Visit to the Society of Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals (SPCA) Penang

Objective :
1) To give a chance to the participating members to know more about the function and the difficulties faced by SPCA.
2) To extend our hand of help to SPCA Penang in any matter that they will need our help according to our ability.
3) To create closer bonds among members who joined the trip.


In the spirit of Leo, about 11 of the AIMST University Leo Club members paid a visit to the Society of Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals (SPCA) on the morning of 11th of December 2010. We initially wanted to do volunteering tasks at the shelter, but was informed that only fully trained volunteers are allowed to walk and feed the dogs as well as clean the dog kennels and cat pens. Thus we had the full afternoon playing and interacting with our furry friends.

Once the tour was over, we had a short briefing from the caretakers of the place involving the work they do at the shelter and the issues faced by them. Mostly, the shelter was facing space issues whereby they can only afford to house a certain amount of animals at any given time. If a dog or cat isn’t adopted within a certain time period (usually 4-6 months) it would be humanely euthanized. Sadly, this is the sad truth of the strays in the shelter, some of which were lost pets whose owners could not be located or contacted.

We hope with this visit, those who participated developed awareness of the reality of inhumane acts on animals, thus inculcating compassion towards these animals among Leos. The Leos were also exposed to the basics of running an animal shelter.. Most importantly, we introduced the Leo club to SPCA Penang.

Remark from Organizing Chairperson:
The project has been carried out successfully after many unforeseen circumstances has postponed it from November to this moth. The number of members participating would be higher if it was not because of the exam that wil be carried out in the week immediate after the trip. Hopefully, in the future, more and more trips can be done or even bringing over SPCA to AIMST.

Reported by,
Leo Sindu a/p Mahenoran

Trip To Penang SPCA committee :

Organizing Chairperson:
Leo Sindu a/p Mahenoran

Assistant Organizing Chairperson / Secretary:
Leo Neesha Sundramoorthy

Leo Pavethra Gunalan

Leo Valene Tang

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

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