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SPCA Penang Monthly Newsletter
From Events and Education Department
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Issued: November 1, 2015
SPCA Penang Contact
Jalan Jeti Jelutong 11600 Penang, Malaysia. (604)2816559 (6016)4166559
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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|PROCESS TO RECOVERY|
Now that the issue of rabies has quietened, we hope the authorities concerned could work more effectively and not allow another outbreak to occur. It has been reported that during the Rabies crisis period, nearly 300 cases of dog bites were reported. We urge owners not to allow their pet dogs to roam freely. Dogs that bite and are then reported will be taken away by authorities for quarantine for a period of time. They will undergo a lot of stress and it is traumatic for both, the dog and the dog bite victim.
As we are now on the road to recovery as stated by the Department of Veterinary Services, it is now time for our State Government to look into the improvement of our Dog Bye Laws and work towards Responsible Pet Ownership (RPO). Legislation and Education is the key towards Responsible Pet Ownership. Education towards RPO should be advocated as this is equally important. To achieve this aim, we need the co-operation from all in the community. Shelters will never be able to hold all strays reported and/or handed in unless their resources are limitless.
WORKSHOPS ON RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP (RPO)School holidays are near now and once again SPCA will be organizing the above workshops for children of ages 9 till 12 years. Parents are welcome too.
Our workshops are scheduled for the afternoons of 25th November, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd December. Time: 2 p.m. till 4.30 p.m. Seats for each workshop is limited to 15 children only. To register, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 2816559/0164166559 and let us know the name of your child and which date is preferred. Do help to spread the word around on this meaningful program for kids.
Adoption of animals at the shelter has been extremely poor in October. The reason being, the rabies crisis - pet owners are being very cautious. In October, only 3 dogs and 3 cats were rehomed.
|GIFTS FOR SALE|
Deepavali & Christmas seasons are around the corner, if you are trying to find gifts for your friends and relatives, do think of us. Visit our shop on-line at http://merchandise.spca-penang.net
and browse through our merchandise available on sale. We have tshirts, bags, dog & cat cushion pillows, ceramic wares and many other items on sale.
SPCA 2016 Desk Calendar, free delivery with purchase of minimum 20 calendars within town limits only. Call us to place your orders.
Ceramic ware; cake trays etc. we offer a 20% discount. Drop by to see what stock we have available. Strictly cash & carry.
We still have one used sewing machine up for sale going at RM150.
|HAPPENINGS IN NOVEMBER|
STRAITS QUAY CHRISTMAS CHARITY BAZAAR
SPCA will be there on 21st and 22nd November from 10.30 a.m. until about 8 p.m. We hope to see you all there.
|LIVE COMEDY PERFORMANCE SYIOK SENDIRI 3 |
Give yourself and/or your friends a treat. Support a good cause, come Sunday 22nd November, Time: 8.30 p.m. Place: Stage 2 Penangpac in Straits Quay. There will be limited seats available in aid of SPCA at RM40 per pax. Call us to book your tickets (2816559). Payment can be made directly into our Maybank Account at 507433383428 or go into our website and pay thru the donation page
. Come, join us and laugh your hearts out!
|This will be held on 14th Nov. at 9 a.m. sharp at the SPCA Premises.
We thank the many students from the various colleges who have contributed in kind and services in the month of October.
|WISH LIST FOR OUR PAW FRIENDS|
- Any used phone which is still usable.
- Puppy food (wet or dry) preferable as our dogs are still at a growing age.
- Garden benches which can withstand the rain and sun for our dogs exercise area.