If you love for our feline friends like we do, lend a hand with these organisations that could use some of your help and skills.
This community-based cat rescue group runs a small cattery in Joo Chiat, and relies on volunteers and public contributions to care for the kuchings. Not the Malaysian city, but these friendly felines – “kuching” means “cat” in Malay. Food and monetary donations are most welcome, or you can join the foster care team or be part of their outreach work.
NEXT: Cat Welfare Society →
The society offers volunteers positions as a community cat caregiver/mediator, administrative coordinator, or even management. They also need short-term volunteers at adoption drives and other events. Want a book of cats? (Who doesn’t?) Show your support by purchasing a copy of the special Society of Cats commemorative book and proceeds will be channeled to the Cat Welfare Society.
NEXT: Cat-Assisted Therapy Singapore (CATS) →
If you are a pet parent, volunteer your furkid to be a therapy cat to bring happiness and love to beneficiaries in nursing homes and special education schools. This volunteer group in Singapore believes that cat therapy provide physical, social, cognitive and emotional benefits, and they run three to five sessions per month. Now, can we also talk about how their acronym is CATS?
NEXT: St John Island’s cats →
Located a few kilometres south of Singapore, St John’s Island is home to a large community of stray cats that are fed and taken care of by a group of volunteers. (By large, we mean, like, hundreds. It’s cat heaven!) You can donate cat food and/or spend time with the meows there.
NEXT: Animal Lovers League (ALL) →
Besides volunteering with ALL, you can also purchase a Healthcare Package to keep the animals at the shelter healthy and happy. The packages for cats include vaccinating and deworming them against deadly diseases such as cat flu, FIV and FELV. If you’d like to adopt a furbaby without bringing them home, take up the Sponsorship Package at $100 a month for each cat (or dog).
NEXT: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Singapore →
The SPCA needs you! Commit to volunteer for at least four consecutive months on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The organisation also relies on public donations and other fund-raising avenues (such as merchandise sales) to help with their operations, and there are also opportunities to sponsor their cattery, kennel or nursery.
NEXT: Noah’s Ark CARES →
This animal sanctuary cares for about 300 cats, and volunteering opportunities include visits to the sanctuary to socialise with the animals, transporting sick animals, and fundraising. You can also contribute cash or in kind, or even write articles for their blog about tips and tricks, rescue missions, and all things cat or pet-related.
NEXT: NTU Cat Management Network →
So… the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has a Cat Management Network. Students care for the cats around the university campus. They’ve got a different kind of cat cafe – feeding grounds for community cats on campus – and also fund-raise for healthcare, rescue strays and more. Oh, and they blog about it, and it’s pretty funny.
NEXT: Love Kuching Project →
By Muneerah Bee and Pinky Chng, October 2017
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