About Stray Free Selangor
STRAY FREE SELANGOR (SFS) – THE HUMANE AND COMPASSIONATE WAY has a vision of a home/habitat for every soul, focusing on Humane Education, High Volume Spay/Neuter, Government Lobbying for humane, effective and sustainable ways to curb stray populations. The current preferred stray control method of CATCH-AND- KILL practiced by all Municipal Councils in Malaysia in an effort to reduce strays has proven to be highly ineffective, inhumane, unethical and expensive.
To achieve Stray-Free Selangor, and also stray-friendly Selangor.
Through cooperation from the public, business owners and local authorities we hope to CONTROL the population of strays on the street through neutering. Catch and kill are by no means a way to end the stray issues as we have all witnessed it for over a decade, the situation has remained largely unchanged even with the increase in government budget for municipal council vector units.
SFS committee hope to improve on a few aspects in sustaining the campaign and improve the efficiency by engaging and in turn convincing more communities to participate in the campaign; convince the municipal councils to be aware of the animals which are already neutered and to communicate with the local rescuers; educate the feeders and encourage them to be responsible for the animals they are helping.
SPCA will assist in running education programme with any willing communities, schools or any places at all. SPCA already has a well established education programme for both experienced and new animal owner/rescuers.
You can start by setting up a feeding station in the area you want to start the project, learn the animals’ moving pattern, feeding time; from there start identifying the number of animals (male and female), friendly ones (who will come to you and let you handle them) and ferals; have a good understanding of the stray population for your project area is an essential steps.
Ultimately SPCA hopes to make this a nation-wide campaign, however working with extremely limited resources at the moment, we will have to prioritise on working more effectively within the communities in Selangor first.
SFS provides 50% neutering subsidy for dogs & 80% neutering subsidy for cats at participating vets.
Spaying & Neutering
The neutering of the animals will be performed by certified vets only, as long as you follow the vets’ instruction on proper pre-op and post-op care the risk will be reduced greatly.
Spay Neuter Immediately Please (SFS’s tagline)
SFS hopes to expand to other states as well soon, but at the moment we need the data from Selangor only to evaluate the programme.
As long as you adopt the animal from the street you are eligible for this scheme. Pet owners who buy their animals and pedigree dog owners are not eligible for this scheme.
SPCA uses purpose-built traps which the rescuer can borrow; however the rescuers will have to be responsible should the traps were damaged or missing while being deployed.
The rescuers/feeders. SPCA will provide the traps upon request and on first come first serve basis. A deposit of RM100 for a dog trap & RM80 for a cat trap will be collected upon handover of the traps, and returned in full once the traps are returned in good condition. Feeders from caring, compassionate communities will be responsible to send the animals to the participating vets.
Yes. However neutering can only be done in certified vet clinics. If you are a certified vet and would like to join partner with us, please contact us here.
Depends on the confidence of the rescuers/feeders, please check with your vet regarding the availability of neutering appointment as most will require you to make appointment before bringing the animals there; do take note of the post-ops time (recommended 7 days) as well. For more information please refer here.
SFS funds will be used only at participating panel vets.
We are in the process if signing up panel vets, for now all neutering is done at the clinic in SPCA Selangor, Ampang Jaya.
If there is no participating vets in my area can I send to the government vets or other private vets?
We are working to get more vets on board for the state-wide project, but subsidies will be limited to panel vets.
No, all treatment costs are not covered by the discount. Discount rates only apply for spay/ neuter.
Caring Compassionate Communities, who will be responsible to care for, feed and monitor the neutered animals.
SFS is a statewide effort to control the population of strays through neutering/spaying. The rescuers/volunteers will be responsible for managing the strays. Fundamentally SFS is discouraging the local municipal councils from catching and send these animals away as the vacuum created by removing the existing animals will indirectly attract other packs to move in.
SFS supports the notion of effective population control through neutering; SFS and SPCA are not responsible for the animals neutered under this campaign, we will respect the vet/rescuer’s decision should situations require a decision on euthanasia.
SFS does not involve in rehoming the animals; the main catalyst for SFS is due to the overwhelming number of unrehomable animals on the street. Animals can be listed for free on Petfinder.my for adoption.