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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department


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Edition: April 2017

 

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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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE PESTERED BY YOUR KIDS TO HAVE A PET!!

 

Is it not easy to say "no" when you are pestered with a plea to have a pet at home? Parents do always want to please their children and it isn't easy to disagree with their demands. It is crucial to have a good discussion with family members at home and weigh the pros and cons before deciding the type of animal suitable for your home/lifestyle.

If adoption of a cat/dog is brought up and the majority at home is not in favor but you would not want to disappoint your kid, SPCA recommends the best solutions as follows.

Bring the whole family to visit an animal shelter nearest to you and seek advice on what's best for all.

Perhaps, it would be a wise idea:
  1. To allow your children to spend some time to volunteer at animal shelters.
  2. To experience having a pet through fostering of animals for a start and see how your children cope with the care and upkeep of the animals before deciding to adopt. This will at least give them a sense of responsibility in caring of a pet.
  3. To allow them to spend time walking/socializing with dogs that you know well belonging to your friends in the neighborhood. This will help boost their confidence.
It is better to be prepared, than to be sorry when the animal that has been adopted has to be returned for one reason or another.

 


TRAINING YOUR DOG

 

To be able to understand your pet better, it takes time for one to observe its behavior. Do you want to live in harmony with your dog? There is a Dog Training Camp organized by Sue Yeap from the PAAPG (Dog Agilty Association) on May 26-28 and Sept. 15-17th. To know more and to register, please go to the following website: http://spca- penang.net/harmony_trainingcamp.pdf

 

ADOPTION HIGHLIGHTS
Our adoption numbersa for the month of March was not attractive as compared to previous months. We only had four dogs and one cat who found loving homes. We are happy to see our long-stay resident "Rima" has found a home. "Rima" was given up to the shelter as her former owner could no longer afford to maintain her. She was with us for almost 10 months.

   

 

EVENTS HAPPENING
Community Service by Students from Schools, Colleges and Universities
Almost every day in March, we are filled with requests for visits from schools, colleges and universities to allow students to perform their community service. It is surprising to note that most of the students who chose to work with us do not own pets. It's a great challenge for them especially when they are needed to interact with the animals. Those who are nervous with animals will be given other chores to do. SPCA had the opportunity to showcase its work and do fundraising for 3 days organized by a group of 10 students at Segi College taking Diploma Course in Medical Lab Technician.

Segi College:

From the Wawasan Open University, 6 students taking Bachelor of Business in Management:

   

From the KDU Penang University College, we had 2 groups of students from the Department of Computing and another Department of Information Technology:

Every Saturday we also hosted students from International School of Penang (Uplands) doing their CAS duties:


SPCA Volunteer Briefing Announcement
We would like to inform that our coming briefing for new volunteers is scheduled for 8 th April at 9a.m. sharp. For the month of May, it is scheduled for Saturday 13 th May.


Syiok Sendiri Show at Penangpac Stage 1 Straits Quay – 3rd June, 2017 at 8.30 p.m.
This live performance show is open to mature audiences only. As we have limited sponsored tickets, booking of tickets through SPCA is on a first come first serve basis only. Entry to the show is RM30 donation per ticket. To purchase, kindly call us at 2816559/016-4166559 during office hours.
 

ARE YOU THINKING OF ORDERING PET FOOD & SUPPLIES ONLINE??
We are grateful to Waggymeal for including SPCA Penang in their new donation campaign - buy their products online and you can request 2% be donated to SPCA Penang. Visit waggymeal.com.
 

HOW TO DISPOSE OF YOUR PET'S FAECES
A useful article on the disposal of your pet's faeces here.
 

WISH LIST FOR SPCA
We love to have a continuous flow of:
  1. pet food and treats for our paw friends at the shelter
  2. unpolished rice
  3. brushes, drain brushes, brooms, soap detergents etc.
  4. donations in cash to help us maintain our work and services carried out for animal welfare- a tax exempt receipt will be issued. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
To know more on how you can help, please call or email.

SPCA TEAM Thank you.