Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas treats for homeless animals

Chicken pies, mashed peas and minced fish cookies - these are among the treats that one bakery is giving away this Christmas. And the beneficiaries? Homeless animals that have been abandoned or injured in hit-and-run accidents.

Donors can pay for treats from The Barkery Singapore and the family-run animal bakery will deliver them to strays in the three animal shelters it is working with: Action for Singapore Dogs, Zeus Communications and Animal Lovers League.

"We feel that many of the shelter dogs don't have many of the joys and pleasures that are available to pets. They don't have homes, they don't have families, they don't have toys," said Ms Ann Marie Chua from the bakery.

"We think they deserve some kind of extravagance ... delicious and healthy food."

Action for Singapore Dogs president Ricky Yeo said: "People are rather generous here in Singapore, but I think when it comes to Christmas ... when people start to wind down and actually want to do some good ... it's a very good opportunity for to contribute."

Ten per cent of the amount paid for the food will be donated to the shelters. The donation drive will run until the end of the month.

Source: TODAY
12 Decemeber 2011