Around 600 kilograms of pet food has been donated by publisher Singapore Press Holdings to animal welfare groups following its second annual Food for Furry Friends appeal.
Donations came from SPH staff working throughout the business. The pet food went to Action for Singapore Dogs, the Cat Welfare Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
“The SPCA hopes that SPH’s proactive and kind deeds will pave the way for many other home-grown organisations to do more for the animals in need. The food raised will certainly go a long way to help our shelter and community animals,” SPCA Singapore executive director Corinne Fong said in a statement.
SPH partnered with pet food distributor SG Pets, which gave discounts to staff who purchased pet food for the cause and delivered it for free to animal welfare groups.
Action for Singapore Dogs president Ricky Yeo said the organisation supported 150 dogs that collectively eat 20 kilograms of food per day. Meanwhile, the Cat Welfare Society has been responsible for the sterilisation of almost 5000 cats which had been caught on the street.
“This year, we wanted to make it bigger and better, with more groups involved,” SPH spokeswoman Chin Soo Fang said.
“While our diverse corporate social responsibility efforts have benefited many human causes, we also hope to enhance the lives of our four-legged friends who are deprived of something very basic – food for survival.”
This year is the first time that Action for Singapore Dogs and the Cat Welfare Society have taken part in the month-long drive.