I have friends in Ipoh, because Ipoh used to be my hometown before I moved my parents down here.
This is from a friend who visits Kelly’s shelter often:
The chicken head and neck, all ayam kampung, every day, Kelly goes in the early morning to central market to buy and take home, clean it, remove the beak and use charchoal to cook 2-3 hours,and the taste is very different, delicious, all her shelter dogs like to drink the soup. She insist ayam kampung,she doesn’t want any chicken from the market or supermarket, this is her daily duty. Her feeding work finishes at 12pm and she starts cleaning her shelter until 9 pm. Then she does her rounds to feed the stray dogs near the church and as i told you all have been spayed already, sponsored by one society whose name i cannot remember. Just now I told her through the phone not to pick up street dogs anymore, not to become a hoarder. Only then will people help you, and i told her that the vet can help her find adopters for her dog. Dr Chan help you more than i can say, but you must be good girls ,don’t pick up street dogs anymore because you cannot manage so many. Look after the ones you have. She said, you can go to my shelter any time to see my shelter dogs and check.
I think they must have some knowledge about the shelter managment as a guide line to them.
Yes, ever since the Kawan-and-Hoarder came into the scene, I had already enlisted the help of a friend to draw up guidelines for shelter management, an area which I have no knowledge of but my friend does. As soon as it is done, it will be published for the benefit of those who wish to start their own or better manage their existing shelters.
Let’s wait for that.
Meanwhile, since we have enough testimonies (from my friends and I have also spoken to a vet who treats Kelly’s dogs) that Kelly Tan takes very, very good care of her dogs, we are more than happy to extend our help to her and her dogs.
Our current “project”, so to speak, would be to help with the vaccinations and eventual spay-neuter of the 9 puppies dumped at her gates. The vet will also help to rehome them after they have been neutered.
And all said, courtesy makes a difference: http://myanimalcare.org/2012/03/08/a-thank-you-message-from-kelly-tan-from-ipoh/
It must be the teacher in me!
But don’t you agree that humanity would be such a pleasant institution when its members practise courtesy?
While Kelly does not have high education and cannot even speak English, she is extremely courteous and grateful. At the other end of the spectrum, we have (ahem…) the highly educated ones who can’t even manage a simple acknowledgement of “money received”, what more a “thank you”.
Education? Or, plain old attitude?
Forgive me for the rantings, I am still a teacher at heart.