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Issued: December 1, 2014

 

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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KEEPING PETS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

Our Malaysian laws generally do not allow pets, especially dogs, to be kept in any high rise flats, apartments etc. Many argue that they are not governed by Malaysian law stating that the keeping of pets in condos/apartments is prohibited, unless it is mentioned in Sales & Purchase Agreement/Tenancy Agreement/Deed of Covenant between the owner/tenant/management. If it is not mentioned in any of those three agreements, we actually can keep pets in our unit.

Laws on pet ownership, especially dogs, varies from state to state. Developers too, who are very eager to dispose of their Parcels, will not guide house purchasers appropriately. And later, one will find that in the Sales & Purchase agreement it states: 'The Purchaser shall not keep or permitted to be kept any animals and pets in the Parcel or any part of the Common Property'.

One may think it is unfair, but have you ever thought of your pet (especially dog) when it comes to socializing and moving around in your home? Dogs especially, need the space to run around to express their normal behavior. Keeping them confined in a small area/balcony/metal cage/bathroom is subjecting the animal to cruelty. This can lead to boredom and problems such as barking & howling. As such, it will indeed lead to stress on others which will affect them emotionally.

While some apartment management allows pets, it is also common sense that pet owners should not take advantage of the facility and should consider the welfare of their neighbors. If pets are allowed, it is extremely important to consider your space, time and the type of pet suitable. Cats are equally a problem too. If your management does not allow, please adhere to the rule as when your pet is forcefully taken away, your pet will undergo separation anxiety. Furthermore, you will be stressed, psychologically and emotionally.

At the SPCA, we strictly discourage the adoption of dogs which are unsuitable for high rise buildings.

These are some of the pets which were surrendered to us due to the fact that they are strictly not allowed in the owner's apartment.

 

 
 

'WE LEARN - RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP' jointly partnered with Smartheart Perfect Companion Group

For the long school break, we starteded off our weekly workshops on 26th November. Though we target for ages 9-12 years, we had a few from the teenage group including parents too. It was a fun afternoon for all. If not for the wet weather at the late part of the workshop, the participants would have had the chance to mingle and socialize with all the dogs at the compound. We hope the weather favours us for the rest of workshops which are to be held on 3rd, 10th and 17th December. To register, kindly email info@spca-penang.net or call 2816559. Adults are welcome too.
From last week's workshop:
  
 

HAPPY REUNION
The lost Golden Retriever (we circulated the notice on him on 1st December) has been reunited with his family. The owner Seng Yee Meng would like to thank finder Ms. Tan Ming Li for sheltering Coffy for one night before reporting to SPCA.

Though his stay at the SPCA was very short, Coffy was so reluctant to leave our gate!
 

 

HAPPY HOMES
Our adoption numbers for November were much better than the previous month. Thirteen dogs and two cats were found happy homes. With our coming adoption drive on 13th December (see "Upcoming Events" section below), we hope to do better. We need responsible pet owners who can be committed for at least 10 years and beyond. Please help spread the word around and help save lives. For adoption, visit our adoption gallery at http://spca-penang.net/adoption-gallery/.
Meet some of our Stars for November:
 

 

 

 

 

NCWO CHARITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT STRAITS QUAY- 22ND NOVEMBER, 2014
Previously for this annual event, we were invited by IWA. However NCWO has taken over the project and we hope to be invited again at next year's Christmas Bazaar. A special 'Thank You' to the organizers from NCWO, especially Ms. Marlene Fox, for giving SPCA the opportunity to be there.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Charity Performance at Penang Performing Arts Centre at Straits Quay in aid of SPCA - 7th Dec. 2014 - For those who have supported us with the purchase of tickets for the Show, we thank you. Please do come early as the performance will start at 8.30 p.m. Late comers may not be allowed in. Many have asked if kids would be allowed. This sketch performance is strictly for a mature audience.
SPCA Gifts Fair and Adoption Drive - 13TH December from 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. - Do mark your calendar for Saturday 13th December at the SPCA shelter for our Gifts Sale Day and Adoption Drive. There are many gift items to buy for your friends and relatives, be it for this Christmas Festive Season, Birthday or a way to say 'Thank You' to a friend for the wonderful favor they have done for you. Please bring your family, friends and relatives too to visit our furry friends. We have many awaiting adoption.

Fairview Penang Xmas Bazaar - 19TH December 2014 from 8.30 A.M - 2 P.M. - If you are living in the vicinity of Bukit Jambul, we invite you to drop by. Fairview International School has invited SPCA to set up a booth to sell our merchandise.

Fairview International School will also be having its campus open day, parents' day and celebration of learning. The public is invited.
Volunteer Briefing Session - This is scheduled for 20th December at 9 a.m. sharp. Should anyone wish to be a volunteer and does not know how to go about it, kindly download the volunteer application form, complete it and bring it along with you that day. It is compulsory for all new volunteers to attend before they start to volunteer at the SPCA.
City Walk in conjunction with City Day - January 1, 2015 - To usher in the New Year 2015, SPCA has again been invited by MPPP to participate in this event. Do come visit us at our booth on Beach Street on the morning of January 1.
From the January 1, 2014 City Walk event:
  
 

2015 DESKTOP CALENDAR

Our 2015 calendars are now available. You can order online at our online shop or drop by during our opening hours.

SPCA WISH LIST

If you would like to contribute the following, please do add the following to your cart when you are out for your grocery shopping:
  • Cotton Wool
  • Drain brushes, small brown/black brushes
  • 20 bottles CIF scour cream for cleaning our kennel walls/floor tiles
  • Soap powder and floor powder
  • 10 bags x 8 kg puppy food (do call us for the type of food needed).

APPRECIATION FROM SPCA TEAM

THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT WE WILL NOT SURVIVE

WE THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS
OUR FURRY FRIENDS WILL REMEMBER YOU TILL THEY PART

WE WISH YOU REMEMBER TO DO THE SAME
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS WILL REMAIN

NO MATTER BIG OR SMALL
IN CONTRIBUTION OF CASH, KIND & SERVICES IS ALL WE ASK

WE ARE ALWAYS GRATEFUL FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
THE SAME ALSO FROM OUR PAWS

SPCA TEAM THANKS YOU SINCERELY AND WE HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO DO THE SAME AS WE ENTER THE NEW YEAR 2015.