Janice Lee

Janice’s compassion and love for these stray animals transcend the superficial animosity normal people held against them. She not only understands the story of the stray animals but more importantly she sees them as our equal.

Janice Lee

Inspiring Futures 2021

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Janice Lee is a second-year medical student from the University of Malaya. But on top of that, she is also the managing director of My Pets Haven which provides temporary shelter for stray animals. Janice and her mentor Aunty Aileen, both managed the running of My Pets Haven to ensure stray animals have a place to call home.

Most of us see stray animals as a nuisance to the neighbourhood, perhaps it’s the traumatised experience where we were chased down nonsensically by stray dogs or that one morning where we found out our rubbish bin was rummaged by stray cats which cause us to develop this deep-seated aversion toward them.

But Janice’s compassion and love for these stray animals transcend the superficial animosity normal people held against them. Despite being a full-time medical student with a hefty workload, Janice is determined to devote her free time help the stray animals to find a home.

Be that as it may, it is not an easy task to find a permanent home for the stray animals. People do not usually visit an animal shelter to pick up a new pet. With a little bit of wit and creativity, Janice set up a website and utilises social media as a platform to promote the adoption of stray pets from My Pets Haven. Their account has since garnered more than 25,000 followers and indirectly helps to spread the awareness for animal adoption!

To make changes is to start somewhere. Janice is a testament that change is possible if we were willing to start small and lay the groundwork for a better future. And in this case, she is ensuring the strays have a better place to call home.