Adoption is often encouraged over purchasing a pet over the counter, as it helps provide a new life for animals and helps reduce the number of strays in the streets. Upon confirming an adoption, you will be screened through interviews and house visits to ensure the animal is headed to a forever home. These organisations are a great place to get started. A complete list of recommended organisations is available here.
SPCA – SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
If you’re looking to adopt but are unsure of what will suit your lifestyle, enquire about the matching programme to help you find the right pet for your family. Tel: 6287 5355 ext. 24.
Besides adoption, the society offers education programmes, sterilisation schemes and fostering services.
If you can’t adopt more than one pet, why not try Noah’s Ark’s sponsorship programme? Browse through a list of pooches and kitties that need a little financial help and get generous. Sponsorship starts at $50. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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By Hazel Vincent de Paul, The Finder, Singapore 2015