Iara Ramananstas is more than just a kind Samaritan. She went above and beyond to give a stray dog a home – halfway across the world. The tale said above began when Ramananstas found the dog near a factory in Kampar, Perak where she was working as a maintenance specialist in August of last year.
Bony and haggard, Ramananstas took the dog to the vet and named her Sibelle. She was found to be malnourished and weighed a mere 7kg. Due to circumstances, Ramananstas could not adopt Sibelle at the time but handed her over to the Ipoh Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals (ISPCA).
While this is great news, ISPCA could only keep a stray for a maximum of 3 months. If she is not adopted till then, they would have to unfortunately release her back to where she was found. Sibelle began to gain weight and was getting the treatment she deserves but she was still up for adoption.
Since Ramananstas was constantly in contact with Ricky Soong, ISPCA president, he asked her if she would adopt Sibelle, as her time at the pound was almost up. By then, Ramananstas was back in Canada, 13000km away. Fortunately, she agreed! It had cost RM5600 to fly Sibelle to Quebec, but it was worth it to give Sibelle a forever home.
Source: The Malay Mail