Furry Friends Farm: A Vegan Sanctuary in Malaysia

by Iona Linford in Malaysia

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Furry Friends Farm is a vegan sanctuary that is home to hundreds of animals and needs your help raising funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Iona Linford in Malaysia

Furry Friends Farm is a no-kill sanctuary in the small town of Kundang in Malaysia. The farm is home to over 500 animals, including dogs, cats, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and a turkey! It is only vegan sanctuary in Malaysia, which means that all of the animals are viewed as equals and will always have a home at the farm. Compassion is celebrated at Furry Friends Farm and they work hard to educate people on the vegan lifestyle by demonstrating unconditional love to animals that had a rough start in life. 

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I volunteered at the farm in 2017 on a summer break from my university in Glasgow, Scotland and it was a great experience. The farm is run by Georgie and Myza who are two of the most inspiring people I have met. Georgie has led an amazing and exciting life and was nothing but kind to me at the farm. Her workload is like nothing I have ever witnessed but she takes it in her stride and genuinely loves every single animal on the farm. Myza is also a very inspirational and compassionate woman and was so lovely to me during my stay. Her warm hospitality always made me feel very welcome and I enjoyed all the time we spent together. The farm wouldn't be the same without either of them.

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Getting to know the animals at the farm was really special and the farm will always have a place in my heart. Every single cat, dog, chicken, goose, rabbit, and goat are happy and loved and when there's over 500 of them that is really something. I learned lots about dog behaviour that I'm not sure I would be able to learn at any other shelter in the same way. Leaving the dogs I looked after was really difficult but it's a lot easier knowing they're all happy and well looked after. I fell in love with a dog called Ringo and I still think about him everyday!  

Furry Friends Farm rely on donations from the public to keep the sanctuary running and they are in need of more help than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the financial situation at the farm more precarious and continues to be a threat to its survival. Looking after so many animals is a massive task. Not only is there hundreds of mouths to feed but there are also huge monthly medical bills. Some animals require daily dialysis, while some need medicated several times a day. Puppies and kittens need neutered and vaccinated, and some of the older animals need special food to help their kidneys. And of course, life-threatening injuries or diseases need very costly veterinary treatment. While the farm could cut down on the quality of animal food to save costs, there can be no compromise when it comes to medicine. 

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The monthly cost of running the sanctuary is 50,000 RM which is just over £8,500. Over a year that's over £100,000 that is needed to keep the farm afloat. Furry Friends Farm need your help with donations to support the forever home of hundreds of animals. No amount is too small and will go directly to caring for a furry friend. Your help will ensure that the animals on the farm receive the care they need — and the love they deserve. 

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If you are interested in sponsoring one of the furry friends you can check out their Facebook for more details. 

Thank you very much for considering to help support Furry Friends Farm. 

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