Friday, September 29, 2006


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Where: Bishan Park 2, Banyan area (near the dog run) . Ang Mo Kio Ave. 1
Date: 8th October (SUNDAY)
Time: 10.30am-6pm
Buses: 133, 136 and 262
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio
Parking: Available near the park and at Blk. 338

It’s soon going to be that time of year again where we celebrate a very important day - World Animal Day! This year SPCA will be celebrating World Animal Day at the Bishan Park on Sunday 8th October. Friends, family, pets are all invited!

The objective of SPCA organizing this event is to create a greater awareness of important issues such as animal abuse and responsible pet ownership. At present, the SPCA takes in over 1,000 unwanted animals (pets and strays) each month.

An exhibition detailing the work of the SPCA, including tips on responsible pet ownership, details on pet sterilisation, information about animal abuse and much more.

There will be rousing stage games where you can win attractive SPCA t-shirts and souvenirs.

An endearing play by Truth Theatre entitled “Paw Pals” will be staged with the aim to teach our young ones a valuable lesson on what it takes to be a responsible pet owner at 1pm.

ACRES will be having an exhibition to raise awareness on the illegal wildlife trade. There will be models showing the cruel ways in which wild animals are smuggled to supply the demand for exotic pets. There will also be a chance to learn the truth about bear bile farming and a see a life-size model of a bear on a bear farm. ACRES will let you know how you as an individual can help to stop the cruel trade in wild animals and their body parts.

For our junior animal lovers, there will be a bouncy castle and also face and hand painting and animal balloon sculpturing.

A pet advice corner, where members of the public can seek advice and consult with the SPCA to determine if they are ready for the lifetime commitment of buying a pet. A vet will be present from 2pm-4pm to answer any medical questions you may have regarding your pet.

If you sign on to be an SPCA member, you will get a goodie bag with lots of special goodies including SPCA merchandise.

There will be sale of SPCA merchandise. Look out for the new SPCA 2007 desk calendar and diaries, t-shirts and 2006 Christmas card designs.

Sale of customised pet name tags and animal plaques, sterling silver jewellery with animal motifs and paw prints designs and Science Diet pet food. A percentage of their sales will be donated to SPCA.

Running out of Christmas gift ideas ? A lovely local book called “More than a Dog’s Life -Datin’s Own Story” will be sold for $10 on that day with $2 of the proceeds going to SPCA. A children’s book (age 9 and above), it is ‘written’ from the perspective of a dog, a Golden Retriever, called Datin. It tells of her views, observations of life around her; her experiences in Singapore. Reading the book will help young people appreciate, and be more responsible for, other forms of life on the planet.

Take part in the Hill's-SPCA "Pound for Pound" Food Drive. When visitors buy a bag of food for the animals at the SPCA , Hill’s Science Diet will match every pound donated. What a wonderful way to contribute to the upkeep of our animals awaiting adoption at the SPCA!

An ear cleaning station will also be set up and manned by a qualified groomer to give ear cleaning services for $5 which will go to SPCA. If you buy a bottle of Earrific Ear Cleaner, your dog will get a free ear cleaning on the spot and all proceeds for the first 50 bottles sold will be donated to the SPCA. So get those furry ears ready for a good cause!

Also, there will be freshly baked doggie biscuits, pies and food items by US Bakery. It is wholesome goodness that your dogs will love.

Remember Noah’s Ark? Singapaw? Hello Doggie? Or the ever popular plain grey Stop Animal Abuse t-shirts? Now is the time to tell the SPCA which t-shirt you would like to see make a come back. Simply pick up the voting form, see each tee pictured and vote for your favourite! And if you can’t make up your mind, don’t worry! You can vote for up to three of your favourites. Those who voted for the most popular t-shirt will then go through a lucky draw where three people stand a chance to win attractive prizes.

SPCA is organizing for the very first time a rabbit grooming session. Grooming covers clipping nails, powder brushing, dematting fur, shaping paws and tail end furs. Short fur breed - $10 per bunhead & long fur breed - $20 per bunhead. All proceeds goes towards the upkeep of SPCA’s shelter animals. Email Yu Ling at to register your rabbit grooming time slot.

So pet owners, animal lovers, spare a thought for our furry friends and show your support for the SPCA and our cuddly friends this World Animal Day.

Remember to keep this day free and book your family and friends too.
(In the event of rain, the event will still go ahead as planned)


As part of SPCA’s World Animal Day celebrations, we will also be having merchandise sales and exhibition to raise awareness for our furry friends at the following MRT locations:
12th-13th October (Thursday and Friday) Raffles MRT Xchange 9.30am-8pm
20th -21st October (Friday and Saturday) Dhoby Ghaut Xchange
27th-28th October (Friday and Saturday) Dhoby Ghaut Xchange

(If you would like a copy of this information to forward to friends and relatives, please email )