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Territories of stray feeding

posted Dec 2, 2011, 1:19 AM by Amber Chee   [ updated Dec 2, 2011, 7:22 PM ]
27 Nov 2011

I guess Singapore is really small. So small that even for stray feeding, you'll have to be careful not to feed in the 'territories' where other feeders have been.

In our second attempt at stray feeding, we decided to go somewhere nearer to
where we stay. Although we were unfamiliar with where to find strays in the industrial area near our place (as we didn't follow any volunteer or rescue groups this time), we knew that we were in the right place right away.

There were
wrapped packets of rice plus kibbles, like pressies from Santa, being dropped at the side of the road, at regular intervals. Oh, someone must have done their rounds on the same night!

But we couldn't resist the urge to feed this pack of dogs (below) who still looked hungry.

Driving on, Vincent suggested we go to this place where he saw some strays before. It's a bushland beside a road. There were no more packets of food being left there, although someone had offered food on two paper plates. Four dogs were resting on the grass as we approached, but
two or three more emerged from the bush when they saw us carrying food.

Unlike the previous pack we fed, they are all skinny and malnourished.
All were so afraid of us, except one (the brown dog, below) who had the guts to come closer to us. In the dark, we couldn't make out their gender.

We left about 5 big helpings of food for them. It was so sweet to see them sharing food from the same plate. No snatching nor fighting over the food we offered.

Seeing the condition of these dogs, we can deduce that they are not regularly fed. It's nice to be able to get to these dogs who are not yet provided for by the other feeders. It'll be good if we can slowly gain their trust and be able to sterilize the females in time to come.

We will return next week.