Are you planning to adopt a cat or a dog? Are you or your children afraid of cats or/and dogs? Do you know how to approach a cat or a dog? How would you respond to a big barking dog? SPCA Selangor has the answer for you!
What’s the SPCA about?
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit organisation, based in Ampang, Selangor. You can adopt a cat or a dog here, rather than buying one. They have very frequent adoption drives all over KL. Check out their Facebook page for info on the next adoption drive. They also spay and neuture (stray) dogs and cats, lobby the government for better treatment of animals and investigate cruelty reports.
The SPCA has got several programmes:
- Dog Training (Basic Obedience Course)
- Pet Care Programme
- Adoption Programme
- Kitty and Puppy Pawty
Kitty and Puppy Pawty
I recently signed up for a programme in the SPCA Selangor called Kitty and Puppy Pawty and my kids loved it! It was a two hours programme for children, to learn more about puppies and kittens. Children under the age of 7 will need an adult guardian to be with them.
Besides learning the basics of how to handle cats and dogs, the kids also have the chance to play and spend time with the puppies and kittens, as well as tour the SPCA. Special mention to the house dog Dane (a Great Dane), as he is the size of a tiger, but super friendly! The SPCA organises Kitty and Puppy Pawties every third Saturday of the month.
Volunteering at the SPCA
You can become a volunteer at the SPCA, after attending the Pet Care Programme for which you pay a small fee. They always need help at the centre to feed the dogs, clean the cages (slightly smelly, yes…) and socialise with the animals. Volunteers under the age of 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult above 18 years old.
You can also just drop by to give a donation and say hello or perhaps spend some time with the puppies and kittens. They need some tender loving care!
The SPCA is open to the public from 10am till 4 pm from Tuesday till Sunday. The centre is closed on Mondays. Find out more about the SPCA here.
The SPCA is not alone when it comes to protecting homeless animals. Here is a list of a few other shelters and organisations in the Klang Valley who provide assistance to animals in need.