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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department


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Edition: May, 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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 TICKS KILL

 

At the SPCA, it is a common sight to see an animal, be it stray or owner owned, brought in infested with ticks, fleas and mites. It is also very common to hear that pet owners who can't bare the sight of ticks have also opted the best way out by surrendering and/or euthanasia! In our hot and humid weather, tick season appears most year round, but any time your dog is outdoors, you should examine it for these nasty creatures. These are things you can do and watch out for:

  • Should you allow your dog to roam freely in your neighborhood, be aware that there's a possibility that it will carry ticks in its body. The same goes, if the dog is taken out regularly for a walk. Be prepared to check its body before getting home.
  • We often hear that a dog get infested even though it stays at home. Be aware that strays that hang around your neighborhood can be the source. Or, it can be from a tick infested dog belonging to your neighbor too.
  • Ticks usually attach themselves to a dog's skin around the head, neck, ears or feet and make a meal of the dog's blood. A large number of ticks feeding off a single dog can cause severe anemia or tick paralysis. Ticks can be easily missed especially on dogs with dark coats.
  • Run your hands over its body to get the feel of any unusual bumps. Don't forget to check inside the ears and between the toes. Don't remove the tick with your bare hands. There are many products that help kill or repel ticks. These come in the form of sprays, powder, liquid etc. Talk to your veterinarian and get advice on how to control this problem as well as eradicating ticks in your home environment too.

We are sad to note that some carcasses received lately had ticks related problems. Get help before it is too late.

 

ADOPTION HIGHLIGHTS
With 8 dogs and 1cat found homes in April; a total of 26 dogs and cats were adopted this year to date. We wish to be able to see more animals leaving the shelter for good loving homes. On behalf of our paw friends, our sincere thanks to Star Publications for their continuous support in publicizing SPCA's Adoption in their Metro Watch Column. And to Ellen Whyte for featuring our dogs and cats needing homes occasionally in her column. 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 MARS-EFFEM (PEDIGREE & WHISKAS PET FOOD COMPANY) SALES DIVISION STAFF
It was indeed a wonderful sight to note that 20 staff from the sales division at MARS-EFFEM chose to set foot into the shelter to get to know what they can offer to help out. Along with it, the company donated a total of 20 bags dog and cat pet food. We hope these sales executives had a fun filled and meaningful morning with the animals at the shelter.

  
 

VISIT BY 100 STUDENTS FROM CHUNG LING PRIVATE SCHOOL TAEKWONDO CLUB
It's never easy to obtain permission from the Education Department to allow educational talks on Responsible Pet Ownership in schools. Most schools approached were a bit apprehensive as they feel there is not much importance on such issues. However, we are glad that there are lots of initiatives shown by school clubs that pick animal shelter as their ground to perform community service as part of their activities of daily living.

 

AWARENESS TALK ON SPCA AT THE LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY, LOST PARADISE RESORT, TANJONG BUNGA
SPCA had the opportunity to be invited to give a talk to 30 homeschoolers at the Lighthouse Academy in Lost Paradise Tanjong Bungah. The children were excited when they were approached by Goofy our mascot which we brought along to educate kids and students.

 

SYIOK SENDIRI IS BACK!
Do make a date with us come Sunday, 5th June at the Penangpac in Straits Quay. Time: 8.30 p.m. Come and have a good laugh and at the same time feel great to contribute to society. Call us to book your tickets and you can pay direct into our account at Maybank 5074-3338-3428. Your tickets can be delivered to you that night at the entrance should you find it inconvenient to pick up direct from the shelter.

 

FLOWER POTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We have lots of flower pots of various sizes for sale. They are as good as new going for 50 cents to RM1 each. Interested, please drop by at our shelter to shop.

 

WISH LIST FOR SPCA
Following our appeal for enrichment activities for our shelter dogs such as a slide and a treadmill, we are glad to inform that G Hotel has agreed to sponsor a slide. We are still hoping and looking for sponsors to provide a treadmill for the dogs as well as stone benches for volunteers while working with the animals at the shelter. For more details on what we need kindly email info@spca-penang.net or call at 2816559. Thank you. SPCA TEAM