SOS is a neutering clinic. As much as we wish, we are unable to do rescue works.
When SOS was newly established, we have saved and rescued many horrendously injured strays when even most vets had suggested put-to-sleep. With very stubborn belief, SOS refused to give in to “put-to-sleep”. Now, most if not all rescued animals have recovered and living happily.
You may refer to SOS album for our past rescues. SOS has ceased doing rescue work as we wish to focus and arrest stray over-population issue by spay and neuter. With only 3 working crews (now effectively down to only 2), it is impossible to run out and about whenever there is a rescue request. Turning down such requests is not easy. We have come to terms that covering too vast an area would not achieve anything eventually. We may be able to save one dog, but at the same time, plenty puppies kittens are being produced. Unless SOS team grows bigger, it is not feasible to include rescue works in our portfolio.
We understand there are a good number of independent rescuers or groups but not many neutering organization. In order not to duplicate the effort, we thus work focally on “Trap, Neuter, Release”.
Only by curbing the stray population can we uproot animal cruelty at large (whether intentionally inflicted by human or by mere accidents).
Please pardon us when we could not accede to your rescue requests. Our hands are full, or even overspill, in working on the long term solution: Neutering.
We sincerely thank you for your continued support and kind understanding. And we look forward to every individual to pitch in to do your little part in stray welfare, whether by (random/ regular) feeding, neutering stray, adopting stray, loving stray, or simply not harming them. Thank you.
The body gets overheated quickly during seizure. Please a ziplock bag filled with ice in the freezer and a spray bottle filled with water in the fridge – during seizure, spray cold water on all four paws and put the bag of ice on the lower spine (can lay a thin cloth or paper towel between ice pack and lower back if longer use is needed).
We urgently seek your donation of following items for some ill dogs:
1. methycobal 1box
2. milk thistle + dandelion 1 bottle
3. ester c 2 bottles
4. spirulina small round tab 2 bottles
5. cod liver oil scott brand only 3 bottles
6. multi vitamin small tab type 2 bottles
If you are able to donate, please contact 012-4868038 to arrange handover.
SOS thus far has had many instances where strays in dire condition were reported however no help was rendered on the spot.
Please know that SOS is NOT in the capacity to offer “immediate” assistance upon report posted in the website. Due to acute shortage of human and funding resources, it may take us days if not weeks to deploy necessary resources, if any, to the reported site. In many instances, the affected strays either went missing or too late to receive assistance due to prolonged suffering.
SOS earnestly implores all the good Samaritans to render immediate assistance when strays are spotted in dire condition. Simple gesture such as offering clean water, food or even to relocate the strays away from immediate danger is proven to be of great tangible help. Reporting to SOS (SOS offers spay, neuter) or circulating the news via media network around is only delaying the issue if NOT “hands off!”.
Please be mindful that the time lapse between the moment being spotted, time to narrate and report to the website and finally anticipating assistance could be tangibly utilized to save if not mitigate the pain of many needy strays in a realistic and fruitful manner.
We are sorry that we are not financially viable to fund or aid the neutering for public members. With the limited funds, we are only able to sponsor seasoned feeders and rescuers to neuter at commercial clinic. That said, please do not be deterred and quickly send your pets to spay/neuter for better health and temperament. Most of all, for lesser stray issues. Thank you.
SOS is a charity neutering clinic, not a rescue group, neither a shelter. Please render some immediate help to the puppies or kittens however possible. Please also post on our walls with location and contact details so that we may share to solicit help. Thank you.
GEORGE TOWN: A local non-governmental organisation advocating for stray animals has appealed to the public not to harass or threaten the good-hearted community of animal feeders.
Save our Strays Neutering Society (SOS) founder April Sham said a 61-year-old feeder was harassed on Jan 16 while feeding homeless animals in Jalan Perak here.
“A food outlet operator scolded retiree Ang Geok Tin for feeding the animals on a pavement across his shop. He accused her of littering and tried to assault her but was stopped by a passer-by.
“He warned her to not feed the homeless dogs and kicked her bicycle down, spilling the dog food all over the road. Ang has since lodged a police report over the incident,” she said at a press conference yesterday.
Sham said animal feeders were compassionate and selfless people who helped to look after homeless animals living in the streets, adding that the community should appreciate their kind work.
“SOS is strongly against those who threaten violence on the feeders.
“Ang is just one of many feeders who have experienced this kind of incident,” she said, adding that after SOS shared the incident on its Facebook page, it went viral.
“We are also hoping the state will set up a mass neutering clinic with full-time veterinarians.
“SOS has its own neutering programme which depends on donations from the public,” she said.
For more information on the programme, call 012-4868038 or email saveourstrays2012@gmailcom.
These are not German sausages.
These are a female dog’s uterus being removed due to suffering from Pyometra infection with Pus.
Pyometra is dangerous. Once the pus bursts, the dog will die. It is caused by preventive pregnancy injections. Please do not use preventive pregnancy injections. SPAY them.
SOS has many pyometra patients, some feeders seek for convenience and so use this preventive pregnancy jab. The side effects are bad. It normally takes dogs a few days to start eating and normally the dog will cry due to pain after waking up from surgery.
This is the kind of thing that Save Our Strays (SOS) – Penang has to face on a daily basis. Our goal is to neuter as many community dogs as we can to prevent unwanted pregancy and homeless babies, who end up on the streets or in over crowded shelters. It is not the shelters fault, there are just too many dogs needing a home… Please help us to help them, share, spread awareness, neuter, adopt, donate, volunteer…
Visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/saveourstrayspenang/