A week ago, I was emailed by a Miss Tina regarding this blog post I made a long time ago. In that email, one of her questions to me was,
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS STILL NO ANIMAL SHELTER FOR DUMPED/ABANDONED/UNLOVED ANIMALS IN BRUNEI?
However, she redirected me to me to Animal Shelter Brunei, a blog where fellow Bruneians can adopt homeless puppies and kittens, manned by her, and a Kirsteen.
“We do have an animal shelter where volunteers (like me) will take animals into our homes and care for them and then get them adopted”.
That is a selfless thing indeed!
After reading their whole archive, I gathered that basically what happens is that they go all over Brunei, or someplace particularly littered with strays, capture the dogs and then get them neutered and vaccinated in the government vet. This is more humane and ultimately better than poisoning the poor animals: which is what most Bruneians tend to do.
Kesian. With poison, it’s a painful death and they suffer in agony for days before finally giving up. Sometimes the poison is so strong it even stains the road they die on.
Kirsteen asserts that with this method of neutering, the canine population will be controlled and will eventually decrease in a few years time as the dogs die a natural death.
However, they need help! You may be thinking: how can I help? I am a Muslim and I can’t touch these dogs!
In the words of Tina:
We are always in need of donated goods..
- Tinned food for cats n dogs.
- Old towels
- Cat litter
- Kitten formula
- Water bottles
So take a look down at Animal Shelter Brunei. Because they sure need all the help they can get! They’re not perfect but they sure as hell are doing something about the problem.