Love your pet day

By Patricia Hului
@pattbpseeds
 
 

DID YOU KNOW that 20th February is Love Your Pet Day? It is a day for pet owners to share how much they appreciate and love their pets.

 

As today is Love Your Pet Day, there are lots of ways to show your love for your pets. Clean the fish tank if you have a pet fish, take your dog for a walk, or even give your cat the bath you know you will have to do eventually.

 

It is widely known fact that owning a pet is a stress-reliever although sometimes it burns a hole in the owner’s pocket.

 

No one really knows how Love Your Pet Day came about. But it has been celebrated annually on the 20th February. E-cards are available for pet owners to send each other.

 

Even if you don’t have any pets, here are some NGOs in Sabah and Sarawak that you can offer your help to these poor creatures.

 

1. SSPCA (Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

With more than 13,000 likes on their Facebook page, SSPCA have been around helping animals in Kuching for a while now.

You can always drop by their centre located at 6 ½ Mile Penrissen Road to adopt one of the animals they rescued.

They keep the public updated via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SarawakSPCA

2. S.O.S Save Our Stray Kuching

Even if you can’t bring a pet home, you can still help through this NGO by feeding stray animals with the food you help to sponsor.

Join SOS Kuching and become active ‘feeders’! Feeders are those who feed and source for funds to provide food and medication for stray cats and dogs.

For more information about their work, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/s.o.skuching

 

3. PAWS Miri

Piasau Animal Welfare Support Miri (PAWS Miri)’s primary goal is to decrease the number of strays in Miri by taking these animals under their care.

They are also up to educate people about how to treat animals and with regards to their behaviours and health issues.

Drop by their website http://pawsmiri.com/ to know more what they are doing to rescue animals in Miri.

 

4. SSPCA Kota Kinabalu

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Kota Kinabalu provides awareness to the publie on animal cruelties.

They are also reaching out to the public in KK to find homes for these poor homeless strays and abused animals.

Check out their website at http://www.spcakk.org/

 

5. A.C.T. Sabah

Animal Concern Team Sabah is on a mission to minimise the number of stray dogs and cats in Sabah and to create awareness regarding pet ownerships and responsibility.

They are a group of volunteers aim to trap, neuter/spay and release or rehome as many animals as they can.

ACT Sabah also help pet owners to spay neuter their animals.

Keep updated with ACT Sabah by clicking ‘Like’ at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ActSabah

 

For those who are looking for pet, it is better to visit any nearby animal shelters to adopt an unwanted pet, rather than spending money to buy them at the pet shop.

 

Not looking into having a pet? Just click “Like” on these NGOs’ Facebook pages and share your friends, photos of animals looking for home. That is good enough for these poor creatures.

 

Believe it or not, some of these pet owners went to a lot of extent to care for their pets. Giving up splurging on themselves to buy pet food for their fluffy friends is normal for them.

 

Pet owners, show more love and appreciations for your pets today!

 

Here are some pet lovers, sharing their loves for their pets!

“Our eyes are the same!”

Nadhirah Mohd Rifai, 24, assistant programme manager, with 'Kecik'

Nadhirah Mohd Rifai, 24, assistant programme manager, with ‘Kecik’

 

“Loki, look at the camera!”
“Don’t want!”

Ernie Benedict, 27, total quality management coordinator, with 'Loki'.

Ernie Benedict, 27, total quality management coordinator, with ‘Loki’.

 

“Are we done yet?”

Lizabeth Umbau Jampong aka Ana, 28, physiotherapist, with 'Gucci'.

Lizabeth Umbau Jampong aka Ana, 28, physiotherapist, with ‘Gucci’.

 

“Just us, chilling with our mummy.”

Stefpenny Eric Sungkit, 26, junior management officer, with 'Baby' (black) and 'Whitney' (Brown).

Stefpenny Eric Sungkit, 26, junior management officer, with ‘Baby’ (black) and ‘Whitney’ (Brown).

 

“Yeah, I’m cute. I know.”

Lorna Taro, 23, student, with 'Sandy'.

Lorna Taro, 23, student, with ‘Sandy’.

“My sweethearts are always there with me, in good and bad times. Driving and even sleeping together.”

beatrice connie

Beatrice Connie, 30, engineer, with (from right, clockwise) ‘Erymau’, ‘Piggy Chemonk’ and ‘Liz Pirate’.

Sadly, the cats in the following pictures passed away a couple of years ago, but remain dear in their owners’ hearts.

‘Milky’

Elly Ellycia, 25, aquarist with her cat, 'Milky'.

Elly Ellycia, 25, aquarist with her cat, ‘Milky’.

 

‘Momet’

Dona Stanley, 27, technical assistant with 'Momet'.

Dona Stanley, 27, technical assistant with ‘Momet’.

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