WELCOME to the
SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department
Edition: April 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!

The number of calls and requests for accepting unwanted and /or stray cats are alarming these days. This indicates that the public is aware of the existence of shelters around and hope that they can be taken in for shelter. At the SPCA, we try to rehome the ones that are deemed adoptable. Those that are not adoptable will be vaccinated and spayed/neutered and then released wherever a food source is available. A word of caution for social cat feeders and cat owners: before feeding or accepting to adopt, do think that their population will increase. It is best to seek help and find out how you can maintain and carry on feeding without waiting for the queen to become pregnant or the tom cat to impregnate the queens. No shelters will be able to keep accepting the many that come in. Call or email us so that we can help to reduce the growing population.

Vaccinations for the cats are equally important and necessary so as not to allow the spread of diseases within the area. The most common diseases found in stray cats are 'feline distemper', 'feline leukemia' and 'feline immunodeficiency virus'. Vaccinations are highly recommended especially when the cats go outside.

Do you know that :

 

 

Animal Adoptions

The first quarter year has gone by. Our adoption of cats and dogs so far in 2021 has reached 40. In the month of March, five dogs and six cats left the shelter.

 

We were inspired by two degree Year 3 students Sylvia Ruth Watson and Pau Xu Chen from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College who were keen to collaborate with SPCA on a one month awareness project to promote adoption of our animals via social media. This involved a lot of time and hard work. A 'Thank You' note to our volunteer Web Administrator & Social Media Admin, Ms. Yvonne Russell, for her help and guidance given to the students during this project. We would like to share with you these thumbnails of some of the fliers to appreciate the work they have done. These fliers & videos were all posted to our instagram stories & posts and facebook posts from March 26 thru April 5 and you can view them there.

 

 

Volunteer Briefing
Volunteers signing up for 17th April briefing are reminded to be on time as the briefing session will start at 9 a.m. sharp. Our session for May is already filled up. Due to the new norm and following the SOP requirements, we only take in limited participants. Do inform (info@spca-penang.net) early if you are unable to turn up as we have a wiating list. You can register for the June & onwards briefings here.
 

 

Appreciation

Our furry friends are very happy and grateful to note that we have kind-hearted donors who answered to their needs. These are some of the things which were brought in recently and indeed most needed and used daily.

 

 

To the two groups of students at TARUC, we thank you for organizing a fundraising campaign namely PAWSNCLAWS & PAWSCHARITY on our behalf. From these two campaigns, a sum of RM1450 was raised.

Thank you all for the kind gesture and efforts put in.

Also our thanks to Avotab for donating disinfectant tablets for our use. We also have the small packs (1.25g, 30 tablets) for sale. Simple to use, just dissolve in water. Details https://www.avotab.com/. We have ready stock so do drop by to purchase - RM22 per bottle of 30 tablets. You can also purchase at our online shop which will include shipping to West & East Malaysia https://spca-penang.net/shop/

 

Wish List

Wishlist for the month of April for our paw friends:

 

  • Brewers Yeast
  • Kitten food pouch and cat dry food
  • Advantage for cats
  • Soap powder
  • White paint for our kennels

 

Any form of help in kind or cash is most needed. Do give us a call to discuss

 

Thank you

SPCA TEAM