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Issued: September 1, 2013

 

SPCA FAMILY CARNIVAL AT THE YOUTH PARK 18TH AUGUST
TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL HOMELESS ANIMALS DAY

It was a fun day and the weather was most favorable for all, young and old on Sunday 18th August at the Penang Municipal Park. SPCA organised a Family Carnival to commemorate International Homeless Animals Day. A special mention to all the Canine Citizens brought in by their pet owners from PAA PG and 'Duchess the Dancing Dog' owned by Patricia Chen. They did a wonderful performance. SPCA would also like to thank Ms. Melissa and her Zumba Partner for the Zumba and Mr. Loo and Ms. Ivy for their Ballroom Dance performance. The last hour of the event we were entertained by the Northern Jazz Unit with Ms. Vivian Adelene Adram (our MC) as Jazz Vocalist. Our appreciation to Kenn Foo for being our Official Volunteer Photographer for the day.

SPCA would like to thank you all for the great effort put in.

Also thanks to SocialOutLoud for a great review on the event Thanks SocialOutLoud!!

A total of 32 booths ranging from food, health products, books, accessories to fun games were arranged. These were made possible with contribution and sponsorship from all our kind members, supporters, corporate companies and individual friends of SPCA (too many to name). A Million Thank Yous to all who have contributed towards the success of the event. A total sum of approximately RM43,000 was raised. These funds will go towards the purchase of an Animal Ambulance which will cost the society approximately RM100,000. SPCA is in dire need of another vehicle for rescuing strays picked from markets, public places etc.

We will publish photo albums of the event soon!

Since we have not reached our target, we continue to appeal to each and every one of you who is keen to support this cause. To donate, one can either send a cheque made out to 'SPCA PENANG' or log on to our website at www.spca-penang.net and click on the DONATE button. You can also make a direct bank transfer into our Maybank account no. at 507031513420. Do keep in touch with us once you have done the transaction as we will issue you with a tax-exempt receipt.


A word of caution - NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET IN A PARKED CAR

Recently, we received an email from one of our committee members informing that she went to Gurney Plaza one evening and left her car on the 6th floor of Gurney Plaza and did not return until 11:30pm.

She saw a small dog left alone inside a silver MyVi car. It was felt that the dog must have been left inside the car for several hours as the car engine was very cold. There was no ventilation and no water was left for the dog. The animal seemed confused. Nothing could be done at that moment except a SPCA Business card was placed under the wiper with a note asking owner not to leave their dog like this. SPCA would like to advise pet owners to be cautious and never leave their pets in a parked car for a long period of time.

ANIMAL RESCUE SERVICES - DOGS TRULY ABANDONED BY THEIR OWNERS

RINGO named by SPCA was found abandoned by the owner at a carpark in an Apartment Block at Taman Seri Hijau in Jalan Van Praagh. From sources, we have been informed that Ringo was purchased from a pet shop for RM800 and later found that the pet owner could not maintain him anymore. Keeping a pet requires a long term commitment. One should think deeply before committing into adopting/buying or even breeding their pet. On a happy note Ringo has found a new home.
MALE GOLDEN RETRIEVER ABANDONED - Several calls were received from the neighborhood regarding a golden retriever male dog that the owner abandoned at a house. The dog had been seen eating its own faeces. SPCA made several visits, the house gate was locked and SPCA was not able to contact the owner(s) as there was no one around where we could seek information. Empty food cans were seen lying around in the compound. There was no water available. Obviously, dog was taken care of with charity from the neighborhood. Further investigation also revealed that the owners had abandoned a pair of Rottweilers at a veterinary clinic after sending them in for boarding more than a month ago. There was no further sign of owner(s) showing interest to claim the dogs.

As the condition of the dog was getting bad, SPCA, with the help of the Police, managed to rescue the Golden Retriever from the house compound. 'ASHIE' as he is now named is at the shelter. Immediately, when Ashie came in he drank a lot of water and gulped food as if has never had a decent meal before. A medical check-up showed that Ashie has severe fungal dermatitis on the body, a maggot wound on the neck and blindness in both eyes. If only his owner can be traced, they should be charged for abandoning their dogs. Will this case be seen as cruelty in the eyes of the Enforcement?

DOG TRAINING

It is essential to have some training for your dog when one decides to own. This starts from puppyhood and continues throughout a dog's life, be it teaching basic obedience commands or training for competitive events. One reason dogs respond so well to training is that every dog needs someone to look up to. The time you invest in training your dog will pay off down the road with a happy, well-adjusted canine who is a much-loved member of your family.

Calling all our adopters who have adopted dogs from the SPCA. PAA PG has started a suitable training plan for you and your adopted dog (mongrels only). There will be 5 training lessons in a group of 4-5 dogs and owners. Training plan includes crating, bonding with you, health issues, toilet manners, walking on leash, exercising your dog etc - all at RM100. If interested, kind call Sue Yeap for more details at tel. no. 012-4015882.
Meet our 'STARS' in Forever Homes

Only 12 forever homes were found in August. We hope to have more animals adopted from the shelter. Please spread the word around and encourage your friends and relatives to think of adopting one from their nearest shelter should they ever think of adopting a dog. Save A Life, Adopt a Shelter Pet!
      

      

      

Events
VOLUNTEER BRIEFING SESSION - SAT. 21st SEPT. 2013 AT 9 A.M.
Looking to volunteer at the SPCA? You are invited to come for a briefing session for all new volunteers and individuals who wish to join SPCA as a Member. Do come by and please be punctual so as not to let others wait.
SPCA AT DAP TAMAN GOTTLIEB FUNDRAISING FOOD FAIR - SUNDAY 22ND SEPT. 2013 Looking for gifts for friends and relatives? SPCA will be at the Penang Times Square from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. We have lots of items on sale ranging from tshirts, umbrellas, mugs, soft toys, key chains etc. Drop by our booth to get to know us better!
WORLD ANIMAL DAY - OPEN DAY/SPCA MERCHANDISE SALE AT SPCA ON 5TH OCTOBER, 2013In conjunction with World Animal Day which falls on 4th October, SPCA will be having its OPEN DAY on 5th October. We will be extending our kennel visiting hours from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.

All are invited to visit the SPCA to get to know us better or for adoption of animals from the shelter.


NEW SPCA MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Check out our website and you will find our new items available for sale:
  • Pedi Paws Battery Powered Nail Trimmer at RM20
  • Shed Pal Battery Powered - a vacuum to collect pet hair while you groom at RM30
  • Pet Zoom Loungee Auto Pet Seat Cover- Waterproof, keeps car seat clean from pet hair, dirt and dander, fits any size vehicle, easy to install, machine washable at RM35

SPCA 2014 CALENDARS

Our 2014 Calendars are out on sale now. There are two types available, one for the table and another for your wall. The table calendar measures 18 cm in height and 21 cm in width. The wall calendar is A4 size - 21 cm x 30cm when hung. Cost is RM10 (table calendar) and RM8 (wall calendar). We provide free delivery within town limits for purchase of 20 calendars and above. Place your orders early.

   

SPCA Penang Contact:
Jalan Jeti Jelutong 11600 Penang, Malaysia. (604)2816559 (6016)4166559
Email: 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 only.
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