Monday, March 09, 2009

SPCA Jumble Sale 01/03/09

Last Sunday, I was asked to help out at the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Jumble Sale by SooHui. Thinking that I've never been there, and it's kinda meaningful to go help out so I went ahead. San zou lao lao woke up at 6am to meet them at Kepong and off we go to SPCA located in Ampang.

SPCA Selangor is an animal welfare organisation based in Ampang Jaya, Selangor. The aim of the SPCA is to protect defenseless animals and to alleviate their suffering. We receive more than 700 unwanted, homeless or abused animals every month. We provide an adoption program, investigation of cruelty reports, humane education, assistance to community animal caregivers and run a dedicated, low-cost spay/ neuter clinic. We also lobby the Government and local municipals for humane treatment of animals and harsher penalities for perpetrators of crimes against animals. Founded in 1958, SPCA is a well-respected and trusted Non-Profit Organisation. Over the years, the organisation has gained tremendous goodwill, recognition and support from animal lovers all over Malaysia. (Source: SPCA website)

To be honest, I feel uneasy being there. Cuz of the smell of dog's poo and pee. But, heck, what do I expect? There's like hundreds of dogs and cats living there. Insufficient 'home' for these abandoned or abused animals. There are even some known as 'Last Chance Dogs' up for adoption, I guess they're too old to live, and if no one adopts them, they will be ... *breath in* euthanized.

The jumble sale funds will be used for the organization's expenses I suppose. The items are all old/unwanted stuff that people dispose. Hmm, now I know where to give all my old clothes away. At least it help out the animals.

I believe it's all of our duty to help these poor animals. I mean, why go for expensive and option for IMPORTED breeds? Help out SPCA's dogs. They are as cute as you can get. Or else, recycle your old but usable junks to them for the jumble sale. Not only for the sale, but you can also donate/contribute items that the organization need such as office stationeries, dog/cat food etc. If not, volunteer at the organization. Better still, ADOPT one! Colleges/schools can also sponsor a cage for only RM500 for 3 months.

You can check out the jumble sale which will be held every 2 or 3 months I heard. There will be books, shoes, clothes, bags, toys, household items etc which I see is in good condition. The only thing is, I think that SPCA must improve on the notification of the jumble sale date. I only see a banner hanging outside saying there will be a jumble sale on what date and what time. Don't seem to see/hear news about it in the media. Or maybe it's just me who didn't read about it lah.

Anyway, a good experience. But make me miss Bibi even more. I wish I could adopt one. Sigh!

Adopt me!


sooyin said...

i was freaking scared when we first reach..
then the 'aroma' there is still ok.. until we left our bag and stepped out of the room..
woah.. i almost vomitted..
sorry la.. i just really can't stand the smell since young..
but overall.. it was ok.. i enjoyed lining up the shoes though they really stink... hehehehe

Eve Lynn said...

Haha, no wonder you macam dowan to go la... Yeah, i admit it's seriously quite 'nice' smell at that time. but after they wash it then ok dy.
Haha, somehow i couldn't smell the shoes....