Singapore has many charitable animal organisations that take in abandoned animals and always look for volunteers.
3 February 2014| Last updated on 13 August 2017
Like many expat cities, Singapore is inundated with abandoned animals that are always looking to be adopted by loving families. These organisations are always looking for volunteers and donations. We have all the information about these organisations.
SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Location: 31 Mount Vernon Road, Singapore
Tel: 6287 5355
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a registered animal welfare charity with IPC status. The SPCA is not a government agency. We rely on donations from our supporters to continue our important role as animal protector.
Over $2,000,000 annually is required to carry out our animal welfare work. We receive around 400 pets and stray animals every month. This figure includes lost dogs which are all checked for microchips and advertised in the press in an effort to locate their owners.
The Society provides various animal welfare services to the community including:
- A 24-hour emergency service for sick, injured and very young animals
- Investigation of cruelty complaints
- Public education programme for students and adults
- Sterilisation voucher programme for community animals (strays)
- A clinic for basic treatment of community animals
- Adoption programme
- A service for lost and found pets
- Advocacy for the humane treatment of animals
- Running an animal shelter and supporting quarantine for unwanted, abused and abandoned animals
ASD (Action for Singapore Dogs)
Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) was established in December 2000 as a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore. ASD was officially registered with the Registry Of Societies on the 3rd July 2002. We aim to fulfill our mission through various activities and programs including rescuing, fostering and re-homing of stray and abandoned dogs, advocating sterilization as a means of controlling the stray population, heightening public awareness of the responsibilities involved in pet ownership and highlighting the virtues of our local dogs.
The Cat Welfare Society
The Cat Welfare Society is a charity that aims to promote a humane, responsible and informed society in Singapore where cats are cared for responsibly as pets and treated with kindness as community cats. The society also actively promotes sterilization as a vital personal responsibility of a cat owner and an effective means to control our community cat population, instead of destruction.
Agency for Animal Welfare Ltd
The Agency for Animal Welfare Ltd is a non-profit, volunteer-run animal advocacy group that focuses on community mediation/counseling to advocate for greater community acceptance of pet-keeping in the HDB public housing communities and to prevent traumatic removal of pets related to neighbour disputes. They are also active advocates for the improvement of welfare at breeding dogmills in Singapore, apart from working in lobby and community engagement in the mission to "Transform Communities for Pet Welfare".
Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)
Location: 91 Jalan Lekar
ACRES Office (general enquiries): Tel: +65 6892 9821
ACRES Wildlife Crime Hotline (24-hour): Tel: +65 9783 7782
ACRES Wildlife Rescue Hotline (24-hour): Tel: +65 9783 7782
Fax: + 65 6892 9721
Email: [email protected]
ACRES is an animal protection organisation, driven by our concern for animals. We adopt research projects on the use of animals in various fields. Research findings are then used to educate the public to promote active community involvement in the animal protection movement, as well as strive towards synergistic partnerships with authorities and related parties.
We strongly believe in promoting community involvement in addressing animal protection issues and in building partnerships with all related bodies to improve animal welfare.
Animal Welfare Global
Email: [email protected]
Animal Welfare Global is a new animal welfare advocacy organisation that was created to lead sponsorships to help unregistered animal rescuers functioning in Singapore. It seeks to contribute to rescuers' efforts to rescue and rehabilitate rescued & abused animals.
House Rabbit Society
The House Rabbit Society of Singapore is an all-volunteer, non-profit organisation dedicated to rabbit welfare and awareness. HRSS seeks to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits in Singapore and improve rabbits' lives through education.
Jane Goodall Institute
Location: The old fashioned way: 1E Cluny Road, #01-03 Singapore 259601
Tel: +65 6466 3328
Email: [email protected]
The Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) (JGIS), part of the international network of 26 offices around the world, was founded in 2007 to continue Dr. Goodall's work with humans, animals and the environment. JGIS educates children and young adults about the importance of individual responsibility toward the ecosystem and supports them in taking action to improve their environment for the benefit of all.
Nature Society (Singapore)
The Nature Society (Singapore) or NSS is a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region. It is a registered society in Singapore under the Societies Act, Cap. 311.
The Society is an approved charity under the Charities Act, Cap.37 since 19 Feb 2008 and has been accorded the status of an Institution of Public Character (IPC) since 1st September 2008.
Noah's Ark CARES (Companion Animal Rescue and Education Society)
Noah's Ark CARES is the extended arm of Noah's Ark Lodge. Its aim is to reach out to Singaporeans and address the issue of abandoned pets and strays. Working in tandem with AVA and other animal welfare organizations, Noah's Ark CARES has embarked on several community-based projects aimed at re-educating the public and especially young children, our future generation.
Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS)
NANAS is set in 10 acres of lush terrain, and the architecture is kampong-inspired. A wide variety of flora, durian and fruit trees, streams and ponds combine to lend to the overall magic of the animal sanctuary. It is a Shangri-la to happy free-roaming dogs, cats, Melody the pony and her goat gang, an iguana, a leopard cat and chickens and geese.
The road for new development is a long way ahead, and new funds will bring us there.
NTU Animal Lovers’ Society
Email: [email protected]
The society run by matriculated students of NTU and students of National Institute of Education who are animal lovers. Started by Miss Fong Kam Ling in April 2007, the club received official approval by NTU Student Affairs Office in July 2007.
NTU Cat Management Network’s
We started off with only four volunteers and three cafés and in less than two years, our Cat Cafés increased to 8 + 1 (satellite) with over 60 staff and student volunteers. On 15 March 2006, Cat Management Network (CMN) was established to show our commitment to the objectives of the scheme.
Pets Villa (Animal Lovers League)
Our family consists of vagrant strays, abandoned, abused and rescued animals, both cats and dogs. We endeavour to rejoin them with loving and committed families they deserve. We thank you once again for your kind support and hope that you will continue to walk with us through this journey.
Toddycats! are volunteers with the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at the National University of Singapore. The name comes from the Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), the last wild carnivore that survives in urbanised Singapore.
In the areas of conservation and research, WRS parks have undertaken multiple projects, which focus on species such as the oriental pied hornbill, pangolin and orang utan, through collaborations with various organisations and institutions. Recent conservation efforts include hosting a regional Asian pangolin conservation workshop. All WRS parks are designated rescued wildlife centres by the governing authority.
The mission of WWF across the Asia Pacific is to ensure a future for both people and nature. WWF has been working to conserve Asia Pacific’s astonishing wealth of biodiversity for over four decades and has considerable experience in engaging with partners for conservation solutions that benefit people, economies and the environment.
We are a group of animal lovers, banded together by passion and our belief that we are the voices for the animals. Our aim is to elevate the status and significance of companion animals in our society, which is long overdue for the good of the animals and humanity. Our lack of respect for animals and nature reflects a deep spiritual disorder in our species.