SSPCA to start fundraising campaign for RM7 million animal village by year-end

Dona (seated second right) flanked by SSPCA exco and committee members at the SSPCA AGM on Sept 4, 2022.

KUCHING, Sept 9: The fundraising campaign for a RM7 million animal village as a centre for rehabilitation, animal rights and education management will begin this year-end with the Christmas Charity Bazaar on Dec 4 at the Ecumenical Centre.

Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (SSPCA) president Datin Dona Drury-Wee said the animal village is expected to be ready by the end of 2024, subject to SSPCA’s ability to raise the required construction funds.

Due to the two-year pandemic, she said there had been a lack of fundraising activities to compensate for damages to animal shelter premises and equipment due to severe floods.

“We are very grateful to the concerned and caring people who have continuously come to our help in helping raise donations and funds and much-needed food supplies to the shelter in times of need,” she said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Dona, who was re-elected as president of SSPCA for the 2022-2024 term at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Sunday (Sept 4), expressed heartfelt thanks to the outgoing chairperson Rebecca D’Cruz for the latter’s tireless efforts in building the SSPCA foundation.

Dona also thanked Rebecca, who was succeeded by Gracie Geikie, for her selfless support in developing several programs for the betterment of the animal shelter and society. — DayakDaily