How to rent properties without deposits or agents?

How to rent properties without deposits or agents?

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Rent property without deposits or agents. Use Speedrent.

A simple guide on how to rent properties digitally without deposits or agents, and pay half on first month’s rent.

Think travel, stock trading and dating. Before the age of Internet, agents play a crucial role in matchmaking. Today, you can book a flight, hotel, trade your stocks and even find your lifetime partner online from the convenience of your PC and mobile, anytime ­-anywhere.

This is all possible because Internet is the communication enabler ­ be it human to human or machine, instantly and effectively. So why not renting a property?

Property platforms existed today were mainly focused in connecting owner or renter with the agents. Agent is still the glue for the relationship by communicating with both parties; hence the perceived importance of agents in today’s world.

What if ­a platform that focused solely on connecting owner with the renter by facilitating both parties to chat directly? Now, that opens up the possibility of renting houses direct, Do­It­Yourself! (DIY)

For Property Owners, please read on

OK, So Should I Lease Direct?

Check your profile with the following comparison table for suitability:

100% DIY

Benefits:
  • Wish to save commission
  • Wish to know the tenant personally.

Hybrid (DIY + Agent)

Benefits:
  • Don’t mind paying commission to agent or putting in a little effort DIY.
  • Most importantly the property is leased out ASAP!

100% Agent

Benefits:
  • Don’t like hassle at all.
  • Too busy.
  • Physically not around to show houses.

You should easily identify your profile.

As a general rule of thumb: if you can’t spare 1­2 hours a week for 2­4 weeks, you should hire an agent exclusively.

Else, you fit easily into the Hybrid profile where you DIY and at the same time appoint an agent.

But, How Can I DIY? It sounds messy.

It is messy, and Speedrent was launched in 2015 to address this pain point with one mobile app
to rule it all. Let’s walk through the flow:

Advertise, Filter, Chat, Signing Tenancy Agreement ­ All done online.

Speedrent organised the entire flow into the app

Step 1

You take beautiful HD photo of your house, the more details you take, the more attractive it becomes. And the prospective tenants you attract would be more serious.

Step 2

Advertise your property in Speedrent mobile app as shown above

Step 3

A prospect can submit their interest with their profile, you can filter them over there

Step 4

Proceed to chat and arrange a viewing appointment

Step 5

Meet the tenant face to face and show the house.

Step 6

Got a deal? Speedrent offers online tenancy agreement signing service. No paperwork and it’s legal!

Now, with only 6 steps to a deal, DIY sounds simple and quick when Speedrent organized it for you, isn’t it?

In actuality, Step 5 is the only legwork you need to do. It takes roughly 1­2 hours a week for a few weeks. To minimize your legwork, always take HD photos that are representative of the actual unit so that the prospect expectation is aligned by the photos. Therefore always put effort in Step 1.

Wow, Sounds Easy, What Else Should I Know?

Speedrent is totally free for owners! You won’t be charged for advertising on Speedrent. There is also no commission charged when you have successfully made a deal through Speedrent. It is absolutely 100% free.

Speedrent has more than 45k users and growing, with so many successful cases! So long you can find 1­2 hours a week, you should always always try leasing it out yourself. Maximize your channels and most importantly, get your cash flow going! Whether you want to do it DIY or adopt the Hybrid approach as an owner, start today and use Speedrent. You benefit the most by using both strategies!

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Rent property without deposits or agents. Use Speedrent.

DIY leasing your house is a reality now with Speedrent!

Now, you can download Speedrent mobile app at….

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For Renters, please read on

OK, Should I Rent Direct?

Check your profile with the following comparison table for suitability

Go Direct to Owner with Speedrent

Benefits
  • You Save 50% First Month Rent.
  • Certain Houses – Pay No Deposit Move In.
  • Get To Know The Owner – It’s For Your Own Good!

Go Through an Agent

Benefits
  • You Need Recommendation For Place To Stay

When you know the exact locations that you wish to live in, you should always go direct to find the owner. Because when there is no agent involved, owners are more willingly to negotiate, and you get the best deal!

First Month 50% Off!

Traditionally, owners pay the agent one month commission when you rent a house through an agent. However, if you rent through Speedrent, owners save the one month commission that they would have paid the agent. Speedrent wants to create a win­-win situation for both owners and you, so as part of the requirement to advertise on Speedrent, owners need to split the savings, 50% with you. So your first month’s rent is 50% off!

And How About No Deposit?

56% of owners that advertise in Speedrent allow No Deposit Move In!

Traditionally you pay 2-3x of your monthly rent as deposit. It’s such a financial pain. With Speedrent No Deposit Scheme, you pay a small sum of fees to Speedrent, and it turns into a no deposit deal. It is that easy!

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Rent property without deposits or agents. Use Speedrent.

Fantastic, How Can I Rent A Place Now?

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Happiness is our ultimate aim in life

Happiness is our ultimate aim in life

I am aware that this forum (koonyewyin.com) is to help people to make money. But after you have made more money than you require, you have to learn how to acquire happiness which should be your ultimate aim in life.There are many forms of pleasure and the ultimate aim is happiness. Human behavior being motivated by pleasure alone is evidenced from infancy to adulthood. In modern philosophy, human behavior is governed by a need to increase pleasure and decrease pain. All humans live to maximize pleasure.

There are many forms of pleasure and the ultimate aim is happiness. Human behavior being motivated by pleasure alone is evidenced from infancy to adulthood. In modern philosophy, human behavior is governed by a need to increase pleasure and decrease pain. All humans live to maximize pleasure.From an evolutionary perspective, humans and animals primarily seek to survive and protect their lineage. Essentially, the need for the individual and for the individual’s immediate family is to live better and happier. That is why we all have to work to make money to live better and happier every day.

From an evolutionary perspective, humans and animals primarily seek to survive and protect their lineage. Essentially, the need for the individual and for the individual’s immediate family is to live better and happier. That is why we all have to work to make money to live better and happier every day.A few years ago, the Perak Academy invited me to give a talk on HAPPINESS. In my research I read the book called The Conquest of Happiness by Lord Bertrand Russell who was one of the greatest British philosophers in the twentieth century. He was a Nobel Winner for literature. It is a very difficult book to read because there are too many big words in every page.

A few years ago, the Perak Academy invited me to give a talk on HAPPINESS. In my research I read the book called The Conquest of Happiness by Lord Bertrand Russell who was one of the greatest British philosophers in the twentieth century. He was a Nobel Winner for literature. It is a very difficult book to read because there are too many big words in every page.
It is a road map for everyone to achieve happiness. It is easier to achieve happiness if you know what causes unhappiness and what makes people happy. It is easier to achieve happiness if you know how to get it. I strongly recommend you to read it.

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Let me give you a summary of the book. As I said it is a very difficult book to read and it is even more difficult to make a summary.

The book falls neatly into two halves: the causes of unhappiness and the causes of happiness. The first chapter “What Makes People Unhappy?” can be viewed as an introduction to the book, and the final chapter “The Happy Man” as a conclusion.

Preface: People who are unhappy could become happy if they are well-directed. They only need common sense and not some profound philosophy.

The Causes of Unhappiness

1. What Makes People Unhappy?

Russell’s purpose is to suggest a cure for the ordinary day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer, and which is all the more unbearable because, having no obvious external cause, it appears inescapable. He believed the unhappiness to be largely due to mistaken views of the world, mistaken ethics, mistaken habits of life, leading to the destruction of that natural zest and appetite for possible things upon which all happiness ultimately depends.

Russell’s purpose is to suggest a cure for the ordinary day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer, and which is all the more unbearable because, having no obvious external cause, it appears inescapable. He believed the unhappiness to be largely due to mistaken views of the world, mistaken ethics, mistaken habits of life, leading to the destruction of that natural zest and appetite for possible things upon which all happiness ultimately depends.2. Unhappiness

2. Unhappiness

It is common in our day, as it has been in so many other periods of the world’s history, for people who are wise enough, to have seen through all the enthusiasms of earlier times and have become aware that there is nothing left to live for. The wise man will be as happy as circumstances permit, and if he finds the contemplation of the universe painful beyond a point, he will contemplate something else instead.

It is common in our day, as it has been in so many other periods of the world’s history, for people who are wise enough, to have seen through all the enthusiasms of earlier times and have become aware that there is nothing left to live for. The wise man will be as happy as circumstances permit, and if he finds the contemplation of the universe painful beyond a point, he will contemplate something else instead.

3. Competition

Russell paints a bleak picture of the businessman so obsessed by competing with other businessmen for success that the rest of life passes him by. “Success can only be one ingredient in happiness, and is too dearly purchased if all other ingredients have been sacrificed to obtain it.

4. Boredom and Excitement

We have come to associate boredom with unhappiness and excitement with happiness, but Russell argues that boredom and excitement form a separate axis entirely, having little relationship with happiness. “Running away from enemies who are trying to take one’s life is, I imagine, unpleasant, but certainly not boring. … The opposite of boredom, in a word, is not pleasure, but excitement.” The confusion of excitement and happiness, and the flight from boredom that it entails, is a chief cause of unhappiness. The cure is to teach oneself to endure boredom without running from it.

5. Fatigue

This chapter is actually about worry. Russell believes that such physical fatigue as people feel in the industrialized world is mostly healthy, and that only “nervous fatigue”, caused largely by worry, is really destructive to happiness. Russell believes most worry could be avoided by learning good thinking habits, by refusing to over-estimate the significance of possible failures, by taking a larger perspective, and by facing fears squarely.

6. Envy

If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon. But Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I dare say, envied Hercules, who never existed. You cannot therefore get away from envy by means of success alone. … You can get away from envy by enjoying the pleasures that come your way, by doing the work that you have to do, and by avoiding comparisons with those whom you imagine, perhaps quite falsely, to be more fortunate than yourself.

7. The Sense of Sin

Traditional religion, in Russell’s view, has saddled us with an ascetic moral code that will make us unhappy if we keep it (by denying us joy in life) and also if we break it (by causing us guilt). The only solution is to root this moral code out of our unconscious, and replace it with a code less inimical to human happiness.

8. Persecution Mania

This is probably the most amusing chapter of the book, as Russell uses his droll wit to puncture human self-importance. “My purpose in this chapter is to suggest some general reflections by means of which each individual can detect in himself the elements of persecution mania (from which almost everybody suffers in a greater or less degree), and having detected them, can eliminate them. This is an important part of the conquest of happiness, since it is quite impossible to be happy if we feel that everybody ill-treats us.

9. Fear of Public Opinion

Very few people can be happy unless on the whole their way of life and their outlook on the world is approved by those with whom they have social relations, and more especially by those with whom they live.

Very few people can be happy unless on the whole their way of life and their outlook on the world is approved by those with whom they have social relations, and more especially by those with whom they live. Fortunately the modern world gives us some choice about where we live and who our friends will be.

The Causes of Happiness

In general, the second half of Conquest is not as impressive as the first. After you know the causes of unhappiness, it is easier to acquire happiness. Once the obstacles to happiness are removed, happiness just happens — somehow.

10. Is Happiness Still Possible?

Fundamental happiness depends on your friendly interest in persons and things. … The kind of interest in persons that makes for happiness is the kind that likes to observe people and finds pleasure in their individual behavior and trait, but without wanting to control over them or to secure their enthusiastic admiration. The person whose attitude towards others is genuinely of this kind will be a source of happiness and a recipient of reciprocal kindness. To be able to like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness.

11. Zest

Zest is the x-factor that causes us to be interested in life. Russell has little to say about what zest is or how to obtain it. He does argue against those who would devalue zest by claiming that it is a mark of superior taste not to be interested in vulgar or lowbrow subjects. “All disenchantment is to me a malady which … is to be cured as soon as possible, not to be regarded as a higher form of wisdom. Suppose one man likes strawberries and another does not; in what respect is the latter superior? There is no abstract and impersonal proof that strawberries are good or that they are not good. To the man who likes them they are good, to the man who dislikes them they are not. But the man who likes them has a pleasure which the other does not have; to that extent his life is more enjoyable and he is better adapted to the world in which both must live.”12. Affection

12. Affection

One of the chief causes of lack of zest is the feeling that one is unloved, whereas conversely the feeling of being loved promotes zest more than anything else does. Unfortunately, considering the importance of affection to happiness, this chapter is almost completely descriptive rather than prescriptive. Russell describes the types of affection and evaluates their effects, but gives little advice about how to either give or get higher quality affection.

13. The Family

Of all the institutions that have come down to us from the past none is in the present day so disorganized and derailed as the family. Affection of parents for children and of children for parents is capable of being one of the greatest sources of happiness, but in fact at the present day the relations of parents and children are, in nine cases out of ten, a source of unhappiness to both parties, and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred a source of unhappiness to at least one of the two parties. This failure of the family to provide the fundamental satisfactions which in principle it is capable of yielding is one of the most deep-seated causes of the discontent which is prevalent in our age.

14. Work

Whether work should be placed among the causes of happiness or the causes of unhappiness may perhaps be regarded as a doubtful question. Russell places it among the causes of happiness for a number of reasons:

  1. It passes time.
  2. It provides an opportunity for success.
  3. The work itself may be interesting.

15. Impersonal Interests

Certain interests are central to a person’s conception of his/her life: career, family, and so forth. In this chapter Russell asserts the value of having interests that are not central, that have no effect on the major issues of life. Such hobbies and pastimes serve two purposes: (1) They provide an escape from larger worries, and distract the conscious mind so that the unconscious can work productively toward a solution. (2) They provide a reserve pool of interest in life, so that if disaster or a series of disasters destroy the pillars that support our central interests, we will have the possibility of growing new central interests.
This chapter contains an important tangential discussion of “greatness of soul” which I discuss under the Transcending Personal Hopes and Interests theme.

16. Effort and Resignation

What Russell calls resignation is more popularly referred to these days as acceptance. The question discussed in this chapter is basically: Should we try to change the world or accept it the way it is? Russell takes a middle position, roughly equivalent to the Serenity Prayer.

17. The Happy Man

In the final chapter Russell comes back to his main point: attention should be focused outward, not inward. It is not the nature of most men to be happy in a prison, and the passions which shut us up in ourselves constitute one of the worst kinds of prisons. Among such passions some of the commonest are fear, envy, the sense of sin, self-pity and self-admiration. In all these our desires are centered upon ourselves: there is no genuine interest in the outer world, but only a concern lest it should in some way injure us or fail to feed our ego.

Conclusion:

In the book, Russell did not mention any thing about creating happiness by doing charity. After having made more money than you need and knowing that you cannot take any money along when you die, you must use some of my money to help poor people to make them happy. You will be happy to be able to create more happiness.I wish to elaborate item 7 The Sense of Sin as mentioned above. When I was a young boy I was giving private tuition to a very pretty fair Eurasian girl. We often went to cinemas and in the darkness I was tempted to touch her hands but I was told by my Catholic teachers that premarital sex was a sin. We were separated when I got a scholarship to study engineering. During the first holiday break, I visited my pretty girl friend and I was shocked to see her pregnant. My heart was broken- I lost my Marilyn Monroe.

I wish to elaborate item 7 The Sense of Sin as mentioned above. When I was a young boy I was giving private tuition to a very pretty fair Eurasian girl. We often went to cinemas and in the darkness I was tempted to touch her hands but I was told by my Catholic teachers that premarital sex was a sin. We were separated when I got a scholarship to study engineering. During the first holiday break, I visited my pretty girl friend and I was shocked to see her pregnant. My heart was broken- I lost my Marilyn Monroe.

I trust my effort in writing this article will make more people happy. Instead of giving you fish I am teaching you how to fish.

In Search of Malaysiakini Creative Designer

In Search of Malaysiakini Creative Designer

Malaysiakini creative designer – please hands up!

When you read this, you will know that you are “The One”. Follow your heart’s impulse and write to us.

We have imagined you to the T. We know exactly what we are looking for. We can see you so clearly, you are crisp in our mind’s eye.

Your personality shines through like a beam of uplifting presence. An alchemy of warmth, generosity and kindness stems from an ability to see people beyond their personalities and understand their true intentions.

Your mind is trained to see beyond what meets the eye. Your creativity unleashes a breath of fresh air within the organisation.

Creativity exudes from your being, you are able to work and communicate with the likes of yourself and those who differ vastly from you. In the discussion of ideas, you are able to cut through the clutter and get to the heart of the matter through stoic tact.

You love to work with your hands and are able to translate ideas into produce and knows to see things to the end. As nice as you are, you would never compromise quality for quantity and are unafraid to standby your ideas especially when you know that you are the expert and we may not have foresight as skilled as you.

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We would tolerate eccentricity and shortcomings, we do not need you to be perfect – what we need is for you to be original. We know that you could never settle for an ordinary cover letter, resume and portfolio – but when Sean sees what you conjure he will whisper “we found him/her!”

While we employ first based on the attitude of wanting to see the world transform into a better place and for you to stay true to your deepest desires, we need on the side that you are able to handle the English language excellently and are able to work with Photoshop, Illustrator, Google Slides (or PowerPoint). A Bonus for us would be that you’re familiar with Frontend languages like HTML5 and CSS3.

We await your incredible response. Looking forward to you being part of the Malaysiakini family.

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A New Lease of Life – Furry Friends Farm

A New Lease of Life – Furry Friends Farm

A New Lease of Life

500 animals almost lost their home. This is their story.

Unbeknownst to many, in the small little town of Kundang lies a place where the abandoned, unwanted and rejected live.

Here, 150 cats and 350 dogs (and a goat who thinks he’s a dog) of all ages and from all around the country call the Furry Friends Farm (or, FFF) their home.

Situated in between Rawang and KL, it is about a 35 minute drive from Bangsar, and accessible via the LATAR highway.

Who lives here?

From diabetic cats to three-legged dogs, this is a sanctuary for the downtrodden; who are mobility, visually and even mentally,impaired. But of course, not all animals are sick or unwell. In fact, the whole lot of them look as fine as ever, thanks to the loving and caring commitment and dedication of the sanctuary’s management.

They have even rescued perfectly fine – and some even remarkably beautiful cats and dogs who were heartbreakingly disposed of at random places.

Every furkid has a name. Each life here is unique, with their own personalities, histories and of course, a future.

As much as the sanctuary management can guarantee, the inhabitants of FFF are provided a permanent place here, living as dignified beings with their needs seen to, until the end of their days on Earth.

The Sanctuary

These lucky ones, once sneered at by society, get a second chance at life as they receive tender, loving care under the watchful and experienced eye of the Sanctuary Manager, Georgie Gisborne. Georgie, a British citizen, is no stranger to animal care and rescue, being a serial volunteer and moving around countries. She first came to Malaysia in 2011, and came across some abandoned kittens.

She searched online  to try to rehome them, and was connected to Sabrina Yeap, the founder of Furry Friends Farm (who has since passed away in 2012 from leukemia).

However, she saw that Sabrina had a full house, so she found another place to re-home them. Furthermore, Sabrina was running a one-man show, so Georgie volunteered to help her for 3 months until her visa expired.

So in 2011, suddenly I had to leave (Malaysia), but my heart remained here…

And then when she died 3 years ago, I was in Thailand, working with street dogs there, and someone informed me of Sabrina’s death.

I wanted to come back straight away; I knew they would need someone to look after them here, because my heart is here.

Georgie Gisborne

Building a new home from scratch

At that time, however, Georgie was not aware that there was a team of part-time volunteers. So she came back in September 2012 to a bunch of less-than healthy looking animals, with an RM 70,000 debt and not a piece of kibble left in their bowls.

It was an incredibly tough time then, but thankfully, Myza Nordin (Sanctuary President) and Dawn (Treasurer) were ready to work together with the invaluable assistance of volunteers from around Selangor and KL to build FFF into a registered non-profit NGO to care for its inhabitants.

Together, the three of them defined their own roles and worked hard to accomplish the best they could. Myza even left a very cushy job as a high ranking PR person in the Hospitality industry in order to devote more of her time to these animals, whom she has come to regard as her own furkids.

Together with their volunteers, the team at Furry Friends Farm slowly toiled and troubled; they worked to source long term donations, and painstakingly built the farm into what it is today – a bustling, thriving sanctuary filled with happy, healthy animals.

This is really a lot to speak about, considering that it takes an immense amount of energy and importantly, money, to ensure the day to day operations are smooth. On top of that, Myza works hard to try to find new ways of bringing more money to the farm to support their operational costs, from coming up with donation drives, to running farm programmes for school children.

Meet FFF Ambassadors Kuning and Rajoo!

Thankfully, they have their uber cute and furry ambassadors, Kuning and Rajoo to follow them around in their appearances in malls and schools. Kuning is one of the coolest, most composed, quiet and watchful dog you will ever find.

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Rajoo – The goat who thinks he’s a dog

He lives in a medium sized enclosure with his dog-wife, Daisy.  They travel around everywhere together, and even groom each other!

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Kuning and the 2009 Pulau Ketam Incident

In 2009, residents of Pulau Ketam, a small island off the coast of Port Klang, Selangor, saw an increase in the stray dog population. This was brought about not by imports of dogs, but by the irresponsibility of the residents in keeping the stray population in check.

Eventually, they dealt with the problem by ferrying these dogs to a nearby island called Pulau Selat Kering with no food, water or escape route, leaving them all to fend for themselves in some twisted, cruel version of the hunger games.

Kuning, alongside another hero-dog called Hitam, were rescued by Sabrina. What makes Kuning special is that, despite his fear of the water, he bravely swam across the boat towards the island to persuade his friends to join him on the boat. Most of these dogs, who were abused and ill-treated by the people on Pulau Ketam, were afraid of humans, but responded well to Kuning and Hitam’s calls and efforts to bring them to safety.

Most of these dogs have since been re-homed or have passed away.

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Georgie, drawing on her years of experience travelling around the world and working with rescued strays and shelters, had vision of how she wanted the farm to look and to be run.

In the beginning, she did face some opposition to that, but that is all put behind as the farm looks and moves forward with the dedication of their staff and volunteers.

 

Together with the regular volunteers and paid workers at the farm, FFF took in and tended to strays, the abused and the abandoned.

They still do take in cases now, but with the high volume of animals under their care and their strict no-kill policy, they are far more selective about their intake.

How is Furry Friends Farm different from other shelters?

No-Kill Policy

FFF lives by the promise that no living, breathing animal will ever be killed within the walls of the sanctuary – Yes, even rats, mice and crows! 

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No cages or chains

Nobody lives in cages, or tight, confined spaces. All of the inhabitants get plenty of fresh air, sunshine and exercise in the vast compound, cat, dog or human.

Everyone has a routine

Dogs and cats are creatures of habit, and having a strict and dependable environment keeps them mentally and physically happy and healthy.

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They run a tight ship at FFF, and a strict routine is necessary as animals love routines – changes in environment are very often, stressful.

Their morning shifts usually start at 8 am and last all the way til 1 pm. In the mornings, all medications are given, and the main jobs such as cleaning, feeding, gardening and bathing, even vet runs, would be done in the mornings.

The humans then go for lunch at 1 pm and any other work that’s not completed yet would be done. Furry Friends Farm hires 4 general workers, and they do the bulk of cleaning, maintenance and gardening.

For them, the main priority is quality of life for their charges.

The farm is about 2 – acres big, and most of the 350 canines housed there live in large enclosures separated by packs. Each enclosure has 1 – 3 Alpha males and females, whilst some enclosures are more solitary in nature, housing those with psychological issues or a cannibalistic streak.

The packs are separated mainly because of personality differences. It is impractical to expect that all animals can get along swimmingly – the truth is that these dogs all have a history, and their own personalities. Some simply do not get along with each other, hence they have been kept apart to prevent fighting and casualties.

 

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Over here, you won’t see shiny and pristine tiled floors – or much floor, for that matter. The dogs here love digging and the areas they run around are deliberately kept grassy with lots of sandy/dirty areas for playing and hiding.

 

 

The cattery houses approximately 150 cats, and is divided into two main areas – one for FiV pawsitive and the other for uninfected felines.

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These are further divided into smaller rooms for the felines with renal issues such as kidney disease and diabetes as they need to receive daily medical treatment such as IV fluids and insulin jabs.

Over here, they observe a strict no-kill policy. As the farm is situated in a very undeveloped plot of land in Kundang nearby forestry and lakes, they are prone to wildlife visitors such as cobras, pythons, crows, and even monitor lizards.

In the long run, Georgie and friends believe in educating the public about basic, proper and ethical treatment and care of animals, and the farm is a perfect hands-on way that children, teenagers and even adults can learn to better understand the needs of animals and to respect them as fellow inhabitants on Earth.

Aside from large enclosures, and the cattery, the farm also has a little Buddhist temple in the shed behind where Sabrina’s memorial is at.

Flanking the temple is a little plot of land where the bodies of their old friends, dogs, cats, chicken and rabbits, are buried.

It is also where Georgie wants to be buried too, when she passes.

The Hard Truths

All these don’t come for free, of course. The non-profit, non-governmental organisation’s monthly costs to upkeep the sanctuary for these 500 lives can come up to RM 40,000, inclusive of staff wages, food and other overheads.

As if it was not difficult enough to maintain donations for the upkeep of the area, the place these animals call home was recently under siege by unfortunate circumstances- the landlord needed to sell the land they were on.

The Price Tag?

RM 2.7 Million.

Thankfully, miracles DO happen

A very generous and undisclosed donor, the one in a million miracle maker (well, a family, actually), has approached Furry Friends Farm to alleviate their financial distress.

Whew!

But they still need your help

Running costs are RM 40,000 per month. Every Ringgit counts!

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How you can help

Adopt a furkid!

If the time has come for you to raise your own furkid, look no further than FFF.

Most of the inhabitants here are in need of a loving, warm home and a parent to shower their care and love on.

Adoption rates start at RM 200, and includes all the necessary medical and surgical procedures your adoptive furkid needs.

Sponsor a furkid!

If you’ve always wanted to have a pet, but cannot, for various reasons (e.g. not enough space, allergic, family does not allow), then sponsoring a furkid is a fantastic way for you to have a pet! Drop by the farm to say hi to your furkid, and play, feed, bathe and spend time with your furkid as all other furkid parents do!

Sponsorship starts at RM 60/month and covers the essentials your furkid needs.

 

Contribute to the Foodbank Programme

Food is an essential of life.

The same goes for all the 500 furkids here at FFF. Almost 80% of the monthly running costs goes into food alone.

Feed a furkid today by pledging some money monthly for a bag of kibble.

Each bag costs RM 120 and they need 120 sponsors!

Donate

Don’t really want to adopt or sponsor? Then donate! Any amount, any time, any place. Every little sen counts.

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To donate:

Direct bank transfer (local bank)
Bank: Public Bank
Account No: 317 884 2626
Account Name: Furry Friends Farm

Visits by appointment ONLY.

Please call Sanctuary President Myza Nordin to schedule a visit at 016 371 7692.

You may be denied entry without prior appointment.

Furry Friends Farm

Jamilah Lim

Jamilah Lim

Editor, VOX MK

Jamilah cares deeply about the human condition. A humanist, skeptic and feminist, she is a proponent of both human and animal rights. An avid gamer, she lives somewhere in PJ with her two cats and plays Dota 2 in her free time.

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