SPH collects 600kg of pet food in donation drive

SPH collects 600kg of pet food in donation drive
SPH said that donations to the pet-food drive, dubbed "SPH Food For Furry Friends", came from individual staff as well as its business units.

SINGAPORE - For the second edition of its pet-food donation drive, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has collected about 600kg of food for animal welfare groups in Singapore.

The food will be going to Action for Singapore Dogs, Cat Welfare Society and The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

SPH said in a statement today (June 4) that it appealed to staff to donate dry and canned pet food over one month. Donations to the drive, dubbed "SPH Food For Furry Friends", came from individual staff as well as its business units.

This year, the company also partnered pet food distributor SG Pets in its donation drive. SPH staff who purchased pet food from the partner for the drive were given discounts, and the food were also delivered free to the animal welfare groups.

Ms Corinne Fong, Executive Director of SPCA (Singapore), said: "The SPCA hopes that SPH's proactive and kind deeds will pave the way for many other home-grown organisations to do more for the animals in need. The food raised will certainly go a long way to help our shelter and community animals."

Mr Ricky Yeo, President of Action for Singapore Dogs, said: "Food for the dogs under our care is always a critical aspect. We appreciate all the help we can get to support the 150 dogs under our care who consume 20kg of dog food a day!"

Ms Joanne Ng, CEO of Cat Welfare Society, said: "Through your kind donations, Cat Welfare Society will be able to help responsible caregivers islandwide defray some of the costs of feeding their community cats. Responsible caregivers are the backbone of our trap-neuter-return-manage programme which saw 4,749 cats sterilised in 2014."

SPH said the campaign is one of its Corporate Social Responsibility programmes aimed at strengthening social bonds and giving back to the community.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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