Selangor SPCA introduces neutering subsidies for cats and dogs

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspired by compassionate animal lover Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin’s efforts, veterinarians located in Klang Valley may participate in an initiative to neuter stray cats and dogs at a highly subsidised rate.

In a programme introduced by Selangor SPCA, owners are offered a total of 80% neutering subsidy for cats, while dog owners are offered 50% neutering subsidy.

Under the Humane and Compassionate Way (SFS) initiative, some 150 cats and dogs - both stray and owned - have been neutered each month since its launch in March last year.

This was announced at Selangor SPCA's 60th anniversary and Black and White charity gala dinner, which was attended by Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafudin Idris Shah and his wife Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, as well as the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafudin Idris Shah.

In attendance at the event are Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari and Star Media Group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai.

Its chairman Christine Chin said the stray free Selangor SFS campaign was a humane approach, and the high subsidy to spay or neuter the animals was a the way to contain the number of stray animal population.

She said by having constructive dialogue with the state government could also be one of the most sustainable solutions to the problem.

"The Selangor people are very grateful for the SFS vouchers and they thank the royal patron for her inspiration and the Selangor government for their strong support in terms of funding.

The event featured a silent auction of highly coveted items from the personal collection of the Sultan of Selangor and his wife, with reserve donations of RM10,000 and RM5,000 respectively.

Guests were entertained by local artistes, including singer Raja Atilia and Datuk Dr Aljafri.