WELCOME to the
SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department
Edition: January 2020


SPCA Penang Contact:

Jalan Jeti Jelutong 11600 Penang, Malaysia. (604)2816559 (6016)4166559  
Email: info@spca-penang.net
Web: www.spca-penang.net
We welcome visitors to the shelter.
Kindly note our visiting hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm
Saturday : 10am - 12.30pm
We are closed on Sundays and some Public Holidays (please check website for details).
Our phone is manned 7 days a week until 7pm. Emergency calls will only be handled during daylight hours.
 

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  Dear Members & Friends,

 

From SPCA Team and Paw Friends, we wish all a very Happy New Year 2020. May all be blessed with good health and have a good year ahead.

What a good and meaningful way to start the New Year! We had a community service visit by 21 students from the University of Hongkong accompanied by staff of YMCA and a local volunteer from Sabah. The students were assigned with the various activities to coincide with their Community Service Program. Thank you to YMCA for organizing such a program. We sincerely hope to collaborate further in the near future.

 

 

Adoption Highlights

As at year end 2019, we close with 102 adoptions of cats and dogs and including two guinea pigs. The December month saw seven dogs and three cats leave the shelter for new homes.

 

 

Animal Abandonment is a Crime!

Recently, we picked up a poodle which was dumped outside a clinic by its irresponsible owner. Another was a shih tzu. Both dogs had skin problem issues and are now being treated for their skin. They are up for adoption provided would be adopters are ready to continue with their medications.

At left poodle (we named him Puddle) when picked up and at right as he is now

 

With the increase of the number of animal saviours in Penang, be it individuals or groups, we must say that it’s been a pleasure to have their support in sharing the burden of receiving unwanted/abandoned animals. This can be noticed from our year end collection report as compared to the last and previous decades where our collection was hardly below the thousand mark. We are glad to have "the more the merrier" in joining the animal rescue team. We appreciate their support.

 

 

Happenings at the SPCA Shelter and elsewhere

Awareness Program at the Girl Guides Association

In support of Girl Guider Ashley Lau’s project presented to guides & their families to create awareness on adoption and to stop abandoning of animals, SPCA participated in their community fair held on the association’s grounds.

 

Pet Carnival at Occupy Beach Street 29th December

We never miss this opportunity whenever called upon to create awareness and showcase on the work and activities of SPCA. Organisers are ever willing to request that animals be brought. However, our policy is not to bring them out so as not to stress the animals. As such, we try to accommodate their request by bringing the minimum number and only those that can adapt to the new environment.

 

TV Programme on Pet & Family

We had a visit by a TV Production Crew from Hong Kong working on a series "Pet and Family". Interviews were held with the staff and vet on duty. Families which adopt animals from the shelter would also be asked for an interview. This series of programmes will be featured in Hong Kong at ViuTV Channel 99 beginning 5th January.

 

The Waves Chung Ling High School

Visit from students to present a donation of RM2000. This is the balance of proceeds which they have raised from their school magazine The Waves.

 

QQ Educare Centre

Visit by children aged six to twelve.

 

St John Ambulance Cadets

We had a group of 31 cadets from the Penang Chinese Girls High School make a visit.

 

Cookies on sale for Chinese New Year
SPCA will once again fundraise through sale of cookies for  Chinese New Year. Do contact us on 04 2816559 or info@spca-penang.net to order.
 

 

Volunteer Briefing
Kindly take note that our next volunteer briefing will be held on 18th January at the SPCA premises. Time: 9 a.m. sharp. We sincerely wish to receive the presence and commitment from all volunteers who signed in. Please do attend on the date when you choose to come in.
 

 

Syiok Sendiri 9
Do call us (04 2816559) if you'd like to attend. We have tickets available for a minimum donation of RM35. This is for the March 8 performance at 8:30pm at penangpac, Straits Quay.
 
 

 

SPCA Wish List

1. Our animals need deworming and defleaing regularly. We appreciate contribution on the following products such as ADVANTAGE for CATS, SIMPARICA or BRAVECTO for DOGS, IVOMEC Solution

2. Dogs’ rice is always needed.

3. Any other form of donations in cash and in kind is appreciated.

 

 

Appreciation

We say 'Thank you' to the following schools for their contribution received from their fundraising projects. Your kind gesture in having SPCA as your beneficiary is gratefully appreciated

  • The Waves of Chung Ling High School
  • Straits International School Penang
  • St. Christopher International School Penang