Alone, we achieve little - but together, we can make a world of difference for these strays
MissionHELP is working to improve the lives of animals beyond our reach through animal rescuers. We provide highly/fully-subsidized vaccination and neutering, guidance, and networking in order to support and activate community-led animal welfare, with the ultimate aim of finding a home for every soul and paving the way for a Stray-Free Malaysia.
In 2011 alone, SPCA has coordinated the neutering of 1,149 animals - pets and strays - under MissionHELP. These animals are from the Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Klang and Shah Alam areas.
MissionHELP : Royal Selangor Polo Club, Ampang
2011/2012 - With the endorsement of the polo club, animal rescuer Akemi Hoshi and her friends decided to start a 'Catch-Neuter-Release' project in order to keep the endlessly growing cat population in check. SPCA Animal Shelter vets helped neuter and treat 25 cats living within the polo club compound.
MissionHELP : Pulau Ketam
2010 till 2012 - SPCA Inspectors rescued a stray dog (Chilli) suffering from a trans-venereal tumor (TVT) and several puppies. The puppies were subsequently rehomed, and Chilli was sent for treatment at a private vet and subsequently rehomed with a loving family! SPCA Animal Inspector Kelvin Cheah also presented an educational talk in Mandarin at the primary school in Pulau Ketam, where more than 100 students were excited to learn about responsible pet ownership and being kind to animals. To date, SPCA with the help of volunteer vets have neutered and released/rehomed almost 100 dogs and puppies in Pulau Ketam, but this is just the tip of the iceberg – there are an estimated 1000 dogs and pups on the island.
MissionHELP : Kuala Kubu Baru
August 2011 - Our Klinik Kembiri team consisting of Mr Krishnan, Priscilla Hendricks and Dr Goh along with volunteer vet Dr Chan are assisting an animal shelter in Kuala Kubu Baru to carry out a MissionHELP spaying campaign. The manager said that there were a total of 18 female dogs and 8 male dogs that needed to be neutered. On 14th July, 8 female dogs were spayed by the team and the following day today another 5 female dogs were spayed. Another visit has been organized to neuter the other dogs next week.
MissionHELP : Mr Lau's Dogs @ Jalan Kuching
June 2011- The SPCA Inspectors helped transport 4 dogs back to the SPCA clinic to be neutered, treated and released back into Mr Lau's premises in Jalan Kuching. Mr Lau made a donation of RM230 for the neutering, and an SPCA vet will make a visit to follow-up on the dogs recovery! We will continue to assist Mr Lau in neutering and treating his workshop dogs :)
June 2011 – The SPCA Klinik Kembiri team neutered 20 dogs (10 female, 10 male) at the Lotus Life Liberation farm in Bentong! The team consisted of KK manager Mr G. Krishnan, Chief vet Dr Goh, Vet Assistant Priscilla Hendricks, DVS Vets Dr Nazri & Dr Zilah, UPM Vet Dr Ong and volunteer vet Dr Teh. SPCA neutered the dogs at a low-cost fee, that we further subsidized by 50%.
Another batch of pups and young dogs will be ready for another neutering campaign in a few months time, and the team will make their way to Bentong again! Many thanks to LLLF manager Shahrul & Jorg, as well as the LLLF staff who were very helpful!
Thankfully, there were no complications during surgery, and Shahrul has confirmed that the dogs are recovering well and receiving the best post-op care :)
In June, SPCA Selangor visited SPCA Seremban and visited an Animal Shelter run by Good Samaritan Mr Shankar. Mr Ratnam, in charge of SPCA Seremban, followed us on our Inspection where more than 35 dogs were well kept and taken care of. Unneutered females were caged while the rest were free-running on the Shelter compound.SPCA Selangor offered to neuter these females, while 5 bags of dog food were given to SPCA Seremban to ration between Mr Shankar's Shelter.
SPCA Selangor assisted several animal rescuers in the Ampang vicinity, by providing fully-subsidized sterilization services. We helped neuter 20 dogs rescued by the ‘Ampang Market Man’, and neutered an additional 12 cats rescued and cared for by a mechanic at his workshop in Ampang Jaya. Our vets also neutered an additional 10 dogs brought in by dedicated animal rescuer Datin Chee, who routinely rescues and rehomes stray puppies and dogs after rehabilitating them.
MissionHELP: Jalan Kuching
Every night, an animal rescuer feeds 70-80 stray puppies and dogs in 4 neighbourhoods along Jalan Kuching. This area is occupied by many car workshops, used car lots, junk yards and heavy machinery yards. Before the road-widening works took place, many car workshops used to keep dogs. When they were forced to leave, they left their dogs behind. The dogs didn't have a proper food/ water source and they kept breeding as they were not neutered. She has been feeding these 70-80 dogs for the last 6 years, and she estimates the whole dog population in the area to be around 200. We provide her with spay/neuter operations & vaccinations for the dogs for a heavily-subsidized fee, and a supply of dog food on a monthly basis. If the animals remain unneutered, we realize that it will be a vicious, spiralling cycle of birth and death for the animals. This animal rescuer has also agreed to actively try to re-home as many of the dogs as possible.
MissionHELP: Bentong, Pahang
Our pilot project in 2007 was in Bilut, Bentong, Pahang. This little town has approximately 500 Malay households and 300 Chinese households. The pet owners in this area have no access to any private vet clinics. The Department of Veterinary Services has a clinic in Bentong, but provides very limited services for dogs and cats.We were approached by a Buddhist monk from the association, and we started with neutering 20 dogs in the area. These dogs received a course of doxycycline (antibiotics), deworming, vaccinations and neutering. We have had “Spay-Days” in Bentong twice thus far.
Animal rescuer Mr Cheong has embarked on a ‘trap-neuter-release’ project at the Air Panas Market and adjacent food stalls. He made a survey of the area on 15 May 2007 and found approximately 15 stray cats, who were surviving on scraps of food from the market. Many of them were feral in nature, but he managed to catch and neuter them, including three cats who were pregnant. While appearing relatively healthy, two of the cats had scald marks - a sign of possible abuse by the vendors. Thanks to his ongoing efforts, the cats will be healthier and happier - without the burden of caring for unwanted litters and exposing themselves to sexually-transmitted cancers and diseases.
MissionHELP: Subang Jaya
The project coordinator Ms K has been feeding close to 250 dogs in this industrial area for several years now. There are many factories, junk yards and heavy machinery yards in this area. Prior to Ms K’s food supply the dogs had little food to survive on, and to add to the problem irresponsible pet owners were dumping their unwanted dogs here. She approached us to request assistance in sterilising the animals.