Singapore’s Only Cat Museum To Close, Leaving 24 Cats Up For Adoption
It’s official. Singapore’s only cat museum located at Purvis Street, will be closed for good from 10 Jun.
The Cat Museum will be shutting its doors, after allegedly using a residential space for commercial activities.
This previously resulted in a fallout with their landlord and the Ministry of National Development (MND).
Their landlord decided not to renew The Cat Museum’s lease, leaving its founder, Jessica Seet, in a frenzy to find homes for 24 innocent felines housed there.
Who wouldn’t have the heart to adopt these fuzzy creatures? Let’s take a quick look at some of the kitties you may be able to take home.
1. Snowman loves boxes
Meet Snowman. He loves boxes.
If it fits, I sits
Let’s take a moment to admire those long ears and Snowman’s innocent gaze. Surely there’s a home that’ll give him as many boxes as he likes for the rest of his life?
2. Little Elf
Check out my snow white belly
According to Channel NewsAsia, Little Elf along with its two siblings, were suffering from cat flu when they were taken in by the Museum.
If your heart goes out to Little Elf too, perhaps you could consider being his new fur-mom or fur-dad?
3. Fusili suits up
Some of them, like Fusili here, came prepared all suited up and ready to sweep you off your feet. Me-ow.
Ooh, I’m feline so fine
He definitely hopes to find a family best suit-ed for him too.
4. Bug Eye from Tuas
Bug Eye hails all the way from Tuas.
You’ll get lost in my eyes in no time
As you can see, Bug Eye has no problem with vision, that’s for sure.
Twinklebell is a dainty thing, just like the fairy that could have inspired her name.
Twinkle, twinkle little stare
For those who love the little ones, do consider adding a little twinkle to your life with this precious kitten.
6. Fergie the lap-lover
Fergie’s idea of the perfect lap, has absolutely nothing to do with swimming.
You’ve been running laps in my mind
In fact, will you be the owner of a comfy lap to call her own?
7. Gretel with white socks
Gretel’s charming white socks are definitely her main appeal.
Just waitin’ for my Hansel
We think she’s cuter in person than Puss in Boots himself.
8. Mama Mia
We’re not sure if Mama Mia actually sings, just like the musical she’s named after.
My, my, how could I forget you
But we’re sure she’ll meow her way straight into your heart, if only you’d take her in.
9. Sid from Bishan
Of course, if a cat came from Bishan. The only logical name to give him would be Sid.
The name’s Sid. From Bishan.
We’re sure Sid is no sloth, unlike his Ice Age counterpart. He’ll be the purrfect addition to any loving family.
10. Singing Selena
There’s probably no other feline as gorgeous as this darling, who’s surely deserving of the beautiful name Selena.
Your heart wants what it wants
If she could sing, she’d probably belt out the lyrics to Selena Gomez’s famous song, “If you’re ready come and get it” as well.
11. Sleepy Spring from Yishun
So did you know Yishun had a Spring? Neither did we.
Oh, so it seems Spring is here
We’re sure you’d return to your home with a spring in your step too, if you had this little cutie waiting up for you.
12. Summer the heart-stealer
We’d hazard a guess, but Spring and Summer are probably siblings from the infamous Yishun.
Let’s commit the perfect crime, I’ll steal your heart & you’ll steal mine
That’s not to say that Yishun’s bad rep will rub off on any of these innocent little kitties. The only crime Summer will ever be guilty of, is stealing your hearts.
13. Tasty Tempura
Tempura’s name should have something to do with its favourite food?
Prawn to be wild
Well, there’s really only one way to find out. Visit Tempura in person to see if it’s the kitty for you.
24 kitties up for adoption
These charming cats have since recovered and are eagerly waiting for potential families to pick them up.
In fact, these critters are just a handful of the two dozen of cats who are up for adoption.
All of them are rescues, and there’s certainly nothing better than giving one a home that they deserve.
More information on how you could welcome one to your family can be found on The Cat Museum’s Facebook page.
According to a Facebook post, these are the names of a few cats who are up for adoption.
- Mama Mia
- Jean Grey
- Little Elf
- Bug Eye
Potential cat adopters will be able to meet them in ‘purrson’ and feed them fresh chicken treats during a 2 hour session from 12 to 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
From 4 to 6pm daily, you’ll also be able to enjoy watching the resident cats have dinner at 5pm.
Opening Hours, Address & Prices
Thursday: 4 -6pm
Address: 8 Purvis Street, The Cat Museum
Prices: $15 for visitors aged 13 years and above. $10 for those aged 12 and below, who must be accompanied by an adult.
What’s next for The Cat Museum?
Although it is sad to see that The Cat Museum chapter has come to a close, the story has not yet ended for this philanthropic endeavour and its founder.
Ms Jessica Seet has launched a campaign to raise $1 million, in order to purchase a location to continue her charity work with the kitties.
If all goes well, we’re sure they’ll be able to continue helping abandoned kitties in the near future.
Till then, we at MustShareNews wish Jessica Seet and all kitties under her care, the best in their future PURRsuits.
If you’re interested in chipping in to help these feline residents of The Cat Museum, you can make a small donation to OCBC Account No. 686 362 385 001.