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Issued: December 2, 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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TRIBUTE TO OUR HON. VETERINARIAN
THE LATE DR. GURDEV SINGH GILL

Popularly known as Dr. Gill, he set foot in SPCA Penang way back in the 1970s while he was attached to the Municipal Council Veterinary Department. He had shown himself as a man with no nonsense, a man with principle and high integrity. He was very well respected by all from all walks of life.

He always gives his true and honest opinion of what the Veterinary profession is all about and shared with the many undergraduate veterinary students that passed through the SPCA Shelter to uphold their oath when they become Veterinarians. He had shown us along the way what Animal Welfare is all about and had brought many changes to improve animal welfare within the community in the state of Penang and also some other states in Malaysia.

While he was still attached to the Municipal Council Veterinary Department, he offered his time on a 3 nights weekly basis and introduced the SPCA Night Clinic back in Jalan Bulan in May 1980. He felt there was a need to cater for pet owners who were busy at work and not able to care for their pets much. The SPCA Clinic was launched together with voluntary help from other vets from the DVS and City Council Veterinary Department to serve the pet owners community in Penang. This carried on until 1982 and the Night Clinic was moved to the afternoon clinic as Dr. Gill left service with the City Council and opened his own veterinary practice. Even though, he was busy with his own practice, he still found time for SPCA and continued to provide his services and willing to support in any form for animal welfare and other causes which are near to his heart.

To the many who have known him very well, especially the SPCA committee, he was known to have a razor tongue as he spared no one with wrong intentions. Dr. Gill had also spent a lot of time visiting and meeting up with other SPCAs in the country with the hope that all SPCAs could unite under one umbrella to form the Malaysian SPCA and speak with one voice. Constitution for a Malaysian SPCA had been worked and drawn, but unfortunately this was not able to take off. On our forefront with the State & Local Authorities, he had also sat in on numerous meetings with our City Fathers and Councilors to improve animal welfare in the state. We hope the legacy left behind is adopted. He always had a soft spot for animals and hoped to build a professionally run sanctuary for SPCAs unadoptable healthy animals to live a full life if ever land is available from any philanthropist or from the state government. We hope that with his good blessings, his dream can be fulfilled.

SPCA would like to place on record a thank you to all who have donated towards the Society in memory of the late Dr. G.S. Gill who passed away peacefully in Amritsar, India on 21st November. The SPCA express its deepest condolences to the family, relatives and close friends of his for their great loss. To Dr. Gill, wherever you are now, you are still in our hearts and minds. May you Rest In Peace.
 

STARS ADOPTED

The month of November was better than the previous month as 10 dogs left the shelter. Unfortunately, no cats were adopted.
 

 

LOST & FOUND ANIMALS
Every lost & found animal brought in to the shelter will be given time to be reunited with their pet owners as much as possible before they are put up for adoptions.

We are disappointed and angry with the numerous slanderous remarks on SPCA on our facebook page over the cocker spaniel 'Bailey' which was brought in recently. Whenever an animal reported lost is brought in there are procedures involved. We tried our very best to reunite with their owners. After all else fails, then the animal will be put up for adoption. If anyone is sincere in helping animals and saving lives at animal shelters, please do lend a hand to help them find good homes. There are many, not necessarily the 'cocker spaniel - Bailey' needing homes. Come visit the shelter and do your part by volunteering your time to socialize, interact, take them out for walks, clean their kennels, groom or bathe them.
 

KIDS WORKSHOP ON RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP
Thirteen participants including parents joined our educational workshop on responsible pet ownership held on 2.12.15. It is important to educate the young on what their responsibilities will be should they decide to own a pet. This workshop is conducted weekly on Wednesdays during the long school holidays and it is free. The coming workshops will be held on 9th, 16th and 23rd Dec. Time: 2-4 p.m. Places are limited and to register, kindly call us on 04 281 6559 or email info@spca-penang.net.
 

 

GIFTS FOR FRIENDS
Christmas time is near and it is a time for exchanging gifts. SPCA has lots of gifts where you can purchase. Do come by to support your paw friends or buy online at http://merchandise/spca-penang.net.
 

PAST & FUTURE EVENTS
Last Month: On November 21/22, 2015, SPCA Penang was invited to participate in the Straits Quay Christmas Bazaar. It was a fun event, our thanks to Marlene Fox for organizing it and inviting us!
 

Next Month: We will once again be at City Walk on January 1. Do join us for City Walk 1.1.16 at The Esplanade from 8am until noon.

From previous City Walks:

 

FAREWELL TO YEAR 2015
As we move to start a new year 2016, we would like to thank all who have visited and supported SPCA in any way, be it in giving financial support, contributions in kind and/or volunteering their time. Your contributions are invaluable to the society and we hope to receive your continuous support. Charity is all about giving and sharing, without which we will not be able to carry on with our activities.

SPCA wishes all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

2016 DESKTOP CALENDAR

Our 2016 calendars are now available. You can order online at our online shop or drop by during our opening hours.

WISHLIST FOR SPCA
  • Should you think of upgrading your laptop and do not need it anymore, please pass on.
  • 15 bottles CIF scour cream for kennel cleaning purposes
  • Canned dog food