SPCA Confirms Critical Animal Welfare Services Will Continue

The circuit-breaker measures imposed by the Singapore Government have started on Tuesday (7 Apr). We know what that means for us, but animal lovers may worry about what this means for our homeless furry friends.

Luckily, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has shed some light on the issue — they will answer the call to care for these animals.

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All critical animal welfare services to remain operational

In a Facebook post on Monday (6 Apr),  the organisation said all critical animal welfare services will remain operational from 7 Apr to 4 May.

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This includes 24/7 emergency rescues, cruelty and welfare investigations, animal clinics, shelters and humane animal population management programmes.

However, all adoption services are on hold until further notice.

Fundraising events cancelled, online donations still accepted

Fundraising events will also be cancelled. Sadly, this involves SPCA’s biggest fundraiser for the year, the Tux for Tails gala dinner.

This is unfortunate, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Good Samaritans can still contribute to the cause as SPCA is accepting online donations. Those who wish to donate, please click here.

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Many challenges to face, but pet abandonment isn’t one of them

The non-profit organisation expects many challenges such as shortage of food and medical supplies, as donations are slated to take a “significant hit”, it said in an earlier Facebook post.

It seems pet abandonment will not be one of them, however, as thankfully SPCA has reported no increase in pet abandonment in Singapore.

This was previously of concern as many pet owners had reached out to SPCA wondering if they should surrender their pets for fear of animal-to-human Covid-19 transmission.

To date, 2 dogs, a cat and a tiger have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Keeping everyone safe during the crisis, even animals

Kudos to SPCA and pet lovers for not leaving animals in the lurch during this tough period.

For emergencies regarding injured, sick, abused on abandoned animals, the SPCA hotline is still available at 6287 5355, ext 9.

For all other enquiries, please reach out to SPCA via social media.

Together, we can overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.

Featured image adapted from The Star.