We first met this group of dogs living at a fish farm in 2014. They grew up eating fish food as the workers did not have anything else to feed them. You may read more about the story here.
He had been buying rice to cook for them but he needed help as he was also feeding the dogs in the neighbouring farms. That was really kind of him! This was also what sparked our recent appeal for food for these dogs.
We are really thankful for the response we received and we couldn’t wait to bring the donated food down to the dogs! So despite having a late Saturday night feeding the strays, our dedicated volunteers got up early on a Sunday morning to bring the donated food and medications (such as Frontline) supplies to the fish farm. That was our second visit in recent months.
The volunteers managed to apply Frontline on the dogs and fed them while they were there. We are planning to visit them once a month for now until we feel that the dogs are settled and doing well again. One of the dogs was so skinny that we suspect he has parasites in his body, so the next thing we will be doing would be deworming them. We will bring dewormers on our next visit—thanks to fellow dog lovers who bought them when we needed it.
All these would not have been possible without the kind and generous help rendered by the donors and volunteers. We are ever grateful for the volunteers who spend their precious weekends helping out the dog and we are happy to see how they have become bonded over their love for animals. Till our next visit to the fish farm on the morning of March 15.
If you have a car and would like to help us bring food down, please email us. We also hope that we can have a volunteer photographer offer his / her services. This place is not accessible by public transport. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by: Shi Hua
Photo credit: Jonathan Tan