There’s no nicer greeting in the world than a wagging tail or purring cat. With numbers of abandoned or stray animals on the continual rise, if you are thinking of getting a little furry friend, it’s always best to adopt. Here we give you six centres full of little people wanting a new home.
SPCA – The Singapore Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals
The SPCA is one of the biggest and best known of all animal shelters in Singapore. Having been around since the late 1800s, they not only help re-home lost and abandoned animals, but also offer a 24 hour service for sick animals. Housing dogs and cats as well as smaller animals including rabbits and tortoises, viewings of the animals takes place during specific times.
SPCA, 31 Mount Vernon Road, Singapore, 368054, +65 6287 5355, http://www.spca.org.sg.
Part adoption site, part education site, Pets Channel really is one of the most comprehensive portals for all your potential pet needs. Acting as a pet community site, it helps list information and contact details for animals (including dogs, cats, rabbits and even birds) looking for a new forever home as well as information about breeds and daily care to help you make the very best decision. Not only this, but the site regularly hosts and lists pet events to help all those lucky owners stay in touch!
Pets Channel. Online only http://www.petschannel.com/adoption/
Another online portal helping our furry friends find a new human is Lost Paws. The site lists the regular flurry of dogs and cats as well as playing hosts to birds, rabbits and more exotic animals. Not just centered on adoption, the site aims to raise awareness, through animal welfare groups and local businesses, of the importance on helping stamp out animal cruelty. Oh, and they have some pretty cool articles on site – we loved the recent pet photography post!
Lost Paws, Online only http://www.lost-paws.org/index.php/
Causes for Animals Singapore
One of the most active in terms of action for change, Causes for Animals Singapore aims to not only support the needs of local animals through re-homing, but to helps educate and promote on matters including best practice, animal ethics, and sustainable and compassionate treatment of animals. In terms of re-homing, the centre only houses dogs but will work with you every step of the way (including post adoption home visits) to make sure you and your new companion and working together in the best possible way.
Animal Lovers League
No matter how much you love little furry monsters, sometimes owning one just isn’t feasible. And for those times, there’s Animal Lovers League. A non-profit charity that offers people the chance to help contribute towards an animals happy life by sponsoring its daily life. Contributions vary and totally up to the individuals to decide how much, and for how long, they sponsor. With each and every animal that pads through their doors needing medical attention (every re-homed animal is neutered under Singapore law), medical bills run into the tens of thousands and Animal Lovers League also offers people the chance to contribute as much, or as little, towards this. Oh, and the site also offers adoption for cats and dogs.
Madam Wong’s Shelter and Friends
When it comes to animal shelters in Singapore, Madam Wong’s Shelter and Friends is an institution. Run purely out of the love from Madam Wong and her wonderful bunch of happy volunteers, they take in dogs, cats as well as other small animals. With their motto stating that they seek to ‘provide care, compassion and hope, giving all animals a chance for leading loved lives’, they work tirelessly to help rehabilitate and re-home little furry ones. As a small, non-profit organization, they are constantly looking for donations in the form of food, bedding, newspapers and cardboard boxes so even if adoption isn’t on your mind, you can still do your bit for animal charity.
Madam Wong’s Shelter and Friends, to visit contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see https://www.facebook.com/Mdmwongsshelterandfriends/info