Why not run a shelter?
There are many shelters in Singapore yet a majority have already reached maximum capacity. There is just not enough space to house all the homeless cats. Also, shelters do not address the root of the issue, which is breeding of cats on our streets.
Sterilisation has been effective in halving the population of stray cats in Singapore. Before sterilisation was introduced to Singapore as a national programme in 1998, the estimated stray cat population was 150,000. Currently, our stray cat population is estimated to be 60,000. Sterilisation has also more than halved the culling rate from a high of 13,000 before 1998 to 5100 in 2010. This work must be relentlessly continued to reap its full rewards and save more lives.
When they can no longer reproduce, these community cats become a more tolerable, even well-loved, feature of our community and they are able to live out their lives on the street where they are cared for by caregivers under a Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage programme.
If you require services of a shelter or boarding house, you can contact
1st Pet Solution
130 Dunearn Road (inside Caltex Station)
As they require funds for sustainability, please note that boarding fees apply.