After years of applying to purchase the land that our animal shelter is situated on, SPCA Selangor is finally able to legally own the premises, thanks to the efforts of the Selangor State Government, which approved the application for land alienation. For the past few months, all of us at the shelter have been very excited over the plans to transform and remodel the animal shelter into an aesthetically-pleasing eco-friendly shelter that can house 300 dogs and 200 cats.
The new eco-friendly facility is designed by award-winning architect Hijjas Kasturi, who offered his services pro bono. Hijjas Kasturi, his wife and his family are no strangers to volunteering and have dedicated a lot of their time, effort and resources to worthy causes.
To raise funds for our highly ambitious remodelling plans, SPCA Selangor organised a fundraising dinner featuring Chairperson Christine Chin's husband, Donne Ray Radford, who would be singing R&B, soul and funk hits from the '70s and '80s. I have heard Donne perform before, at the fundraising do at Noble Banquet in 2007, and was delighted to be offered a seat at the volunteers' table. I knew my parents would enjoy the dinner and programme, and so we purchased dinner tickets so we could attend the event together and contribute to this worthy cause.
SPCA Charity Gala: Black Solid Gold! Dress code: 80's Retro!
The Charity Gala, which took place at the Sabah Ballroom of Shangri-La, was highly successful. Merchandise sales were brisk. There was even a wine auction and a magic show as precursors to the main attraction.
Donne Ray Radford, former lead singer of The Platters, in his element. You couldn't help but want to get up and dance!
As we would say back in the '80s, it has been a most excellent party, fur sure!
To find out ways to support SPCA Selangor, come visit our current animal shelter any day, from 0900 - 1600 hours!