8 Local Animal Welfare Groups You Can Lend Some Help

Thinking of owning a pet but not sure where to start looking? Why not show love to animals in need of a home and adopt a pet from a local animal welfare organisation? Even if circumstances don’t allow you to take care of a pet at home, you can still help out by volunteering or making donations to support the upkeep of these fur babies. Here are some places where you can get started.

1. Animal Lovers League (ALL)

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Everyone say hello to our kittens, Diego and Amigo! These identical siblings were born in our shelter. Their mummy was rescued and brought in heavily pregnant. Playful and inquisitive with their doting mummy! Diego has since been adopted by a loving family, while Amigo and mummy girl are still in our care until they find their forever home 😘😘😘 Cuties Diego and Amigo are just 1 of 12 special rescued pairs photographed and featured in ALL's 2020 Calendars – now on sale at $10 each! All money raised from every purchase will go directly to the care of our 500 rescue furbabies 😻🐶 You may purchase the calendars at: – ALL Shelter: 59 Sungei Tengah Road, Block Q, #01-29, Singapore 699014 – Sun Petgamart: 18 Sungei Kadut Street 2, #01-02, Singapore 729236 The calendars can be posted to you at an additional cost of $1 per calendar. Delivery is free for orders of more than 50 calendars. For delivery by post, payment to be made by: * Bank transfer: DBS Current A/C No. 015-900383-3 * PayLah!: Please scan the QR code provided. WhatsApp your Name and address with your payment receipt/ screenshot of confirmation of payment to Cathy at 9154 6422 for delivery. Thank you for your kind contributions! 💝#ALLThatMatters

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A no-kill shelter that homes some 700 dogs and cats, ALL is one of the island’s  largest and longest serving animal welfare groups.

Unable to adopt but still want to take care of an animal? Just set aside $60 a month to sponsor a cat or $13o a month to sponsor a dog. You will be able to visit them weekly to check up on them.

2. Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) 

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Thank you for attending our adoption drive earlier this month! Our volunteers are following up on the enquiries and hopefully a few of our dogs will be on their way to their forever homes. Poor Saffron, despite being a really good boy, had no enquiries at all 🙁 Probably because there were several other younger and smaller (and cuter) puppies. But hey, when Saffron first came to us at 2 months old, he was also just as small and cute! He was very shy though, and it took him a while to open up. Now, 4 months later, at 6 months old, Saffron is quite the perfect pup. He takes only a short while to warm up to strangers, and would be a sticky and affectionate boy after. He is also grass-trained and doesn't do his business at home. He is obedient and can sleep alone at night, and can even be left home alone in a confined area of the house without creating a mess. His favourite things are soft cushiony toys and may chew them up, so be sure to stock up on toys for him! Outside, Saffron walks well, though he gets spooked by loud noises or vehicles passing by, and may need some coaxing to move along when he is unsure about his surroundings. He is still learning to be a braver every single day! If you'd like to give Saffron a forever home, do write in to us at this link: bit.ly/sosdadoptform Saffron will be attending our next adoption drive, so do come by to meet him 🙂 Date: 9 February 2020, Sunday Time: 1-5pm Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre @ 1 Wallich Street, Singapore 078881 He is HDB-approved!

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SOSD rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes stray dogs. If you can afford it, consider sponsoring a dog from $195/month. You’ll be free to visit and play with it without having to worry about the responsibilities that living with a pet entails.

3. Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS)

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Murni is looking for a foster or adopter! 7 year old Murni was a factory dog all his life. Recently the workers alerted us that Murni had a ear issue and with treatment he has since healed well. However, we realised Murni had such an excellent temperament. We are hoping to find him a home so he doesn't have to return to the factory. He is HDB approved. Murni is grass trained, vaccinated, microchipped and sterilised. He is completely undemanding and extremely calm and confident. Murni is excellent on leash, fine alone at home and has no issues being left alone for long hours. Murni is laidback, calm and oh so gentle. He would be perfect in an apartment setting. To meet Murni, email adoption@causesforanimals.com or SMS 9793 7162 Photo Credit : @glennelvy #adoptdontshop #causesforanimalssingapore #singaporespecials #animalwelfare #singaporespecialsofinstagram #singaporespecial #instadog #dogstagram

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CAS is a shelter for both dogs and cats. Pet food bundles begin at $10, and you can either make a one-off donation or a monthly commitment. Like the idea of providing shelter? You can sponsor a kennel for $100/month.

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4. Cat Welfare Society

The Cat Welfare Society rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes cats . You can do your bit for the kitties by making a monthly donation of $10, and pledge your support by becoming a member for $40.

5. Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES)

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An animal protection organisation, ACRES aims to fight animal cruelty and doesn’t look out for just dogs and cats. You can provide enrichment for the creatures at the rescue centre for $10/month, fund a whole day of wildlife rescue for $50/month or cover medical costs for a rescued animal for $100/month, among a list of other things.

6. Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS)

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BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL! Come to NParks Pets' Day Out at Bishan Park this Saturday, 11 January, 2pm-7pm to meet five OSCAS' black beauties! Kuro, Nero, and Noir are three adorable puppies that will be waiting at the adoption event to cover you in slobbery kisses. They are a whirlwind of fun and a little bit of puppy mischief. If you are looking for all the puppy playfulness in a handsome HDB-approved package, come meet Benny! He is around 3 years old, sterilized, microchipped, and ready for a loving home. Miracle is our last black beauty with a touch of sophisticated white. She loves her walks, but also likes some couch time and a nice meal. She is HDB-approved and would love to meet you! Our dogs will be at Pet's Day Out from 2pm-4pm. Don't miss this opportunity to find your next furry family member!

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OSCAS is another spot for stray dogs. You can sponsor one for as low as $50/month or make a donation of food and other items.

7) Love Kuching Project

The Love Kuching Project focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating sick and injured community cats as well as young kittens that need human intervention in order to survive. They are then trained and exposed to cats of all ages which makes them perfect to be adopted into multi-cat households. You can support this organisation in various ways such as sponsoring a cage from $90 a month or signing up as a long-term volunteer to help them with their operations.

8) House Rabbit Society Singapore

If you love rabbits, consider adopting from the House Rabbit Society Singapore. They rescue abandoned rabbits and seek to raise awareness about rabbit care and responsible rabbit ownership. You can also help out by purchasing and donating food to the organisation.

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