Like other countries, Malaysia struggles with stray dogs and cats. Many of these animals have never experienced life in a loving, family home. Luckily, there are animal shelters and animal rescue organizations who rescue and rehome these animals.
So if you’re looking to adopt a dog or a cat in the Kuala Lumpur area, do visit these animal shelters and animal rescue organizations and bring home a furry friend:
1. KL Pooch Resort And Rescue (KLPR&R)
KL Pooch Resort And Rescue (KLPR) is an animal welfare organization who treats and rehomes rescues. Their mission is to be self-sustainable. So if you’re not looking to adopt, why not treat your dog with a complete makeover in the Doggie Doos Salon to help fund the maintenance of the place.
They also provide dog boarding. During your pup’s stay at KLPR&R, it’s possible for him to get a swim in their saltwater pool or getting some exercise on their custom-made slat treadmills.
KLPR&R also hopes to educate people on why it’s crucial to neuter/spay their puppies and over time see a decrease in strays on the streets. If you’re curious in learning more about KL Pooch Resort and Rescue, you can check out their Facebook, Instagram or website.
Address: Kalumpang, 44100 Selangor.
2. Second Chance Animal Society
Second Chance Animal Society is a no-kill animal shelter with a mission to rescue and rehome stray dogs. Since their beginning in 2009, Second Chance has saved more than 1000 stray dogs in Selangor – and 50% of them have been rehomed.
As an advocate for the “Adopt, Don’t Buy” initiative, they encourage potential pet owners to adopt from shelters in an effort to lower the number of strays. The Second Chance shelter is solely run on public donations and voluntary aids.
Address: Pekan Batu 14, Hulu Langat, Selangor
3. Allergic Rescuers
Allergic Rescuers KL is an independent animal rescue group comprised of Rosy Kim, a Korean-American expat spouse who was previously working in the fashion industry in Hong Kong, and Jon Wong, a compliance officer during the week and a devoted animal rescuer on the weekends.
As independent rescuers, Rosy and Jon rely on their own time, energy and financial resources to rescue, foster and adopt out stray animals rescued from the streets, despite their cat allergies. They operate with a lot of help from a dedicated network of fosterers, fellow independent rescuers, and few sponsors who donate funds or supplies.
Since inception in June 2018, they have managed to take 130 animals off the streets and successfully adopted out 90+ of them to loving homes. In addition to adoptions, they also practice TNRM (trap-neuter-return-manage) for cats too feral to be adopted. All animals under their care are socialized, de-wormed, de-fleaed, vaccinated at least once and spayed/neutered if old enough, prior to adoption.
Tel: +60122029117, Rosy Kim.
4. My Pets Haven
My Pets Haven was founded in the year 2009 by a lady named Aileen Lee who used to work in a pet-shop. However, she decided to open her own rescue centre to help rehome stray animals. Actually, the centre is a pet shop but they don’t sell animals. Instead, they rescue strays, neuter them and put the animals up for adoption once they’re in better shape.
The centre homes 35 dogs and 8 cats and is solely run by Aileen and one employee. Besides adopting, they also provide boarding, grooming services and sell pet accessories and necessities.
My Pets Haven relies on donations to help with the bills related to our animals. They also welcome volunteers any day to help out – you just have to contact My Pets Haven and schedule a date.
Address: No. 11-1, Jalan Setia Prima, S U13/S, Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor
5. PAWS: Paws Animal Welfare Society
Paws Animal Welfare Society is a non-profit animal shelter in Petaling Jaya. Moreover, it’s one of the largest shelters in Malaysia, housing over 500 animals in total.
The shelter’s main objective is to find new families for unwanted, abandoned and injured cats and dogs, which have been surrendered to the shelter. At the moment, the shelter is working at maximum capacity. This means that one adoption equals one less dog put to sleep.
Their team consists of three office staff, a number of part-time veterinarians, one vet assistant and seven kennel workers.
6. SPCA Selangor
SPCA Selangor is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in Malaysia. Founded in 1958, they have a long history of animal protection, education and caretaking. Their advanced adoption program ensures that all animals up for adoption are properly vaccinated, rehabilitated and socialized. Thus, you know your new companion is healthy and ready to join your family.
Moreover, SPCA Selangor offers a Pet Care Programme. It’s an opportunity to get more insight into the world of rescue centres and how SPCA Selangor deals with strays. Besides that, the Pet Care Programme also allows you to do volunteering work for SPCA Selangor.
Adress: Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
We support local animal shelters
PledgeCare is run by a small team of wholehearted animal lovers who think that both pets and strays deserve better. We operate as a social enterprise and donate a part of our proceeds to local animal shelters/organizations helping animals in need.
After all, we hope this article can inspire some of you to visit the 6 above-mentioned locations. Remember by adopting an animal from an animal shelter or rescue organization you save two lives – the one you’re adopting and the one who takes its place.
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