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December 17, 2012

The LASSie mykitty educational game is here

The LASSie mykitty educational children’s computer game is here! Click on the link below to play! This game is targeted at 3-6 year old children, we hope to start their humane education early!

Older children can teach their younger friend’s how to move the computer mouse, how to click on a kitten or object, to look for glowing objects to click on, how to click and drag. In this way we can engage children of all ages. While playing, be sure to tell children why all the items in the game are so important for a healthy and happy kitty and why neutering is an act of kindness.

The link to the game:

LASSie would like to thank Mahani Zubedy for her generosity in getting the game developed and for her devotion to the education of younger generations.

Now, let’s play!

CATEGORY: Foundation

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September 15, 2012

Please welcome the Perlis Animal Lovers Society (PALS)!

Let’s give a warm welcome and loads of support to the newly-formed ‘Perlis Animal Lovers Society’ (PALS), presided by Puan Marshida and so far comprising around 10 people committed to helping our furry friends in the northern state of Perlis. Here’s an email we received from Zuraidah Mohd Zain, asking for permission to use content from our blog and website, to which we of course answered favorably. For more info about PALS and to show them so love, do not hesitate to get in touch with Zuraidah : she can be contacted here.
Dear Narelle,
Let me first introduce myself. I am Zuraidah Mohd Zain, an animal lover, and one who admires the work you have put into caring for street animals, as well as the blog that you have developed. In Perlis, we do not have a proper set up to help street animals. But a few of us got together and form the ‘Perlis Animal Lovers Society’ (PALS), of which Puan Marshida is the president. There are less than 10 of us, and we do not have much resources. But we are determined to work hard and make full use of what little we have.
The reason I write this email is to seek your permission to use some of the content in your blog. We find that you have very good content that we would like to translate into Bahasa Malaysia. After translating, we would like to print and distribute to our members as well as the Perlis general public as part of our awareness campaign. We need to do it in Bahasa Malaysia because our target readers are the Perlis Malay population who do not read much English. Of course, we will acknowledge your website in our translation work.
I hope you will allow us to build on what you already have, so that more people are aware of the responsibility they carry towards our furry friends.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards
Zuraidah Mohd Zain

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August 11, 2012

Nugget’s playtime with Butch, Wanda and Poppet

Our little Nugget is still looking for a good home!

He has grown in the last two weeks, and his wound has completely healed. A small scar remains but will disappear with time and once his fur grows back to cover it.

Nugget is fearless and eager to make friends. Lately we have been allowing him to spend his playtime with Butch, Wanda, and Poppet. These supervised sessions are great fun for all involved!

Nugget seems to bring out Wanda’s and Poppet’s inner puppy and they have adopted him, Poppet playing the big sister and Wanda the anxious mother. Butch has decided that he’s too cool to play with puppies and usually observes from the doorway.

We are doing our best to make sure Nugget is well socialized with both humans and his fellow canines. Open your hearts and homes to Nugget and others like him. Opt to adopt!

More pictures of Nugget with Butch, Wanda & Poppet…

CATEGORY: Adoption

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August 3, 2012

Little Nugget needs a loving home

This little tyke had a gaping maggot-infested wound when he was found in the jungle by one of the island’s residents. After lots of TLC from LASSie vets and volunteers our little Nugget is now on the mend. His wound has closed up beautifully and all that’s left is a small scar.

Nugget is about 2 months old now. He is playful, inquisitive, adventurous, and affectionate. Everyone that meets him is instantly charmed by his spunk and fun-loving nature.



Nugget will be ready to go his forever home soon and we hope to find him a family that will love him as much as we do.

Interested in sharing your life with Nugget? Contact us here or come visit Nugget at LASSie.

More pictures of Little Nugget…

CATEGORY: Adoption

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July 18, 2012

More of our Lovelies at LASSie: meet Happy, Jacqui and Kayu!

These three sweet pooches share a large kennel at LASSie. Contact us if you’d like to meet them!

Happy was a family pet for five years but sadly she was abandoned at LASSie when her humans moved off the island. She is a great house dog and would make a terrific companion for someone that wants a mellow dog to enjoy lounging around with. Happy is quiet and calm, preferring slow relaxing strolls to mad laps around the park at breakneck speed. She’s gentle and also likes time to herself.

Jacqui is the more active lady in their kennel but she also walks very well on a leash. She enjoys going at a more brisk pace but patiently waits for Happy if they happen to be walked together by the same person. She’s also not a very clingy dog, enjoying time and space to herself.

Kayu is the only boy with these two ladies. He is a short, light brown pooch with a long body, hence his name Kayu which means ‘stick’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Also of a mellower nature, Kayu walks calmly and steadily on leash. He enjoys attention and cuddles but is also able to just hang out on his own.

These three are perfect for people who don’t have the energy for the exuberance of certain breeds. If peaceful companionship is what you’re after, any of these three cuties would be a great match for you. More pictures of Happy, Jacqui and Kayu…

CATEGORY: Adoption

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July 17, 2012

Interview with Anne-Michèle & Christophe, adopters of Kangoo

In January 2010, Anne-Michèle and Christophe decided to adopt Kangoo, a young puppy rescued by LASSie, and to bring her back to France with them. More than two years later, we asked them a few questions on how they feel about the whole experience.

How did you find out about Bon Ton Resort and its animal shelter LASSie?

We had already been to Langkawi many times, and one day while looking for a new hotel to stay, we stopped at Bon Ton Resort, checked in our room and discovered the animal shelter.

Tell us more about your encounter with Kangoo. Was it love at first sight, or did it take some time to mature?

During our second stay in Bon Ton, on the day of our arrival, a volunteer at the shelter got us to play with a 3-month old puppy, who just happened to be rescued after being left to starve for several days near a hotel by the mangrove. We started playing with her, and because she didn’t have a name yet, we called her Kangoo, as she looked like a kangaroo. Anne-Michèle immediately fell in love with her (as usual…), but for me it was different as I had decided not to have dogs again after the loss of my previous furry companion. And yet, that cute puppy was so amazing… and after a week in Bon Ton, all the staff had conspired with Anne-Michèle in order to convince me to adopt Kangoo. They won in the end!

What do you think of the work carried out by LASSie? What would you recommend to people living or tourists coming to Langkawi if they want to be of help?

LASSie does an incredible job in Langkawi. The structure itself is quite big for such a small island and it keeps getting bigger and bigger to give more space and attention to animals in need. You also have to know that, when it comes to dogs, LASSie’s action is not made easy due to some religious prejudices still persistent in Malaysia. I strongly advise tourists to come and discover the shelter, and to give some of their time to love and cuddle the cats and dogs there. It is a very rewarding experience as it also gives you the opportunity to meet people living on the island, as well as other travellers from all around the world and to share ideas about animals and animal care.

How was the trip back to France arranged for Kangoo? Overall, was it complicated or rather hassle-free?

To bring her back to France was no easy task, but it would have been even harder without the help of all the staff at LASSie. Kangoo first had to get vaccinated, vermifuged and dewormed before being checked by the Malaysian veterinarian services. Once the check-up was done, we obtained the required documents for leaving Malaysia and entering Europe. We also had to get hold of a specially authorized box and to register Kangoo as special luggage. The trip is long and can be distressing for a young puppy. After a 14-hour flight and such a change in climate, it can be quite a shock. But everything went well in the end. One thing for sure, this whole adventure brought us even closer to Kangoo.

How did Kangoo adapt to her new surroundings?

She adapted quite easily to the new climate: her coat turned to winter mode extremely fast. The most difficult part was Kangoo’s behaviour, due to her originally being a wild dog. Her personality is that of a pet animal, but also that of a wolf and of a cat. Due to their background, wild dogs are not necessarily aggressive, but very distrustful, defensive. We also had to adapt to her ways, which took us a few months. Today we’re absolutely crazy about our Kangoo!

A word from Kangoo?

So, at what time do we eat in this house??? And after that, I’ll go and sleep on your bed, maybe even in your arms. It’s a wild dog’s life… Always have to tell those Europeans what to do! Anyway, I’m still gonna keep’em… See y’all later!

CATEGORY: Adoption, Foundation

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July 12, 2012

Adorable cats for adoption to good homes!

Meet some of the lovable adorable cats available for adoption at our cat shelter!

All our cats are neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and ready to go home with you! More pictures of cats available for adoption…
















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July 11, 2012

Meet roommates Berjaya, Ringo and Skippy!

Depending on their condition, not all of our resident dogs are available for adoption.

Berjaya and Skippy are special needs dogs. Berjaya is paralyzed from the waist down and Skippy has a neurological disorder which makes him have poor motor skills especially with his hind legs. We love them and want to take care of them and make their lives easier with their disabilities.

Ringo however, is in tip-top shape and available for adoption to a good home! Like all our dogs, Ringo is neutered, vaccinated, and ready to go. He’s also super friendly and very active, and we’re sure he would make a fantastic companion. Come and meet him!

More pictures of Berjaya, Ringo and Skippy…

CATEGORY: Adoption, Foundation

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July 10, 2012

Moiselle, Thai Boy and Floppy looking for loving homes

Thai Boy, Floppy and Moiselle share a room and yard at LASSie. They’re all very different but get along great. Their personalities complement each other’s perfectly and they can often be heard playing in their room.

Thai Boy is a tall, lean, athletic male. He loves playing with his roommates and making new friends. He’s active and loves exercise but he’s also very intelligent and easily learns commands. Floppy is the pretty poster boy of their room. He is usually very calm and collected although he does occasionally indulge in a burst of playful energy and fun. More reserved than most dogs, Floppy will give you your space and also appreciate you giving him his sometimes. He’s not a clingy one at all. Moiselle is a more mature lady, the matriarch of the group, respected by her younger roommates. She knows how to tell them when she means business but she also knows when to cut loose and have a good time running around with them.

All would love to have a home and family of their very own. Thai Boy would thrive in a home with lots of space to run around and people to spend time with him. He’s a dog you could get active with. Floppy and Moiselle would fit mellower people while still being as loyal and lovable as any other wonderful dog. Contact us if you’d like to meet any of them. We would love to hear from you.

More pictures of Moiselle, Thai Boy and Floppy…

CATEGORY: Uncategorized

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July 9, 2012

Henry and The Sausages looking for a place to call home

No, Henry and The Sausages is not the name of a new Langkawi-based culinary cartoon. Henry, Nako, Ayumi and Kecik are four cute, healthy doggies now looking for a place to call home. Got some love to spare? Come and meet them! 

The Sausages are three short stout sausagey looking ladies who live with the lean and long-legged Henry. Ayumi, Nako, and Kecik were beloved housepets but their humans had to leave them under the care of LASSie after the owner of the land their home was built on, threatened to shoot them. They still get visits often from the young boy who once called them his own. Ayumi and Kecik are mother and daughter. Nako is Ayumi’s sister (and Kecik’s anutie!). Henry is a rescued stray but he loves attention and tender loving care. He’s very energetic and playful and would do well with a family that has a big yard and time to play with him and work on basic obedience with him. More pictures of Henry and The Sausages…










CATEGORY: Adoption

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