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If you’re looking for animal shelters Malaysia, then you’ve found just the right article!

Here is a list of shelters where you can donate, adopt or volunteer at. Many of these shelters are non-profit organizations that concentrate their efforts on protecting homeless pets in Malaysia.

To find out more about how you can help and where you can adopt a pet in Malaysia, continue reading!

1. Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals – Selangor (SPCA)

Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA Selangor) Website
Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA Selangor) Website

For those staying in KL, SPCA is often the go-to animal shelter if you want to find pets for adoption in Malaysia you are sure to come across this shelter!

In addition to adoption, you can choose to foster pets, or volunteer in your spare time.

If you’re hoping to volunteer, all you need to do is go through their Pet Care Programme (PCP), which ensures all volunteers can care for the animals properly.

Or you can make one-time or monthly tax-exempt donations to this home (with a receipt emailed to you within 2-3 weeks).

Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA Selangor) Facebook
Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA Selangor) Facebook

Adoption Fees:

  • Cat RM240 (includes first vaccination, deworming, compulsory neutering, and cat carrier)
  • Dog RM350 (includes 3 vaccinations, deworming, and compulsory neutering)

Projects and Programs:

  • Temporary Shelter, Rehoming, and Rehabilitation Center (animals are kept healthy and socialized until they find their forever homes)
  • Inspectorate/Rescue (animal inspectors will investigate cases of abuse and will facilitate rescues)
  • Spay and Neuter program
  • Humane Education & Outreach
  • Government Lobbying

Things To Note For This Shelter:

  • Animals can not be reserved over the telephone or via email
  • SPCA Selangor reserves the right to approve or reject an adoption request based on their discretion
  • SPCA Selangor may need to check the premises of the potential adopter before approving an adoption request
  • Adoption of an animal in SPCA’s care will not be approved for individuals below the age of 18, or students who are not residing with their parents.
  • SPCA also has an internship program available for 2 months (or more).

Address: Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama, Ukay Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

Opening hours: 10 am – 4 pm (Closed on Mondays)

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: 03 – 42565312

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook, Instagram

2. Woo & Meow Animal Shelter Organisation – Hulu Langat

Woo & Meow Animal Shelter Organisation Website
Woo & Meow Animal Shelter Organisation Website

If you want to adopt a pet in Malaysia today, you can try this shelter!

Established by its founder, Kim:

This shelter has grown to the sanctuary it is today through their devotion and care. It currently holds about 300 dogs that you can adopt or sponsor.

Donations for the shelter’s monthly expenses can be sent through online links on their website.

Woo & Meow Animal Shelter Organisation Facebook
Woo & Meow Animal Shelter Organisation Facebook

Address: 6683, Jalan Sungai Tekali, Kampung Kenangan 18, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm (Daily)

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: +60187777698

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook, Instagram

3. Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary – Johor (NANAS)

Noah's Ark Natural Animal Shelter Website
Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter Website

This no-kill animal shelter in Malaysia is home to 700 dogs, 300 cats, 10 horses, 3 primates, a boar, and other rescued animals. The animals can roam freely at a 10-acre site in Johor.

Alongside the rescue of animals in need, the shelter looks after animals who cannot be adopted permanently.

Hence they need around RM105,000 per month to maintain their operational costs and the well-fare of the animals under their care.

Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary Facebook
Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary Facebook

Sponsorship Fees:

  • Sponsorships for dogs and cats are RM150 per month
  • Sponsorships for horses are RM300 per month

Projects and Programs:

  • Project Industrial Dogs
  • Project Catnip
  • Project SOS (Save Our Street) Dogs & Cats
  • Noah’s Ark VetHelp & Vet Internship Programmes
  • Animal Birth Control (ABC)
  • Trap Neuter Return Manage (TNRM)

Here Are Some Things To Note Concerning This Shelter:

  • Donations start at RM30 a month via GIRO
  • NANAS has a shelter of its own in Singapore and is no longer affiliated with Noah’s Ark Cares (NA CARES).

Address: Kampung Ulu Pulai, 81500 Pekan Nanas, Johor

Opening hours: N/A

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: +60197900605

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook, Instagram

4. Sarawak Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals – Kuching (SSPCA)

Sarawak Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SSPCA) Website
Sarawak Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SSPCA) Website

The SSPCA is one of the a few animal shelters in Kuching to have reached a formal agreement with its local councils to house stray animals.

Besides this, they were able to secure a tax-deductible status for themselves. They are advocates and enforcers of rights for many homeless Malaysian pets.

At this shelter, you can adopt, donate and volunteer.

Projects and Programs:

  • Joint neutering programs with local councils
  • Education of visitors to the shelter
  • Off-site adoption campaigns
  • Investigate animal abuse cases
  • Manage animal crematoriums (to dispose of animal remains safely and hygienically)
  • Rescues of stray or trapped animals

Address: SSPCA, Lot 1787, Block 233, 6 1/2 Mile, Jalan Penrissen, Kota Sentosa, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak

Opening hours: 10 am – 4 pm (Daily)

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: +60128580628

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook

5. PAWS Animal Welfare Society – Petaling Jaya

PAWS Animal Welfare Society Website
PAWS Animal Welfare Society Website

This animal shelter in Malaysia currently has over 500 dogs and cats under their care. Here you can surrender or sponsor animals and adopt them as well.

Their Sponsor-A-Pet-Programme (SAPP) uses its fees to purchase animal food and medication. Besides this, the fees also help provide sterilization operations for the animals.

Donations here are tax-deductible and help the shelter pay for its daily operations.

PAWS is currently raising money to build an animal shelter in Ara Damansara, and promises to build a state-of-the-art shelter with this building fund.

PAWS Animal Welfare Society (Petaling Jaya) Facebook
PAWS Animal Welfare Society (Petaling Jaya) Facebook

Adoption Fees:

  • Adult DSH Cats (above 1years old ) RM60
  • Adult Mongrel Dogs (above 1years old) RM80
  • DSH Kitten (below 1years old) RM80
  • Mongrel Puppy (below 1years old) RM110
  • Mix Breed Dog/Cat (regardless of age) RM180
  • Pedigree Dog/Cat (regardless of age) minimum of RM280
  • Rabbits (regardless of age) RM80

Surrendering Required Donation Fees:

  • Adult Dog (above 1years old ) RM120
  • Puppy (below 1years old) RM150
  • Adult Cat (above 1years old) RM100
  • Kitten (below 1years old) RM120
  • Rabbit (regardless of age) RM150

Here Are Some Things To Note Concerning The Shelter:

  • Reservations and bookings for animals residing in this shelter are not allowed
  • You can volunteer at this shelter from Monday – Sunday @ 10 am to 4 pm (excluding Wednesdays and Public Holidays)
  • All volunteers are required to fill in an online volunteer form before starting any volunteering work
  • As of writing this article, this shelter is closed and its reopening has been delayed due to construction stop-work orders imposed during previous MCOs.

Address: Lot 93316-93317, Jalan PJU 1A/20, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya 47301

Opening hours:

Monday 9am – 9pm

Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 4pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: +60 1121935651

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook, Instagram

6. KL Pooch Resort and Rescue – Selangor

KL Pooch Resort And Rescue Website
KL Pooch Resort And Rescue Website

This animal shelter in Malaysia is a self-sustainable welfare organization.

The income earned through their resort helps them support themselves, although they are funded by public donations as well.

With spacious kennels, ample exercise, and fresh food, whoever uses their boarding services can rest assured that their pets will be very well treated here.

And not to worry, this facility doesn’t discriminate against any pooches, so all are welcome. Aside from boarding services, you can also adopt, sponsor or volunteer at this shelter.

KL Pooch Resort And Rescue Facebook
KL Pooch Resort And Rescue Facebook

Adoption Fees:

  • RM350 (includes vaccinations & neutering)
  • Special needs animals and animals above 7 years old are exempt from these fees

Resort Rates:

  • Single Room RM38 per night
  • Twin-share RM70 per night
  • Triple share RM95 per night
  • Public Holiday Surcharge RM2 per dog per night
  • Medication Surcharge RM2 per dog per night
  • Stay 6 nights or more – Receive 10% offboarding
  • Stay 16 nights or more – Receive 15% offboarding
  • VIP Adopters – Receive 20% off our standard rate ALL YEAR ROUND!
  • Add-on pool/gym RM15 per session

Volunteering Activities:

  • Dog Was Day (occurs once every two months)
  • Housekeeping (cleaning, gardening, sewing)
  • Knowledge Sharing (legal expertise, dog training expertise, etc.)
  • Photography
  • Organizing
  • Medical Expertise
  • Cuddlers
  • Maintenance
  • Social Media

Address: Taman Tempua Bistari, Kalumpang, 44100 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor

Opening hours: N/A

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: +60 123960977

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook, Instagram

7. Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Kota Kinabalu – Sabah (SPCAKK)

Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Kota Kinabalu Website
Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Kota Kinabalu Website

This animal shelter in Malaysia is determined to protect animals who cannot protect themselves. Here there are many pets for adoption.

Additionally, you are encouraged to donate to the shelter and volunteer your services. Alongside regular volunteering activities, they have a 6-Month Shelter Maintenance Fund program.

As outlined on their website, SCPCAKK has a monthly expenditure of about RM20,000. This amount includes operation costs, vet care, and neutering programs.

Other than this you can also help them out by becoming a member of SPCAKK.

Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Kota Kinabalu Facebook
Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Kota Kinabalu Facebook

Adoption Fees:

  • Adult Dog (above 1years old) RM80 – inclusive of vaccination, deworming, and sterilization
  • Puppy RM120 – inclusive of vaccination, deworming, and sterilization
  • Adult Cat RM80 – inclusive of vaccination, deworming, and sterilization
  • Kitten RM150 – inclusive of vaccination, deworming, and sterilization. RM70 will be returned after neutering

6-Month Shelter Maintenance Fund Fees:

  • Pledging RM50 or RM100 per month (for 6 months from the date of your agreement)
  • You can continue pledging your support for this fund for a further 6 months or discontinue towards the end of your prior pledge (towards the end of your pledge a representative will contact you regarding this)

Membership Fees:

  • Ordinary Membership RM50 per year
  • Life Membership RM one-off payment
  • Junior Membership (below 17 years old) RM10 per year
  • Corporate Membership RM1000 per year

Volunteering Activities:

  • Shelter Works (housekeeping, maintenance, grooming, dog walking)
  • Publicity and Education
  • Legal Aid
  • Volunteer Veterinarian
  • Animal Rescue Volunteers

Address: Jalan Kopozon Gana, Mai Aman, 89600 Papar, Sabah

Opening hours: 11 am – 3 pm (Daily, Closed on Sundays)

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: +60198809660

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook, Instagram

8. The Forgotten Souls at Papan Dumpsite – Perak

The Forgotten Souls At Papan Dumpsite Facebook
The Forgotten Souls At Papan Dumpsite Facebook

In March 2021 the Malay Mail reported that Ipoh City Council had been releasing strays they caught at the Papan dumpsite. According to the article, this had been occurring for years, and the dogs were left with no shelter or food.

Started by a group of volunteers, The Forgotten Souls at Papan Dumpsite organizes rescues, volunteering services, and donations.

Moreover, they also organize virtual pets for adoption in Malaysia events and daily feedings for the dogs.

According to their Facebook page, there are about 60 to 80 strays located at this dumpsite that require help in the form of food, shelter, medication, and sterilization.

Address: Located at the Ipoh-Lumut Highway (exact address not stated to prevent pet being dumped at Papan)

Opening hours: N/A

Email: N/A

Contact number: Contact via messenger (any volunteers are interested may contact via messenger)

Website/Social Media: Facebook, Instagram

9. Second Chance Animal Shelter Malaysia – Selangor

Second Chance Animal Shelter Malaysia Website
Second Chance Animal Shelter Malaysia Website

Second Chance is an animal shelter in Malaysia that started from the rescue of 12 gentle puppers, and has now grown to the established no-kill shelter it is today.

SCAS’s mission is to rehome their rescues and to educate the public on adoption and neutering.

At this shelter, you may contribute to their cause by sponsoring a dog, donating cash or goods.

If you would like to donate your time instead, they have many volunteering activities for you to take part in.

For more information visit their website, and remember to check out their adorable merchandise from their online shop!

Second Chance Animal Shelter Malaysia Facebook
Second Chance Animal Shelter Malaysia Facebook

Sponsorship Fees:

  • One Cat/Dog RM50 per month
  • Two Cats/Dogs RM100 per month
  • Food (only) RM30 per month
  • Food & Medical Bills RM50 per month
  • One Cat/Dog RM600 per year
  • Two Cats/Dogs RM1200 per year
  • RM200 for neutering (One-off payment under Dog Sponsorship Program)

Volunteering Activities (Occurs between 11 am to 3 pm):

  • Paint Away
    • Time: 11 am – 3 pm
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Other details on the website
  • What a Dirty Job
    • Time: 11 am – 3 pm
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Other details on the website
  • It’s a Dog’s Day
    • Time: 11 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 3 pm
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Other details on the website

Address: Pekan Batu 14, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia

Opening hours:

Weekdays visitation strictly by pre-booked appointment times.

Public VIsitation: Saturday: 11am – 3pm

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: +6012 919 2263

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook, Instagram

10. Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue – Selangor (MIAR)

Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue (MIAR) Website
Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue (MIAR) Website

MIAR is a no-kill, non-profit, volunteer dog rescue organization, which aims to make a difference for the homeless pets of Selangor.

For this purpose, they rescue dogs from dangerous situations and help rehome them through adoption.

Their adoption process is comprehensive as they really ensure that the pets will be well cared for.

To help MIAR, you may either volunteer or report dogs that need to be rescued.

Address: No. 11129, Jalan Meranti 5 KG SG Rasau, Batu 8 Puchong 47100 Puchong Selangor Malaysia

Opening hours: N/A

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: 012 3992021/ 016-997 5301

Website/Social Media: Official Website, Facebook

Conclusion

So here are the many animal shelters in Malaysia!

Many of these homes were started by loving volunteers who just wanted to make a difference in their local communities.

Although not all of us are able to adopt an animal, we can still offer our time and support, and choose to adopt instead of shop!

If you’d like to know more about the cost of adopting a pet, and whether you should shop or adopt, check out our guide on the cost of owning a pet in Malaysia for all the details.

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