Be a cat-alyst for change and welcome a cat into your household – don’t worry, the Cat Welfare Society will walk you through
There are just too many cats out there which need a home. If you’ve always wanted to help in caring for a cat but don’t feel confident about your cat-handling skills, there’s now a programme to remedy that!
Local animal welfare heroes, the Cat Welfare Society (CWS), has worked super hard over the years to make the lives of Singapore’s felines better. From re-homing stray cats to providing emergency healthcare and now, training potential fosterers on how to take care of our furry friends.
The training programme – slated to begin in July – is ideal for first-time fosterers or new cat owners and will cover a wide range of topics like cat behaviour and handling so you can learn about kitty’s different moods and how they communicate, nutrition, rehabilitation, among other things. Fostering is a great way to free up spaces in already overcrowded shelters and centres.
The self-initiated ground-up movement has even prepared cat-care kits for 50 first-time fosterers which include access to donated pet items (carriers, litter bins and the sorts) and even free vaccination for the first 100 lucky cats. CWS hopes to address the barriers of entry to those who lack experience in caring for a cat through training, providing network support and the handy care-kit to give fosterers a bit of a headstart.
Being a cat foster parent can be a rewarding experience – I mean, who wouldn’t want a furry friend greeting you at the door when you get home from work every day?
Sign up to be a foster cat parent on the website and they’ll help find a cat suitable for your household.
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