Whether it’s adoption, protection, education or welfare, there are many ways to help animals in Singapore.
When you think about helping animals, adoption or donations of money or time will probably come to mind. But there’s a more direct way of offering your assistance. Simply head over to an animal shelter and volunteer your services! There are many ways you can help, from more labour-intensive activities like cleaning and grooming to advocacy, public relations and even photography. Keen to lend a hand? Here’s a list of animal charities where you can pledge to better the lives of animals in Singapore.
Animal charities and welfare groups in Singapore
Mutts and Mittens
Mutts and Mittens sustains itself through its boarding wing, and proceeds go towards helping animals in need, as well as maintaining the kennels. Having cared for over countless rescues, the charity is always open to volunteer help. Show some love to the canines and felines by being a buddy to them until they find their new forever home.
Mutts and Mittens, #01-03/04, Block B, The Animal Lodge, 59 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699014 and 175 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399721
Cat Welfare Society
If you’re a cat lover, you’ll know this amazing charity. It promotes humane, responsible and informed actions towards domestic and community felines through various campaigns, classes and workshops. Cat Welfare Society is helmed by a team of volunteers who manage the organisation in their free time. They are always on the lookout for more volunteers to lend a hand, so if you’d like to get involved, check them out. Roles include community cat caregivers, administrative coordinators and fundraising management.
Cat Welfare Society, get in touch online
Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)
Established by a group of animal lovers, SOSD rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes stray dogs in Singapore. The non-profit animal charity also makes an effort to educate the public about canines and advocates against the culling of these homeless animals. You can help out by volunteering at the animal shelter, sponsoring a doggo or donating.
Save Our Street Dogs, #01-42, Block T, 59 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699014
Love Kuching Project
This community-based cat rescue group has a strong following on social media and is very passionate about its felines. Its main focus is on rehabilitating stray cats that are injured or critically ill. Besides vet care, it also offers adoption opportunities for cats to find their forever home and runs educational initiatives such as cat care talks and cat therapy programmes. Volunteers can help out with everything from rescue and outreach to fundraising and foster care. Do check with them to see if positions are open!
Love Kuching Project, 216 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427483
Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD)
Giving stray and abandoned dogs a second chance at life, ASD is always in need of volunteers to help with various activities and tasks like walking the dogs, cleaning their living areas and grooming them. You can assist with rescuing and rehoming, fostering and fundraising, or logistics and transport.
Action for Singapore Dogs, 80 Lim Chu Kang Lane 1, Singapore 718911
Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres)
Here’s an animal protection organisation driven by its concern for the better treatment of animals. Its focus areas include tackling the wildlife trade, rescue and rehabilitation, community outreach, education and raising awareness about animal welfare. Go on a rescue mission to save wild animals, donate, or look after daily tasks to ensure rescued animals are happy and healthy. From birds and monkeys to sugar gliders and snakes, Acres aims to leave no animal behind.
Animal Concerns Research and Education Society, 91 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698917
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Arguably the most prominent animal welfare charity and adoption centre in Singapore, SPCA cares for more than 200 stray animals per month, sadly. Wanna help? Adopt, don’t shop. You can also chip in with funds, volunteer your time and skills, and make a cruelty report to the 24/7 emergency rescue hotline if you spot something not quite right. SPCA’s services include rehoming, welfare investigations, animal rescues, clinic treatments and more.
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 50 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699012
House Rabbit Society Singapore (HRSS)
Yes, rabbits! Every year, plenty of rabbits are abandoned at shelters or released outdoors in Singapore. At this non-profit, volunteers help to educate people about the responsibilities of owning a pet rabbit, lend a hand at talks and fundraisers, and care for rescued rabbits.
House Rabbit Society Singapore, get in touch online
Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS)
This charity and non-profit dog shelter has been operating since 2006, helping to rescue stray mongrels and stop them from being culled. If you’d like to do your part to help, consider adopting a doggo to give it a new chance at happiness. Since the place is mostly managed by volunteers, you can assist them by rehabilitating, bathing and walking the canines. Roles like education and outreach or PR and media are available too.
Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter, The Animal Lodge, Block R, 59 Sungei Tengah Rd, Singapore 699014
Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS)
This animal welfare charity was set up to support homeless and unwanted animals in Singapore. It also promotes community responsibilities, while working with government organisations to work out humane solutions for the management of strays. All sorts of volunteers are welcome here. From photographers and education specialists to event helpers and adoption assistants, you can pick one that fits your skills.
Causes for Animals Singapore, get in touch online
Animal Lovers League
A registered no-kill shelter, Animal Lovers League is one of the biggest and longest-running animal welfare groups in Singapore. It has rescued over 500 cats and dogs and constantly relies on the public’s support to keep the charity running. Ways you can help include giving financially, donating food for the canines and felines, and taking care of the animals.
Animal Lovers League, #01-29, Block Q, The Animal Lodge, 59 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699014
How about showing some love for these animal shelters and charities in Singapore?