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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.

 

Zealous Zoe

After three or four days of mostly hiding in a room and being incredibly timid, Zoe (formerly Bamboo) is finally opening up to our family! She has been discovering the house and finding cosy places to nap. Our other two cats did not completely warm up to her in the beginning but have now accepted her without any fuss. In fact, she has started to get really comfortable with our 2-year-old female. She is really sweet and laps up all of the attention we are shamelessly showering her with.

This is surely another happy ending at the SPCA, but a new beginning for Zoe.

Malwina & Stanley

   
 
   

Hippity Hopping Hippo the Dog

Hello, my name is Hippo! I was adopted from the Singapore SPCA in September 2000. My name was originally Toto but my new owners thought that that was a little silly so they renamed me Hippo! As you can probably tell from my adoption date, I am getting on a bit in age. While my health is good, I am a little slower than I used to be though not so slow that I can’t chase the odd squirrel.

I am writing to thank you for giving me such a good start in life and for introducing me to my human owners, Jonathan and Nicola Short. After I was adopted, I lived with my new family, Jackson (another SPCA alum), Caterpillar (a cat found in the middle of Mount Pleasant Road) and the humans for three years. Shorty, the male human, then relocated to New York so our family was split. Caterpillar stayed in Singapore with some friends while Jackson moved to the United Kingdom. I moved to the Big Apple with my humans. I arrived in September 2003 and even though the city was big, noisy and scary at first, I have grown to love it. My humans even got me my personal dog walker named Latanya, who is wonderful. We live in Brooklyn now, which is way cooler than Manhattan and I love taking my humans around my "hood".

I have travelled all over the United States, including Washington, Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island. Basically, the entire eastern seaboard. My favourite place apart from Brooklyn is Vermont. My humans bought a place in there a few years after we moved here and since I was born in the tropics, you can imagine that snow was a big shock when I first encountered it! A whole six feet! Let's put it this way I've had to grow some belly fur just to keep myself warm. The smells in Vermont are amazing; bears, moose, deer and even wolves! The only down side is the cold. When it's -30°C outside you pee and poop quickly, then race back to the warmth of the toasty fireplace. In the summer, Vermont is glorious! I get to hang out on my front deck and in the garden all day long.

Thank you again for rescuing me and giving me the chance to travel. I wish all the animals at the SPCA luck and perhaps some happy travels out into the big wide world!

 

   
 
   

Tender Teddy

Charles was adopted on 1 May 2014. We are very lucky to have this amazing and affectionate cat. It is a pleasure to have him in our cozy home.

We renamed him Teddy Charles because he is one handsome British Shorthair. Although he is six years old, he is still quite active and he enjoys our company. He loves tummy rubs. It is true that, "a house without a cat, is not a home". We took care of my aunt's cat for a year while she was abroad and now that she is back, we really missed having a little companion around the house. So we decided, after a few weeks, that we were going to adopt.We visited the SPCA website and saw Teddy and decided to visit him. He was quiet and shy at first, but I knew that he was the cat for me. It was not long after, we finally made the decision as a family to adopt him.

When we first brought him home, he was quite tentative and timid about his new environment. However, after a few hours, he warmed up to us. His favourite "spot" is near our living room window! It has only been three days since the adoption but he is aready such a joy to have in our home. As I am away due to National Service, having Teddy around now is something I can look forward to whenever I book out. Words can't express how much I love Teddy.

We have read online that British Shorthairs are not exactly lap cats and hate being carried around. Teddy is the total opposite; he is such a gentle, loving and affectionate cat, which makes us adore him even more!

We would like to thank the SPCA, especially all the volunteers, who were so helpful and kind to us.

Robin Carangi

   
 
   

Courageous Caellum

My foster humans named me Caellum. Apparently, it means “brave warrior” in Celtic. I guess you could say I’m rather brave. I had my right front paw severed, escaped from the guys who first found me, fell into a storm drain, spent the night and the next morning alone in the canal, bit one of my rescuers in an effort to defend myself, and survived an operation to remove my leg. The humans who rescued me were pretty impressed by my spunkiness and will to survive at such a young age.

After I was rescued from the canal, I spent a while resting in the SPCA before getting sent off to a clinic. The next thing I knew, I was in the clinic’s recovery ward and didn’t have my right front leg. It was pretty wobbly at first, getting used to life with one less limb. I did what I did best, hiding in corners and hissing at strangers trying to get me out.

A few days later, I was whisked off to a foster home with some new humans. I continued hiding in whatever corners I could find and hissing at humans who walked through the door. The humans always brought peace offerings – kibble, treats and toys. They’d sit with me every day and give me rubs under the neck. After a while, I decided they weren’t half bad and stopped hissing at them. Soon, I got to meet a dog (boy was he silly!). Then, I got to meet the other two cats in the family (one of them’s nice and I like her; the other one’s a grumpy old man so I try to stay away).

I got more and more confident moving around with just three legs. Soon, I started jumping onto counters and into washing sinks. After close to two months, I was as quick as (or maybe even faster than) most cats. I also started enjoying the company of humans. It was time for me to return to the shelter for adoption.

I must be pretty charming, because my foster humans decided to keep me! Now, I spend my days playing with my adopted cat-sister and dog-brother, avoiding my grumpy older cat-brother, poking my nose into my guinea pig-brothers’ pen, and pawing at my gerbil-sisters’ tank. I get rubs under the neck, yummy food and tasty treats.

Life is good!

A&J

   
 
   

Nikki!

I adopted Nikki from the SPCA on 7 April 2014. He is a very loving dog and even has his own blog at happypetstories.blogspot.com.

His eyes have a sad look and it feels as if he has a very sad story to tell. It was love at first sight for both my hubby and me. The aching feeling in my heart when I saw Nikki made me realize that I had to adopt him. Once we got home, I let him have a nice warm bath as there was dirt all over him. The water ran grey. Nikki is super tame. He has weak legs due to his old age and can't stand for too long. He needs to lean against the wall to support himself. My heart hurts everytime I see him like this. 

When we were done with his bath, we gave him a quick blow dry. To my surprise, he just laid on the ground obediently, letting us blow dry him. He fell asleep while having his blow dry. He was so comfortable with us that he remained sleeping while we checked him for ticks. The easiest blow dry experience ever! This greedy boy woke up immediately when he knew I was preparing his food! I can see he is a lot happier with a place to call his own. He also gets daily leg massages. He enjoys them so much that he falls asleep each time without fail.

I would like to thank the SPCA for letting me have the chance to adopt Nikki, giving him a place to call home. 

Jenn Yap

   
 
   


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