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Cat Heaven Needs Siyong More Than Us, RIP Siyong

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Tanggal 10 Feb 2015, masuk laporan mengenai seekor kucing muda di Umbulharjo yang menderita rectal prolapse. Melihat kondisinya dari foto yang dikirimkan dan mengetahui bahwa prolapsed rectum harus segera ditangani secara medis, 2 relawan menuju ke lokasi. Tak diragukan lagi bahwa si kucing malang ini harus segera mendapat perawatan, apalagi sudah 2 minggu dia tidak mendapat penanganan apapun!!

Kami namai si tampan ini Siyong. Dia adalah salah satu kucing jalanan di Umbulharjo. Beruntung ada ibu pemilik warung sayur yang selalu berbaik hati memberi mereka makan. Hingga satu hari Siyong muncul di warung dengan tonjolan aneh berwarna merah yang menyembul dari tubuh bagian belakangnya! Sejanggal penampakannya, masalah kesehatan seperti ini adalah serius dan butuh ditangani segera. Ketika ada bagian dalam tubuh yang keluar tidak pada tempat seharusnya, ini dapat menyebabkan penyumbatan aliran darah dan matinya jaringan. Jika dibiarkan tanpa perawatan, jaringan yang mati dapat membuat kucing sakit dan bisa berakibat fatal.

Sang ibu sangat sedih melihat kondisi Siyong, tapi apa daya yang terbaik dapat beliau berikan untuk Siyong hanyalah memberinya makan dan tempat di warung untuk Siyong beristirahat. Sang ibu pun harus menyembunyikan Siyong dari orang-orang yang merasa jijik dan berusaha menangkap lalu membuang Siyong!!

Siyong segera mendapat perawatan medis dari drh. Andre Lisnawan. Prolapse dikoreksi dengan pijatan lembut untuk mengembalikan ke posisi asalnya. Penanganan tanpa operasi ini awalnya berhasil. Tapi saat Siyong masih menjalani observasi untuk mengidentifikasi penyebab penyakit agar bisa diberikan pengobatan yang tepat, rectal prolapsed Siyong muncul lagi dan lagi. Siyong sangat mudah stress, dan tiap kali Siyong merasa tidak nyaman, dia cenderung akan mengejan kuat-kuat.

Siyong harus menjalani dua kali operasi karenanya, tapi sayang ada jaringan rectal yang sudah terlalu rusak sehingga bagian yang sudah bermasalah itu harus diamputasi.

Operasi ke dua dilakukan tengah malam tanggal 23 Februari 2015. Larut malam, Siyong mengalami prolapse lagi setelah mengejan terlalu kuat saat mencoba BAB. Dan kali ini, keadaannya menjadi lebih buruk. Segera setelah mendapat telpon dari kami, drh. Andre bergegas datang ke rumah relawan yang merawat Siyong.

Paska operasi, setelah siuman penuh, Siyong terlihat jauh lebih tenang dan nyaman daripada sebelum-sebelumnya. Siyong bahkan mengeong minta makan dan terlihat sangat menikmati seporsi kecil makanan lembutnya. Akhirnya pun Siyong sudah bisa buang air kecil tanpa masalah. Siyong masih terus dimonitor dan diberikan perawatan intensif termasuk infus Intra Vena untuk mencegah dehidrasi dan kekurangan nutrisi karena Siyong belum boleh makan terlalu banyak.

Namun, meskipun kondisi Siyong sepertinya sudah lebih membaik, hari ini 25 Feb 2015, siang hari, Siyong tiba-tiba mengalami gangguan pernafasan. Sebelum kami bisa membawanya ke klinik, Siyong menghembuskan nafas terakhir.

Ada pesan dari Siyong untuk kamu semua yang telah menjadikannya bagian dari hidup kamu meskipun hanya sekejap saja: “
“Jangan menyesali semua yang sudah kamu lakukan untuk membantuku meskipun mungkin tidak sesuai harapan, kamu sudah melakukan yang terbaik buat aku, tapi surga kucing adalah tempat aku mau berada sekarang. Masih banyak teman-temanku di luar sana yang membutuhkan bantuan, jadi jangan sedih aku pergi karena kamu bisa ada untuk mereka seperti kamu ada untuk aku…”

Terimakasih untuk Anda semua yang tanpa pamrih memberi bantuan langsung untuk satwa yang membutuhkan, dan bagi Anda yang mendukung AFJ untuk terus memperjuangkan hak-hak satwa yang tertindas. Perjuangan belum berakhir, tapi bersama pasti kita bisa! Silakan membuka website kami di http://animalfriendsjogja.org/ untuk mengetahui lebih banyak mengenai AFJ dan bagaimana cara mendukung kerja kami bagi satwa.

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On Feb 10, 2015, someone reported about a young cat suffering from prolapsed rectum in Umbulharjo. Seeing the horrible condition from the picture sent and knowing that a rectal prolapse requires immediate medical attention, two volunteers checked on the cat on the next day. There’s no doubt that the poor cat had to be taken to a vet right away! He’d been like that without getting any treatment for 2 weeks!!

We called the handsome cat Siyong. He was one of the strays roaming around the area. Luckily, a caring lady who owns a grocery shop feeds them. Until one day Siyong came with a strange red bulge pushing out from his behind! As cringe-worthy as it is to look at, it’s also a serious medical issue that requires immediate attention. Anytime an internal part of the body protrudes outside the body, it can result in blood restriction and tissue death. If left untreated, that protruding tissue could die, which can make the cat ill and ultimately be fatal.

The lady felt so sad seeing him like that, but feeding him and letting him rest at her shop were the best she could do. She even had to hide Siyong because some people who felt disgusted tried to catch him and throw Siyong away!!

Siyong immediately had his first medical treatment from Vet Andre Lisnawan. The prolapse was corrected through gentle massage back into place. It was successful at first. However, as Siyong was still being observed so that the underlying cause can be identified and treated, it was happening again and again. Siyong was very easily to get stressed out, and every time he felt uncomfortable, he’d strain too hard.

Siyong had two surgeries; unfortunately the rectal tissue was already damaged too severely, so the diseased portion of the rectum had to be amputated.

The second surgery was conducted in the middle of the night on Feb 23, 2015. Late at night, the prolapse happened again after Siyong strained too hard as he tried to defecate, and this time it was worse. Upon receiving our frantic call, Vet Andre rushed to the volunteer’s house where Siyong was looked after.

Post surgery, fully awake, Siyong looked calmer and a lot more comfortable than before. He even asked for food and enjoyed his meal. Siyong could finally urinate without any problem. Siyong was still closely monitored and given intensive care.
However after the progress he made, today at noon Siyong suddenly had breathing difficulty. Before we could take him to the clinic, Siyong said goodbye

A message from beloved Siyong to all of you who have made him part of your life, even if it was only for a short time:
“Don’t regret all the things you’ve done to help me although it didn’t work out as you expected to be, you’ve tried your best but the cat heaven is the place I want to be for now. There are still many of my friends who need your help, so don’t be sad for you can be there for them as you could for me…”

Our deep gratitude to all of you who have always been there and actively helping the animals in need, and also to all of you who keep on supporting AFJ in our effort in fighting for the rights of the animals. The fight is still continuing and sometimes it seems endless, but we are sure that together we can keep the fight and make this world a better place for all species! Please go to our website at http://animalfriendsjogja.org/ to get to know us better and find out the ways to support our work for animals.

Tanggal 10 Feb 2015, masuk laporan mengenai seekor kucing muda di Umbulharjo yang menderita rectal prolapse. Melihat kondisinya dari foto yang dikirimkan dan mengetahui bahwa prolapsed rectum harus segera ditangani secara medis, 2 relawan menuju ke lokasi. Tak diragukan lagi bahwa si kucing malang ini harus segera mendapat perawatan, apalagi sudah 2 minggu dia tidak mendapat penanganan apapun!!

Kami namai si tampan ini Siyong. Dia adalah salah satu kucing jalanan di Umbulharjo. Beruntung ada ibu pemilik warung sayur yang selalu berbaik hati memberi mereka makan. Hingga satu hari Siyong muncul di warung dengan tonjolan aneh berwarna merah yang menyembul dari tubuh bagian belakangnya! Sejanggal penampakannya, masalah kesehatan seperti ini adalah serius dan butuh ditangani segera. Ketika ada bagian dalam tubuh yang keluar tidak pada tempat seharusnya, ini dapat menyebabkan penyumbatan aliran darah dan matinya jaringan. Jika dibiarkan tanpa perawatan, jaringan yang mati dapat membuat kucing sakit dan bisa berakibat fatal.

Sang ibu sangat sedih melihat kondisi Siyong, tapi apa daya yang terbaik dapat beliau berikan untuk Siyong hanyalah memberinya makan dan tempat di warung untuk Siyong beristirahat. Sang ibu pun harus menyembunyikan Siyong dari orang-orang yang merasa jijik dan berusaha menangkap lalu membuang Siyong!!

Siyong segera mendapat perawatan medis dari drh. Andre Lisnawan. Prolapse dikoreksi dengan pijatan lembut untuk mengembalikan ke posisi asalnya. Penanganan tanpa operasi ini awalnya berhasil. Tapi saat Siyong masih menjalani observasi untuk mengidentifikasi penyebab penyakit agar bisa diberikan pengobatan yang tepat, rectal prolapsed Siyong muncul lagi dan lagi. Siyong sangat mudah stress, dan tiap kali Siyong merasa tidak nyaman, dia cenderung akan mengejan kuat-kuat.

Siyong harus menjalani dua kali operasi karenanya, tapi sayang ada jaringan rectal yang sudah terlalu rusak sehingga bagian yang sudah bermasalah itu harus diamputasi.

Operasi ke dua dilakukan tengah malam tanggal 23 Februari 2015. Larut malam, Siyong mengalami prolapse lagi setelah mengejan terlalu kuat saat mencoba BAB. Dan kali ini, keadaannya menjadi lebih buruk. Segera setelah mendapat telpon dari kami, drh. Andre bergegas datang ke rumah relawan yang merawat Siyong.

Paska operasi, setelah siuman penuh, Siyong terlihat jauh lebih tenang dan nyaman daripada sebelum-sebelumnya. Siyong bahkan mengeong minta makan dan terlihat sangat menikmati seporsi kecil makanan lembutnya. Akhirnya pun Siyong sudah bisa buang air kecil tanpa masalah. Siyong masih terus dimonitor dan diberikan perawatan intensif termasuk infus Intra Vena untuk mencegah dehidrasi dan kekurangan nutrisi karena Siyong belum boleh makan terlalu banyak.

Namun, meskipun kondisi Siyong sepertinya sudah lebih membaik, hari ini 25 Feb 2015, siang hari, Siyong tiba-tiba mengalami gangguan pernafasan. Sebelum kami bisa membawanya ke klinik, Siyong menghembuskan nafas terakhir.

Ada pesan dari Siyong untuk kamu semua yang telah menjadikannya bagian dari hidup kamu meskipun hanya sekejap saja: “
“Jangan menyesali semua yang sudah kamu lakukan untuk membantuku meskipun mungkin tidak sesuai harapan, kamu sudah melakukan yang terbaik buat aku, tapi surga kucing adalah tempat aku mau berada sekarang. Masih banyak teman-temanku di luar sana yang membutuhkan bantuan, jadi jangan sedih aku pergi karena kamu bisa ada untuk mereka seperti kamu ada untuk aku…”

Terimakasih untuk Anda semua yang tanpa pamrih memberi bantuan langsung untuk satwa yang membutuhkan, dan bagi Anda yang mendukung AFJ untuk terus memperjuangkan hak-hak satwa yang tertindas. Perjuangan belum berakhir, tapi bersama pasti kita bisa! Silakan membuka website kami di http://animalfriendsjogja.org/ untuk mengetahui lebih banyak mengenai AFJ dan bagaimana cara mendukung kerja kami bagi satwa.

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On Feb 10, 2015, someone reported about a young cat suffering from prolapsed rectum in Umbulharjo. Seeing the horrible condition from the picture sent and knowing that a rectal prolapse requires immediate medical attention, two volunteers checked on the cat on the next day. There’s no doubt that the poor cat had to be taken to a vet right away! He’d been like that without getting any treatment for 2 weeks!!

We called the handsome cat Siyong. He was one of the strays roaming around the area. Luckily, a caring lady who owns a grocery shop feeds them. Until one day Siyong came with a strange red bulge pushing out from his behind! As cringe-worthy as it is to look at, it’s also a serious medical issue that requires immediate attention. Anytime an internal part of the body protrudes outside the body, it can result in blood restriction and tissue death. If left untreated, that protruding tissue could die, which can make the cat ill and ultimately be fatal.

The lady felt so sad seeing him like that, but feeding him and letting him rest at her shop were the best she could do. She even had to hide Siyong because some people who felt disgusted tried to catch him and throw Siyong away!!

Siyong immediately had his first medical treatment from Vet Andre Lisnawan. The prolapse was corrected through gentle massage back into place. It was successful at first. However, as Siyong was still being observed so that the underlying cause can be identified and treated, it was happening again and again. Siyong was very easily to get stressed out, and every time he felt uncomfortable, he’d strain too hard.

Siyong had two surgeries; unfortunately the rectal tissue was already damaged too severely, so the diseased portion of the rectum had to be amputated.

The second surgery was conducted in the middle of the night on Feb 23, 2015. Late at night, the prolapse happened again after Siyong strained too hard as he tried to defecate, and this time it was worse. Upon receiving our frantic call, Vet Andre rushed to the volunteer’s house where Siyong was looked after.

Post surgery, fully awake, Siyong looked calmer and a lot more comfortable than before. He even asked for food and enjoyed his meal. Siyong could finally urinate without any problem. Siyong was still closely monitored and given intensive care.
However after the progress he made, today at noon Siyong suddenly had breathing difficulty. Before we could take him to the clinic, Siyong said goodbye

A message from beloved Siyong to all of you who have made him part of your life, even if it was only for a short time:
“Don’t regret all the things you’ve done to help me although it didn’t work out as you expected to be, you’ve tried your best but the cat heaven is the place I want to be for now. There are still many of my friends who need your help, so don’t be sad for you can be there for them as you could for me…”

Our deep gratitude to all of you who have always been there and actively helping the animals in need, and also to all of you who keep on supporting AFJ in our effort in fighting for the rights of the animals. The fight is still continuing and sometimes it seems endless, but we are sure that together we can keep the fight and make this world a better place for all species! Please go to our website at http://animalfriendsjogja.org/ to get to know us better and find out the ways to support our work for animals.

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‪#‎SaveAllSharks‬ ‪#‎KamiCintaHiuDiLaut‬ ‪#‎SaveOcean‬

Berawal dari laporan adanya menu shark fin soup (sup sirip hiu) kepada Animal Friends Jogja (AFJ) yang akan disajikan pada malam perayaan Imlek, 18 Februari 2015 di Hotel Tentrem Yogyakarta, Dessy Zahara Angelina Pane yang akrab disapa Ina berkirim surat kepada manajemen hotel, pada Kamis (12/02/2015).

Dalam surat itu, AFJ mengkritisi, memberi penilaian, serta masukan kepada pihak hotel agar tidak menyajikan menu tersebut. Lima hari kemudian (17/02/2015), manajemen hotel baru merespon dan mengundang AFJ untuk bertemu pada Rabu (18/02/2015).

Dengan ditemani Bagas dari Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), Rabu pagi Ina datang bertemu Nike Aristya Public Relation Manager Tentrem Hotel Yogyakarta, menanyakan pihak hotel akant etap menyajikan menu sirip hiu dan jenis hiu yang dikonsumsi.

Ina memaparkan dengan perburuan 100 ton ikan hiu per tahun menurut Organisasi Pangan Dunia (FAO), Indonesia menjadi negara terbesar penyumbang kepunahan ikan hiu. Padahal hiu berperan ekologis menjaga keseimbangan ekosistem di laut.

“Ketiadaan atau menurunnya populasi ikan hiu akan berakibat pada naiknya populasi predator dibawahnya dan menurunkan populasi ikan-ikan herbivora yang menyebabkan ekosistem tidak sehat,” kata Ina.

Ia menambahkan, Ikan hiu merupakan predator yang efektif karena hanya memakan ikan-ikan sakit, tua, dan lemah. Peran ini penting karena keberadaan hiu akan mencegah tersebarnya penyakit kepada ikan-ikan lain. Dalam hal perkembangbiakan, hiu berkembang biak dengan lambat. Usia hiu dewasa pada 5-15 tahun. Sekali beranak (ovivipar), hiu hanya menghasilkan 10-20 ekor anakan dengan rentang waktu masa beranak 2-3 tahun. “Jika hiu terus diburu dan dikonsumsi, maka tidak mungkin lagi bahwa hiu segera punah dan laut kita akan mati,” katanya.

Mengkonsumsi ikan hiu juga tidak baik untuk kesehatan karena predator teratas ekosistem laut itu berpotensi menyerap polusi laut seperti logam berat dan zat kimia lain seperti merkuri. Ina berharap Hotel Tentrem sebaiknya tidak turut serta dalam percepatan kepunahan hiu.

Sementara itu, Bagas dari JAAN menjelaskan, kepercayaan yang salah mengenai sup sirip hiu memang sudah ada sejak jaman Dinasti Ming karena para raja China dahulu sering memakan itu sehingga dianggap sebagai Chinese Delicacy Luxurious Item (makanan China yang lezat dan mewah).

“Sirip hiu menjadi industri bernilai miliaran rupiah di China karena dianggap makanan mewah, berkelas, dan menjadi menu kehormatan dalam acara-acara besar seperti Hari Raya Imlek,” kata Bagas.

Mitos keliru itu berdampak ke Indonesia, dengan perburuan ikan hiu. Lebih miris lagi, hasil investigasi JAAN dan AFJ, nelayan hanya mengambil siripnya, dan membuang badan hiu ke laut. Karena ukuran badan hiu yang besar, akan membebani kapal bila dibawa ke darat.

“Ini praktik sangat kejam bagi spesies satwa yang berperan besar menjaga kelestarian laut kita. Itulah yang menjadi alasan kami mengajak Hotel Tentrem untuk tidak turut serta dalam perusakan lingkungan dan kesehatan manusia,” kata Bagas.

Menanggapi hal tersebut, Nike Aristya Public Relation Manager Tentrem Hotel Yogyakarta kepada Mongabay mengatakan, pihaknya sudah membaca surat keberatan dari AFJ dan mengakui akan menyajikan menu shark fin soup (sup sirip hiu) pada malam Imlek. Ia mengatakan sesuai aturan hiu jenis kikir (Zhang Min Zhu) tidak dilindungi. “Jenis hiunya tidak dilindungi. Kami tidak menjual dan membeli sirip hiu ilegal Bisa di cek dan kami membeli secara legal,” kata Nike.

Beberapa hotel lain yang punya restoran china di Jogja juga menyajikan menu serupa. “Untuk malam Imlek besok kami tidak bisa membatalkan menu sirip Hiu. Kami juga sudah jualan menu sejak lama, sudah ada yang membeli dan memesan menu tersebut. Yang penting hiu yang dibeli itu tidak masuk kategori hiu dilindungi,” tambah Nike.

Nike menambahkan, pihaknya mendukung konservasi dan berjanji akan meniadakan menu tersebut untuk yang akan datang. Namun menurutnya disetiap chinese restoran pasti ada menu sirip hiu, karena bagi kaum Tionghoa, sirip hiu dianggap sumber kemakmuran.

“Kami akan meniadakan menu shark fin di chinese restoran sebagai bukti nyata dukungan kami untuk konservasi hiu dan satwa lain yang dilindungi,” Kata Nike menutup obrolan.

Aturan Perlindungan Hiu

Di Indonesia, Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan menetapkan ikan hiu paus (Rhincodon typus) sebagai jenis ikan yang dilindungi secara penuh melalui Keputusan Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan No. 18 Tahun 2013 tentang Penetapan Status Perlindungan Penuh Ikan Hiu Paus (Rhincodon typus).

Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) selaku juga telah memberikan rekomendasi perlindungan penuh ikan hiu paus melalui surat Nomor. 2425/IPH.1/KS.02/X/2012 tanggal 12 Oktober 2012.

Saat ini ikan hiu paus masuk ke dalam Appendiks I CITES dan juga termasuk kedalam daftar merah IUCN dengan kategori rentan (vulnerable).

Ikan hiu paus yang dikenal dengan sebutan hiu totol atau hiu bodoh merupakan salah satu jenis ikan hiu terbesar di dunia. Indonesia merupakan salah satu jalur migrasi dari ikan hiu paus, hal ini terbukti dengan seringnya jenis ikan ini ditemui di beberapa wilayah perairan Indonesia seperti perairan Sabang, Situbondo, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Alor, Flores, Sulawesi Utara, Maluku, dan Papua. Sepanjang tahun ikan ini dapat ditemukan di sekitar Tanjung Kwatisore, Nabire Papua dengan jumlah populasi diperkirakan sekitar 27 – 41 ekor.

sumber :

http://www.mongabay.co.id/2015/02/21/miris-hotel-ini-sajikan-menu-sirip-hiu-saat-imlek/

https://www.facebook.com/animalfriendsjogja/posts/827714863966326

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UPDATE, ban shark fin soup at hotel Tentrem Jogja #saveshark

Halo Sahabat Satwa, hari ini pukul 11.00 AFJ diundang berdialog dengan pihak Hotel Tentrem Yogya sehubungan dengan penyajian menu sirip ikan hiu. Mari apresiasi itikad baik pihak Hotel Tentrem dengan memberikan dukungan untuk menghantikan penyajian menu ikan hiu di Hotel Tentrem Yogyakarta. Hasil dialog akan kami kabarkan kembali.‪#‎AkuCintaHiuDilaut‬ ‪#‎SelamatkanHiuSelamatkanLaut‬ |

 

Dear Animal Friends, we received invitation to have a dialogue at Tentrem Hotel today at 11.00 a.m regarding their restaurant’s shark fin soup menu. Let’s appreciate Tentrem Hotel’s good will by keeping on supporting them to join the efforts to ban shark fin soup. We’ll update the result of our dialogue. ‪#‎WeLoveSharksInTheOcean‬ ‪#‎SaveSharksSavetheOcean‬

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ban shark fin soup at hotel Tentrem Jogja #saveshark

Terimakasih untuk semua Sahabat Satwa yang hadir di Adoption Day di CFD Jogja 15 Feb 2015 smile emoticon Posting kabar dan foto-foto, sabar ya…Sementara ini, kami perlu bantuan untuk menghentikan kekejaman terhadap HIU dan menyadartahukan tentang buruknya mengonsumsi hiu bagi kesehatan dan ekosistem laut. Tolong bantu menyelamatkan hiu dengan mengirimkan email keberatan ke info@hoteltentrem.com untuk menghimbau agar Hotel Tentrem tak lagi menyediakan menu ikan hiu. Fakta-fakta tentang hiu bisa dibaca di http://savesharksindonesia.org/ | Thanks to you all Animal Friends who participated at Adoption Day at CFD Jogja 15 Feb 2015 smile emoticon Pls be patient for our posting on this page…In the meantime, we’d need help from you to stop cruelty to sharks and to educate the public how dangerous it is for health and marine ecosystem if we eat sharks! Please help us to ban shark fin soup at hotel Tentrem Jogja by sending email to info@hoteltentrem.com to ban shark being served as food. Check this out for facts about sharks:http://savesharksindonesia.org/

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update from Rubine

Since being adopted, Rubine has been learning to live life as a normal dog should.. Days of fun with her best friend Nael..
Here’s the updates since he began his new life with his adopted family.

Here’s an update from Rubines adopter Ella:
Update 23/11/14

“ I hope I don’t send you too many emails, but I’m excited to tell you Rubine’s latest update. I was so happy when Rubine finally wanted to play voluntarily in the yard! She really enjoyed her time there, especially when she met a frog and got very excited, (don’t worry, we’ve made sure that the frog was not dangerous). Now she’s brave enough to go outside alone, even sometimes enjoying her time just laying down there. And she’s more playful now! I was afraid she was stressed because she was so calm as AFJ said she was playful. Nael is so into her right now, he always wants to play with her, which makes us happy. Rubine is so nice and sweet, she never chews anything else except the big bone I gave her since the first time, and now she started to go potty on the yard! I couldn’t be happier to have Rubine as a family member.”
Update 02/01/15
On 2 January, AFJ went to visit Rubine to see how she’s doing with her new family. She was at the door with her new best friend Nael. They are the closest friends and it shows in the way they interact. Rubine was happy and playful and looked right at home with the family. She still doesn’t want to walk with a leash so but she walks nicely alongside Nael and Ella and Patrick around the neighbourhood.

If you’d like a friend like Rubine.. please contact AFJ by logging on to our website www.animalfriendsjogja.org and click on Programs and Adoption. If you are in Yogyakarta or surrounding areas for a year or so, perhaps you could help foster one or two of our cats or dogs waiting for adoption. You will be helping reduce some of the costs for AFJ (all support money is from donations) and at the same time provide a stable and loving environment for our rescue animals.

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Rubine’s Story – From Hell in a Cage to Heaven at Home…

Rubine’s Diary… from hell to heaven…

Rubine started life in a living hell, stuck in a small cat cage with her mum and 3 siblings from birth.

Never having the space to run or stretch or be like a normal dog, her legs were bent and she didn’t know how to walk properly.

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Rubine’s Hell Cage

Then one day, after many visits to Rubine’s owner failed to encourage him to provide the dogs with more humane living conditions, AFJ was able to free Rubine and his remaining siblings Ruchie and Rufo.  (Her mum and another sibling had been sold.)

For the very first time, Rubine found out what it was like to live a life free of the cage.

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For the next three months Rubine left behind her life behind bars and began adjusting to a normal happy life at the dog sanctuary, waiting for the right person to come and love her.

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She learned to run and play, how to eat and pee and poop  in the way a dog should be able too, not squashed up and on top of the other dogs, her life experience thus far.

Then one day AFJ got an email from Ella.  She’d read about Rubine’s life in a cage and fallen in love with Rubine’s photo.  Ella and her husband Patrick decided then and there that Rubine was the one to complete their family.  Ella and Patrick already have a small son  Nael and they wanted him to grow up with a four legged friend just as Ella had when she was a girl.  She didn’t mind that Rubine was not a special breed and her legs were bent.  She didn’t want to buy a dog from a breeder, she wanted to support a dog that needed rescuing and Rubine’s eyes called out to her as she read her story on the AFJ fb site so she’d filled in the adoption form and sent it in.

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After the AFJ adoption team had read her application, Ella was cleared to the next stage of the process – a home visit from the AFJ Adoption Team.    AFJ visited Ella, Patrick and Nael late the next evening and they turned out to be the most perfect candidates for Rubine’s new family.  They live in quiet neighbourhood where others also have dogs and the landlord and neighbours are dog friendly.  The house is also perfect as they have a small fenced yard and carport, the perfect size for a small dog like Rubine to play in. They plan to live in Jogja permanently but if in the future things change and they have to move, then just like Nael, Rubine will come along.  No way would they leave him behind – a dog is part of the family.  They also agreed to make sure that Rubine has regular vaccinations and worm and flea treatment,  and they will feed Rubine the way she likes to be fed at the AFJ sanctuary or slowly transition her to dog food when she’s ready.

So with all the boxes ticked, it was agreed that Ella, Patrick and Nael could come and meet Rubine for the first time.  Sometimes a photo is different from the real deal so they needed to come and meet Rubine to see if they were meant to be a family or perhaps another dog would suit them better.

AFJ location is kept secret and is not open to the public to protect the animals there and also to prevent people dumping unwanted pets so Ella and Patrick had to sign a secrecy agreement before the visit.  They had already transferred the fee to cover the spaying operation and vaccinations that Rubine had already had, then on the 17th of November, they arrived at the sanctuary.  Nael was a little nervous at first seeing so many dogs barking and jumping around.  AFJ’s dogs are not in cages but large enclosures where they can run free but are still safe inside a boundary fence.

Rubine was ready at the gate with Anun her carer but she was very nervous about being on a leash.  She’d done a little behavioural training with Sophie one of our volunteers, but she didn’t really get the idea that the leash meant freedom, she was still traumatized by her cage experience and she still needed some encouragement to walk.

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When Ella saw Rubine it was love at first sight.  From the moment she held her, Ruben nestled into her arms and put her head under Ella’s chin as if to say, she’s my new mum, I think I will stay here.  And so she did.  Ella spent some time learning how to encourage Rubine to walk by giving her treats and pats whenever she took a step, but she’ll need some more training at home.

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Nael was a bit apprehensive but by the end of the visit, Rubine was eating snacks out of Nael’s hand. 

Then they took Rubine for a quick walk to say goodbye to her brother Rufo, and his house mates Pickles and Celine and the cats.

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Patrick was really happy to see Nael, Ella and Rubine happy together and he also encouraged Rubine to walk and play with Nael but he also had other ideas.  You see, when they arrived, the other dogs all came to the front and Patrick fell in love with John.  He asked Ella, how about taking John too?? Hmm, maybe later Ya??

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And so it was time for the happy family to go home.  Ella had brought her adoption form and transferred the subsidy fee for vaccines and spaying.  Then it was time to jump into the car.

Rubine joined Nael and Ella in the back while Patrick drove them to Rubine’s new home.  Who knows, after a few months, John may get to see Rubine again…

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See you in a month for a homevisit Rubine…

Update:

23/11/14

Rubine is adjusting so well in her new home.   For the first few days at her new home, Rubine didn’t eat much of the food Ella cooked so she decided to try her on dry dog food for puppies, and it turned out she liked it. So since then she’s been eating dog food.   Rubine and Nael are best of friends now.  It took some time for Rubine to want to walk on the grass outside, she only wanted to be inside, but now she is happy playing outside and in.  Nael takes her for walks and they always play together.

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Often Nael just sits near Rubine when she eats, accompanying her.   So cute.   When Nael wakes up and comes out of the bedroom, the first thing he does is look for Rubine and to play with her. One day, Nael suddenly cried after his nap and Rubine came for him and rolled over on the floor, which made Nael instantly laugh.  Ella and Patrick are so glad they get along very well.   But they still haven’t managed to make her like the leash.   Whenever Ella or Patrick come to her with the leash, she lies down and won’t move.   So for now she walks without a leash, just to introduce her to the activity of walking together with the family.   Fortunately she stays close and they only walk around the housing estate where there is little traffic, but it will still be safer if she takes to the leash.  For now they will keep on trying.

Update 23/11/14

Here’s an update from Rubines adopter Ella:

“ I hope I don’t send you too many emails, but I’m excited to tell you Rubine’s latest update.  I was so happy when Rubine finally wanted to play voluntarily in the yard! She really enjoyed her time there, especially when she met a frog and got very excited, (don’t worry, we’ve made sure that the frog was not dangerous). Now she’s brave enough to go outside alone, even sometimes enjoying her time just laying down there. And she’s more playful now! I was afraid she was stressed because she was so calm as AFJ said she was playful.   Nael is so into her right now, he always wants to play with her, which makes us happy.   Rubine is so nice and sweet, she never chews anything else except the big bone I gave her since the first time, and now she started to go potty on the yard! I couldn’t be happier to have Rubine as a family member.”

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Update 02/01/15

On 2 January, an AFJ volunteer from the Adoption Team went to visit Rubine to see how she’s doing with her new family.  She was at the door with her new best friend Nael.  They are the closest friends and it shows in the way they interact.  Rubine was happy and playful and looked right at home with the family.  She still doesn’t want to walk with a leash but she walks nicely alongside Nael and Ella and Patrick around the neighbourhood.

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Life is good for Rubine now…

AFJ would like to say a very big THANK YOU to Ella, Patrick and Nael, you are Rubine’s real life rescuers…

If you’d like to be a true rescuer and Adopt not Buy a dog or a cat, you can read about the process on www.animalfriendsjogja.org or email adoption@animalfriendsjogja.org and we’ll send you a form.

Adopt don’t buy – find a loyal friend and save a life at the same time…

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Adoption day #1

yuk mari kemari support acara kami, adopsi adalah salah satu program yang ingin kami populerkan ke masyarakat peduli kesejahteraan satwa khususnya di jogja, kata adopsi akhir-akhir ini sudah mulai beralih fungsi digunakan sebagai penghalus kata jual-beli satwa khususnya satwa domestik, kami sangat butuh support untuk acara ini datang dan kampanyekan bahwa adopsi bukan jual beli, teman-teman bisa langsung bertemu dengan relawan Afj dan bisa cari informasi langsung mengenai cara mengadopsi satwa dari Afj, teman-teman juga bisa langsung isi form adopsi, juga pastinya kita akan bawa beberapa satwa yang sudah siap adopsi dan siap untuk keluarga baru. ‪#‎adoptdontbuy‬ ‪#‎adoptiondays‬#1

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Stop the cruelty of animal circus!! #Pati

Aksi Protes teman-teman dari Komunitas BOEMI Pati pada tangal 22 Januari 2015 untuk Menolak Praktik Pertunjukan Satwa Keliling Batang Dolphin Center (23 Januari-22 Februari 2015) di Kabupaten Pati.
Stop kekejaman sirkus satwa!! Ketika peraturan berpihak pada pelaku eksploitasi, DIAM BUKAN PILIHAN!! Tetap berjuang untuk kelestarian alam dan satwa! | Our friends, BOEMI Community held a long march on 22 January 2015 to fight against Batang Dolphin Center’s animal traveling circus in Pati (23 Jan-22 Feb ’15). Stop the cruelty of animal circus!! When regulations defend the exploiters, TO REMAIN SILENT IS NOT AN OPTION! Keep the fight !! ‪#‎StopSirkusLumba‬ ‪#‎StopDolphinCircus‬‪#‎StopAnimalAbuse‬ ‪#‎StopEksploitasiSatwa‬ ‪#‎TetapLiar‬

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[Program Rutin] Sterilisasi Bulan Februari 2015

Hi Animalia,

mohon bantuan untuk sebarkan informasi ini kepada yang membutuhkan ya :)

Program sterilisasi rutin AFJ bulan Februari 2015 akan diadakan pada hari Kamis, 12 Januari 2015 & Kamis, 26 Februari 2015. Bagaimana cara mendaftar dalam program ini ?

Silakan mendaftar dengan cara menelpon nomor berikut (harus dengan telepon) 0274-516664 dan hanya akan dilayani pada saat jam kerja (jam 08.00 – 17.00).

Pendaftaran paling lambat adalah tertanggal H-1 dari tanggal yang telah ditetapkan.

Important (penting)!

Satwa harus dalam keadaan sehat dan dipuasakan dulu 6 jam sebelum tindakan operasi steril. Kami merekomendasikan untuk tidak melakukan vaksin dan steril bersamaan, satwa yang baru saja di vaksin / satwa yang ingin disteril terlebih dahulu kemudian divaksin harap diberi rentang kurang lebih 1 bulan demi kesehatan dan daya tahan tubuh satwa tersebut. Setelah Anda mendaftar, akan diinformasikan jam dan tempat pelaksanaan.

Jika kuota sudah terlampaui saat Anda mendaftar, akan diikutkan di jadwal sterilisasi berikutnya (biasanya keesokan harinya)

Untuk kucing dan kelinci:

Karena keterbatasan kandang untuk pra dan perawatan paska tindakan, harap membawa kandang / box /transport kennel sendiri (jika ada).
Jangan lupa tempelkan kertas pada kandang / box Anda dengan keterangan: Nama Anda/Alamat/Nama Satwa/Jenis Satwa/Jenis Kelamin/Usia Satwa./jam mulai puasa untuk menghindari kecelakaan seperti tertukar satwa ataupun peralatannya.
Setelah menyelesaikan administrasi, kucing/kelinci bisa dititipkan dulu dan dijemput kembali setelah tindakan.
Bagi yang ingin menunggui sterilisasi satwanya, bisa datang mulai jam 2 siang.
Untuk anjing:

Anjing harap mengenakan harness/leash dan harus didampingi.
Waktu datang anjing silakan disesuaikan dan tepat waktu sesuai dengan kesepakatan melalui SMS.
Anjing yang kurang bersahabat harap mengenakan muzzle untuk menghindari hal / kecelakaan yang tidak diinginkan
Nah… kalau yang ini buat relawan AFJ:

Bantuan yg bisa dikerjakan relawan saat hari H:

Pra tindakan: membantu membersihkan dan menyiapkan kandang, membersihkan kamar/meja operasi/area tindakan, menyiapkan buku catatan, handling satwa, menjemput satwa (jika diperlukan), dll.
Saat tindakan dan paska tindakan: membuat dokumentasi, handling, membuat catatan, monitoring dan menjaga satwa paska tindakan, mengganti alas tidur satwa saat diperlukan, mengantar kembali satwa (jika diperlukan), membersihkan kandang dan meja/kamar operasi/area sekitar kamar operasi paska tindakan, mengantar kembali satwa, dll.
Diharapkan kerjasamanya untuk menjaga ketenangan dan kebersihan saat operasi berlangsung ya !

Terima kasih dan sampai jumpa :)

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Event Sterilisasi Januari 2015

Hi Animalia,

mohon bantuan untuk sebarkan informasi ini kepada yang membutuhkan ya :)

Program sterilisasi rutin AFJ bulan Januari 2015 akan diadakan pada hari Kamis tanggal 15 Januari 2015. Bagaimana cara mendaftar dalam program ini ?

Silakan mendaftar dengan cara menelpon nomor berikut (harus dengan telepon) 0274-516664 dan hanya akan dilayani pada saat jam kerja (jam 08.00 – 17.00).

Pendaftaran paling lambat adalah tertanggal H-1 dari tanggal yang telah ditetapkan.

Important (penting)!

Satwa harus dalam keadaan sehat dan dipuasakan dulu 6 jam sebelum tindakan operasi steril. Kami merekomendasikan untuk tidak melakukan vaksin dan steril bersamaan, satwa yang baru saja di vaksin / satwa yang ingin disteril terlebih dahulu kemudian divaksin harap diberi rentang kurang lebih 1 bulan demi kesehatan dan daya tahan tubuh satwa tersebut. Setelah Anda mendaftar, akan diinformasikan jam dan tempat pelaksanaan.

Jika kuota sudah terlampaui saat Anda mendaftar, akan diikutkan di jadwal sterilisasi berikutnya (biasanya keesokan harinya)

Untuk kucing dan kelinci:

Karena keterbatasan kandang untuk pra dan perawatan paska tindakan, harap membawa kandang / box /transport kennel sendiri (jika ada).
Jangan lupa tempelkan kertas pada kandang / box Anda dengan keterangan: Nama Anda/Alamat/Nama Satwa/Jenis Satwa/Jenis Kelamin/Usia Satwa./jam mulai puasa untuk menghindari kecelakaan seperti tertukar satwa ataupun peralatannya.
Setelah menyelesaikan administrasi, kucing/kelinci bisa dititipkan dulu dan dijemput kembali setelah tindakan.
Bagi yang ingin menunggui sterilisasi satwanya, bisa datang mulai jam 2 siang.
Untuk anjing:

Anjing harap mengenakan harness/leash dan harus didampingi.
Waktu datang anjing silakan disesuaikan dan tepat waktu sesuai dengan kesepakatan melalui SMS.
Anjing yang kurang bersahabat harap mengenakan muzzle untuk menghindari hal / kecelakaan yang tidak diinginkan
Nah… kalau yang ini buat relawan AFJ:

Bantuan yg bisa dikerjakan relawan saat hari H:

Pra tindakan: membantu membersihkan dan menyiapkan kandang, membersihkan kamar/meja operasi/area tindakan, menyiapkan buku catatan, handling satwa, menjemput satwa (jika diperlukan), dll.
Saat tindakan dan paska tindakan: membuat dokumentasi, handling, membuat catatan, monitoring dan menjaga satwa paska tindakan, mengganti alas tidur satwa saat diperlukan, mengantar kembali satwa (jika diperlukan), membersihkan kandang dan meja/kamar operasi/area sekitar kamar operasi paska tindakan, mengantar kembali satwa, dll.
Diharapkan kerjasamanya untuk menjaga ketenangan dan kebersihan saat operasi berlangsung ya !

Terima kasih dan sampai jumpa :)

Note: Jika tidak ada halangan, sterilisasi bulan Januari akan dilaksanakan 2x: Kamis, 15 Januari 2015 dan Kamis, 29 Januari 2015