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Happy Endings  
 

Here are some of the many successful adoptions we have had at the SPCA.

If you have adopted from us before and have a story to share with us, please email us at education@spca.org.sg, along with a short write-up of your life with the new member of the family and photos to go with the story.

** One of our adopted pet cats Gandalf has played an important role in the life of Gina Ho and family. We thank her for sharing how Gandalf has helped her husband Edgar Lu cope better in his illness. It is another testament to the fact that pets are a wonderful comfort and good stress relievers. You may wish to read Mr Lu's blog here.

 

Pretty and Chelsea

We lost "Pretty" suddenly. She vomited and had diarrhoea at night. We rushed her to a veterinary at 2am but at about 8am the next morning Pretty had left us for good.

It was difficult to cope without her presence. No words could console or fill the vacuum within our home.

Pretty literally walked herself into our lives and was a source of joy to all of us at home.

I saw a poster that resembled Pretty at the SPCA. Thanks to the kind understanding and empathy extended to me by the staff, I managed to bring home one of the posters. This poster continues to take pride of place in our home.

Several weeks later, I received an unexpected call from SPCA. They asked if I was keen to adopt a young pup that was up for adoption at the SPCA.

Still carrying the pain of losing Pretty, we found ourselves unable to rush into saying yes. We however, decided to view the potential pup at least.

Honestly, what we saw of the Shih Tzu pup was that she looked like a small mop, almost a ball of fur.

There was something about her, perhaps her big eyes or her need for care and love captured our hearts immediately.

Perhaps Pretty's unconditional love and care for us made us want another to replace her in our home.

We took the pup home and named her "Chelsea".

Today, Chelsea is a happy, lively and lovable 10-year-old furry member of our family. She is very much a big part of our lives just like Pretty was. Chelsea's big eyes, demeanour and zest for life bring much joy to everyone at home.

Almost every night, Chelsea repeats her sprints after dinner as the rest of the family watches the television. This is likely a daily episode of a live programme at home.

Whilst we still continue to carry the fond memories of Pretty, we are most grateful to SPCA for introducing Chelsea into our lives.

Thank you SPCA for allowing us to adopt this special bundle of joy.

Of course, we cannot help but say "Thank you, Chelsea for your ability to show us the way to optimism, love, care, and the bundle of joy you are to us and for adopting us as your family."

There can never be any doubt that animals do bring that special joy, love and take a very special place in our home and hearts.

So, please adopt rather than buy!

M. Lukshumayeh

   
 
   

Welcome Peppermint!

Ever since our pet hamster died of old age, it was our plan to adopt another hamster from SPCA.

When my eldest son and I arrived at the SPCA shelter, we saw quite a lot to choose from, more than 10! After some indecision I spotted a small and young female Winter White. The SPCA staff were really friendly and knowledgeable about the animals in the shelter and helped us with the paperwork.

Her name was listed as "Birdie" which I thought was an odd name for a hamster! So we brought her home and discussed names. "Pepper" was one of them and when my second son said Peppermint, nothing else sounded as right.

So far, she's quite cautious and is still getting used to us. But she seems quite happy in her Habitrail Ovo home and has been exploring it, eating food, running in the wheel etc.

So Peppermint she is! I've already started pampering her with some hamster herb/grass from the pet shop (in addition to her grains) and a salt lick cube. We hope she'll have a long and happy life with us and our thanks to SPCA!

The Tan Family

   
 
   

Say Hi! To Sunny Jinx

Hey everybody!

My family adopted Peanut (now re-named to Jinx :D ) back in March 2010. Its a day i will never forget!

Jinx was abandoned on the road-side along with her four other siblings just a month prior to her adoption. The minute I saw her I knew she was going to be mine. We had looked all over Singapore at the different dog kennels but the cute little face of baby Jinx with her joyous, wagging tail kept drifting back into my memory...

In the morning of March 6th me, my mom and my dad packed our car with some doggie treats and a couple of towels (in case of an accident!) and set off to the SPCA- It was time to sign the papers.

Jinx was ecstatic to see me again so soon and she jumped all around our legs as if to say "Ooooh, thank you thank you THANK you for picking me!" Soon enough we had another addition to the family :)

As the months flew by Jinx grew, in size and in personality as well! She's a naughty little girl, knowing exactly how and when she will be able to get some cuddles and kisses from us. She can be brilliant and obeys all commands - when bribed with a treat! My family and I try to train her a little every day so that she never forget her manners!

Now we live in sunny Phuket where we have a nice big garden for Jinx to run around in. She LOVES it! If it was up to her she would probably sunbathe all day. She's more of a people person but loves playing around with other friendly dogs! She's a big eater and will jealously sniff anything we're munching on. Sometimes I think she would much rather eat pizzas and hamburgers than her boring old dog food! But we treat her once in a while to some apple or a bowl of milk when she looks at us with those big puppy dog eyes that are so irresistible!

There's never a minute of boredom when you're around Jinx! She's always on the move! Either she wants to prance around a soccer ball or run around and around the house until we're both so dizzy we fall to the grass laughing! In the evening times she likes to curl up in a ball right next to us, she's too big to fit in my lap now!

Jinx has brought my family so much love and happy memories over the last year, now we can't even imagine life without her!

Rati, Vikram and Renu

   
 
   

Flopsy's Testimonial

Formally known as Brandy at the SPCA, Flopsy the Lionhead Lop rabbit came into our lives on 10/10/10 - a date we will always remember! Thanks to Shelter Supervisor Mohan, we have been truly blessed by Flopsy's since he arrived at our home!

Mohan played such a big part in finding Flopsy for us. When he knew we were disappointed at missing out on adopting another rabbit, he reassured us that he would look out for a nice rabbit for us and he did! We will always be grateful to Mohan for his help and kindness.

We've had Flopsy for about three months now and he never fails to provide us with so much love and laughter with his cute and funny antics… He does something new every day and he knows exactly what to do to get our attention so that we can't bear but go over to pet and cuddle him! From looking at us with his cute floppy ears hanging by the sides of his head, to hopping onto his hutch to look for us, to rolling his ringing ball around his cage, he knows how to say "Hey! Where are you? I want to play!" even though he can't bark like a dog or make any other sound.

I like to have breakfast with him in the mornings where I pet him while nibbling on my sandwich. Flopsy enjoys checking out what I eat every morning by sniffing it curiously. He gets especially excited by the smell of milk and bread!

Flopsy also enjoys roaming around my room and when he feels like getting a pet, he nuzzles my feet and legs with his cute furry nose. He likes to lick our hands, feet and even nose just like a dog! I can't even use the bathroom without him knocking on the bathroom sliding door with his nose!

We know he's happy when he does his happy "bunny dance" by bouncing around, twisting his body and kicking up his heels while he leaps into the air!

Flopsy loves vegetables and his occasional yummy treat which we give him a small piece twice a week. He also has his Japanese vegetable sticks for Christmas which he goes absolutely gaga over!

Who says rabbits are boring? As long as you shower them with a lot of love and spend time with them everyday, their personalities will shine through and provide the whole family with much joy and love!

Adopt one from the SPCA instead of getting one from the pet store! Give these lovable, adorable rabbits a loving home that they deserve!

   
 
   

BFFs: Lily and Mathilde

Hi, my name is Lily (aka Venus) and I turn 1 on 17 January 2011. The most wonderful family has adopted me five months ago. I was actually abandoned with my brother and we were real close but he got adopted three days before I did. During those three days I felt really lonely.

In the afternoon of 17 August 2010, the most wonderful thing happened to me: I GOT ADOPTED! It was like living a dream! Mathilde (the 12-year-old girl who adopted me), came to visit me with her best friend. Barbara. Mathilde's mom works at the SPCA as a volunteer and she did all my paperwork so that I could go back to their home. To tell you the truth, Berenice, the adoption counsellor who spent a lot of time with me at the SPCA really encouraged Mathilde and her mom to pick me.

So this is what happened - one minute I was in a car, the next I was in a huge room filled with cat toys. I couldn't believe my good luck. It was a warm, comfortable place. After five minutes of exploring, I decided that the bed, the desk and the bathroom would be mine. And if anyone would dare to come in, I would make them understand my unhappiness. I got used to people going into MY bathroom but the bed is still mine, and I am nice enough to share it with Mathilde.

There is one thing you should know about me: I LOVE FOOD! I usually start begging for my meal one hour before feeding time. I bet you humans don't understand. It's like there is a magnet in the kitchen. You just can't run away from it. I love to eat, pray and love. LOL! No really I LOVE to eat, sleep, play, cuddle with Mathilde at night and wake her up at 6am because I'm hungry.

What I also love to do is play hide and seek and to talk. Yes, I talk. Before I go to bed, I tell all my interesting stories of the day. During the day, I play hide and seek with Mathilde - I chase her all around the house and she does the same with me. I really have a lot of fun and am grateful to have been adopted by this wonderful family. Mathilde is even going to throw a party for my birthday! I hope I get a lot of presents!

Thank you sooo much.

Lily

   
 
   


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