Independent Cat Rescuer: Fiona Loh

Independent Cat Rescuer: Fiona Loh


Community cats sometimes have a bad rep
in our neighbourhoods, that makes me really sad. That’s why I
try to help. Healthy cats mean happier communities – that’s a big part of why I’m doing this. Our first rescue was a pair of kittens.
We had wanted to foster and rehome them but then we grew too attached to them
and they are now our own cats. My husband and I have been doing this for about
10 years. He told me, “Look at the big picture. If we don’t re-home the cats, we can’t
rescue more.” By managing the well-being and population of cats in the
neighbourhood, we help them live in harmony with the wider community. These include making sure that the cats are fed
and healthy. Once in a while, I receive rescue calls from
fellow Singaporeans and case referrals from government
agencies. Sometimes the cats need medical care and the vet bill for each rescue case can come up to about three to six thousand, and in times like these, we will actually need to crowdfund. Without the support of people who believe in what we
are doing and those who pitched in to help, I don’t think we could have come so
far. And when we share these stories of our rescues on social media, it really helps to bring people together. The most gratifying thing about doing
this cat rescue work is that whenever you see those that you have saved being in
good and safe homes and they are so happy as compared to when they were
first found on the streets, I think that makes all the work worth it. I’m Fiona Loh
and I am an independent cat rescuer.

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