SSPCA proposes neutering clinic for Sarawak’s strays

The Sarawak Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animal (SSPCA) has urged the state government to solve the problem of strays by setting up a neuter clinic.

SSPCA president Dona Wee told a press conference, today that the proposed clinic could offer neutering services at RM120 onwards.

She said the idea was not new as it had been implemented in Selangor since 2003, adding that in that state, the neuter clinic was known as ‘Klinik Kembiri’ and jointly operated by the Selangor Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).

Wee said SSPCA was planning to meet Sarawak Agriculture Modernisation Minister Alfred Jabu to discuss the proposal.

Early this year, a national news daily reported the presence of stray animals such as dogs and cats in restaurants, food outlets and tourism spots in the state, raised concern over the levels of hygiene and cleanliness.

The daily also reported that the presence of the strays could affect the state’s tourism industry, but did not mention sources on the finding.

On another development, Wee said SSPCA would organise fund-raising activities in December to pay for the monthly operational bills at its centre, with an initial target collection of RM100,000 for the year.

“We need RM21,000 a month to shelter, feed and provide good medical care for the animals,” she said, adding that last year, SSPCA received 2,517 strays at the shelter.

She said SSPCA would be organising a Christmas charity bazaar on Dec 3 at the Christian Ecumenical Worship Centre Jalan Stampin.

Those interested could contact her at 017-8866811 or Patrick Jude (012-8881077).

– Bernama