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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
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Issued: July 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.

 

 


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TOWARDS RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP! WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
Would one agree with us that it is a little inconvenient to keep a pet when you are on your own? Many will not. There are lots of stories to tell when you come to face that situation. Everyone knows that keeping a pet is a commitment. It involves the commitment of the entire family in your home. Don't ever indulge to keep one just because you feel that someone in the family is lonely and needs company. If it is a child, think of the responsibilities that will dawn on you. If it is for your aged parents who are alone by themselves, think hard of the years the pet will be with them. A young and active dog is not recommended. Visit shelters to choose one which is fairly middle aged and passive in their character. Thus, you can help save a life that's dumped at a shelter.

It is not enough in just giving them food and shelter. Being a pet owner, you will be:
  Responsible for their health care - regular deworming and routine vaccinations are needed annually at a Veterinary Clinic.
  Exercise your pet regularly - This activity will keep you and your pet healthy.
  Spay and Neuter - to avoid your pet from having the tendency to roam and prevent unwanted litters dumped anywhere and at shelters.
  Patience & Positive Attitude - As they grow, be patient with them. They can be destructive and become a nuisance.
  Obedience Training - Training and communication is what they need. You need to interact and socialize to be able to understand your own pet.
  Nutrition - Make sure you give them the correct diet. Drinking water changed daily and filled in a clean bowl (no algae should be seen).
  Safety-Make sure they are properly housed with a comfortable resting place. Chaining a dog on a short chain for a long period of time is not encouraged. If need be, a running chain should be introduced. Seek advice for housing of your pet.
  Identification Tag - This comes handy and would be of great help in case your pet gets lost. Good to have your pet's name engraved as well as yours as the owner with a contact number. A licence tag from your local council is compulsory.
  Brush regularly - Grooming daily is important especially for pets which are furry.
  Leash when walking - Make it a habit to leash your pet dog while walking in public places. Do not worry passers-by. Also, make it a habit to carry a plastic bag with you to pick up the 'poo'. Just as much as you do not wish to dirty your garden, it does not mean you should soil public places.
  Efforts Every Day - Your effort is needed daily to ensure that everything is in order as it is like caring for a child in the family.

If all the above matches you, you have the right attitude towards RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP!

Sad tails - Cisco, Age 7 years was given up as a family member could not cope anymore. No other members of the family were able to continue caring for him:

 

Banu - 2 years old was issued a letter of eviction from her high rise building management. She could be a subject of one who has the possibility of being a nuisance barker when no one was around. Happy to note that she's found another home at last.

MEET OUR STARS ADOPTED IN JUNE
Again, our adoption for June was not promising. Only 7 dogs and 1 cat were adopted. We are pleased to hear words of encouragement by Caesar Milan through our local radio channel by sending out this message reminding all Malaysians daily to "PLEASE ADOPT AND DON'T SHOP". We hope this message will help boost adoption of all animals at shelters throughout Malaysia. Shelters are not the best environment for animals (especially dogs & cats) to stay for a long period of time.

Here are Dahlia, Belle, Lassie & Hilly:
  

  

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

Many times we receive animals in such a condition and we are not able to provide the treatment and care as expected. Will you be able to join in as an individual to help foster/adopt such animals in a condition like this?

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The family that found the poodle did decide to adopt it (photo at right above). Kudos to them!

Happy Tails from Milo & Yuji's Owner Dr. S K Lee:
"Milo adopted from the SPCA on 12th March is doing very well. Another dog Uji a mixed Pom adopted on 15th April 2009 showers Milo with love. It was love at first sight when I took Milo home. Within half an hour of introduction, they both had their first kiss."

Milo and Uji meeting each other for the first time:

  

CHARITY PERFORMANCE AT PENANG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE AT STRAITS QUAY IN AID OF SPCA - 7TH JUNE, 2015
We thank all present at the above charity performance for their support. Everyone enjoyed the show and thumbs up for the players and the producer. We have been informed that there will be a "SYIOK SENDIRI 3" planned for November 2015 so stay tuned.

From Syiok Sendiri 2:

FUN TIME AT SPCA
Thirty three Year 7 students from Uplands (International School of Penang) had a fun time with all the dogs and cats at the SPCA on 11th June. They had organised a fundraising event on their own and raised a sum of RM2000 towards sponsorship of a kennel. This fund raiser for adoption of a kennel was started in year 2014 by Uplands students. The Year 7 Uplanders have pledged that they would continue to do so. Thanks to all teachers and students involved towards this meaningful project.

  

  
To know more on how one can ADOPT A KENNEL at the SPCA, kindly call at 04-2816559.

NEW ITEMS ON SALE AT SPCA
Coin purses available at RM12 each. Great gifts for the young and old. Also, we have replenished our stock of ceramic latte mugs, tall mugs, cups & saucers and cake trays. Great gifts for your friends celebrating Hari Raya too.

To purchase, you can also visit us at the Straits Quay Charity Summer Fayre 2015 on 4th July. We will be there from 10.30 a.m. till 5 p.m.

VOLUNTEER BRIEFING DAY
Our next Volunteer Briefing Session is scheduled for 18th July at 9 a.m. It is absolutely important and compulsory for all newcomers to undergo this session before starting as a volunteer of the society.

SHOW US THAT YOU CARE, OUR PAW FRIENDS WOULD LIKE TO APPEAL FOR THE FOLLOWING
  1. PUPPY FOOD NEEDED - PREFERABLY DRY
  2. SEVEN SEAS COD LIVER OIL
  3. MALASEB and/or TRISEB SHAMPOOS FOR DOGS (Monthly, at least 10 bottles are needed)