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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
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Edition: July 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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SPCA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

SPCA had it 69th Annual General Meeting on 22nd June, 2017. Although the traffic was heavy due to the Hari Raya rush we thank all members who made it to the Annual General Meeting. The following were nominated and elected to serve in the committee for another year:

Chairman Dato N Ramanathan
Vice Chairman Dr. Amreet Singh Gill
Hon. Secretary Ms. Cynthia Ng Phaik Sim
Hon. Treasurer Ms. Yvonne Lindsey Russell
Committee Members Ms. Molly Mark
Mr. Wong Wah Soon
Ms. Eliza Ho Fooi Ping
Mr. Tan Wei Yang
Ms. Fauziah bt. Mahadi

A warm welcome to the new SPCA Committee for the year 2017/2018. We thank our ex-Hon. Secretary Mr. John S de Silva for his service and support towards SPCA. Mr. John has left Penang to pursue his career in Kuala Lumpur. We wish him well and hope that he will serve the society again whenever he decides to come back to Penang. For your reading pleasure, you can download our Annual Report for the year 2016 here.

SPCA VOLUNTEER BRIEFING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Our next volunteer briefing will be held on 15th July, 2017. Time: 9 a.m. sharp. We are in need of volunteers who are able to spend their time at the shelter during weekdays. If you think you can spare your free time working with the animals at the shelter, do visit or sign up at our website.

   
 

ADOPTION HIGHLIGHTS
We had 4 dogs and 1 kitten adopted in the month of June. Zora, our long residing canine citizen at the shelter, is calling to give her a second chance. She has waited too long (over 16 months) and has high hopes that she will be carried away to her new dream home. For your info, she is a shy dog but will make a good companion. However, one will have to give her time as she needs time to adjust. To view video of Zora click here. Do share it if you can to help Zora find her new owner.

   

 

EDUCATIONAL VISITS & COMMUNITY SERVICE
YEAR 7 UPLANDS SCHOOL FUNDRAISING PROJECT
Some photos here of a visit by Year 7 students of Uplands School & presentation of a cash donation of RM6,771.20 towards sponsoring of 3 kennels. We thank the students for their concerted effort and a job well done for animal welfare.

OUTSIDE CAMPUS PRACTICAL TRAINING BY 1ST YEAR UPM VET STUDENTS

We welcome the batches of students who chose SPCA to do their practical training at animal shelters. The students would like to share their experience working with Tabu and Shelley.

Cheah says "I like the way Tabu hugs my leg when I entered her kennel and I believe that she will bring a lot of fun to children".
   

For Shelley, Wei Yang advises all "Shelley's appearance might not be good looking, but she is the most friendly dog in the shelter. I changed my point of view on stray dogs after I met her, and her companionship made me become energetic when I was doing my practical. If you don't mind her looks and color, then Shelly is definitely your best choice of dog to be adopted. Remember Adopt Don't Buy".

Some of the students with our Honorary Vet:

COMMUNITY SERVICE BY BOY SCOUTS OF SMJK HENG EE SCHOOL

12 Form Four Boy Scouts from SMJK Heng Ee School performing their community service at the shelter:

   

   

CULTURE SHOCK - VISIT BY A COUPLE WANTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT KEEPING A PET IN PENANG

A couple who had just arrived from Canada with their pet dog had a culture shock to find pet owners leaving their dogs at a park in Jelutong to walk/roam without leashes on them. Their dog walking on a leash was not welcome but was nearly attacked. What also shocked them was that the faeces of dogs were not picked too after the dogs had done their business. Many strays were also seen at the park with leftover food placed on plastic sheets. Plastic sheets were seen strewn all over after the strays have eaten.

The couple had to be convinced that this is the normal practice of some pet owners who are not able to accept that dogs should be walked on a leash in public areas. As for the food placed at strategic places in the park, it is the practice of kind hearted social carers who placed food for strays. It is also hoped that the park will be kept clean so as not to allow plastic sheets/newspapers strewn all over.
 

REPEAT ANNOUNCEMENT - PET CARCASS DISPOSAL SERVICE
The Department of Environment has confirmed that the incinerator belonging to the MBPP is no longer functional. As such, all carcasses have to be sent to big dumpster bins of MBPP and later conveyed to the landfill. We are hoping that the State Government will look into this matter seriously as dumping of carcasses in landfill will pose a health threat to the community in general.

However, SPCA can only help to arrange special cremation of pet carcasses with a private concern at a cost only if agreeable by pet owners. We are trying our best to find some other alternatives but so far still in vain.
 

WISH LIST FOR SPCA
The shelter needs supply of the following always:

1. Continuous supply of puppy, cat food
2. Continuous supply of unpolished rice
3. Continuous supply of scour pad/scour cream/soap powder/brushes etc for kennel maintenance use
4. Disinfectant - Dettol, Lysol etc
5. Multivitamins, Cod Liver Oil
6. Mobile phones which you wish to discard but still usable will be of great help.

To know more on how you can contribute, please call or email.

SPCA TEAM

Thank you.

SPCA TEAM Thank you.