1ST FELLOWSHIP OF ISPCA MEMBERS

Our fellowship was held on Sunday 24th October 2010 at The Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh.

It was actually partly held to observe World Animal Day which was hosted by The Lost World of Tambun (The Lost World).

Mr Calvin Ho, the General Manager of The Lost World initiated the event by extending a very warm welcome to everyone present. In his speech, Mr Ho informed that The Lost World would assist to rescue any animal that proved difficult to catch or re-home. This certainly was welcoming news to all animal lovers. It is indeed heartening to have a corporate body extending its help to the unfortunate animals that happen to accidentally stray or wander into areas that could prove detrimental to themselves and to the public.

Our own Hon. Advisor, Dr Goh Hue Lang also gave a talk on animal welfare. She touched on how various animals in the world had suffered greatly just so that humans could whet their appetites for gourmet or exotic food for e.g. sharksfin soup and foie gras; OR the insanely cruel way in which baby seals, minks and arctic foxes are killed to cloak the rich and famous.

On the list too is the indiscriminate killing of tigers and the totally heartless way of extracting a bear’s bile for so called traditional medicines.

It is our hope that the message imparted by Dr Goh to boycott such goods and foods was received by everyone present especially the young children in the audience.

The next speaker was Dr Andy, a veterinarian with the V R I (Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh). We were told that Dr Andy frequently helps treat the animals of The Lost World and has vast experience in animal welfare and treatment. Dr Andy spoke on the very relevant topic of pet care and of the owners’ responsibilities towards caring for their pets.

Coming back to our fellowship, though a good portion of the members were unable to join due to circumstances beyond their control, nevertheless it was an eye-opening day for those who attended in that we had the chance to learn a lot about other animals, in particular, the snakes which most of us fear a great deal but know little about.

The Lost World’s snake specialist, Mr Tayalan gave an interesting demo on snakes and we gleaned much info from him about the characteristics of these creatures. Several species of live snakes for example, the cobra, were brought out much to the excitement of those present.

Mr Ramesh, the Operations Manager of The Lost World also gave us an interesting account of how animal odour could be eradicated and controlled with enzymes which are made from amongst other things, citrus-based fruits.

Before the closure of The World Animal Day event, Mr Ramesh presented a drum of the enzymes to our Vice President, Mrs Rani Chan, to help us combat and control any odour in our Shelter. The enzymes would certainly come in handy in our Shelter and the Committee of ISPCA would like to applaud and thank the Management of The Lost World for their magnanimous gesture.

After the World Animal Day event was over, some of the members and their children went on to experience the facilities available at The Lost World while others made a bee line to have their lunch.

All in all, not only was it a fun day for everyone but it was a day of learning too as we had close encounters with the macaws, the parrots, the snakes, the lizards that were chameleon-like, the raccoon, the rabbits and tortoises to name a few.

We would like to thank the Management of The Lost World for inviting us to observe World Animal Day with them and we certainly will look forward to future mutually rewarding co-operation with them.

On a parting note, do visit our Food Fair at the St John’s Headquarters on Sunday, 7th November as The Lost World of Tambun will be presenting a Show & Tell on various animals. Don’t miss this opportunity to see and get a first hand account about other animals that co-exist with us courtesy of The Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh.

2010 FOOD FAIR

ISPCA FOOD FAIR

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! We will be holding our annual Food Fair on 7th November 2010 at the St John’s Ambulance Hall (HQ), Ipoh. The Fair will be held from 9.00 am to 2 pm.

Food coupons are priced at RM10-00 per book and are available now and during the Food Fair.

If you wish to purchase the food coupons now, please call Judy at 012-4551443.

Besides an array of sumptuous food for you to pick and purchase, the following events will be held as well :-

(1) a demonstration by the Police’s K9 unit

(2) a martial arts demonstration

(3) an exciting presentation on animal awareness akin to Show and Tell by The Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh

(4) an exhibition cum awareness on prevention of animal cruelty

Not only is it going to be fun-filled day for you and your family, but it is going to be a day of learning for everyone as well.

So make a date with us. Lend us your support by purchasing the food coupons and with your presence!

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

S O S TO ALL ANIMAL LOVERS OUT THERE!!!

We are sorely in need of volunteers to help us out in our work and activities. In view of this, we are currently conducting a membership drive and this campaign will be carried out at various premises over a period of time. Do visit our blog to check up on our forthcoming venues and schedules. We are raring to meet you!

Our initial outings were held at Ipoh Garden Animal Clinic, Ipoh. There, we got to meet up with many animal lovers and the response we received were rather encouraging.

Appended below the type of memberships available :-

Life Member
RM250-00 (One time payment only)

Ordinary Member
RM25-00 per annum

Associate Member
RM25-00 per annum (for residents outside of Ipoh)

Junior Member (Up to age 17 years)
RM10-00 per annum

During the campaign period, new life members will receive an exclusive Pierre Cardin pen with the name of ISPCA duly inscribed thereon. These pens come in 3 vivid colours of red, blue and yellow.

Bookmarks and cookies will be given out for new Ordinary. Associate and Junior members.

We seek compassionate individuals who are willing to help us carry out our various projects which hitherto have been held-in-abeyance due to lack of manpower and funds as well.

In tandem with our membership drive we will be organising other fund raising projects too in the coming months to source funds for our urgent projects.

Come Everyone ….. Come make a difference to the many lives that have been Abandoned, Abused and Abased. Spare a thought for these down-trodden, often-forgotten beings who CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES ….. lend them a hand and your voice for they need your help DESPERATELY.

Should you need further info about our current membership drive, do call Mai at 012-4002313 or Judy at 012-4551443 or Rani at 016-5279515.

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