Donation of Items

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
7. COQ10

If you are able to donate, please contact 012-4868038 to arrange handover.

Thank you.

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Pyometra: Pregnancy Injection

*Awareness*
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.

Donation of Supplements

These supplements are always needed for the street dogs and cats when they fall sick or infected by viruses.

Whoever wish to donate, please contact 0124868038. Thank you very much.

Path Away

SOS is selling Path Away:

1 bottle Path Away = RM30

Email: sosoffice2013@gmail.com

Contact: 012-4708308

How to order:

(1) Pay to: Maybank

Save Our Strays Neutering Society

Account number: 507013550243

(2) Once payment made, please email sosoffice2013@gmail.com with the following details:

– Copy of the bank in slip

– Your Name, Address and Telephone number

(3) West Malaysia postage fee:

$6 for 1 -3 bottles

$9 for 4-6 bottles

6 bottles and above email for quote

(4) East Malaysia postage fee:

$10 for 1- 3 bottles

$15 for 4-6 bottles

6 bottles and above email for quote

(5) Pick up option available. Contact April Sham 012-4708308

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Community Feeding and Spaying Camp

COMMUNITY FEEDING & SPAYING CAMP

We understand that Malaysia is multireligious, multinational and multi-racial but it does not mean it is not possible to apply TNRM in Malaysia.

It takes time and trials before it can be implemented officially. New generation will take over the old generation, mentality will slowly change and it is crucial to begin with a FIRST STEP.

The first step is to set up an individual Community Feeding and Spaying Camp on temporary basis.

SOS will sent vets to perform mass spaying operation to neuter all female strays so the number of strays will be controlled resulting in less dog and cat fights during mating season. Vaccination will be administered to curb disease spreading.

SOS will sent the appointed Vet & experienced volunteers to provide instant treatment if happen any dogs / cats fall sick. SOS will also sent volunteers to feed the strays and keep the place clean. The residents can also feed the strays, walk the dogs and create an environment to our children to interact more with the animals rather than IPHONE or SMARTPHONE.
Our children will grow up in the environment with a caring hearts towards the animals. Let’s make our area be one of the successful feeding camp role model, what’s say you ?

Advantages of MINI feeding camp at each resident area, especially those area with high population of strays breeding condition :

i. Through spaying, breeding stops & will be controlled.
ii. More clean, no more searching food in the rubbish bin and all rubbish dragged all over the streets
iii. Enhance the relationship among Local Council Departments & the People
iv. Increase Community team work & spirit.
v. Create a caring environment for the young generation to follow.
vi. Good image for the Country & City implement a NO KILL policy
vii. Create more jobs opportunities to the fresh graduate Vets to practice spaying
viii. Good image for the Country & City to implement a NO KILL policy.

How does the Community helps in the Strays Over Population Problems. HOW & WHAT we can do as a ordinary resident ? Answer is YES, plenty we can do.

Why we need to help these strays ??

The answer is strays problem no longer solely lies on State Government, Council, NGOs responsibilities. The whole community must work hand in hand together to make Penang a better place for this is where we were born & raised.

The ONE single reason that we take in and care compassionately for the helpless and neglected stray dogs & cats is because of decades of irresponsible dumping & neglect when human relocate/ migrate. The current “kill policy” is considered cruel and inhumane, which is totally not accepted by many civilised communities in the world. As a civilised community, KILLING must stop immediately. Spaying is the only humane solution to show our next generation the correct and proper mentality in treating animals and humans.

Here are some of the ways how we as the community can help the strays :

1. Stop calling the Council to complain regarding the strays animals.
Your call only cost you RM0.20 but do you know that you’re initiating the killing order. Why not talk with us to find a more better solution..?
We are just as guilty as the dogs killer in spilling the innocent bloods of the dogs/ cats.

2. Adopt a stray , stop buying pedigree.
If one family can adopt one stray, this will effectively reduce the numbers of stray dogs & cats on streets.

3. Not all the strays are trouble makers, maybe only one or two in the group like chasing after motorbikes and people. Contact SOS to remove/ relocate the dog instead.

Our Voices & Words Sincerely From Our Hearts

Most of the Independent Strays Rescuers & feeders are from an older age group and are low income earners. They use their pocket money, eat less, spend less and shop less, just to provide for the Stray Animal’s needs. From time to time they even have to appeal for donations to continue their mission of saving lives. They often battle against community attitudes, worry about Council coming to catch the strays or wake up in the middle of the night to provide emergency care for sick or injured strays. They are even sometimes referred to as ‘ CRAZY ‘ by the public for losing their minds feeding so many strays. They tolerate these words being thrown at them but sometimes it hurts. They understand the stray’s innocent look and continue to work tirelessly. They know that these defenceless animals cannot speak or express their feelings in words. It’s only the ‘crazy’ people who understand them. Argument with families & community who are not animal lovers is common and creates a lot of stress.

IT’S BECAUSE WE CARE. WE FEEL LOVE FOR THESE HELPLESS ANIMALS WHO ARE FIGHTING TO SURVIVE.
We urge Council & authority departments concern to give us a chance for making good deeds and changes for our city where we live and born, we’re so proud that Penang is the 1st city practicing NO PLASTIC BAG and now all other cities are following our steps so hopefully the same goes to strays handling issue.

Conclusion

We need to STOP THE KILLING of innocent strays. We have been practicing CATCH and KILL for decades AND obviously this method has proved inefficient. Hundreds of cats & dogs are being put down on a daily basis BUT still the numbers on the streets continue to increase. The ONE & ONLY solution to this problem is to practice spaying.

Sterilizing the strays will end the breeding cycle and minimize annoying behaviour such as spraying, howling, yowling and fighting. This is the ONLY humane solution.

We know, we understand, we acknowledge that we cannot save every life on earth but we try to save what we can & we believe with the help from many others, we can save more if everyone plays their part. Stop & think for a moment, somewhere out there, an animal is suffering or being abused or being murdered.

It is time we rise to defend these animals for they can’t do so for themselves. Only we can give them one chance, and they need that one chance to survive.

Human must learn to co-exist with dogs and cats, not destroy everything that is an inconvenience. If we feed well the strays and keep them clean, they can be our community friends and will guard the neighbourhood against trespassers.

We understand not everyone is animal lover, however we sincerely request your tolerance & kind understanding in these crucial times in working out a win-win solution for human & animals. Try not to forget that they are the God’s creation too. If the wording DOG is spelt backward, we have a word GOD. Treated well, GOD will bless you. Treated with contempt, GOD will judge you.

Quote “The greatness of a nation and of its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Re-quote ” The greatness of an individual and his moral progress is measured by the way its helpless animals are treated.”

So are you a great individual …?

What is Trap, Neuter, Release/ Rehome, Management (TNRM)

TNRM (Trap, Neuter, Release, Management)

International agencies such as World Health Organization (WHO) and World Organization For Animal Health (OIE) strongly advocate TNRM.  Scientific researches and years of attempts across countries prove that catch and kill do not eliminate the street dogs and cats issue, but TNRM does.

These are the countries that are currently practicing TNRM and shows positive result.  Last year, Dhaka government announced to put an end to killing campaign.  They have now fully implemented CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Release) method by using government veterinarians. (source from HSI, Humane Society International)

Arab, Egypt, Bali in Indonesia, Dhaka in Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Bhutan, Phuket in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong are also adopting TNRM method.

Attached with :
1. Egypt Today Article on Trap, Neuter, and Release
2. http://tnr.spca.org.hk/index.php/en/tnr-trial-frequently-asked-questions
3. http://www.catwelfare.org/faq

Empirical studies show that it is nearly impossible to finance a pounding operation/ shelter effectively if the dog population is not properly regulated as there will never be an end to the number of dogs that one can pick up from the streets.

Each time strays are being removed, the population will bounce back through a natural phenomenon known as “vacuum effect”, drawing the community into the cycle of costly, endless trapping and killing.

The vacuum effect depicts that even a portion of animal population is permanently removed from its home range, the empty habitat sooner or later attracts other members of the species from neighboring areas to move in and take advantage of the same resources that attracted the first group (like shelter and food).  Killing or removing the original population does nothing to eliminate these resources; it only creates a “vacuum” that will inevitably draw in other animals living nearby.

TNR (Trap, Neuter & Release) stabilizes stray populations. The strays are humanely trapped, vaccinated and neutered, so no more litters will be born. They are then returned to their original location to live out their lives but are now unable to continue reproducing and adding to the growing problem. In addition, they also guard the current community to prevent other animals from entering thus the population can eventually be controlled. There are several reasons supporting the controlling of stray dog population by spaying and neutering. Here are some of them:

i. The studies show that killing does not reduce stray population in a long run since It is impossible to eliminate all and there will always be new strays. The remaining strays and those coming to the area from other places will reproduce even faster than before since they have plenty of space and more food. The strays that come from other areas can also bring diseases and may be more menacing before getting familiar with their new living environment than the ones that were eliminated from the area.

ii. Capturing, keeping and killing of strays are often done in very cruel and completely inhumane ways. These cause the animals a great deal of pain and suffer.

iii. The killing of strays ignores the fact that strays may have significance to some people. These people may not have the luxury or space to keep pets but helping the stray animals is very therapeutic to them.

iv. Ample studies show that spayed and neutered strays behave much more peaceful towards each other and human.  Neutered males do not fight for females as they no longer suffer the hormone-driven heat and they are much calmer in general.

v. The risk of contagious diseases decreases remarkably along with spaying and neutering coupled with vaccinations.