Thousands of strays live on Penang Island and with no humane dog population management programme in place, many were caught and sadly killed. Since our Penang Island Project was established in 2017, it has saved the lives of thousands of dogs who would otherwise have suffered a sad fate under the previous regime.
After hearing about our work in Borneo, the authorities in Penang Island (MBPP) contacted IAPWA to discuss how we could work with them to change this situation. In September 2017, we signed an agreement (MOU) as the first partner of the Penang Island City Council to establish and manage a humane programme for the strays and provide them with the support they needed.
As a result of the Penang Island Project, dogs are no longer culled and are instead neutered, vaccinated, provided with any additional veterinary care they need and either released back to their community or found supportive homes within our Adoption Programme.
Each dog we care for now has a future and we are extremely proud to be able to manage and develop this programme, alongside our colleagues in the IAPWA Penang Team, to save the lives of thousands of strays who need our help.
Choong Koon Yean, Programme Manager
About the Penang Island Project
Finn's Story - from scared and alone to a happy home
Handsome boy Finn was rescued as a stray from the streets of Penang Island with painful tumours covering his face and body. It was an incredibly sad sight to see and our team were desperate to help him. After lots of veterinary treatment and support, this brave boy made a full recovery and was quickly adopted by a loving family in Penang Island who have since adopted a second dog from us, meaning Finn now has a furry sibling! Finn is now thriving in his new home. Thank you so much for your support – we couldn’t have helped Finn without you.
Some of our other patients who now have a bright future thanks to this programme
Achievements during 2021
Donate to help animals in Penang Island
If you would like to make a difference to the lives of animals in Penang Island, please support our work with a kind donation today. With your support we can make an even bigger difference to the lives of thousands of strays who need our help.