WELCOME to the
SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department
Edition: March 2021


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 from the SPCA Penang!

Everyone usually gets excited the moment they step into a shelter or a pet shop. Be it to visit or looking into giving the animals available a second chance. Do think carefully and choose wisely as the animal decided upon will be one’s responsibility for the lifetime of the animal adopted or purchased. Be aware of the many conditions to be considered before keeping a pet.

 

1. Be sure that everyone in the family is happy to have a pet.

2. Check if there is anyone in the family with a history of allergies.

3. Are you able to give time to the pet? Most important, be aware that a cat /dog’s lifespan is beyond 10 years. Are you able to commit?

4. Consider your place of dwelling. If you are renting, do consult your landlord to check if you are allowed to keep a pet.

5. Do I have any alternatives if I am not able to keep the pet after some time? It is not easy to rehome an adult dog or cat as they may not be able to adapt to a new environment.

6. If you already have a pet and need another as a companion, do seek permission from the shelter you visit to allow your pet to socialize with the one you decided on before taking it home.

7. Do register your pet with a veterinarian who you and your pet is comfortable with for routine visits and emergencies.

 

Be sure to visit your nearest shelter to adopt one should you be able to fulfill all these conditions with a smile! Come visit Cooper, Leo, Mango, Winnie, Maisie and Roopsie!

 

     

 

Animal Adoptions

We appreciate the efforts of some of our volunteers who go beyond spending time socializing with the animals at the shelter, and have also taken the initiative to take photos and videos to promote adoption in our social media – facebook and instagram. A special `Thank you’ to volunteer Fran Pollard who has indeed taken time to even foster our dogs for a night or two just for photo shoots and to promote adoptions. Our latest partner in the efforts to promote our dogs available for adoption is MyForeverDoggo – you can check their posts on on instagram @myforeverdoggo. and get general information from their website. Thanks to Jason & Amy for their sincerity in helping our animals at the shelter. And thanks to the STAR Feature Writer Ellen Whyte who has very often offered us space in her Adopt Me box.

In February, 7 dogs and 3 cats were found new homes.

 

 

Animals Abandoned, Neglected, Abused

With the current ongoing pandemic and with no end in sight, we hope that we won't receive reports on more animals being abandoned, neglected, abused and left behind when the owners relocate. The public can make their own reports to the authorities in Penang (photo evidence is important when reporting):

Reports on cruelty: animalwelfare@dvs.gov.my or at pro@dvs.gov.my

Reports on strays in Penang Island: aduan@mbpp.gov.my and Pelesenan@mbpp.gov.my

Reports on strays in Seberang Perai: aduan@mbsp.gov.my and Pelesenan@mbsp.gov.my

 

 

SPCA's Spaying Program
Our neutering vouchers are available for cat and dog owners. Do share this information with your friends and family to help reduce pet population. Our neutering subsidy application form can be downloaded at from here
 

 

Upcoming Event
The Asia for Animals Conference 2021  will be held virtually on April 24th & 25th. You can get all the information here.
 
 

 

Volunteer Briefing

As we are now under CMCO, we will be open to receive volunteers for the next briefing to be held in April. You can register here.

 

For those already registered for January and February briefings which we had to cancel due to the MCO, please be reminded of our briefing to be held on 20th March.

 

 

Appreciation & SPCA Wish List

Donations in cash are always welcome. Any amount donated is greatly appreciated.

Donations in kind are welcome too. Do call or email to find out our needs.

We thank donors who donated via TNG Wallet. Unfortunately, we are not able to trace the donors to provide a tax exempt receipt. We would like to advise donors to screenshot and email us their paying in slip so that we can forward a receipt.

We are fortunate to receive 100 units of Bravecto for our dogs from a pharmaceutical company MSD (MERCK, SHARP & DOHME). To MSD, we we thank you so much for thinking of animal shelters like us as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility. We hope to receive your continuous support.

Thank you

SPCA TEAM