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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department


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Issued: June 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.

 

 

LIFE AS SHELTER WORKERS
We are often asked 'How do we find life as Shelter Workers'. Daily, we have stories to tell and it is indeed challenging to face the many, be it pet owners and/or members of the public. Phone calls are a plenty be it for advice on pet care, collection/rescuing of animals, complaints, providing service etc and the list goes on. Our daily routine starts early morning with our kennel staff having to clean the kennels and catteries. One needs to be able to bear the sight and smell of faeces and urine. Occasionally, our pawsome friends may need attention by showing you their vomitus and loose motion (diarrhea).

The morning greeting will start with their morning breakfast. Everyone will greet you with their song singing till their breakfast bowls are laid down. On weekdays, if we are lucky, we will get volunteers to help.

Then comes the socializing & interaction part, we try to give as much time as possible to those that need the exercise. With the greater number of animals we have, very little time can be spared for each.

Whether you work in the administration or education section, everyone engaged is expected to multi task. One will never get bored working for the animals except at times and very often, we faced problems with the human population.

Care to join us and be part of our team!

For more details, please log on to our website for job opportunities!

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR HAPPY TAILS


Every care is taken to choose and match animals with their new owner at time of adoption, we ensure that owners are able to house them comfortably and provide for their needs. It is indeed wonderful at times to get a line or two from our adopters letting us know how our adopted furry friends are doing in their homes.

See write-ups and photos below of some of our animals who have been rehomed.

 

 


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SHEENA
Her new owner says she is as 'good as gold'. We pray she remains that way. She was abandoned. SPCA sheltered her for a while and got her spayed. She was rehomed and unfortunately Sheena became very destructive, she was returned. She is very lucky to be rehomed for the 4th time

Sheena in her new home:

HOBO

HOBO says: Hello SPCA Member, Does Anyone Remember Me? I Feel Happy Here! Does Anyone Miss Me?

This is the story from owners Alven & Jimmy Kong on how Hobo got adopted.

"Hobo was adopted at age 2 years from SPCA in June 2014. In 2014, we found an article in facebook group regarding adoption of SPCA animals. It's been long time since our last dog passed away. So we decided to adopt a dog. After a few days, we visited the SPCA Penang shelter and saw Hobo waiting for us to adopt him. We fell in love at first sight. This is him! This is him! And we brought him home. It's been nearly a year having Hobo with us. He is eager to please and learns new tricks pretty fast. He's very obedient and knows how to obey commands like Sit, Down, Wait before food is served and much more. He likes going out for walks with us and enjoys bathing. We love him very much and we will continue to take good care of him."

Watch the Video of Hobo

Hobo in his new home:

YELLOW
Update on 'Yellow' the cat adopted. Owners: Rose and the Haques!

Hi, we adopted Yellow from you in April. She's very happy with us now and she has given us so much joy. We would like to thank you for introducing us to Yellow. She's part of the Haque's clan now, and we named her "Erbe Lilith Haque".

Yesterday we took Erbe Lilith to the park for the first time. The short car ride was interesting because she was so curious! Then when we got to the park, initially she was timid when she stepped foot on the grass. She walked slowly and kept coming back to hide under the girls legs and skirt, ha ha. Then true to the Haque's style, after about 10 mins, she started going everywhere, exploring like she owns the park, took a liking to this big tree and attempted to climb again and again! It was chaotic.

CHARITY PERFORMANCE AT PENANG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE AT STRAITS QUAY IN AID OF SPCA - 7TH JUNE, 2015
Good news, our entrance fee to the above show has been lowered to a minimum donation RM30. Thanks to Perfect Companion Group (M) Sdn Bhd for the sponsorship. We have tickets still available. To all those who have missed the first show, please do come and support!

Sypnosis

We're back!!! What? You didn't expect us to just fizzle out like every other Malaysian thing now did you? Nope, not us! Especially after the success of the first Syiok Sendiri show in December, we would be fools to not give another go at ripping off our adoring fans!

This time, the saga continues with more drivel, more not-so-high-brow stuff, and a couple more cili padis. Once again, we would like to remind you to not be tersinggung and all 'cos it's all in good fun. If you are the senang butthurt type, this show's not for you.

So datanglah beramai-ramai to penangpac on 7 June at 8:30 P.M. and join in the fun as we put the Farty into Arty!

Special thanks to SmartHeart for making this charity show possible!

For Mature Audiences. Language: Primarily in English, with bits in local languages and dialects.

EDUCATIONAL VISITS & COMMUNITY SERVICE
We thank the various institutions for providing us the avenue to inculcate RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP to the young.

St. John Ambulance group from SMJK Heng Ee

Helpers from KDU:
  

Meet our STARS adopted in May
The month of May was not so great for our shelter animals. Only 3 dogs and 2 cats were adopted. If you know of anyone interested to keep a pet, do advise them to visit shelters and adopt a shelter pet. For every shelter pet adopted, you save two lives. The one you adopt and the one who takes its place.

  

  

For adoption kindly visit our website at www.spca-penang.net and visit our Adoption Gallery to see the many waiting to be rehomed.

VOLUNTEER BRIEFING DAY
Our next Volunteer Briefing Session is scheduled for 20th June at 9 a.m. It is absolutely important and compulsory for all new comers to undergo this session before starting as a volunteer of the society. Anyone who wishes to become a new member of the society is also encouraged to attend. Your questions will be entertained on the policies and running of the society and answers will be given. Our May Volunteer Briefing was attended by 16 new recruits.

SPCA WISH LIST
  1. PUPPY FOOD NEEDED - PREFERABLY DRY
  2. SEVEN SEAS COD LIVER OIL
  3. MALASEB & TRISEB SHAMPOOS FOR DOGS