“TO BE OR NOT TO BE” HAMLET ACT III

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.

SOS is Unable to Sponsor Neutering for Members of Public

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

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.

How to Adopt MPPP Pound Dog

Penang furry residents at MBPP formely MPPP’s pound @ River Road. If you know them please bail them out. They are available for adoption.

Adoption procedure:
1. Bring landed house utility bill and photocopy IC.  One landed terrace house can adopt 2 adult dogs.

2. Go to Mr Toh, MPPP River Road office and inform your intention to adopt pound dogs. MPPP officer will show you the dogs.  Select dogs than take pictures with the dogs you are adopting.

3. Develop pictures and proceed to MPPP office white building at Esplanade to apply dog licenses.

4. Present pictures, utility bill and photcopy IC to the license counter, fill up necessary form. Pay RM10 for each dog license.

5. Go back to MPPP River Road to show tag license and bail the dogs out.

Notes :
Cover your car cushion with cushion cover / big blanket / newspaper.

Spray frontline on dogs to repel ticks.

Feed 2 half boiled eggs, multivitamin, immune syrup for 2-4weeks to boost immunity.

Ah Boy

2.4.2015 Diary
Ah boy has been calling the street his home for so many years, now in his golden years, he finally has a real home. It is indeed a happy ending, but for someone who is used to wandering the street, it could get boring for him. So to make sure he enjoys the best of both world, we pledge to send him to visit his friends whenever possible. The thought of getting him his own driver ‘the trishaw’ does pop up in our minds every once in a while as he loves trishaw ride. Oh well, which dog doesn’t enjoy slowly strolling down the street, looking like a taukeh…

On 25 Feb , we took Ah boy home, boy oh boy…I knew he was popular, but I never know he is that popular… he is like a movie star. As soon as he gets off the car, he walk as fast as he could to his two legged friends who are all so excited to see him. The aunties & uncles nonstop asking me where he went, they were worried, thought he went missing. Some were commenting why is he getting thinner & heartache to see him slim down.. However, Ah boy did a good job in reassuring them he is doing fine, with non stop wags and licks, we are sure they get the idea he is in good hands.

There is 1 aunty who adores Ah Boy very much, she hug him so tight and kept talking to him, calling him Chou Pee. It was such a touching moment , my tears cant stop rolling down my face. A community dog that brings so much joy to the people he come across in his life. If only more strays are as lucky as Ah Boy. Every dog deserve to be treated with kindness, unfortunately in our society, strays are still seen as pest.

Today we found out, Ah Boy has 2 gangs of two legged friends, 1 is the day gang & 1 night gang. His night gang uncle friend even sleep together with him…keeping each other warm…keeping each other safe.

We spend quite a while there, with Ah Boy busy going around visiting his friends, everywhere he go, u can hear people calling out to him.. we even left him there for a few hours before coming back to him.

When it’s time to leave, can see the sadness in both his friends and his eyes. We promise him will bring him back again, back to visit the people who loves him.

Ah Boy/ Chou Pee indeed lead a very meaningful life. Life on the street is hard for any dogs, but he is fortunate to make true friends who care for him along the way. His life would have been perfect if only Shanti, the love of his life is still around.

Shanti the dog who started SOS….For those who doesn’t know their story, please read. It is a touching love story of a doggy couple.

Please support spay/ neuter! Not every stray is as lucky as Ah Boy. And we wish no stray has to suffer the same fate as Shanti.

* If you’d like to send Ah Boy on an hour trishaw ride, please donate $35 and quote ‘Trishaw for Ah Boy’. Oh ya, forgot to mention, he stops to pick up his girlfriend and enjoy the ride together. We hope this old man gets to enjoy some luxury in his old age, especially now that he can hardly walk.

SOS Opration Hour

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

Check in and out:  9am – 4.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday:

Check in and out:  9.30 am – 4.30pm

Sunday:

Check in and out:  1pm – 3.30pm

Saturday:

NO check in and out (No workers and no volunteers on duty)

Recruitment of Volunteer

Subject: Recruitment of Volunteer

Contact: sosoffice2013@gmail.com

Contact:  012-4708308 / 017-2168090

We are in dire need of volunteers to sustain this community programme – TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release/ Re-home).

From physical labor to paper work like graphic design, website maintenance, writer, and many others, if you are able to render any help, please complete the application form and email to:

sosoffice2013@gmail.com

Thank you.

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Subject: SOS Neutering Fees

Subject:  SOS Neutering Fees

Location:  Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island

Contact:  04-8998090 / 017-2168090 (for appointment booking)

With immediate effect, SOS neutering fees are revised to following:-

(1)  Adopted strays:
Dog:  RM120 neuter surgery + RM5 tag and chain
Cat:  RM120 neuter surgery

(2)  Homeless strays
Dog:  RM60 neuter surgery + RM5 tag and chain
Cat:  RM60 neuter surgery

(3)  For animals weighing 18kg and above, an additional RM20 will be levied for the extra medication and suture materials required in the neutering procedure.

(4)  To make appointment:

Please call 04-8998090 / 017-2168090 to make appointment.

(In case you can’t get through, most probably they are busy in surgery room or cleaning kennel because clinic is under staffed. Thank you for your patience.)

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Recruitment of Volunteers in Facebook Maintenance

Very urgent!

Subject: Recruitment of Volunteers for Facebook Maintenance

Contact: 012-4708308 / saveourstrays2012@gmail.com

Scope:
–  Upload pictures to album
–  Create Facebook posts or notifications (info will be provided)
–  Share Facebook messages from other users
–  Reply private messages

Skill:
–  Familiar with Facebook functions
–  Simple English, Chinese or Malay

Training will be provided.

We urgently need volunteers in maintaining SOS official Facebook.  Please help us.

Thank you.