Cat-hartic Tunes

Music that calms kitty down and makes her go gaga in delight? Read on to find out more!

Shelter Dogs made good

Find out how former shelter dogs are now employed to aid conservation efforts

Extraordinary Dogs

As Ambrose Bierce puts it, a dog is “a kind of additional or subsidiary Diety designed to catch the overflow or surplus of the world's worship.” Dogs never fail to impress and endear with their intelligence, affection and myriad capabilities.

The Issue of Stray Cats

Feral cats, wild cats, stray cats -- we have many names for the mysterious felines we sometimes see peeking out from under our porch or darting into abandoned buildings. Yet most of them share a single destiny: short, difficult lives.

Missing cat left defenseless without her claws

I chanced upon a post about a missing female cat from Pipit Road last night. To make matters worse, her owner had declawed the feline. Not only lost in unfamiliar territories, she is incapable of defending herself!

The Science of Women and Cats: The Bond is Real

The kittehs love us women back! A new study demolishes the stereotype of cats as cold, aloof animals that want only food from their owners. The study also reinforces the idea that a special bond exists between females and felines.

SPCA continues push for pet ownership law

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says it will continue to push for a law to ensure responsible pet ownership. This includes getting those under 16 to obtain parental consent before they buy a pet.

NTUC Fairprice, says no to shark fin products

In an unprecedented move, Singapore's largest supermarket chain, NTUC Fairprice, with a network of more than 230 outlets, has promised to remove shark fin products from its inventory by the first quarter of 2012.

Better to 'cull' antisocial habits

In response to Thursday's (22nd December 2011) article on "Bird nuisance at hawker centres", Dr Tan Chek Wee shares voices out his opinion on the whole issue. A much needed level headed opinion? In times when culling seems like the ideal easiest approach, this is most probably the most sensible thing we've heard.

ACRES needs your help to "save the World's Saddest Dolphins"

On 27 May 2011, ACRES delivered on that promise with the launch of the "Save the World's Saddest Dolphins" campaign, which aims to create awareness about the plight of the dolphins through music videos, hence urging people to take action through their own video petitions. The campaign goes beyond highlighting the plight of the dolphins in captivity, being trained and prepped for their eventual life at RWS.

Online scams get into pet business

Online scams are getting into the pet business, according to a woman who said on Friday when she was almost scammed. While searching online to buy a kitten, she chanced upon an advertisement selling cats.

Moves to promote animal welfare in Singapore

In a bid to encourage responsible pet ownership, a task force has been established to review pet ownership policies. A Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme has been put in place to control the population of stray cats, as an alternative to culling.

Puppy pegged on clothesline sends netizens into a fit

A look at this picture is enough to send netizens and animal activists into a fit of anger. A Filipino teen uploaded a picture of a puppy pegged to a clothes line, intending it as a joke but those who saw it were outraged at this act of cruelty.