Sheeba was rescued on 24 Sept 2018 from a huge canal. She has a blind eye and she was very skinny… so skinny that we weren’t certain if she was pregnant or just had a stomach full of worms. However before the veterinarian could be arranged to come to the shelter to do a physical assessment of Sheeba, she started giving birth at 5pm the following day. 11 puppies were born into a safe and clean environment. Otherwise they could either be washed away in the canal or drown in some self-dug pit in the forested area next to the huge canal because it rained cats and dogs the few days following Sheeba’s rescue.
Sheeba is a very sweet girl despite having a harsh life as a stray before rescue. The veterinarian suspected that the left eye was already blinded as a puppy when she was plagued with a sickness. Although she survived and overcame the sickness, this left eye is beyond repair – blind but not causing her any pain or discomfort. Even with a limited vision as compared with the average dog, she is a smart dog – probably this is how she survived for 2 years out there. She learned how to pee on fake grass in the shelter on her own; if she does it on newspaper, she will cover it up cleanly. And she is a splendid mummy who fed all 11 puppies well thereby enabling them to grow up healthily.
1. As per AVS regulation, medium sized dogs are not of HDB approved size unless they qualify under ADORE. An owner of landed house or private condominium are allowed to keep up to 3 licensed dogs.
2. Adopter must agree to sterilize the dog and vaccinate it annually.
3. Adopter must allow home visits, if requested.
4. Adopter must have a proper space area for the dog. It must not be caged up, confined to a small space or tied to a leash throughout each day.
5. Adopter must be able to feed twice and walk the dog thrice a day (morning, evening & before bedtime) and bathe the dog at least once a week.
6. Clean water must always be made available to the dog.
7. To arrange a viewing of any dog for adoption purpose, your whole family must be present as adoption should be agreed as a family.
8. Dog license must be applied and renewed annually.
9. The monthly preventives of Heartgard and Nexgard must be continued.
10. The dog should be fed dog kibbles and dog wet food unless otherwise advised by the veterinarian (not leftover human food or vegetarian diet).