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

One last page of the calendar to go and it is time to say goodbye to year 2021. SPCA Penang is extremely grateful to all who have participated in one way or other in any of our appeals made during the year. And, to the media outlets in helping us to create awareness of SPCA's work, adoptions etc. With the new omicron virus setting in we hope not to have any more lockdowns which will cripple life in all sectors. Let us pray and hope that Year 2022 will bring us all good blessings and wish that the coronavirus pandemic will diminish soonest possible.

Lately, we have many pet owners calling in to surrender their pets. Animal shelters' existence is to make surrender process painless to the public. Unfortunately, all animal shelters are at their bursting point and as such, will not be able to cater for all in need due to constraint of space and resources. Surrendering animals to shelters will always be the last resort and all efforts possible should be made by the pet owner to find a home. There are many ways one should look in to before surrendering:

1. First, do ask around through your friends and family.

2. Visit your nearest shelter to find out if there are any options and how it can help.

3. At SPCA Penang, one can visit our 3rd party adoption page on our website which will allow you to post for a period of time for rehoming.

4. Visit other websites which allow posting, such as myforeverdoggo, petfinder and any other websites available through the social media.

5. Make time to arrange all of the above and not knock on doors of shelters at the last minute as you will be disappointed and stressed when your request is turned away.

 

 

Animal Adoptions

From the second a potential adopter visits us, we try our best to ensure that adopters understand their commitment and responsibilities while owning a pet. Give yourself some time, at least an hour or more, as you will need to spend some time to bond with the animal before adoption. Hasty adoption may not turn out to be your right choice!

Last month, only seven dogs and cats found their way to new homes.

 

 

Webinar Session with Students
A webinar session was held with collaboration from Lads & Lassies MPU project of Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication INTI College. Topics touched on were: Awareness on animal welfare, Responsibilities of a pet owner and Benefits of adoption. We hope the students benefited well from the session.
 

 

Love for Animals

What better idea can one think of to raise funds for the animals? Four young students from the Powii International School decided to raise funds for our shelter animals by selling crocheted items on line. Their kind and generous thought is admirable. Thank you girls for the wonderful job done and hugs from all paws.

Our thanks also to Equator students (Tan Luo Xin, Ooi Hui Li , Lim Ke Xin and Bong Yong Yee) who chose to do a design project for SPCA Penang. Here's part of their project - two poster designs.

 

Fostering

We are receiving more and more tiny puppies & kittens that really need to be in a foster home until they can be vaccinated. You can read all the requirements here on how to become a foster parent. These pups & kittens are considered to be “high risk” animals. They are categorized as such because they have very low immunity and are too young to withstand the effects of vaccination. If you feel you can help, please call us on 042816559 or email us info@spca-penang.net.

 

Community Service - Hands On at the Shelter

Due to the continued Movement Control Order, it’s been a long time since we opened up for group community service. We now welcome volunteers but do hope that they follow SOPs (mask up, social distancing and practice good hygiene) as required. As for groups, we would recommend no more than ten people on any weekday and five only on Saturdays.

First batch of Boys Brigade group in action:

 

Volunteer Briefing
Our next briefing will be held on Saturday 18th December. As places for registration is limited, we would like to remind those keen to volunteer, kindly make sure that the date is convenient to you before signing up.
 

 

SPCA Wishlist

Christmas is around the corner and this is the season of giving. If you wish to make a donation to celebrate the occasion, for a minimum donation of RM50 you will receive a digital donation certificate. We recently launched this concept and have just added a couple of templates for New Year 2022 - we will be uploading templates for CNY very soon. You can include your own photos on the certificate, or we can use photos of our shelter animals. Kindly visit our Website page  https://spca-penang.net/donation-certificates/

 

Some samples:

 

We are in need of :

 

a. Dogs’ rice

b. Lots of Whiskas pouches for kittens

 c. Advantage for cats, Nexgard, Simparica and /or Bravecto for dogs (we don’t mind receiving loose doses)

Thank you all and STAY SAFE

 

SPCA Team & Furry Friends