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Protect our strays by joining the Stray-Free Selangor campaign

by Grace Sundram

For the unfamiliar, BOXO is a local business founded in 2020 that specialises in unique boxer shorts with polka dots, checkered designs, and illustrations. One of the main focus of their business is to remind people that comfort and style can always coexist. That said, BOXO is urging animal lovers to join its Stray-Free Selangor campaign.

The brand will be donating 10% of earnings from sales of its newly created boxer shorts to the Yellow Charity Boney to Society’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor (SPCA Selangor) in order to support the campaign.


With that, the overall funds will be used to support the SPCA Selangor’s Stray-Free Selangor (SFS) programme, which involves a certified veterinarian to help by spaying or neutering community animals, stray cats and dogs.

According to SPCA, the SFS application is part of a humane and effective method in preventing stray’s population growth.

“A 2019 Euromonitor report indicated that the population of cats and dogs were at about 795,000 and 402,500 respectively in 2019. There should be more now.

“A stray female cat can give birth to a litter of five kittens three times a year and a stray female dog can give birth to a litter of six puppies twice a year.


“Assuming that 10% of the population were matured female strays and that is a very conservative breakdown, they could have possibly given birth to another 7,155,000 kittens and 4,347,000 puppies by now. We are glad that private organisations such as BOXO are supporting the effort,” said SPCA Selangor, chairperson Christine Chin-Radford, adding that SFS is a humane stray management method as given the number of strays it would be unsustainable for the animal shelters to home if the number is uncontrolled.


BOXO, operated by animal lovers as well, aims to reduce the number of unwanted strays born in Malaysia.

“Stray cats and dogs are increasingly becoming an issue in Malaysia. The number of animal abuses is also becoming more rampant. We hope that our effort can contribute positively towards combating the overpopulation of stray cats and dogs.” said BOXO’s co-founder Alvin Ting.

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