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

 

It is often said that pets live up to their names, and it is a challenge that we always face when we come to choosing names for the many dogs and cats that we place for adoption. When the staff are at a loss, cracking their heads for names, we are happy to rely on our fosterers and volunteers to name them.

"Shadow" one of our TNR fully black cat speaks for himself. He seems to be in everyone’s shadow following staff and visitors that he sees and even weaves in between everyone’s legs. However, he knows his boundaries and will never go beyond into the dog kennels! He’s our great mascot too whenever there’s a presentation of donations in kind.

 

Food donations from Vettons.com:

 

 

SOBE 100% Natural Bio-Nutrients received from Ms. Kenix Choo:

 

 

SPCA would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the above for their kind and generous contribution.

 

Community Service

It is sad that due to the present situation, we are still unable to allow groups of students to perform their community service at NGOs like ours. However, we are still able to help students from the KDU with their projects via interview on google meet. During the interview we touched on animal cruelty and many questions were asked such as:

Is animal cruelty on the rise during this time of the pandemic? Animal cruelty happens everywhere and in Malaysia we feel there is not much awareness of laws on cruelty towards animals. Some are even happy to record the cruel act inflicted on the animal and post such on social media to incite anger amongst animal lovers. It is annoying that people who witness the act are not always brave enough to report and this has allowed the perpetrators to continue doing so. (If you see a case of animal cruelty, please check here on how you can report it to the Department of Veterinary Services.)

How can we stop animal abuse/animal cruelty? We should start teaching children at very young age to be kind to animals. The best time would be when they start going to nursery/preschool.

 

Obituary
 
SPCA Penang would like to extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Choong Sim Poey our Hon. Advisor for the loss of his spouse the late Dato Mdm Kee Phaik Cheen who passed away on 4th August. The late Dato Mdm Kee was a Life Member of the SPCA since April of 1978. She had also served the SPCA as an active member helping out with several fundraising projects in the seventies before she became actively involved in politics. May her soul Rest in Peace!

 

 

Wish List for the month

We would like to thank all the kind hearted people who are very concerned about NGOs like ours. Your kind thoughts in writing/calling us to find out our needs are indeed commendable. Our daily needs are as follows

 

1. For the cats: canned and dry food. Advantage for cats and/or Frontline Spray to keep fleas away.

 

2. For the dogs: canned and dry food preferably salmon flavor. Unpolished rice, Cod Liver Oil, Brewers Yeast or any multivitamin for dogs, Herbal shampoos for dogs, Dog treats

 

3. A Mobile Phone which is of no use to you and still useable. This helps us keep in contact with our Field Inspectors while on duty.

 

4. Donations in the form of cash can be done via online transfer  into our account at

 

a. MAYBANK 5074 3338 3428 in the name of Soc for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or CIMB 8004040996 at SPCA PENANG

b. You can also scan through TNG EWALLET in the name of SPCA Penang.

c. Via Paypal (please check here)

d. Any donation in kind like pet food etc can be sent direct through a logistic company or you can call us for further discussion.

 

For donations via online, do please send us your confirmation slip by email to  info@spca-penang.net. We will acknowledge with a tax exempt receipt.

 

Thank you all and STAY SAFE

SPCA TEAM & FURRY FRIENDS