There the cat goes... "cough!" and out comes a yucky clump of hairball. What are these and how do you minimise the occurrences? Besides coughing up a hairball, your cat may really be coughing and require medical attention too. How do you tell these two apart?
When three-year-old Carson went missing, his parents couldn't have been more worried. Thanks to Cooper, the family dog, the boy was kept safe throughout the entire time he was gone. Just click play to find out what happened!
A rescued dog, Cooper proved himself that he was part of the family. By protecting the little boy, he did what any other family member would do - looking out for each other. If your pet is family to you, don't forget to join us this weekend for My Pet My Family!
Name: Max Sex: Male Age: 1 year and 2 months old Breed: Cross-breed Colour: Black/Tan HDB-Approved: No
Just look at those fabulous eyes! Max is affectionate and very friendly with both people and other dogs. He has a great temperament and is a delight to take on walks. Max is looking for a family who has a nice, secure yard to play in and lots and lots of love to give him!
Name: Megan Sex: Female Age: 1 year and 3 months old Breed: Local Colour: Black
Megan loves cuddles, enjoys treats, playtime and also going around to explore. Back in the shelter, she has a really big scratching post and likes to sit on top of it so she can watch everything going on around her.
If you wish to adopt Max or Megan, do visit them at SPCA's shelter during their opening hours:
Viewing Hours - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 10.00am to 4.00pm - Sunday and Public Holidays (PH) - 11.00am to 3.30pm - Thursday - Closed (unless it is a Public Holiday) - On the eve of Chinese New Year, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the shelter, administration office and clinic will close at 12.30pm. The reception will remain open - As the process of adoption takes at least half an hour, SPCA is unable to process any adoption within 30 minutes to the stated closing time for that day.
Interested parties can also call 6287 5355 ext. 24 (during our opening hours) to check if the animals featured are available for adoption (this is because the animals featured may have been adopted by the time the post is published).
Just moments after giving birth to her litter of kittens, a mother cat began nursing three little ducklings (who happened to hatch shortly after) and took them under her care until they were fully grown. Get your tissues ready... (you have been warned)
As the saying goes - love knows no boundaries. Though the ducklings are evidently different, the mother cat loved them the same. Probably a trait that we all can learn from our animal friends
Name: Pinky Age: 8 months old Sex: Female Breed: Mongrel HDB - approved: No
Profile: Pinky and her siblings were born in a secluded industrial area with very limited food source. The three-legged mother and litter were fortunately rescued and they were given a temporary but loving foster home to be nurtured and to grow.
Pinky is now ready for adoption. She is shy when she meets strangers and other dogs. She is a smart and bright girl who picks up tricks and routines quickly. All this girl wants is a forever home.
Adoption contact details: Send a Whatsapp message with your name, age and experience with pets to 9270 8612. Interested adopters under the age of 21 must get a parent/guardian to contact Noah's Ark CARES.
Ash the chinchilla has come a long way since his days of being in a home where he was short of love. Listen to his care-taker, Jodie, as she gives a recount on Ash's rescue story.
Pets deserve a loving home where they feel safe and protected. Most families regard their pets as a family member. If you share the same sentiment with us, join us at My Pet My Family (link) on 31 October 2015 at Marina Barrage!
Happening at the My Pet My Family event on 31 Oct at Marina Barrage is the Free Pet Health Check by AVA! If you would like to bring your pet for a free physical examination (including free micro-chipping for dogs without an existing microchip), sign up now!
*Those without a confirmation email and number will not be admitted into the hall on the day itself.
Here are the terms & conditions: 1. Only pre-registered pets qualify for the free pet health check. 2. Pet dogs attending the free pet health check are required to be licensed. 3. Each owner is only allowed to bring one pet. 4. Each session with the veterinarian is 15 minutes. 5. Owners are responsible for the safety of their pets and themselves. All dogs must be leashed at all times. The following dog breeds and their crosses must also be muzzled-Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog and Rottweiler. 6. Cats and other pet animals must be kept in secure carriers at all times. 7. Owners must always be in control of their pets and are responsible if their pets attack or cause injury to others. AVA will not be liable for any injuries to clients, pets and escapees. 8. Owners are reminded to clean up after their pets to keep the place clean for the comfort of everyone. 9. The free pet health check comprises clinical examination and advice by a veterinarian. Follow-up diagnostics and treatment, if required, should be done at a local veterinary at your own cost. 10. AVA reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice and to turn away owners who do not abide by the above.
*Under AVA's regulations, all animals sold must have been vaccinated at least twice. The first vaccination must be given after 6 weeks of age, and the second vaccination must be given at least 1 week before sale. We regret to inform you that for safety and health reasons, puppies or kittens(<1 year old) that have not received these two vaccinations will not be permitted to register for this event. Kindly refer to the attached document, or AVA's website for more details.
Name: Faithful Blessing Age: 1 yr 1 mth old Sex: Neutered Male
Profile: Faithful was given up to Mercylight on 8 May 2015 by a group of foreign workers. The workers rescued Faithful when he was a pup and took care of him by giving him leftover food from their daily meals. However, every time their company completed a project, they will have to shift to another location to start on a new project. The workers were worried Faithful may one day be run over by the trucks if he didn't adjust to the new environment in time. There were also other fellow workers who did not like Faithful's presence.
As Faithful is so used to being around humans since young, he settled in very well at his foster home. He is friendly with other dogs, likes to play and knows how to enjoy toys. He is witty and his intelligence never ceases to amaze us when he is up to some funny business. A very affectionate boy who loves attention from humans too.
Name: Haven Boy Age: 1 yr 8 mth old (DOB: 4 Feb 2014) Sex: Neutered Male Breed: Mixed breed
Profile: Haven Boy was actually an accidental rescue for us in June 2015 because we were trying to catch the females on heat for sterilization instead. However we have no regrets in doing so because Haven Boy used to sleep in the middle of the road with no sense of the danger from the oncoming traffic. He will only move if the car or truck drivers honked at him.
Once he enters into deep sleep, he is almost oblivious to the happenings around him. This bad habit posed a serious danger to his life because we were constantly worried that there may come a day that the drivers did not see him and run over him. Now we rejoice whenever we see him sleeping like a pig in the shelter in his own dreamland.
He is an outgoing, calm, good tempered and contagiously happy dog who loves walks and sleeps with his 4 legs in the air.
Adoption contact details: For Faithful Blessing: If you are keen to meet Faithful Blessing for adoption, please click here and fill out our adoption form.
For Haven Boy: If you are keen to meet Haven Boy for adoption, please click here and fill out our adoption form.
Name: Marion & Marit Age: Slightly over 1 years old Sex: Females Breed: Local Personality: This pair of petite sisters are a little shy to humans but are gentle and mellow. They are neat girls and have good litter habits. The pair has to be adopted together.
Name: Dewey Age: Slightly over 1 years old Sex: Female Breed: Local Personality: Dewey is a big bunny with a sweet personality. She's not fussy and enjoys human attention. Pats are welcome.
If you are interested to find out more about Marion, Marit and Dewey, please send an email to Ms Betty Tan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit House Rabbit Society Singapore (HRSS)'s official Facebook page.
SPCA CELEBRATES WORLD ANIMAL DAY 2015 3 OCTOBER (SATURDAY) 10AM - 8PM THE CATHAY@ HANDY ROAD (EXTERNAL ATRIUM)
Join us at SPCA's World Animal Day 2015! We'll be there with our activities for children and pet care information. This year's World Animal Day is also extra special as it will be SPCA's final year at its premises in Mount Vernon and they hope to leave the current shelter with a bang.
Here's some activities to look forward to at the event:
Science Diet The very popular Hill's Science Diet 'pound-for-pound' food drive is back! Help SPCA collect 3000lbs worth of pet food, accessories and milk for our little ones by buying a bag of food because every bag you buy, the nice people at Hill's will match your donation in purchase and weight.
Animal Care Corner Learn awesome facts about your furry friend! SPCA's educational booth features tips on care for domestic animals and awareness on responsible ownership and care for community animals in Singapore.
PAWS & WISH (Animal Dedication Board) Small plaques can be purchased and dedications can be written, to be hung on a dedication board.
SPCA Wall of History & Photobooth As it is SPCA's last year celebrating World Animal Day while still at its Mount Vernon premises, this wall will feature old photographs, newsletters, and nostalgic paraphernalia. Take a Polaroid photo at the photobooth to take home with you!
Launch of New & Exclusive SPCA Merchandise SPCA will be releasing its official 2016 diaries and calendars, new merchandise and limited edition products to celebrate SPCA's expansion to its new premises.
Face and Hand Painting Get your face painted like your favourite domestic animal!
Balloon Sculpturing Don't get your balloons in a knot, instead get them shaped into your favourite animals!
Pet Virtual Reality See through the eyes of your pet! This interactive and exciting game will give us an insight into what it is like being in the paws of the animal and understand its physiology, needs and fears.