Ensuring animals in Singapore get the love and care they deserve
Founded in 1876, The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is Singapore’s only community animal clinic with an adoption programme and education outreach. It aims to reunite lost pets with owners, provide sterilisations for community animals, and shelter over 200 unwanted, abused or abandoned animals every month. The organization’s mission is to prevent cruelty to promote kindness to animals, and it is their vision to build a compassionate Singapore where animals are treated with respect. The organization relies heavily on donations from supporters to continue its important role in protecting animals. Over $3,200,000 annually is required to run all our services including 24/7 emergency rescues, cruelty and welfare investigations.
Why it matters:
The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in new opportunities and challenges for animal shelters in Singapore. On a positive note, due to work-from-home arrangements, new pet owners are better able to help the animals adjust to their new homes and routines. On the other hand, most animal shelters are unable to take in more animals for various reasons related to the pandemic, such as cancelled adoption drives or people who are unwilling to commit to a pet for financial reasons. LEWIS is honoured to support those that do so much for these animals in such challenging times, and those that continue to make positive changes every single day at SPCA.