42-Year-Old Woman Works As A Part-Time Clown So She Can Afford To Care For Stray Animals

She also pays for medical bills when the stray animals are wounded.

Cover image via Farhan Najib & Malay Mail

A 42-year-old woman from Batu Gajah works two jobs for a very honourable reason - to make enough money to feed and care for stray animals

Nazirah Abd Rahman commutes 20km via motorcycle every day to an Ipoh shopping complex, where she works as a beauty consultant.

In an interview with Malay Mail, she revealed that she heads back to Ipoh on weekends for her unconventional part-time job.

Otherwise known as 'Mama Pinky', Nazirah spends half an hour on weeknights dressing up before heading out to perform as a clown

From 9pm until 11pm, she performs at a cafe called Konda Kondi and makes balloons of various shapes and sizes.

When her shift ends, she then rides around Ipoh until about 12am or 1am to feed stray cats and dogs.

The money earned from Nazirah's clown gig is not only used to feed the stray animals, but also to pay their medical bills

When she finds wounded animals, she brings them to a veterinarian for treatment.

"The reason why I’m doing this is simple, I really feel sympathy for them. Unlike humans, they can't tell whether they are hungry or in pain," the mother of two told Malay Mail in an interview.

Nazirah, who has been taking care of stray animals for more than four years, has about 50 cats at home

She spends about RM400 on a weekly basis to feed and care for the cats at home and the stray animals in Ipoh.

"Previously I only managed to help a small amount of animals. But after starting this part time job I can take care of more, especially the ones with serious injuries like broken legs, big wounds, and so on," she said.

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