World Animal Day is celebrated every 4th October of the year to acknowledge the importance of animals on this planet and celebrate animal life. In recognition of this international occasion, the local newspaper (The Straits Times) has dedicated a whole page of tributes at the Pets Corner for readers to express their appreciation and affections to their pets. So, here it is … A tiny feature of my tribute to Archie in the papers.
On this note, I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce Gentle Paws & Friends . Founded by a group of passionate volunteers, this shelter is now home to an estimated 40 dogs. As with most animal welfare organizations, Gentle Paws is always in need of help and for new people to join its pool of volunteers. Have some free time at hand? Why not consider volunteering with Gentle Paws for some of its programmes – Bring the lovable dogs out on an excursion to the beach on Furry Day, Jump onto its Pledge-A-Walk (PAW) programme and pledge to walk a dog on a regular basis, or simply just help out with the housekeeping and maintenance at the shelter? Life’s too busy and hectic as it already is? How about parting with a small sum of money each month to sponsor a shelter dog?Sponsor a minimum of $10/month and give a dog the chance to lead a better life. To find out more about its different programmes, please visit Gentle Paws & Friends.