Causes

Feline friends run 'nursing home' for stray cats

In fast-paced Singapore, there are those in need - and those who go out of their way to meet those needs. This is part of a series on noteworthy causes The Straits Times is spotlighting.

Financial consultant Camellia Abd Gani, who volunteers with Love Kuching Project, joining Mr Liew Thean Ann from Mindsville to play with four-month-old kitten Russ during a cat therapy session.
Financial consultant Camellia Abd Gani, who volunteers with Love Kuching Project, joining Mr Liew Thean Ann from Mindsville to play with four-month-old kitten Russ during a cat therapy session.ST PHOTOS: ALVIN HO
Financial consultant Camellia Abd Gani, who volunteers with Love Kuching Project, joining Mr Liew Thean Ann from Mindsville to play with four-month-old kitten Russ during a cat therapy session.
Love Kuching Project volunteer Amanda Lim teaching Cedric Ang from Mindsville how to feed a kitten as part of a cat therapy session.
Above: Love Kuching Project volunteer Amanda Lim teaching Cedric Ang from Mindsville how to feed a kitten as part of a cat therapy session. Left: Aiko, one of the cats from Love Kuching Project, in its carrier at the Mindsville occupational therapy r
Aiko, one of the cats from Love Kuching Project, in its carrier at the Mindsville occupational therapy room.

While pet cats often have their owners to take them to the vet and nurse them back to health, their stray counterparts are not so lucky.
 

But these felines have hope, in the form of community cat-based rescue and care group, Love Kuching Project, which runs something like a small nursing home for stray cats, providing intensive rehabilitative and palliative care.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2018, with the headline 'Feline friends run 'nursing home' for stray cats'. Print Edition | Subscribe