Monday, April 25, 2011

O!Sweet Cake In Support of SPCA KK

Updated 17/05/2012: O!Sweet Cake collected RM450.00 from this fund raising and handed it over to SPCA KK recently for the Lomunu Project. Thank you to Mandy of O!Sweet Cake and to all that supported this fund-raising!

Most people would say 'yes, please' to at least a slice of cake. Cakes, as we all know, are usually one of the must-have in occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings,  farewell parties, etc. From 1st May to 30th June 2011, O!Sweet Cake is giving 10% of the total orders throughout the said duration to SPCA KK! Yay!

Beside having the "oh, just nice sweetness" and tasty cakes, O! Sweet Cake does amazingly with hand-drawn images on the cakes. Despite being a self-taught, home-based cake maker, the decoration on the cakes does have its own WOW factor. Sometimes the cakes just looks too good to be eaten. The following are some of the custom made designs made by O! Sweet Cake: 

If you are an avid fan of a certain football club, you can have this made for you..... 

This author is a fan of Chelsea, don't worry, you can have your own favourite football club's cake :)

Your kid loves Ben 10? No problem ... make him happy on his birthday!

Your loved one is treating the car better than you? Make him/her remembers you are the best by making him/her happier by a custom-made cake design .... 

OR... just a simple design for a heavenly but sinfully tasty, moist chocolate cake to satisfy your chocolate cravings ... 

Highly recommended, could be the best Chocolate Moist Cake in town!

So friends of SPCA KK, help O! Sweet Cake with its good intention to support SPCA KK by placing your order, too! Check out the Facebook Page for the list of cake types/flavours made to order and the decorations. You can place your order by email to or give a shout out at the Facebook wall and Mandy, the lady who makes this wondrous cakes will get back to you soonest.   

We at SPCA KK is utmost grateful for your kind offer, Mandy. To those who orders from O! Sweet Cake , we thank you in advance. God bless you all... 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fei Chai For Adoption

This is Fei Chai. He is 9 months old. He has been vacinated and neutered and is looking for a loving family to take him home.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cheez Is Adopted!

For those who has been following us on our adoption page in Facebook, you would have known that there's this adorable kitten called Cheez which was up for adoption. We are happy to share the good news that Cheez was adopted today by Miranda and her family last Friday, 15th April 2011.

Miranda is able to supervise her young ones around Cheez (now named Twinkle) and their other kitten, Princess,  to ensure both her young children and the kittens are safe around each other.  This is one good example of exposing and teaching children to love animals and grooming them to be a responsible pet owners as their parents are. Miranda and family, thank you so much for supporting SPCA KK's adoption programme.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Help Us Spread The Word ....

SPCA KK could do with any help we can get with our cause. If you have a blog or a website, help us spread the word, especially for the Pet Adoption’s Programme by putting the following image on your blog, website and  Facebook or whichever social network you are active at. Do let us know once you put the image or written a story about us in your blogs/websites and we'll link you in this blog as our token of appreciation. 

We need help to spread the awareness and letting the community knows that we are here in KK, and that one can actually adopt the rescued animals from the temporary shelters. We are running out of places  to put the rescued domestic animals so it is vital that we can find them permanent homes as soon as possible.


Copy the following code and post it to your website. Thank you for spreading the love, God bless you.

Together, we can make a positive difference for animal welfare.

The Myths and Misconceptions of SPCA Kota Kinabalu

 " Myth and Misconception of SPCA Kota Kinabalu"
Mitos and Salah Faham terhadap SPCA Kota Kinabalu

SPCA has the authority to confiscate animals from abused homes
SPCA mempunyai  kuasa untuk merampas haiwan-haiwan yang didera
  • SPCA does not have the authority to do so. An official report could be submitted to SPCA and SPCA will forward it to the respective authorities to take legal action.
SPCA tidak mempunyai kuasa untuk bertindak sedemikian. Akan tetapi, satu laporan rasmi boleh dibuat dan SPCA akan mengajukan laporan berkenaan kepada pihak berkuasa yang tertentu.

SPCA is a society where the public can give away@ dump their unwanted pets  
SPCA adalah sebuah organisasi di mana masyarakat boleh membuang haiwan peliharaan mereka apabila mereka tidak memerlukannya lagi.

  • SPCA is NOT a place where members of the public can just dump their pets as they like. However, SPCA could help in finding people to adopt these animals.
SPCA BUKAN sebuah organisasi di mana masyarakat boleh berbuat demikian. Akan tetapi SPCA dapat membantu mencari orang yang ingin mengambil haiwan peliharaan ini

SPCA disposes carcassess of dogs or cats that were hit on the road
SPCA membuang bangkai binatang yang dilanggar
  • as SPCA members are working full time, we are not able to collect the carcasses of animals which got hit on the road and dispose them.
Memandangkan, kebanyakan ahli SPCA bekerja sepenuh masa, mereka tidak berupaya untuk mengutip bangkai-bangkai haiwan yang telah dilanggar.

  • However, members of the public could help by stopping their car ( if they spot a carcass on the road)  by the roadside and just remove the carcasses by putting it by the side of the road to avoid it from being run over by cars again and again
Walau bagaimanapun, org ramai boleh membantu ( sekiranya mereka nampak bangkai haiwan ini) dengan menghentikan kereta mereka di tepi jalan dan mengalihkan bangkai tersebut dengan meletakkankannya di tepi jalan bagi mengelakkan bangkai tersebut dilanggar berulang kali.

The SPCA members are full time volunteers
Ahli SPCA adalah sukarelawan sepenuh masa
  • we may not be able to attend to cases received by the public as soon as possible due to lack of manpower and time constrain. However, the cases received will be looked into and the response would be based on priority and emergency cases.
SPCA mungkin tidak dapat bertindak secepat mungkin kerana kekurangan tenaga dan kekangan masa. Akan tetapi, kes-kes yang diterima akan dilihat dan diberi maklum balas secepat mungkin berdasarkan keutamaan dan kes-kes kecemasan.

SPCA has an official shelter and office
SPCA mempunyai pejabat dan tempat perlindungan haiwan yang rasmi.
  • since SPCA Kota Kinabalu is still considered relatively new, we are still in the process of working to get land to build an official shelter and office.
SPCA masih dalam proses mendapatkan tanah untuk membina pejabat dan tempat perlindungan haiwan yang rasmi.

SPCA Kota Kinabalu is a government centre and is funded by the government
SPCA merupakan pusat kerajaan dan dibiayai oleh kerajaan
  • SPCA is a non-profit organisation which depends SOLELY on its funding to operate
SPCA ialah badan organisasi bukan kerajaan dan bergantung sepenuhnya kepada derma yang diterima daripada orang awam atau badan-badan korporat

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Urgent Help Needed : OLD NEWSPAPERS!!

Dear readers and supporters, 

SPCA KK is in dire need of old newspapers. If you have old newspapers that you can donate or need to dispose of, please contact us for the delivery arrangement. Your help is needed urgently and very much appreciated.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Day In A Life of the SPCA Members

Most people in our society here in Kota Kinabalu are not aware that SPCA KK is run 100% by volunteers. SPCA KK is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), a Non-Profit Organisation which depends solely on donations for its funding to operate. 

As ALL members that are active with the rescue/inspectorate tasks are working full time, we would really appreciate it if the members of the public would give some understanding to our mode of operation, to our response time. We are doing this voluntarily, on our "free" time. 

This is the daily scenario, as the active members who are doing the rescue and taking care of the animals at the temporary shelters: 

5.30 am : 2 members leave the house to go to the cat shelters while another goes to the dog shelter to feed the cats/dogs, give medication to those that are under medication 
7.00-7.30 am : Leaves for work - yes, we do have to earn a living someplace else
8:00-5:00 pm : One member takes up the duty of answering the hotline number (Thank you Celcom!), and delegates the cases among 6 members who are free or could leave work for a moment, prioritised in accordance to the urgency of the reported cases. There are about 5 cases in average for a day, so just imagine the running around the city to attend to urgent cases. 
5:00 pm: Leaves work and heads to the shelters to feed the cats/dogs, while the others would attend to the pending reported cases. 
8:00 pm onwards : Gets home, feeds our own pets and does daily personal chores like the rest of the world. If there is any urgent rescue to be done, yes, we head out again till late night at times. Most of us would only get about 4-5 hours sleep daily.

In between those hours, most of the time there will be 2-4 members to do the rescue and inspectorate tasks. Most cases would require immediate medical attention, so off we go to the nearest animal clinic, too. One would have to go up to 4 different places in one go, between the 1-2 hours lunch break. Skipping lunch would be an ordinary occurrence. With this, we kindly ask, please be understanding when we could not come on your beck and call right that instance. We can do without the strings of unkind words, thank you.

Why such hectic schedule? Simple. We just don't have enough manpower to do the work. There are other aspects of SPCA Kota Kinabalu that need to be covered such as fund raising, education, etc..and we would really appreciate the help that we could get from the public. By working together we could establish a more effective and proactive society in helping the animals in need. Therefore, we would really welcome individuals that would come forward, sincerely help out with the tasks and lighten the burden on the existing members. 

SPCA KK is a different category of charity as compared to human's. The benefit would only be your own satisfaction of being able to save another LIFE, giving another LIFE a chance for a better LIFE. There's so much that we human can learn from the animals. Seriously, nowadays, the animals are much better than some of the human's behaviours. 

Four Kittens Adopted

There were definitely no Monday blues for us but a great news to mark the beginning of the week, as a total of four kittens were adopted, one on Sunday and three more yesterday! 
Midnight was adopted by Jojo, while Siti, Lena and Mar, the three good vet nurses from a private animal clinic adopted Liko, Mable and Tammy. Thank you for supporting SPCA KK Adoption Programme, ladies. We at SPCA KK are glad that you will be giving your newly acquired pets lots of tender, loving, care at their new homes with you. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

That's What Friends Are For

It's been another great weekend for SPCA KK as a group of friends came over, volunteering to help a member who is fostering a few cats at her place. Lynne, Arlene, Irene, Jojo & Diane did the cleaning up tasks in no time at all. They even managed to bath all the kittens, making them all sweet smelling and cuddly. 

Clearing off the litterbox and washing & drying them off in the sun afterward

Sweeping the floor

Washing the cats' plates and bowls

Cheez getting a bath! Who says you can't help with charity if you're allergic to cats' hair? That's what masks are for :)

Drying off the kittens with clean towels
Apart from giving their friend a little break from the tasks in keeping the cats' place clean and comfortable for the cats, this is also a way to spend time and get together with each other. A some sort of outing. Arlene was nice enough to bake cupcakes and brought them to share together with tasty sardine sandwiches! Lynne treated everybody with bottles of Coca-Cola & 100 Plus to quench the thirst. What a great way to rest after all the hard work.

That's what friends are for, and this is just another example of teamwork. Friendship and teamwork rocks! If you would like to arrange such an outing with your friends or families, just give us a holler. We would really appreciate it if you could expose your little children to such activities, as the Malay idiom goes: "Melentur buluh biarlah dari rebungnya", translation to English as "to bend a bamboo, do it while it is still a shoot". It means if you want to teach your little children, it is better to do it while they're still young. So nurture your kids on respecting and loving animals, so that they will know how to respect lives, being responsible, caring and loving them in future. Who knows, they may help them to choose their career path when they are all grown up. You could be shaping a future vet in your hands.