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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department


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Issued: April 1, 2015

 

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).

If there is an incident involving an animal that is urgent and it is out of office hours, please call - the phone is manned 24/7. Don't post on Facebook for emergencies, posts are not always seen immediately.

 

 

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GOD HEARD OUR PRAYERS!

March was all smiles for our SPCA Team as the rate of adoption of our animals shot up six fold. No one could explain the surge. Companion animals not only brighten up our days, they can become our best friends. Careful selection is made when adoptions at the shelter take place. This is to ensure that the responsibilities are fully understood, as a decision without giving serious thought to the consequences will likely jeopardize what should be a lifelong COMMITMENT. In March, eighteen dogs and cats were found homes. Thanks to the new adopters who came, spent time and assured their commitment to give our shelter animals their dream home.
Some of the lucky ones:
 

 

 

 

COMPLAINTS & COMPLAINTS - HELP CREATE A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
Never allow your pet to cause a public nuisance. Lately, we have been receiving many complaints from high rise dwellers regarding the manner in which pets are being kept. Top on the list was the nuisance barking from dogs and as such it disturbs the neighborhood. Looking into one's lifestyle is very important before deciding to own a pet. It is indeed not a good idea to have a pet above ground level. If you are adamant in keeping one, please be advised to do some searching into the type of dog suitable to your environment and lifestyle. Though a small dog may be suitable, please ensure that they are not too yappy as to disturb the serenity of the environment around you.

Being considerate and kind to your neighbors is highly commendable as it can be stressful towards animals and humans. Do create a clean and healthy environment!

At right, 3 mini dogs being crammed in a small cage at a condo along Gurney Drive.

Next on our list are pet shops and backyard breeders. Far too many pet shops have sprung up to make quick bucks without looking into the welfare of animals. Most common complaints received were from kind hearted animal lovers who rescue, and purchase sick animals on display at pet shops. We hope the authorities concerned, the MPPP Licencing and the Health Department would look seriously into changing its bye laws to ensure that the pet shop owners conform to the manner in which pet shops should operate.

Again and again, who do we blame? If there is no demand, there will be no takers. Shelters are often left with so many animals which are being abandoned by owners. Why not take a trip down to your local shelter and help save a life. For every animal that one buys at a pet shop or at a backyard breeder, one shelter animal will have to be put to sleep. Do not breed and do not buy.

Prairie Dog with bad skin problem and untreated tumor, put up for sale:

 

 

These are some of the animals rescued from pet shops:

Shih tzu with bad skin and bad walking gait

Backyard breeder - bulldog with bad skin condition
 

FEMALE ROTTWEILER PICKED UP

On 31st March, a call was received to help pick up a stray female Rottweiler found wandering in the apartment area of Seri Aman 6 in Relau. Dog has just delivered 6 puppies when picked. Unfortunately, all puppies were in bad shape and didn't make it. We hope she is not abandoned by her owner. Anyone in that vicinity who can recognize her, do please let us know.

VOLUNTEER BRIEFING DAY
This is scheduled for 18.4.15 at 9 a.m. sharp. Should anyone wish to be a volunteer and does not know how to go about it, kindly download the volunteer application form here, complete and bring it along with you that day. It is compulsory for all new volunteers to attend before they start to volunteer at the SPCA.

TSHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION - VOTE YOUR FAVORITES

Our T-shirt design competition has ended. We have eleven entries. Not as many as we hoped for. Voting for the best will begin as of now until 20th April. We would like to get the assistance from you to help judge as to which design would appeal to you should you wish to purchase t-shirts from the SPCA.

You can vote on our facebook album of the designs by "like"ing the images. You can "like" as many deisgns as you wish.

Or if you prefer, you may vote by email to photos@spca-penang.net specifying which codes you wish to vote for as shown is this album.

SOCIAL SERVICE
Performing social service has now become part of the curriculum for schools, colleges, universities and organisations. This is indeed a good way to introduce awareness to the generations of today concerning the NGOs around them. Almost each week besides our own volunteers, there are requests to perform social service. We welcome such a proposal. However, we wish to be informed in advance to make mutual arrangements. So do please contact us before arriving.

Visit from the Absolute Science Club at Segi College
Visit from SMJK Chung Ling St. Johns Ambulance group

Visit from the IT Club at Segi College

SMILE YOGA FESTIVAL CHARITY BAZAAR AT THE ESPLANADE - 28TH MARCH
SPCA had the opportunity to set up a booth selling our merchandise at the recent Smile Yoga Festival held at the Esplanade. We would like to say 'THANK YOU' to the Event Organisers of the International Association for Human Values Malaysia for giving us the opportunity to promote awareness of SPCA in the community.

DOUNAI'S STORY

"Dounai is our 5 year old pekingese adopted from SPCA in November 2009. In 2009, we saw an article in newspapers regarding pekingese adoption. It's been long since our last pekingese passed away in 2000. So we decided we are ready for another pekingese. On one weekend we visited the SPCA shelter and saw the litter of pekingese puppies with their mother. We fell in love at first sight with the timid little male pekingese that was hiding at the back of the water bowl. This is him. The adoption was a success and we brought him home on a dog bath day. It's been years having Dounai with us. He is eager to please and learns new tricks pretty fast. He likes to go out for a walk and enjoy bath as well. My whole family loves him and we will continue to take good care of him." Raymond Chew (owner)

SPCA WISH LIST

At least 10 bottles of Triseb/Malaseb shampoo will be needed for all our dogs/cats and especially those with unhealthy skin condition. If you would like to help, kindly add to your shopping cart. Dog treats are welcome too.

SPCA TEAM wishes to thank Mr. & Mrs. Barry Oates for their contribution of a refurbished Samsung Camera recently. This is definitely being put to good use.

We appreciate any Refurbished and Recyclable products which can be of use or generate income towards the society. For enquiries, kindly call us during office hours at 04 2816559 or 016-4166559. Thank you. SPCA TEAM

ADOPT ME COLLARS AND HARNESSES FOR OUR SHELTER ANIMALS LOOKING FOR HOMES

We will be placing orders for these in April from a company in Australia which deals with such products for animal shelter use only. We have yet to receive enough contributions towards this. We appreciate a donation of at least RM5 from each and every one who reads this towards this fund. Please help keep the ball rolling. To donate, please visit our website donation page or you could bank in direct into our Maybank Current Account at 5074-33383428. Thank you.

SPCA 2016 DESKTOP CALENDAR
We are already making preparations for this and once again would like to ask pet lovers to sponsor pages.