WELCOME to the
SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department
Edition: August 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.
 
Donation Information:
Monetary donations can be made via:
  • Transfer to our bank
  • Paypal
  • TouchNGo

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  Dear Members & Friends,

 

Good greetings to all!

On Saturday August 20th, we commemorate International Homeless Animals' Day (IHAD) as introduced by ISAR (International Society for Animal Rights) in 1992. The aim is to fight dog and cat overpopulation with awareness campaigns worldwide on the third Saturday of August each year.

More and more social websites are developed to help educate on responsible pet ownership and create awareness on pet dog and cat overpopulation. And yet, we are still not able to control the situation. Animal shelters and individual social pet care givers keep increasing. We still keep receiving complaints on strays here and there, continuous daily calls for surrendering of animals. The list goes on…

To commemorate this day, SPCA Penang joins ISAR in this campaign by giving out neutering vouchers to help pet owners offset a little of their expenditure on neutering. To be eligible for the neutering voucher, please complete the form available from this download link and submit to us at info@spca-penang.net.

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting

 

At our Annual General Meeting held recently, the following members were elected to the Management Committee for the years 2022/2024:

Chairman: Dato N Ramanathan

Vice Chairman: Dr. Amreet Singh Gill

Hon. Secretary: Ms. Cynthia Ng Phaik Sim

Hon. Treasurer: Ms. Sheila Ho Yee Meng

Committee Members:

  • Dato Molly Mark
  • Mr. Tan Wei Yang
  • Mr. Loh Eng Chye
  • Ms. Joanne Lim Siew Thoe

 

Hon. Auditor: Thor & Co Chartered Accountants

Our Annual Report for 2021 can be viewed here.

 

Animal Adoptions

In July, our animal adoptions were extremely poor. We only had one adoption. However, we are not disheartened that only one home was found. It took "Lucky" 17 months to find his new home. Lucky is a dog who is unable to mix with his own peers but perfect with humans. We are indeed gratified and happy to note that he has left the shelter for a new life.

 

 

Fundraising Projects

When  we present a talk to visitors/volunteers, many  ask how we manage our funds considering that our monthly expenditure touches RM20,000. We thank the many donors who have contributed regularly. Should we not receive offers from other individuals and students at the various colleges to fundraise for SPCA, our own volunteers and the management would be busy in planning means and ways to generate income. We are indeed blessed and appreciative of the following who fundraised for the shelter during July, helped out at the shelter and donated food & goods.

INTI Groups

RCSI & UCD Group

KDU Groups

GEMS International School

Straits International School

T Group Sentral College

 

SPCA Desktop Calendars 2023

Our calendars for Year 2023 are now on sale at RM15 each. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be utilized to help our neutering program for our shelter animals as well as providing subsidies to eligible pet owners from the low income group. To order your calendars, please call and we shall arrange for free delivery (minimum 10 pcs) within Georgetown. One can also walk in to purchase from our shelter or at Gills Veterinary Clinic. And also you can purchase online via our own shop or via Shopee.

We welcome any volunteers who would like to help promote the sale of these calendars for a good cause in their own outlets.

 

Volunteer Briefing
Our next volunteer briefing will be held on Saturday 20th August. Time: 9.30 a.m. Please don’t sign up if you are unsure of your attendance. Also, we would like to remind those who have signed up to be punctual.
 

 

SPCA Wishlist
 
Thank you all and STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY.