I received the following appeal for help via Ngawang Dorje. Thanks for showing us this inspiring example of practical compassion!
A student in Australia, James Blackwell, has nominated AnimalCare, for the Sunsuper Dreams Prize, which is AUD5,000.
AnimalCare is a charitable, non-profit organization in Malaysia that promotes caregiving to stray /street animals, helps in their spay-neuter and medical needs and to cultivate compassion to animals through education.
It was founded by Chan Kah Yein, managed single-handedly by herself and solely rely on public donations and volunteers. To date, AnimalCare has help more than 1500 street animals in achieving better health and well-being.
Chan Kah Yein holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from Deakin University and teaches at a private college in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. As an active Dhamma speaker, she is married with two children – without a domestc helper, her action speaks as loud as her words. She really puts her Dhamma talk into action.
Her AnimalCare work is documented in
She has written four books about kindness to animals:
Pawprints on My Heart – Seven Little Stories about Kindness to Animals (2008)
Indy Jones and the Four Pillars of Kindness – A Story about Love, Compassion, Rejoicing and Letting Go (2009)
See you at the Rainbow Bridge – Saying Goodbye with Love and Serenity (2010)
Do We Have a Choice? – Towards More Compassionate Eating (2011)
All her e-books can be downloaded free at
The dream with the highest number of votes will win the prize. This contest is open worldwide. Please vote for AnimalCare before the closing date, January 31st.
A vote for AnimalCare is a word for the many, many stray animals in Malaysia.
Please forward this link to your friends and family.
Thank you in advance for your support.
King Asoka’s (ca. 304-232 BC) Rock Edict No.2, The Fourteen Rock Edicts:
“Everywhere within Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi’s [Asoka’s] domain, and among the people beyond the borders, the Cholas, the Pandyas, the Satiyaputras, the Keralaputras, as far as Tamraparni and where the Greek king Antiochos rules, and among the kings who are neighbors of Antiochos, everywhere has Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, made provision for two types of medical treatment: medical treatment for humans and medical treatment for animals. Wherever medical herbs suitable for humans or animals are not available, I have had them imported and grown. Wherever medical roots or fruits are not available I have had them imported and grown. Along roads I have had wells dug and trees planted for the benefit of humans and animals.”