IPOH, November 12 – For the first time, the Ipoh Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) will be hosting a free sterilization and sterilization exercise.
To be offered to strayers in Ipoh and Manjung, company president Ricky Soong said the project was in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
Soong said he was approached by an undergraduate student at the university about having the project in July.
“The undergraduate student is a Perakian and she decided to contact us after seeing the Trap Neuter and Release exercise undertaken by our volunteers and supporters,” he said.
Talk to Malaysian courier, Soong said depending on the Covid-19 situation, the company hopes to have the project in December next year or January 2023 during the university’s winter break, when students can travel to Malaysia. from the United States.
Soong said at least 10 undergraduate veterinary students will be involved in the project and that they will be accompanied by two of their lecturers.
“It is estimated that 50 to 80 stray animals in Ipoh will be spayed or neutered during the two-day exercise,” he said.
He added that ISPCA will be working with a veterinary clinic in Ipoh that has agreed to let undergraduates use their operating rooms for exercise.
Since the exercise is free, Soong said there will be a limit to the number of stray dogs each feeder can bring in to undergo the procedure.
Rescuers normally have to pay for the procedure to be done.
“We will have a registration exercise once the project dates are confirmed,” he added.
Soong said all stray dogs undergoing the procedure will be given a red collar recognized by the Ipoh City Council and a microchip.
As for the exercise in Manjung, Soong said he would discuss the matter with rescuers in the area.
ISPCA implemented the TNRM project in 2017 and to date more than 4,000 stray animals in the city have been spayed or neutered.
Ipoh has around 20,000 strayers.