Thank you for easing the heartbreak and for giving hope

Posted on 2018-01-09 06:30:51

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Over the busy Christmas holiday season, our SPCA admitted around 1 500 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies – most of them simply ‘unwanted’.
 
It’s a heartbreaking time for staff and volunteers as they strive to comfort and reassure anxious pets who can’t understand why they’re not allowed to run after their owners and jump back into the car with them.
 
Our wish for 2018 – the Chinese Year of the Dog – is that all pet owners will take the responsibility of having their dogs and cats sterilised.
 
This applies to both female and male pets . . . owners of ‘boys’ may not have to deal with the resulting litters, but they are equally responsible for bringing more unwanted animals into a world where there simply aren’t enough homes. The only way to stem this heartbreaking tide is to prevent more puppies and kittens from being born.
 
We salute our staff and volunteers for the extra work they put in over the holidays … and those many generous people who made donations of food or cash to ensure every animal in our care got a bowl of food every day – as well as health checks, vaccinations, worm and flea medicine and other veterinary treatment. We simply could not do all this without your help!
 
Thank you also to everyone who adopted pets from us at this time, ensuring that 95 dogs and cats made it ‘home’ for the holidays.
 
What a wonderful time to start their new lives, with the whole family around to make them feel welcome and give them lots of TLC. We hope your new furry friends bring you a lifetime of happiness and companionship.



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