Second Chance (formerly known as Paws Mission) has a no-kill policy and aims to reduce the stray animal population and improve animal welfare in Malaysia through the following objectives:
· Rehome stray and abandoned puppies and dogs;
· Vaccinate and neuter them;
· Educate pet owners / adopters on caring for and neutering their pets; and
· Raise awareness and advocate for animal welfare among the public at large.
Second Chance was set up in 2009 by a small group of animal lovers who came together after reading about one lady’s appeal for help in caring for a litter of abandoned puppies, fondly dubbed the “12 soldiers”. At the time, the lady, known as Aunty Kiew, was already feeding a dozen stray dogs and more than 40 cats in the Old Klang Road area.
The group started out by feeding the stray dogs which roamed outside the Chap Fook Tong Temple, located at 3 ½ mile off Old Klang Road. The temple caretakers then offered the use of the land behind the temple to build a shelter for the dogs and helped to build the shelter at minimal costs, giving Paws Mission a base to shelter rescued dogs.
The fully volunteer-run shelter has since been extended several times and now encompasses multiple main kennels and several smaller enclosures and uncovered fenced areas. Upkeep of the shelter is funded primarily by donations from the public and volunteers. As such, our main concerns are space and financial constraints.
However, there is bigger underlying problem – overpopulation of strays in Malaysia. The battle of overpopulation dogs and cats is a continuous fight. We do not only aim to help get strays off the streets but we also hope to raise awareness of this plight among the public and promote the solution of spaying and neutering all stray animals to curb this problem.
Our efforts in rehoming programs have reached out to many people and also volunteers who wish to contribute to work at the shelter. To date, the shelter houses about 150 dogs and has held over 15 adoption drives in various venues including major shopping malls such as IOI Mall, Puchong, and Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, and has successfully rehomed over 250 dogs.
You can be a part of the Second Chance story!
We value your contributions, whether in terms of cash donations, goods-in-kind, or volunteering your time. Visit our homepage www.pawsmission.com to find out how you can lend a helping paw to Second Chance.
If you are interested in adopting our dogs, please call us at :
016-3323382 Mrs Lai
012-9192263 Kim Yeoh
019-2937217 Ai Wee