LIFE & FAMILY
AWish Animals for the
BY AMY BROOK-PARTRIDGE
The majority of animal shelters in Singapore rely on the generosity of the public, who either donate their time as volunteers or give money to help the cause. The stray animal population continues to be an issue here, so we asked representatives from some of the leading animal shelters what their wishes are for Christmas and beyond.
“Our wish is for Singapore to be more tolerant towards stray dogs, for there to be less need for culling, and for more dogs to find forever homes” – Kevin Neo, Exclusively Mongrels
Fiona Foo Founder of Hope Dog Rescue
“Hope Dog Rescue provides dog food to factory workers who care for strays living in their factory compounds. We also provide food to low-income families who have fallen on hard times but are doing the best they can to keep their dogs with them.
Research has shown that having a pet can slow down the development of dementia, and that the companionship of pets has a positive impact on the general wellbeing of senior citizens; so we provide dog food to senior citizens who need help to care for their dogs. “We also provide medical aid for for all these dogs when it’s needed, and for the street dogs that aren’t as fortunate. So, for 2017, we hope that you will continue to support us and believe in what we do, in order that we can keep on making dogs and their humans happy!”
To find out how you can help, go to hopedogrescue.blogspot.sg.
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