Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life.
- Andrew Bonar Law (1858-1923), Canadian-born British politician
SPCA Selangor is an animal welfare organisation based in Ampang Jaya, Selangor. The aim of the SPCA is to protect defenseless animals and to alleviate their suffering. We provide an adoption program, investigation of cruelty reports, humane education, assistance to community animal caregivers and run a dedicated, low-cost spay/ neuter clinic. We also lobby the Government and local municipals for humane treatment of animals and harsher penalities for perpetrators of crimes against animals. Founded in 1958, SPCA is a well-respected and trusted Non-Profit Organisation. Over the years, the organisation has gained tremendous goodwill, recognition and support from animal lovers all over Malaysia
The 6 Key Pillars of SPCA Selangor:
1. SPCA E.R.A. (Education, Rehabilitation & Adoption) Centre
2013 has seen the closing of a chapter in the evolution of SPCA Selangor, with 50 years of history disappearing under the bulldozers as the old shelter is demolished and the platform laid, for the new SPCA Selangor E.R.A.(Education, Rehabilitation & Adoption) Centre. The building contractors moved in on 1st November with the official ground breaking ceremony on 11th November 2013. Thanks to the remarkable efforts made by all of you - members, supporters, volunteers, staff, friends and friends of friends of SPCA Selangor - we found homes for nearly 300 dogs and cats in the last few months before construction began.
Members of the public are encouraged to adopt animals from the SPCA. The adoption fee includes de-worming, vaccination and compulsory neutering (sterilization). All potential adopters are interviewed and advised, and should be agreeable to home visits by SPCA Selangor staff. Our temporary centre (located next to the site of the animal shelter) is open to visitors everyday, 9am to 4pm, including weekends and public holidays. As our new centre is under construction, we are not able to accept surrendered animals for the time being.
SPCA Animal Inspectors investigate complaints relating to animal abuse or neglect everyday, and work closely with the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) to monitor these cases and assist with confiscation of animals and prosecution. The identities of complainants are kept confidential, to encourage more people to come forward and report such cases.
Thousands of school children visit SPCA Selangor every year. Our Humane Education Program aims to create awareness, empower and motivate people to be agents of change to improve animal welfare in their communities. Visiting students are given a presentation, education packs and a tour of the shelter. They also can help to clean the animal enclosures and cages and feed, walk, bathe and socialize the animals. SPCA Selangor also actively goes out for outreach work in schools, pet events and shopping centres.
Initiatives for 2014 are the Pet Care Programme (PCP), Managed Adoption Programme (MAP), Vets In Participation (VIP's), Pet Shops In Participation (PIP's), volunteer programs and various education campaigns.
4. Klinik Kembiri
KK is a highly-successful high-volume, low-cost spay/ neuter clinic set up by SPCA in collaboration with DBKL. As of December 2013, - 28,834 cats and dogs had been neutered, preventing the births of an estimated 20 million animals since its inception in 2003.
5. Government Lobbying
SPCA meets regularly with the DVS to lobby for effective animal welfare legislation, building more Klinik Kembiris and humane stray animal control and management of Municipal Pounds. SPCA Selangor also actively lobbied and succeeded in keeping the trade-ban on macaques firmly in place, when the government announced plans to export the animals for consumption and bio-medical research overseas. Currently, SPCA is also lobbying for a ban on cat and dog meat consumption in Malaysia.
6. MissionHELP: Helping People Help Animals
With this outreach arm, our organisation is working to improve the lives of animals beyond our reach through dedicated animal rescuers - individuals and groups - to promote better welfare for homeless animals. SPCA Selangor provides highly or fully subsidised food, vaccination and spay/neuter costs for Good Samaritans who are caring for stray animals in their communities.