Monthly Archives: June 2009

A Chihuahua Rescued Along Chartwell Drive

This chihuahua was found by a lady at Chartwell Drive, Serangoon Gardens on 24th June 2009. Siew Ying responded to her call for help as the lady other dogs that were not receptive to the chichuahua. One of her dogs is Milo, a local dog, adopted from MettaCattery.

The chihuahua, who was skinny, has diarrhoea and was wobbly on the hind-legs, was admitted to the nearby Pet Clinic, under the care of Dr Robin Au.
Please help to support the care of this chihuahua, aptly called Chartwell by sponsoring the vet fees and best of all, to find a permanent home for him once he is recovered.

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10-07-2009, 7.30pm, update from SY, “Good news. The lady who found Chartwell outside her house, saw a lost dog poster and contacted the owner who lives at Carisbrooke Grove. This chihuahua is 12 years of age (has cataracts) and is called Nikki. The owner’s aunt will meet Siew Ying at Pet Clinic tomorrow to collect Nikki and hopefully settled the bill as well.

Update on Tuas-Boy: "Very sweet, affectionate pup." 更新消息:“非常讨人喜欢,可爱的小狗”

mms from Frances Chua at 1.54pm today,

“Front left leg healing nicely but would need shoe or sock for protection when first allowed to step out and possibly landing on the shorter leg.
Very sweet, affectionate pup.”

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17 June 09, 8.15am 秀燕简讯
“昨天探访Tuas,当他时常尝试用四脚行走,令受伤的脚流血。让他继续留院观察。他很开心看到我和Terry。狼吞虎咽的吃着美莲买的肉丸。”

18 June 2009.
今天,1.54pm Frances Chua mms:
“他的左前脚愈合的很好,但是当允许他用脚行走时,需要穿鞋子或袜子来保护它。非常讨人喜欢,很可爱的小狗。”
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There’s fight in the ol’ Tuas Boy yet

The Electric New Paper :
There’s fight in the ol’ Tuas Boy yet
15 June 2009

IT doesn’t take long for a visitor to see what’s wrong with Tuas Boy, a two-month-old mongrel.

Where there was a paw is now a reddish, swollen stump, covered in white antibiotic powder.

The victim of an industrial accident, it had its front foot run over by a forklift on 5 June.

Frantic workers at the factory were forced to saw away its paw to save the dog. Tuas Boy is now recovering at Pet Clinic, off Serangoon Garden Way.

Madam Lee Siew Ying, 56, a clinic administrator who is helping to care for the dog, said the stump is not bandaged because the pup likes to dip it in water.

‘This was probably how it dealt with its pain in the days it was at the factory,’ she said.

Despite its trauma, Tuas Boy has lost none of its puppy playfulness, licking Madam Lee’s face and pawing at her white shirt (with his good paws), during the interview with The New Paper on Sunday.

Madam Lee found out about the dog when a young woman wrote to her pet adoption blog, mettacats.blogspot.com, on Tuesday.

‘The webmaster called me and asked if I still had any energy to help,’ she said.

Madam Lee said the Tuas factory where the accident took place was the workplace of the email writer’s father.

But when Madam Lee got one of her volunteers to go with the girl to retrieve the dog from the factory, they found him locked in a container.

It was only the next morning that they managed to send the puppy – now named Tuas Boy – to Pet Clinic.

‘I was worried about gangrene and maggots,’ she said.

This is just one of many rescues that Madam Lee has undertaken. She runs Metta Cattery in Pasir Ris.

It is part animal shelter, part cattery. Each month, her expenses come up to about $6,500.

She covers the rental with her salary (she lives in a three-room flat with her husband and son), and accepts food and donations from people who lodge cats there.

It is not known yet how much Tuas Boy’s treatment will cost. How will Madam Lee pay the medical bill when it arrives?

One way is to get donors to write cheques directly to the vet. And if that’s not enough?

‘We ask if we can pay by instalments,’ she said.

不需要很长的时间就能让探访者了解这只两个月大的杂种狗Tuas Boy。
其爪还是红肿,涂满了消炎粉。
六月五日,它是工业场地的意外的受害者,铲车辗过小狗的前脚。
慌乱的工人为了挽救小狗的生命而强硬的将其爪子切除。目前,Tuas Boy 正在复原中。
56岁的李秀燕,医护所的一位行政人员,帮忙照顾它。她说,因为他喜欢把脚放在水里,故不能使用绷带包扎。
“这可能是它在工厂里,减轻疼痛的方法吧。”她说。
尽管受伤,Tuas Boy 没有失去小狗的顽皮。星期日,接受The New Paper的访问时,舔着李女士的脸和抓着她的上衣(用它好的爪)。

星期二,一位年轻的女士将小狗的事故写到她的领养宠物博客,mettacats.blogsport.com.。 “网主拔电问我是否还有精力帮忙”她说。
李女士说:发生意外的地点是发送电邮者的父亲的工作地方。
当李女士的其中一位义工和这女孩到工厂寻找小狗时,发现它被关在集装箱内。
第二天,他们才能安排把小狗(现在叫Tuas Boy)送去Pet Clinic治疗。

“我最担心的是坏疽和蛆虫,”她说。这是李女士负起拯救许多动物的其中之一。她也在Pasir Ris经营爱心猫收容所。
那里是动物收容所,每个月的费用可高达S$6,500.00.
她将薪金用来支付租金。(她和丈夫和孩子住在三房式组屋)和接受资助者帮忙那里的猫儿。
Tuas Boy 的医药费不知须要多少,李女士该如何支付呢?其中之一的方法是让赞助者将支票直接寄给兽医诊所。如果不足够呢?
“我们请求是否可以分期付款”她说。

Update on Tuas-Boy

3.53pm, sms from Siew Ying,

“The vet nurse just updated me on Tuas-Boy. He will sleep when nobody is around. If he hears any movement, he will bark to attract attention. He has to balance himself in order to eat properly. The bandage got to be removed because he loves to soak his injured leg in the drinking water, probably to soothe the pain. Poor boy!”