“Adopt (a Cat), Don’t Shop!”
I’m sure you’ve heard about this saying before. In Singapore, there are lots of stray animals – cats being one of them. If you are considering to adopt a cat, why not check out these few adoption organisations. The paw-sitive side of adopting from these organisations is that you are helping a good cause. It is also cheaper than going to a pet shop to buy a cat! Here are a few organisations you can consider if you are interested in giving tender loving care to a cat.
Cat welfare society started out because of the rising population of stray cats. Many were also getting abused or injured. CWS was formed with the aim to sterilize cats to prevent an overpopulation island wide. They also work on mediation for cat related issues such as complains in the neighbourhood, and education and awareness on cat ownership in Singapore, especially if they stay in a HDB.
In order to adopt one of the cats from CWS website, you can contact the fosters to meet up with the cats. CWS also has monthly adoption drives either at Nex or Vivocity at The Pet Safari store. There will be a home visit to ensure your house is safe for the cat. If everything works out only then will you get to hold the cat in your arms.
Yes, you heard right a cat museum. The first ever cat museum in Singapore and the world! Not only can you view and play with the cats here, you can adopt them home too. The cat museum is called Lion City Kitty and is mainly run by volunteers. Their main aim is to find loving homes for stray and orphan cats. However, it is to also let the public view cats and remove the stereotype that they are fierce and unfriendly and that they can be our fur-iends too!
To adopt a cat from them, do make a visit down to the cat museum at 8 Purvis St #02-02, Singapore 188587 to interact with a few of them. If you are interested in adopting one, do tell one of the staff. They would require you to fill up a form and proceed with checking the houses to ensure it is safe for the cats. Even if you are not interested in adopting, head down to the cat museum as it is something unique to do!
I’m sure many of us have heard of SPCA growing up in Singapore. It is one of the oldest animal shelter that started in the 1800s. Since the very beginning, SPCA believes is preventing cruelty to animals and to promote kindness. They aim to do this through education, advocacy and action.
If you are interested in to adopt a cat from them, you can go down to their shelter at 50 Sungei Tengah Road. You can interact with the cat yourself and have a better connection to see if you and the cat are a paw-fect match for one another.
There is over 700 dogs and cats that are under the care of ALL. Yes over 700 dogs and cats! ALL wants to persuade people to adopt instead of buy pets as there are so many pets without a warm and loving home. One amazing thing about ALL is that they have a strict no kill policy which means no dog or cat will be put down. ALL provides many services for our furry friends from giving them a shelter to feeding the stray dogs and cats on the streets. From all they do for the animals, you should be able to tell that these group of volunteers love the animals under their care and want the best for them.
You can make an appointment with ALL to view the cat in the shelter at 61 Pasir Ris Farmway 3. They will then proceed on to do a home visit to find out more about you and your family and to see if the cat can fit into your lifestyle. It is also to ensure your home is safe for the cat.
If all seems well, the cat will live in probation with you for 2 weeks to see if both you and your cat are fit for one another. Only after the 2 weeks homestay are you allowed to sign the adoption papers. The best part is that it is free for you to adopt the cat as ALL do not believe in putting a price on your fur kids.
“Meta” means “loving kindness” in the Pali language. It represents that special bond you have with your pets. MCDS is a group of volunteers which focuses on providing care for sick and abused animals. At MCDS they provide home to about 100 cats and a few dogs.
If you are interested to adopt a cat from MCDS, do contact them to make an appointment. You can go down to spend some time with the cat and fill out a questionnaire on their Facebook page. There will also be a home visit to ensure it is safe for your potential future to live in.
As you can see, you have plenty of options when it comes to adopting a cat. Don’t be disappointed if you can’t find the right one at first. There’s surely one lovely kitty cat that would capture your heart soon enough! Good luck, new pawrent!