Pets are abandoned every day. In 2011, there were 7,081 animals– up to 50 per cent were unwanted or abandoned pets. 3,169 were domestic pets like dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs often abandoned at void decks. Many animals are left at a shelter
homes. Many shelter homes unable to cope with the increased number of incoming animals, due to a lack of space and limted financial resources.
A Helping Paw was establised in 2017 in mission to help these poor animals to find a new Home. We strongly believe these animals deserve a second chance at life. We provided a FREE Advertisement Space to Shelter Homes and Pet Owner to post the profile of the animals.
We believe that YOU who is searching for a buddy in your life can provide them a safe and comfortable Home.
Things to Think About Before You Decide to Adopt
Owning an animal is a significant responsibility and one which needs to be properly thought through. Being a responsible pet owner means taking care of all the animal’s day-to-day needs, giving them lots of love, affection, and attention and making sure
they receive proper veterinary care when they fall ill. You need to consider whether you have the time, space, energy and passion it takes to provide a pet with a forever home where they will be happy and healthy.
If you are keen on our pet adoption program, you can start your search for your buddy by reading the pet profiles we have listed below. Each individual profile lists the animal’s name, sex and estimated age as well as a little bit about their temperament and idiosyncrasies. If you are interested in a particular pet, simply contact the number or email provided beside each profile.
4 Reasons to Adopt A Pet Than Buy One
Don’t Just Save One Life, Save Two Instead
As much as animal shelters want to provide the best, there is only so much they can do. Most animal shelters run out of space every day. Too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider pet adoption. It’s a hard pill to swallow to know that pets that are less likely adopted are usually euthanised. Animal shelters simply cannot afford to house all of them in a limited space. When you plan to get a pet, choose to adopt instead. Not only do you provide a pet with a second chance as an additional family member, but you also free up shelter space for another pet’s desperate need.
Adopted Pets Are Not Bad, Old Or Unhealthy
It is important to understand that most pets wind up in shelters due to external factors. More often than not, the prevailing reasons for pets in shelters are due to abuse, financial constraints, relocation and abandonment. Another common misconception
of shelter pets is that they are old and unhealthy. However, that is not usually the case!
Most animal shelters in Singapore have a professional veterinarian to tend to the pets’ health conditions. Aside from receiving yearly examinations, the pets are also regularly vaccinated, neutered and fed. When you adopt, you actually give a healthy pet a new home in return.
Simply put, adoption is easier on your pocket than buying a pet. Animal shelters already take care of microchipping and spaying/neutering during the adoption. Rather than buying a pet that requires to be taken to the vet for vaccinations, you save money by having the first round of vaccination for your pet at the shelter. Furthermore, many of the pets in shelters are already house-trained and used to living with families. When you adopt, you not only save the upfront medical costs but you also save on housebreaking and training expenses.
Stop Irresponsible Breeding
When you buy a pet from a pet store, be it a dog or a cat, you can never be certain if they are spawned from irresponsible breeders. Often known as a puppy/kitten mill, these organisations put profit above the welfare of animals. They have no care in
the world for the well-being of the pets they take in. Time and again, these breeding facilities keep pets in shockingly tiny, wired cages. After which, they force the caged-up pets to breed repeatedly. These pets do not
have the vaguest clue of what human companionship is with little hope of ever joining a family.
When the pets are no longer profitable, they are simply discarded – routinely abandoned or killed. The correlation between these irresponsible breeders and pet stores is that most pet stores are in the dark as to where they are getting their pets. When you adopt, not only do you find yourself a new furry friend, you also do your part to deter these irresponsible breeders profiting from their ill-advised ethics.