The devastating flood that struck last week has wreaked havoc on everyone, including animals.
We could call for aid as humans in a flood emergency, and some of us even know how to escape and swim in the water.
Have you ever wondered how animals may ask for help in a situation like this?
It’s heartbreaking to see that many animals succumbed to the devastating flood. It’s devastating to see photos of animals who died after being stuck in ice-cold water.
The flood’s aftermath is even worse. After the flood destroyed the animal shelters, many animals have been relocated. Some of the stray animals are still without a home.
Flood-affected animals are likely to be exposed to water-borne germs, lung damage, and other health issues.
We’ll take you to some of the animal shelters that are in desperate need of support and help.
After losing everything in the flood and mudslide that occurred around a week ago, Shahrul Anum Baharin, the founder of an animal shelter in Karak, Pahang, is calling for support in cash, kind, or volunteer work.
Sharul told The Star that the water rose to a height of nearly 3 metres, totally burying the dogs’ shelter and the caravan in which her husband and she were living.
Shahrul claimed only 110 dogs and five cats survived the tragedy out of 118 dogs and 12 cats she owned.
“Our dogs and cats are now temporarily housed within the compound of Alan and his wife Amy Leong’s house. The construction of the animal shelter was entirely submerged in mud.
“It’s definitely more cost-effective to look for a new home than to spend money cleaning and rebuilding the shelter,” she noted.
“We need a new location, even if it is only temporary, where we can build a new shelter.” It should preferably be on higher ground, where we can construct a shelter and a fence to keep our furry friends secure.
“Any form of support, whether it’s money, food, labour for farm clean-up, or simply prayers for good weather,” she continued.
You can click HERE for any enquiry related to this shelter or you can WhatsApp to this number 011-1763 6592.
The recent flood has caused damage to Aunty Soo’s home, as well as hundreds of other homes and business properties in the area.
Aunty Soo had five dogs and two cats before the flood. Unfortunately, both of her cats perished while hanging to the fence since Aunty couldn’t save them in time because she couldn’t swim.
Five baby pups were discovered without their mother under a bus in the aftermath of the flood. Aunty Soo persuaded them to leave and brought them home to look after them.
She is now gradually cleaning her house and trekking up and down the damp stairs to feed the puppies, with just her mattress upstairs as a place to relax or sit. Aunty’s fingers were bent as we were chatting to her, thus we think she has arthritis.
My Forever Doggo has reached out to the community if anybody wants to help Aunty Soo, and you can reach out to them via their official Instagram page.
Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia is handing out pet food supplies to pet owners in need, and they can be reached by Whatsapp.
Animals in need of medical assistance can go to the Taman Sri Muda Flood Relief Treatment Station or the SPCA Selangor.
There are more non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals collecting funds and animal necessities to help many owners and animals.
Please feel free to provide more materials that will assist pet owners in rebuilding their animal shelters.