A NOTE FROM SPCA PENANG
The SPCA team is extremely concerned that of late a number of breed dogs
and obviously owner-owned dogs that have been reported as missing, lost or
abandoned. Eventually when some of these pets are found, the owner claims
it is routine for the pet to wander outside the house but it always comes
back. However it is some five days or later when the pet is reported
missing. Meantime most if not all end up at the SPCA Shelter.
Our kennels are full all the time and most of the time we have to turn
some of the dogs and cats away as we have absolutely no space to house
them even for one night.
Please bear in mind the environment in an animal shelter is not the same
as that of a home. Our priority would be the well being and welfare of all
the shelter residents. Sometimes one dog with a severe case of ringworm
infection or mange is the cause for about 30 shelter animals being
inflicted and in some cases the humans get afflicted as well. The shelter
is not a dumping ground for unwanted or sick animals.
Please exercise more care and be alert when handling your pet. Raise the
alarm if your pet is missing for more than 24 hours. Please be aware that
you keep your gates closed and patch up holes in the fence etc.
Do bear in mind that a pet is as good as part of the family. Be and
always be a responsible pet owner.