All the photographs below are copied from Malaysians kini. The article comes from its writer, Annabelle Lee.
After the market, we follow her to a small village off the main road. There are several buildings on her property but none that look, or smell, like an animal shelter.
Shiro, a tiny scrappy-looking shih tzu, straggles out to greet us.
Shikin throws Shiro a rubber ball as she points to a maroon-coloured building in front of us, “that’s my shelter!” .