It was a populous of animals in Pot’s at Southkey when Johor Bird and Animal Lover Association (JOBA) hosted a fundraising dinner that a bevy of reptiles, birds, and snakes made an appearance throughout the night with photo moments and meet-and-greet sessions. JOBA was registered in May 2015 with four founding members and several crews of animal lovers to help their journey in legally creating awareness and educating the public
Loving the Wild to the Max
It was a populous of animals in Pot’s at Southkey when Johor Bird and Animal Lover Association (JOBA) hosted a fundraising dinner that a bevy of reptiles, birds, and snakes made an appearance throughout the night with photo moments and meet-and-greet sessions.
JOBA was registered in May 2015 with four founding members and several crews of animal lovers to help their journey in legally creating awareness and educating the public about the laws, protecting, preserving, and safeguarding wild animals and exotic birds. Additionally, they are affiliated with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN).
“We also groom the youngsters not to just love, but instill caregiving and preserving these animals from dangerous threats that they are facing. Our on-going fundraising events are basically targeted towards the exotic animals’ welfare, medical, and to build an educational sanctuary,” said President Major Azman Hamzah Al Rashid (Rtd) at the fundraising night.
To date, JOBA has almost 70 wild ‘members’ consisting of Burmese python, Ball python, Kingsnake, Bearded Dragon, Chinese water dragon, iguanas, blue & gold macaw, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, several species of parrots, Sun Conure, Sanwu, Lovebirds, Guinea fowl, Red-footed tortoise, and more.
Throughout the years, JOBA has been actively participating in several pet exhibitions with educational tours for several schools and kindergartens around Johor Bahru while recently, they have been hopping around town for their own fundraising programmes.
Feel free to follow their whereabouts on their official Facebook page or give some love to the animals by donating either in monetary or animal care related items by contacting fb.com/officialJOBA.
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