The virus outbreak and the various stages of the Movement Control Order that followed have taken a toll on all of us. However, there are worse victims of this distressing period than us, which are the stray dogs of Papan dumpsite, located in the State of Perak, Malaysia.

These poor four-legged souls are strays which have been captured by the City Council unit and dumped at a secluded location near Papan, Ipoh, where they are deprived of proper food, water and shelter. It is heart wrenching to see these starving dogs get knocked down by speeding vehicles when they explore the nearby highway to look for food.

Therefore, the Service Wing of Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Ipoh Garden has taken the initiative to aid these helpless souls on 12th of July, in collaboration with non-governmental organisation comprised of animal lovers to feed the abandoned dogs on a weekly basis. These feeding sessions are primarily conducted on Sundays. The food for these sessions are either cooked by the volunteers themselves or donated by kind hearted restaurant owners, including dog food bought and donated by some volunteers. Every week, 70 to 90 famished dogs are fed to satiation. Ultimately, it is the visible gratitude expressed on their little faces that bring immense feelings of joy and satisfaction into the hearts of those who have served them. As the saying goes, the hands that serve are holier than the lips that pray, volunteers get deep satisfaction from serving these poor souls.

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