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

 

COMPLAINTS – HELP STOP THE ACTS OF CRUELTY!

 

Very often SPCA receives complaints on pet owners who left their pets behind and unattended when they moved out of the premise. Before you decide to move out, it is your responsibility to ensure that early arrangement for your pet is taken care of and not:

 

1. Leave them behind and invite unnecessary complaints from your neighborhood. Make early preparations to find a new home. Visit websites where you are allowed to post their photo to search for a new home. Abandoning is a crime! Should there be enough evidence against you, you are liable to be charged and compounded accordingly under the Animal Act Part (V) 29

(d) which states 'being the owner of any animal, or being the person in charge of any animal in confinement, fails or neglects to provide such animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter;'

(e) 'by wantonly or unreasonably doing or omitting to do any act, causes any unnecessary pain or suffering, or, being the owner, permits any unnecessary pain or suffering to any animal;'

(f) 'causes, procures or, being the owner, permits any animal to be confined, conveyed, lifted or carried any animal in such manner or position as to subject such animal to unnecessary pain or suffering'

Further common complaint received is when pets are often crammed in small cages with insufficient space for the animal to move around. Under the Animal Act anyone who:

(m) 'keeps or confines any animal in any cage or other receptacle which does not measure sufficiently in height, length and width to permit the natural movement of the animal;'

Under the Animal Act, anyone who commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine of not less than twenty thousand ringgit and not more than one hundred thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not more than three years or both.

Recent article from the Malay Mail: Penang court fines clerk RM30,000 for animal cruelty.

Recent article from The Star: Dog abuse suspect caught for criminal  intimidation.

Photos: Top left dog abandoned in compound when owners moved, top right and bottom photos - dogs left caged 24/7.

 

 

Adoption Highlights

November month saw twelve dogs and cats leave the shelter for new homes. Our oldest resident Beza who has been at the shelter for 22 months has finally found her new home. Beza is a very good watchdog who would alert us whenever someone opens the gate at the entrance. The staff miss her presence very much! We hope that she's happy in her new home!

 

 

Season of Giving

Christmas season is round the corner. Do visit our shop online for any of our merchandise purchases.

We also have some stock clearance at 50% on active charcoal toys, cushion covers, sunglasses etc. Purchase is on a first come first serve basis while stock lasts.

Our 2021 Calendars are still on sale, please support towards our fund for neutering of animals.

Please call us 042816559 before visiting to buy merchandise as we are restricting visitors during CMCO.

Stock Clearance
 
2021 Desktop Calendar
 
Also this new product - cat carrier - is now in stock
 

 

Volunteer Briefing
Due to the current Conditional Movement Control Order, we regret to inform that our volunteer briefing is halted for the time being. Do visit our website for coming briefing dates once the CMCO is lifted.

 

SPCA Wish List

We thank the donors who dropped by in fulfilling our need for dogs’ rice and pet food. A thank you to all the fosterers who have answered our call to foster puppies and kittens whenever called upon.

We still wish for the following:

1. White emulsion weathershield paint for our kennels

2. Canned dog food

3. Nexguard/Simparica for ticks/flea prevention

4. Cod liver oil capsules

5. Donations to help us upkeep and maintain the many animals in our care, also in providing services towards the community in general.

 

Thank you.

SPCA TEAM