WELCOME to the
SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department
Edition: January 2022


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,

 

Greetings and a very Happy New Year to all.

As we wrap up year 2021 to welcome the New Year 2022, first of all SPCA Team and its Paw Friends would like to thank each and everyone of you who have given us their support throughout. Though it was not been a great year for all, we must say that we are still very fortunate to receive many kind donors who are sympathetic towards our cause. Your support has indeed given us much courage to continue our services towards animal welfare. We hope to receive your continuous support again whenever you are thinking of charitable donations.

 

Our resolutions for the New Year, we just wish that:

  • We have less or no calls for the surrendering of pets (article)

  • Pet owners-to-be will think hard before adopting/keeping a pet. Know your commitment before deciding to have a pet. (article)

  • Pet owners visit the many unwanted/abandoned animals at shelters before deciding to allow breeding of their own pets. Shelters are all full and there’s not enough homes to go to.

 

 

Lost & Found Pets

We seem to be getting lots of request to post for lost pets. We hope pets owners will be extra careful and take precautions to secure their pets surroundings. It can be very traumatic for you and your pet when they get lost especially those that are of age and have poor health conditions. As at year end 2021, we only hear of nine cases during the year where owners gave us their feedback that their pets reported lost were reunited. The rest could have ended up as strays or were kept by finders.

Identity tags can help to reunite lost pets - do check here.

 

Animal Adoptions
 
At the close of December 2021, we only had nine cats and dogs adopted for the month. Adding that in, we ended with 136 adoptions of cats and dogs for the year 2021.
 

 

Community Service - Hands On at the Shelter

With the Omicron variant setting in, the presence of volunteers is still minimized. We hope the coming year will be better and hope to see more of our volunteers coming back to spend more time with our animals at the shelter.

Ten students from the Universiti Utara Malaysia visited:

Straits International School had a fundraising of their own for charities. We are indeed grateful to be one of their benefactors. Lots of pet food and sundry items were collected and brought in. Cash donations were also received from the parents too. To the teachers, parents and children involved, SPCA thanks you for the noble deed:

 
 
The 2nd Penang Boys Brigade visited to help out again during December:
 

 

Volunteer Briefing
Our next briefing will be held on Saturday 15th January at 9 a.m. sharp. As places for registration are limited, we like to remind those keen to volunteer, kindly make sure that the date is convenient to you before signing in here.
 

 

Chinese New Year Cakes & Cookies
Do support us by ordering these home made cakes & cookies for the upcoming celebrations.
 
 

 

Vacancy for General Support Staff
If you have compassion for animals and want to join our team please email us (info@spca-penang.net) for more details or call us 042816559 for an appointment. The applicant must have a driving licence (car not bike) and be fully vaccinated. Job scope can be seen here.
 

 

SPCA Wish List

(Angpow design by Equator College students)

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and this is the season of giving gifts and angpows. If you wish to make a donation to celebrate the occasion, for a minimum donation of RM50 you will receive a digital donation certificate and tax exempt receipt. Kindly visit our Website page  https://spca-penang.net/donation-certificates/

 

Should you wish to donate in kind, we would greatly appreciate if you could call on us to find out the things we need for the shelter. The SPCA team would be delighted to hear from you at 04-2816559/016-4166559.

 

Thank you all and STAY SAFE

 

SPCA Team & Furry Friends