Import | Local
The benefits of buying local (when possible) are manifold. Because Singapore’s market is so small, independent sellers need us to support them all the more. In this new column, I’m going to feature imported items that are also made locally.
As my wedding is coming up soon, I’ve been on the lookout for a ring bearer. I stumbled upon Paloma’s Nest, which is based in the US, but discovered shipping was going to be too costly. So I started to search locally on Etsy, and what a treasure I’ve found!
Selling cool, indie products in Singapore.
French vintage flea market home decor & accessories
| French flea market | Shabby chic | Old French Nostalgia | French brocantes | Vide- grenier | Old french letters | Vintage Wedding | French laces | Victorian pendants |
Mission: Till every dog has a refuge of safety; a home to call their own. Our mission is to save our street dogs to the best of our ability, and give them a chance in life.
Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)
is a group of volunteers in Singapore, banded together by the common passion and conviction to be part of a unified voice, purposed to make a difference and effect change to the welfare of our street dogs—our homeless strays.
SOSD is donation-funded, so our rescue efforts can only reach as far as resources and manpower are available. It will take the strength of the community to effect change for the welfare of our street dogs. Every hand will help rescue efforts reach a little further.
“Saving lives through sterilisation”
When Cat Welfare Society first came into operation, records showed that 13,000 community cats were put down every year. This equated to 35 cats killed every single day. This could not be allowed to go on and we quickly realised that the only way to help alleviate suffering is to go to the root cause of the problem — which is that there were too many cats being born.
From the start, the Society did not waver in its focus to incentivise and encourage more people to sterilise community cats through its sterilisation programmes. After 10 years, positive results are currently seen in many estates halving their stray cat population and. The number of cats surrendered and culled has also fallen to an all-time low of 4000.
This is a clear indication of the effectiveness of current strategies in stabilising and reducing the stray population. This is especially observable when volunteers, town councils and management committees work together to uphold the integrity of the sterilisation programme in their estates. Through this continued collaboration will we be able to bring down the community cat population even further and send fewer cats to be culled.
“Saving lives through enriching more minds”
The Cat Welfare Society also works closely with all Town Councils, the Housing Development Board, National Environment Agency and Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore to resolve cat issues in our communities effectively and humanely.
Moving forward, we aim to build on our strength in numbers to cultivate a robust community outreach movement to reach more people with our message of responsibility and tolerance. Many caregivers and volunteers are already part of this grassroots movement to educate their neighbours and fellow residents as well as to help their community resolve issues related to community and pet cats.
Join us. We believe that it takes a community to resolve a community issue and only by making a human connection can we create a culture of peer pressure and encouragement that can effectively change mindsets.