks us and yet, pulls us together.

To foster / adopt Elmo, please email hopedogrescue@singnet.com.sg


ELMO. Helplessness

It's days like this that we feel a sudden wave of helplessness consume us. How can a nation this small contain so much sufferings and pain? It seems that no matter how much we do, how many dogs we rescue, how much money and resources we spend on saving lives, there are still so many dogs out there fighting for their lives. The luckier ones receive help in time while the not so lucky ones die a lonely death. Is our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home needy dogs unachievable? Sometimes, we can't help but feel so small and helpless in this world.

This was the photograph that set us on panic mode
Just yesterday, we received news on another shocking case. A man wrote to us seeking help for a dog he found a few days back. Based on the photograph he sent us, the dog looked so grossly emaciated and terribly sick. His ribs were jutting out from under the skin and his eyes were dull and devoid of zest.

Upon arrival at the vet

According to the man, the dog has not eaten for five days and he has been extremely weak and listless. His pee and poo also contained traces of blood. Judging from the signs, we knew this would be a complicated case and the dog would require immediate medical attention.

Eyes filled with pain and sadness. Elmo is just a year old.
Our volunteers arranged for food to be delivered to him, as well as for the dog to be taken to the vet immediately - the kind man who rescued the dog has financial difficulties and can barely provide food for the dog - and to take him to a trusted vet for a medical check up. We felt a lump form in our throats the moment we laid eyes on the dog. Laying weakly in the carrier was a dog so skinny his skin was clinging to every joint and every bone. We haven't seen a skinnier dog other than Prince. Clearly, he was nearing death. This was supposed to be a local dog, and a full grown local dog usually weighs 15kg to 25kg. This one weighed a mere 8kg.

His skin had hardened, making him look and feel like a stone creature
Before he entered the clinic, we ran a parvo virus and distemper test on him, just in case he was carrying something contagious. However, these turned out negative. He was then given a hosts of tests. It was terribly sad when the vet could not even poke her needle into his skin because his skin had hardened, he was grossly dehydrated and she could barely squeeze an ounce of blood out of him.

While waiting for the tests results, the vet said that she suspects the dog hasn't eaten for weeks so we tried giving him food and water but he refused the food. He seemed to be struggling with his sense of smell. We then tried to put food directly into his mouth but it didn't help as he didn't know how to swallow the food. Perhaps he had gone without food for such a long time that he had forgotten how to eat?

His tiny waist was barely a few centimeters wide

Above all, his sense of sight and hearing also seemed to be affected. How can a dog that is barely one year old be in this state? We can't imagine what life was like before he was rescued by the kind man.

Was this dog kept in a home, neglected and then abandoned in an industrial estate? Did he live in a forest on his own and somehow found his way into urbanization? We don’t know. All we know is that he has been suffering for a long time to have been reduced to this state. His heart is strong, but his body is weak.

No living creature should live or suffer this way

Apart from being severely dehydrated and anemic, results of the blood test showed a high white blood cell count which is indicative of an infection in his tiny body. His stool also contained a lot of bacteria and his liver reading was abnormal but the vet said that it isn't worrying at this stage.

What would most likely kill him is his low body temperature and severe dehydration. Right now, he is currently being placed on drips with antibiotics, glucose, and multi-vitamins to help boost his immunity. As for his low body temperature, the vet has placed heat pads and heated body bags around him to help keep him warm. The vet staff will also try to force feed him to make sure he takes in some food.

At the moment, we are still pending some medical test results but it is likely he may also be down with mites or ringworm infection. Results will be shared with you in due course when they are out.

When we filled his hospital admission form, we couldn’t even write the colour of the dog – he has no fur and his skin has hardened. A volunteer commented that his skin was rough like sand paper. . .  . .

For now, there is little we can do other than to encourage him to fight on, stay by his side, and to let him know that this world we live in has love and that he will be loved.

We named him Elmo. Stay with us, Elmo. Please hang in there. We promise that life will only get better from here on.

To help with Elmo's vet bills, please email hopedogrescue@singnet.com.sg


Superheroes Alert!

SAVE THE DATE! 15 November (Friday), 2030 – 2230, ZOUK (17 Jiak Kim Street)

Are you a party animal with a love for animals? No pun intended but if you love animals, the night life, and some booze on a Friday night to relax and unwind, we’ve got the perfect event for you.

In celebration of JUICE magazine’s 15th birthday, they are throwing a big bash to celebrate this special day with you alongside some superfly bands – Obedient Wives Club and HEIZENBERG, as well as resident DJ Hong. The theme for this year’s event is SUPERHEROES so come to the event in your best superhero get-up. The best dressed superhero will win an attractive prize.

Selling out fast!

That’s not all! JUICE is hosting a RAFFLE DRAW and all proceeds from the raffle will go to HOPE Dog Rescue! How cool is that? Of course, we’ll also be bringing our superhero doggy Harper to meet with you. Our volunteers will also be there to share with you real life rescue cases, the work we do, and information about our rescue dogs. In addition, our ever-popular HOPE 2014 calendar will be on sale at the event – perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Baby Superhero will be there to meet you this Friday night. Come on down and buy our HOPE 2014 calendars and support our cause.

Sounds like a knight of fun? Don’t miss out on this exclusive event. Reserve for your place here: http://www.juice.com.sg/juiceanniversary/

Note: This event is by invitation only and is only open to people above 18 years old.

About the raffle draw:
Each raffle ticket is sold at $2 on the event day and you stand a chance to win the following items!
·       2 Planet Traveller Thule bags worth $199  each
·       1 pair of Doc Martens shoes worth $209
·       1 set of Lo&Behold group voucher worth $300
·       2 bottles of Vodka
·       1 pair of Crusher Skullcandy headset worth $166
·       1 pair of ZoukOut tickets
·       1 Quicksilver hamper worth $200
·       1 Roxy hamper worth $200
·       1 pair of Drilley shoes worth $49
·       1 set of GAP vouchers worth $300

·       1 night at Wanderlust Whimsical Loft room worth $765

Please note that this is NOT a dog event. Apart from the Baby Superhero, no dogs are allowed. Thank you!


Updates On Alfie After Surgery

For those who had not followed our Facebook postings, Alfie was transferred to a vet clinic the following day where we were told that their senior surgeons were on vacation and the less senior vets were not confident of conducting the surgery to fix his broken leg. We were told it was easier to amputate his leg and that any surgeon could do that. The vets did recommend a few other vets in Singapore that were capable of conducting the surgery but with so many rescues every week for the past few weeks, there was no way we could afford the surgery. As it is, we have so many outstanding vet bills to settle.

Sweet Alfie waiting to be warded at ARVC for his surgery to fix his broken leg

So our volunteers decided to bring Alfie's xray and consult Dr Ly from ARVC. We waited 3 hours to see Dr Ly and he kindly saw us, despite us not having an appointment. He said although he was due to fly out of town, he would squeeze Alfie's surgery in and was confident he could save his leg. We were ever so grateful. And so the mad rush began yet again, to quickly rush down to get Alfie and bring him over to Dr Ly to fix his leg before Dr Ly flew off.

Alfie's surgery was conducted by Dr Ly where pins were inserted to hold the fractured bones together. Last night, when our volunteer headed down to the ARVC to check on Alfie, he had just woken up from his surgery, which lasted for about an hour. Dr. Ly and his team had successfully fixed his fractured leg but Alfie would take months to fully recover, not to mention needing lots of hydrotherapy and exercising. Alfie, a brave warrior right from the start, just sat quietly in his enclosure with a long neatly stitched wound across his entire left front leg. It is disheartening to know how much pain and shock his body is taking, all because of a careless and merciless hit-and-run driver.

Xray of Alfie's fractured leg before the surgery

After surgery, long stitches running down poor Alfie's leg. Immense pain from an irresponsible and careless driver

Small grazes and abrasions on the other side of his body

Alfie, just out of surgery

Alfie will need to undergo another X-ray in a month to check on his healing progress. He would also need to get the pins in his leg removed then too. Meanwhile, we are looking for a foster home, with a clean home environment, who can help to nurse Alfie back to health. Is anyone able to take in this nice-natured dog in his time of need?

Handsome Alfie, life has been tough
We are in need of help with Alfie's vet bills. With the visits to the emergency clinic, the day clinic and Dr. Ly, we have chalked up bills at three different clinics since Alfie's rescue on Friday night barely two days ago.

Fractured leg repaired after surgery. Alfie has a long road to recovery
With the festive season just around the corner, we have already had 3 abandoned dogs within a week as irresponsible pet owners do their spring cleaning and with perhaps drunk and careless drivers, we will have more injured street dogs and road kills. We cant save every dog but we certainly do try our best and without your kindness and generosity, we wouldn't be able to do so much for these poor street dogs that spend all their lives fighting just for survival.

We often say we need to slow down as we have way too many dogs to manage, rehabilitate and rehome but when we receive a call to rescue an injured dog, we immediately jump into action again!

Will you join us and fight his battle with him? If you would like to help Alfie with his medical bills or provide a home for him on his road to recovery, please email hopedogrescue@singnet.com.sg.