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22 September 2013 @ 08:28 pm
Up to this date (22/09/2013) the total donation collected for our fluffy friends are~~


USD30

yukibells is very kind for helping us out in maintaining our paypal account! All donations will be going through her :)

24iza_run on the other hand is writing various fanfics based on our stories on the 4paws shelter in order to spread the message of this fundraise!

Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed no matter big or small~! Every thing matters and we're very thankful~! <3 <3
 
 
05 August 2013 @ 07:37 am
The fund-raise is to help animals under the roof of Barbara Janssen in P4WS.

The aim of the dog shelter is to provide a home for stray and abandoned dogs in Penang where we are able to provide care and rehabilitation until they find their permanent homes. We have a no kill policy and provides continued care for animals whose age or disability may make them less likely to be adopted. There are currently over 250 dogs in our care at Teluk Bahang. All of the dogs have been found on the streets of Penang. Many are puppies where their mothers are unable to care for their young, dogs that are abandoned by their owners or have been injured in a road accident.

These are a few of the amazing stories from P4WS!

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This little guy here is Hampton, the dog whose ear was detached from his head after being poured with hot boiling water! He was in extreme pain and was quite aggressive when the volunteer first met him at the vet. After just only a few days at P4WS, according to Barbara, he is one of the friendliest dogs around. Though his wound is still raw and painful, volunteers have no problem bathing him. Love and kindness melt even the hardest soul.


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Doris was neglected for a long time by her owner, so she has severe internal and external problems. P4WS is helping to clear her gut and boost her liver's health. Lots of treatment still needed for her skin and also her spine. However, she is better compared to when she first came.

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Simon, the dog was buried in the beach with only his head above the surface. Whoever that had done such a thing intended to drown poor Simon when there was high tide. Simon struggled until he was paralyzed and badly wounded. Simon was rescued by 2 foreigners and taken into P4WS by Barbara. He fought for his life, hoping to get another chance to live but his injuries were too severe that he didn't make it! (Rest in Peace, Simon!)

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A pedigree dog was abandoned at a jungle, near Botanical Garden, tied to a tree with a string by the owner for 3 days. A regular jogger witnessed the owner tying the dog up on the first day. The owner's excuse was that he was going for a jog and will be back for the dog later. After 3 days, the dog was still at the same spot; scared, confused, unkempt and weak from hunger and thirst. The jogger rescued the dog and sent him to P4WS.
Barbara named him Max. Max is still too traumatized by the abandonment that even Barbara cannot touch him. He looked healthy and suspected to be between 2-5 years in age. Barbara believes that given time, Max can be rehabilitated.

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Annie, was a hit and run victim. Her tiny, fragile puppy's leg was badly injured. Despite medical treatment, Annie's leg could not be cured. The vet recommended amputation as she has to drag her hind leg whenever she walks. It increases the risk of further damage to the injured paw and infection. However, P4WS is not giving up on her; they've decided to buy her an orthopedic dog boot and it comes in different sizes. As she grows, it is needed to change the boots and said boots was generously donated!

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This is a beautiful pet dog. His name is Cheddar. His family moved away from the apartment with him and 3 other dogs. However, he appeared days later, alone, at the old home. Kind and helpful neighbors tried to contact the owner but to no avail. They fed him and waited for the family to come back for Cheddar. But it never happened. Meanwhile the apartment management made a big fuss and threatened to take action. 4PAWS took Cheddar in. Though Cheddar has a roof over his head and daily meals, he is not happy. A shelter with more than 250 dogs is not a place for a pampered pet dog. He waits longingly and forlornly at the gate of 4PAWS for his owner daily. The worst feeling is not being lonely, but being forgotten by someone you can’t forget.

It is very heartbreaking and sad that Cheddar the handsome dog passed away. He just became sick suddenly and Barbara rushed him to the vet. He was put on a drip and the next morning, he just passed away. There was no prior warning and it happened so quickly. Even the vet had no chance to come out with a diagnosis. Everyone that knows Cheddar, felt the sadness. Especially Barbara. She is very heartbroken because Cheddar held a very special place in her heart. 4PAWS’ tried very hard to find him a new home, but it was never meant to be.

Cheddar’s story shows that not all dogs are suitable for a life in the shelter. Pedigree and pet dogs that are not tough enough, get sick easily. Puppies and sick dogs are given vitamins and special supplements daily by Barbara to boost their immune system. However, some illness gives no prior notice. Cheddar waited every day by the gate for his owner to come for him. Sadly, it didn’t happen. He died with a broken heart. Rest in peace dear Cheddar, the handsome boy.

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This dog is named Helen by Barbara. She was found painfully tied to a lamp post of 1 September 2013. Her legs were bleeding all over and her hind right leg was fractured. She is believed to be somebody’s pet dog, knocked down by a car. When found by a kind Samaritan, Helen was wearing a nice collar. Helen’s leg was badly broken and a metal was inserted to help her heal. She is now discharged but need special care for weeks.

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This poor dog met with an accident in Kedah and was found by Mr Max Lim. SPCA Kedah then rescued the dog and sent it to the vet. The dog was given medication for the nerves in hopes that she would regain the use of her back legs. After 3 days, there was no sign of improvement and she developed Haematuria (blood in the urine). An x-ray was taken and she was found to have a fracture of the vertebrae. She has no feeling at all in her back legs, no control of her bladder and no control of her bowel movements. Her bladder needs to be manually pressed 4-5 times a day and feces removed manually every 2 days.She needs to go urgently to UPM in Selangor for surgery. Barbara visited the dog at the vet yesterday and she has agreed to take up the case. After surgery, the dog will need special care and physiotherapy treatment by Barbara. Under Barbara’s care, there are dogs that were not able to walk recovered fully. She is not giving up on this dog!

More stories to come!

Feel like doing something for P4WS and their fluffy friends? Come join our fund-raise here
 
 
05 August 2013 @ 07:11 am
As I've seen and participated in many fund-raising in the arashi community, I've came to notice that most fund-raising is to help people in need but for a change this time, I would like to bring the awareness out that animals too are very much in need. We might not have witness it ourselves but there are heartless and cruel people out there that abuses animals to no end, causing them pain and suffering.

Animal shelter P4WS (Penang Animal Welfare Society) takes in abandoned, injured animals (mostly of dogs) into their roof, providing them with the needed medical aid, shelter and the much needed food. Up to this very day, there are approximately 250 dogs under her roof and the maintenance is getting higher and higher. This shelter is run by Barbara Janssen and most of the financial matters are done out of her own pocket. There are of course, kind-hearted people who donates and volunteer at the shelter but funds tend to run low with the big amount of dogs that need to visit the vet (for vaccination, spay, surgery for the injured, etc)

The Arashi community had made many fund-raising successful and I would like to give a big shout out to how united we are in giving out a helping hand. The question now is whether or not you guys are interested in giving out yet again, another helping hand for fluffy friends. It's amazing how fans that are scattered all over the world who have only gathered here out of a mutual love for Arashi but wouldn't it be awesome if we manage to succeed and not only that but also do it by continuing out contributions to the fandom the way we already have?

For those who are unfamiliar with the previous fundraiser, it basically works like a marketplace where fans can offer up or "sell" their services, such as graphics, translations, subs, fictions, and more for a small amount of money while others can "buy" them, with all the proceeds going into one account for donations. I will then donate all the collected money to P4WS with the credit to all the Arashi/Johnny's fans for their kind-heartedness.

This fundraiser is not limited to just Arashi fandom, but any Johnny's fans who are interested as well!!

Before I begin, I'll like to thank those of you who are still reading for expressing enough interest to keep reading. Any interest is better than no interest, even if you end up not helping in any way, so thank you very much! :D

Please read the following for details on how to sell and buy goods in the community:

THOSE SELLING :3
Anyone who feels they have something to offer can pitch in.

Do you make icons and wallpapers for fun? Do you write fics or even sub files, scan magazines, translate articles, draw fanart in your free time? I'm dead serious when I said that anything and everything is welcome ;)

This is the form for people who are offering, broken down one by one with further explanation:-

Name: (put your nickname/username here)
Email Address: (if you're not comfortable in putting out your email add in public, please put "PM me" instead and make sure your privacy options are not enabled)
My contributions to fandom are: (you can list fandom journals/comm for things such as fics, graphics and more here if applicable)
I'm willing to: (List out the things that you are willing to do to donate to P4WS)

I'm NOT willing to: (This is where you can mention pairing, rating or any other restrictions that are applicable)
Other fandoms: (You can list out other fandoms you're into and are willing to write/make icons/ etc for)
Pricing: (How much you're looking to get for what you're offering, which may vary depending to what you're doing. Try to ask within the rage of $1-$10 USD though, most of us in the fandom are either young or broke :p)
Timeframe: (about how long it's going to take you to complete what you're offering)

When someone replies to your offer and sends their money to the email address set up for this very purpose, I will inform you in a new comment about it so you can start working. On the other hand, please do not feel hurt if no one comments to your offer! This is a fundraising effort, not a popularity contest <3

Master Post of OFFERS!!

coolohoh - Arashi fanfics (Yama/Ohmiya)
neko_kirin3104 - Arashi fanfics (Yama)
whenyoudesertme - Fanfics
chibipinkpetals - Arashi fanfics
arasukishi - Arashi fanfics
kazunyan83 - Arashi fanfics (Yama/Sakumiya/Sakumoto/Sakuraiba) & Arashi graphics


THOSE BUYING :3

If you're interest in buying, just browse through the above offers to see if anything catches your eye. Once you find something, leave a comment or email/PM them to express your interest along with any questions you may have. Please don't back out after commenting to buy something as that can be frustrating for sellers! You can, however discuss the rates with the sellers in private.

Whether or not this effort is going to be a flop or a success depends heavily on you. I don't think I can stress this enough but it won't work without anyone offering to donate their time and effort and likewise, nothing will happen if no one donates any money. Again, this is all going towards a very good cause; I'm not going to take the money and run and I will for sure provide prove/receipt that the money is given to P4WS.

I will be posting updates to the community about this fundraiser and it'll be absolutely awesome if we're able to achieve $500 or even more awesome if we can go over that! :)

Feel free to ask any questions or offer suggestions! Again, thank you very much for reading all of this! I hope we can really band together and come up with something that would make Arashi proud again

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND INTEREST, EVERYONE!!