WELCOME to the
SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department
Edition: August 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,

 

Greetings from the SPCA Penang!

 

It is quite disturbing for anyone to see a pet left alone in the car park of a shopping complex for some time while pet owners go round enjoying their shopping. What will happen should you leave a pet alone in the car? It is generally safe to keep your dog for a few minutes in the car. However, it can also take a few minutes for a dog to die in a hot car. Once in a while, SPCA would receive calls of such nature. We wish to remind pet owners to never leave their pets in their vehicles when parked in shopping complexes while doing errands even for a short period of time!


 

Care to visit us and get free samples of Dentalife for your pet? Our kennel visiting hours are from 10 a.m to 12.30 p.m. and 2p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and on Saturdays until 12.30 p.m. Purina Petcare Malaysia Sdn Bhd has donated Dentalife daily treats for dogs to be given to our adopters and visitors at the shelter. Come visit us and share these treats with your pet.

 
 
 
Our first visitor after delivery of Dentalife, Anna, taking her sample
 

 

Animal Adoption

We are delighted to note that in July we had 12 adoptions - five cats and seven dogs. As one can see, we get more adoptions of cats nowadays as compared to previous years when we hardly had any in one month. Cats are gaining popularity as they do not require as much space as a dog does especially when one lives in apartments and condominiums. However, we wish to advise pet owners to be wary of their space especially when their balconies and windows are not properly secured with nettings. This will prevent them from falling.

 

 

SPCA in partnership with TNG Digital Sdn Bhd
We are honored indeed to be given the opportunity to be in partnership with TNG Digital Sdn Bhd. This is another gateway for our supporters to donate to the society via Touch'nGo eWallet. We sincerely thank the Management of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd for putting SPCA in their list of beneficiaries.
 

 

Sunshine Online - World Dog's Day Campaign
Sunshine Wholesale Mart is running a charity program in collaboration with Pedigree from August 1st until 31st for SPCA and another NGO. This is how it goes: For every purchase of Pedigree products from Sunshine, customers are entitled to RM5 Sunshine Online voucher on their next purchase. Kindly visit their website at:   www.sunshineonline.com.my
 

 

International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) - Neutering Campaign
IHAD falls on every 3rd Saturday in August. As usual, we commemorate this day (15th August 2020 this year) by urging pet owners to neuter their pets to prevent pet overpopulation. How do we solve the problem? We have too many dogs and cats, too many for too few homes. Many owners say that they have no intention of breeding their animal but it happens. Do you know that when two dogs breed, six offspring can be born, those six offspring reproduce within one year and, in turn, they are responsible for six offspring each. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. At the end of 10 years just one unneutered dog can be responsible for the birth of thousands of dogs. As for cats, it’s much much more. Cats breed at least 3-4 times a year!
 

During August, SPCA is offering neutering vouchers to pet owners who own pets which need neutering. The application form can be downloaded here.

 

Pet Soul Liberation Ceremony (CHIAO TOH) - 1st September
Once again My Pet Funeral Services will be arranging for the above services for pet owners who have lost their dear pets. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic this service will be held on line, live-streamed via Facebook Live on its own website. Registration will close on August 23rd. You can visit the registration page here.
 

 

Volunteer Briefing
Our next Volunteer Briefing will be held on 15th August at 9 a.m. sharp. Due to the requirements from authorities to social distance ourselves, we are limiting to 10 pax per briefing session. Registration for attendance will be on a first come first served basis. Please ensure that you can attend before signing up as we do not want to deprive others due to limitation of space. At the moment, we have 8 places taken up for the August briefing. Registration can be done here.
 
Please wear a mask.
 

 

SPCA Wish List
A special thank you to all who have answered to our previous month’s appeal for pet food and rice for the animals at the shelter. Here is our wish list for the month.
 
 
Thank you!
 
SPCA Team