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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
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Issued: March 1, 2016

 

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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TOO MANY COMPLAINTS RECEIVED ON PETS KEPT IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

 

SPCA Penang is concerned over the many complaints received almost daily via phone calls or emails regarding the keeping of pets in high rise buildings. Though it is against the law, there are still many who display leniency and allow pets in. It is of great concern that pet owners checked with their apartment/condominium management committee before keeping a pet. Even if it is allowed, please check on the type of dog that suits you, your home and your lifestyle. Ensure that your dog is not a nuisance to your neighborhood. How they grow and behave will depend on your nurturing. If there is no one at home most of the time, please do not even think of owning one. They need your love and attention. Nuisance barking from your pet through boredom will create much unhappiness amongst your neighborhood.

Though cats can be a little different from dogs, we advise cat owners to keep the environment free from foul smell. Ensure that your cat litter tray is cleaned and cat litter changed daily when necessary. Having one animal or more crammed in small cages placed on the balcony is not healthy. They need their freedom from discomfort and freedom to express normal behavior too.

When there are far too many complaints from residents, your apartment management committee will be forced to issue a warning letter and/or letter of eviction to have your pet removed (or contact your landlord on this if you are renting). Be sensitive towards your neighborhood. When pets are surrendered for this reason, it will not mean that shelters are able to cope with the situation. Your pet will be stressed with separation anxiety and rehoming is difficult too. Dumping your pet on another is not the answer. Do think of others too!


STARS ADOPTED

Our adoptions for February was extremely poor in our history of adoptions. Only 2 puppies managed to go into loving homes. We feel very sorry for the many which are here for a long time and not being able to be rehomed.

Each month, the SPCA collects/receives many carcasses from pet owners. However, it is sad to note that there is hardly any replacement for another animal to be adopted. Many of the owners we have spoken to, felt that times are bad and they could not afford due to the high cost of maintenance.
 

 

CREATING AWARENESS FOR SPCA
It is heartening to see the participation of 46 students from colleges last month, coming in to do their bit to help in every way they can in cleaning, sweeping and interacting with the animals at the pound. Their unselfish act is indeed commendable.

Kudos to the group of 14 students from KDU who had arranged for 2 sessions of community service work at the shelter and 1 day in promoting the sale of SPCA Merchandise at their college. Your effort to increase awareness for SPCA is indeed appreciated.

 

 

AVAILABLE ON SALE AT THE SPCA - LIMITED STOCK
The items below were given to us as a means of fund raising for the maintenance of our animals at the shelter. Only 1 or 2 pieces of each type are available. To purchase, please drop by at the shelter during office hours.
 

SPCA WISH LIST
We are always in need of pet food and other items. Your contribution in every way in cash or kind is greatly appreciated. Do drop by or email us (info@spca-penang.net) to find out the things we need. Should you have any used items which are as good as new that you would like to give away, please call us to discuss if they can be useful to us. Thank you. SPCA TEAM