Thursday, July 12, 2012

Updates on Sandra, James and Chris

A big thank you to the numerous friends and supporters who have donated and/or taken the initiative to write in to ask how Sandra is coping, and also about James and Chris. We are touched and appreciative that there are still many who care for these strays out there, regardless of their breed, origin or how they look.

Sandra (previous story on

After a couple of chemo jabs, the growth on Sandra’s genitals has shrunk noticeably. However, the vet was rather concerned that Sandra’s frail body might not be able to take it and Sandra had to take a break for a couple of weeks. Since then, she has resumed her jabs and we will continue to monitor her condition closely. At the present moment, Sandra is still very reserved. We definitely do not know what she has been through, though we are still slowly trying to get her accustomed to humans and hope that she will gradually open up.

James (previous story on

James seems to be enjoying himself at his fosterer’s place, eating and sleeping well though he can be rather grouchy at times especially towards the other male dogs. The wound on his back is closing up nicely and it is currently the size of a small fist. Ever since his previous escape feat, he is now supervised and watched closely by his fosterers who are not going to lose him a second time!

Chris (previous story on

Many have expressed concern on whether Chris’ leg can be saved. The vet on his case has been very helpful and diligently updating us on his condition. We literally jumped for joy when she updated that Chris did not need amputation after all! As we often tell others, we have enough three-leggeds (or “tripods” as we affectionately call them) over at our sanctuary. The maggot wound “hole” is no longer as deep as his skin tissues have been rapidly regenerating and his recovery has been amazing.

Ironically, the vet mentioned Chris is slightly overweight! We burst out into laughter when we heard this. We understand that Chris is also a rather laid-back chap. At his age of six weeks old, he was supposed to be able to relieve himself but he kind of expected to be treated like a baby. Even though so, he was very much adored by all at the vet. They have since discharged Chris and he is with a fosterer. His leg has improved by leaps and bounds although the wound still requires a daily change of bandages. We are also looking for a forever home for this little bundle of joy. Do email us at if you have the heart and space for Little Chris in your home, but unfortunately he is not going to be HDB approved.

We all thankful that these three rescue cases above turned out positively with smooth recoveries. However, we are constantly reminded of how many animals are still out there in the streets – without homes, as we still constantly venture into various industrial estates. When it’s a bright sunny day, the strays try to seek shelter wherever they can, even under trees where there will be ants, and drink any little bit of water they can find, clean or otherwise. When it rains and pours, they often hide under vehicles, shivering and cowering in the cold, hoping the rain will subside.
We strongly urge our friends, supporters and you whom is reading this, to love not only your own pets but also try your best to help the strays out there. The streets are not their home, definitely not by choice.

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