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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department


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Issued: April 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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 CAT OWNERS - TAKE CAUTION OF THIS FUNGUS DISEASE "SPOROTRICHOSIS"

 

We have heard so much of the common skin diseases: ringworm, mange, fungus in cats and dogs, but we hardly hear of this fungal disease "sporotrichosis". Recently, we received a call from a pet owner on the mainland with a request that she wants her cat to be euthanized. Euthanasia is not something taken lightly and it takes time for one to accept it willingly. Repeatedly on the phone, she insisted that it has to be done by intravenous injection. We assured her that her request will be carried out accordingly.

Upon our visit, our Field Inspectors noticed that both the owner and the cat's skin condition were bad as both had signs of nodular lesions or bumps on their skin. Not knowing about this fungus disease, our Field Inspectors advised the owner to seek medical help. In this case, it was the Medical Profession who had already alerted the owner that this disease could affect her lungs and strongly advised her to get rid of her pet as early as possible. From the veterinarian, it was confirmed that this cat was having sporotrichosis and we were informed that there are a few cats on the island showing signs of this disease too. We advise pet owners and social carers feeding/taking care of stray cats to be more wary of this infectious disease. This occurs mainly in cats more than in dogs as cats have the tendency to go straying and get infected by cats with the disease. Treatment is possible but one has to be consistent in the line of treatment. To know more about this fungus disease, kindly visit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sporotrichosis?wprov=sfla1 

 


 

 KEEP YOUR PET HYDRATED

With the hot temperatures that we are experiencing daily, we would like to advise pet owners to keep their pets hydrated. Kindly ensure that their water bowl is constantly filled with fresh water. We have received a few carcasses of animals that died due to heat stroke. 

 


 

 MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL

We wish to remind all ordinary members to renew their yearly membership due. For convenience, your membership fee can be paid direct into our current account at Maybank 5074-3338-3428. Do inform us once you have made payment so as to enable us to send you a receipt for your membership renewal. 

 


 

 WISH LIST

We are hoping to have some enrichment activities for our animals while they are placed at the exercise grounds interacting and socializing with their other paw friends and volunteers.

We plan to have slides, a treadmill for the dogs, stone benches etc. We invite anyone who would be willing to provide some ideas and/or sponsor these items.

Canned food for puppies, dogs, kittens and cats are welcome. Thank you.
 

STARS ADOPTED
The month of March saw 6 dogs and 1 cat leaving the shelter. We are glad that 2 dogs, Sofi & Maddy who were at the shelter for the past 6 months have found their new families. The animals become stressed as shelters are not the best place to house them for a long period of time. They undergo kennel stress. We very much appreciate that they go into good loving homes. For adoption, please visit our website www.spca-penang.net and click on the adoption gallery icon to view the animals available for adoption.
  

  
 

CSR PROGRAMME BY G HOTEL DIVISION STAFF
Fourteen personnel from the various departments at G Hotel made a visit to perform their CSR program at the shelter on March 17, 2016. They had so much fun taking their turn to bathe the dogs at the shelter. It was a lovely afternoon for the dogs as they had the chance to splash the bathers with soap suds and water. Some had their chance to interact and mingle with the puppies and dogs out at the exercise area. They brought along many bags of dog/cat food, treats and used towels to donated. A cheque presentation for RM1000 was also given. Also present were the press media. Thanks G Hotel for your continued support.
  

 

VISIT BY 44 MEMBERS OF THE BOYS BRIGADE FROM CHUNG LING PRIVATE SCHOOL
On March 19, 2016, 44 members of the Boys Brigade and their teachers paid a visit to the shelter to get to know more about the society. A talk was conducted. We are unsure as to how much these students understood SPCA before their visit. However, we are glad that they chose to visit and spend some time with the animals at the shelter.

 

VISIT BY TAEKWONDO CLUB OF CHUNG LING PRIVATE SCHOOL
Another visit was made by 20 members and a teacher from Taekwondo Club Chung Ling Private School on March 26, 2016.

 

FAREWELL TO OUR VOLUNTEERS FROM FINLAND
We are ever grateful to this couple. Teppo & Virpi. who cOme all the way from Finland. Teppo and Virpi spend half a year in Malaysia and another half back home. This is their 3rd visit in Penang and they never fail to spend 3 days a week with the animals at the shelter making sure that they all have a chance to come out to interact and socialize. We are sad that they had to leave for their home land. Our shelter animals will definitely be missing them too. To Teppo and Virpi, we thank you for your time well spent with our shelter animals and we hope to see you again sometime in October/November as promised.
  
 

2017 SPCA DESKTOP CALENDAR
We've been getting enquiries about sponsoring the 2017 desktop calendar and have already taken bookings. Same concept as for the 2016 calendar - RM300 to sponsor a month. Only March & November are still available. Interested? Questions and bookings to photos@spca-penang.net
 

SYIOK SENDIRI IS BACK!
Coming up soon is SYIOK SENDIRI 4 to be performed at the PenangPac in Straits Quay. We have been given 50 tickets (to be shared with another NGO - Joblink Centre aka The Society for Aid to the Handicapped) for the evening show scheduled for Sunday, 5th June at 8.30 p.m. Funds collected from the sale of tickets at RM30 each will be channeled to the society. Kindly book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please call us 04 281 6559 or email info@spca-penang.net.