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What does Cat Welfare Society do?

The Cat Welfare Society (CWS) is a Singapore-based charity dedicated to achieving sustainable and humane management of cats through advocacy, sterilization, mediation, and educational outreach programs. Their mission is to create a society where every cat in Singapore has a place to call home. CWS was formed in 1999 by a group of friends who were moved by the tragic fate of 5 kittens burned alive in a box. In response, they aimed to reduce the number of cats culled annually and have since achieved record lows with less than 1000 cats put down each year. CWS's work has expanded over time to include community mediation, frontline intervention, education on responsible practices, outreach, and advocacy




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  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • Registered Charity
  • Established since 2004
  • Published yearly Annual Reports

Society Impact

  • Reducing the number of cats being culled, from an average of 10,000 per year to less than 1000 since 2015.
  • Promoting humane management and treatment of stray cats in Singapore through advocacy, sterilization, mediation, and educational outreach programs.
  • Encouraging responsible cat ownership and caregiving practices within the community.
  • Building partnerships with government agencies to address cat-related issues and promote humane solutions over inhumane methods such as culling.

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Program Expense Ratio

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