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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department


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Edition: June 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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ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 2015 (Act 772)

 

At a recent gathering of veterinarians and representatives from the various NGOs in Penang organized by the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia, the issue of the new Animal Welfare Act 2015 was explained. This will be enforced soon.

Its purpose was to announce that the above act will be governed by an Animal Welfare Body which will manage all aspects of animal welfare in the country. This Animal Welfare Act spells out the responsibilities of a pet owner /licence holder which will encompass the 5 FREEDOMS and the penalties charged should one commit a crime of cruelty towards animals. What is defined as Cruelty towards Animals following this Act 772? What is the penalty charge under this Act 772? It states that anyone who commits and is found guilty could be fined not less than RM20,000 or not more than RM100,000 or jail of not more than 3 years, or both could be imposed. To know more about the Animal Welfare Act, please follow this link:

Animal Welfare Bill 2015


ADOPTION HIGHLIGHTS

We had the lowest rate yet for adoptions in the month of May. Only four animals left the shelter - three dogs and one cat. It was sad to see more animals coming in and less adopted.

   

   

Our hope is not completely dampened as we have this awareness message "Adopt, Don't Buy" created with the hope of getting more animals adopted. Watch this beautiful SPCA Penang Corporate Video produced recently by USM School of Communication Students. We say "Thank You" for their creativity.

Video Link

 

EVENTS HAPPENING
Signing of MoU with Waggymeal.com
In partnership with Waggymeal.com, a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was held on 28th May at JDogHouse& Café in Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Lepas.

Waggymeal.com has pledged to donate 3% of the proceeds of online sales on Waggymeal.com to the beneficiaries of choice shelters which include SPCA Penang.

 

EDUCATIONAL VISITS & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Visit by St. Paul's Church members:

A good start to educate the young on strays and how they exist is to visit animal shelters. Many are not aware of the problems of strays we face daily and this is a social issue within our community. This group of young members was given a chance to bring out animals from the kennels and assist in helping shelter staff to detick the animals one by one.

Further visits were made by:

Reliance college students:

   

KDU Holistic Development Class students:

   

Equator College students:

   

 

FUNDRAISING THROUGH SALE OF TSHIRTS BY AMOUR.CO FASHION
Our sincere thanks to Amour.co Fashion for the recent campaign for sale of tshirts online in aid of SPCA. A sum of RM400 was received.

 

SIMBAE PRODUCTS
You can shop online at www.simbae.com/shop/ for pet products and out of every sale Simbae will donate US$2 to SPCA Penang. Simbae offers great range of pet products shampoo, conditioners, cleaning supplies and gift packs.

   
 

SPCA VOLUNTEER BRIEFING ANNOUNCEMENT
Life is never boring with animals around you. Feel like doing something to help shelter animals? Come and join us to interact/socialize with our animals at the shelter. They need your constant touch, love and understanding. To find out how you can volunteer, go to our website and sign up. Our next volunteer briefing will be held on 17th June, 2017. Time: 9 a.m. sharp.

 

WISH LIST FOR SPCA
As most stray animals that come into the shelter are heavily infested with ticks, fleas and some with severe skin problems, we wish to appeal for the following:

1) Panoramis Heartworm, Flea & Intestinal Worming Tablets for dogs.
2) Advocate for Cat - Defleaing product for cats.
3) Malaseb and/or Triseb Medicated Shampoos - This is used extensively especially for strays coming in with skin problems.
4)Cod Liver Oil.
5) Unpolished rice for dogs.

To know more on how you can contribute, please call 04 2816559 or email info@spca-penang.net.

SPCA TEAM Thank you.