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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
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Edition: February 2018

 

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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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR GREETINGS

 

To all our Members, Friends and Supporters celebrating Chinese New Year, SPCA Penang wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Chinese New Year.

As we enter into the Year of the Dog, we foresee an increase in the demand for adoption of animals especially dogs. However, we wish to remind all and let us not forget our responsibilities and commitment towards our Paw Friends. Think hard and think of all the animals that are left behind in shelters be it abandoned and/or surrendered. They need loving and forever homes.

A dog's life will go beyond 10 years! What is best for you may not be suitable for our paw friends when you are not able to commit. Should you insist in pleasing yourself and/or your children that you must get a dog, this is best for you. You can cuddle this with no maintenance at all!

  

 

NEW MERCHANDISE

New SPCA Merchandise now available at the SPCA at RM19 each walk-in price, or buy online at our shop.

 

POSTING OF LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS IN OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE

The calls and messages to report on lost animals has increased alarmingly. We do not fail to receive calls of such nature daily. We advise all pet owners to exercise more care and not allow them to roam without supervision. Fire Crackers will be let off soon especially during the Chinese New Year, kindly ensure that your pets are properly confined to avoid escaping from home. If you are not able to control your dog, we would advise that pet owners send them to well-established kennels for boarding until the festive season is over.

 

COMPLAINTS ON CRUELTY TO BULLS DURING THAIPUSAM

The recent post of a video that went viral showing only two bulls pulling the Chariot during Thaipusam has sparked concern among the public and netizens. The use of bulls pulling the chariot has been discussed before. We were made to understand that it is a 'tradition' that bulls are used for this and we were also assured that additional bulls are used throughout the journey so as not to stress the bulls.

It is now time that the Temple Committee think seriously and heed proposals to use motorized engines to move the chariot and perhaps source manpower to pull the chariot instead of using bulls in the future. We believe this complaint has been taken care of by the Police and the State Veterinary Deptartment officials.

There is a law against cruelty to animals, laid out in the Animals Act 1953 which states that: "Any person who cruelly beats, kicks, ill-treats, over-rides, over-drives, overloads, tortures, infuriates, or terrifies any animal shall be guilty of an offence of cruelty and shall be liable to a fine or imprisonment or to both."

 

ADOPTION HIGHLIGHTS
We had a slow start to adoptions in January. Only four dogs and two cats were found homes. We seem to be receiving more and more cats turned in to us now. We would like to advise pet owners and social carers of cats to seriously consider neutering them to avoid multiplying as cats produce much, much faster than dogs. A queen cat breeds at least three to four times a year!

    

Some of our adoptions during January:

    

 

SPCA VOLUNTEER BRIEFING ANNOUNCEMENT
Our next volunteer briefing workshop will be held on Saturday 24th February 2018.

  
 

SPCA'S APPRECIATION
The Educational Team at SPCA would like to thank Ms. Ambiga and Mr. Louis Chin for answering our appeal for purchase of a new Epson Model Projector. The projector will be used for educational purposes during indoor and outdoor presentations to the general public, old and young.

 

WISH LIST FOR SPCA
We are in need of the following:

1. Unpolished rice for dogs is needed monthly.
2. We dispense cod liver oil and vitamins daily to keep our animals healthy.
3. Donations in cash is greatly needed to help maintain the animals while under our care.

SPCA TEAM Thank you.