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The Sunday Times CATS Classified starts new Pet Obituary section

Singapore, 10 December 2012 – Pet owners whose hearts are aching over the demise of their beloved pets no longer have to grief alone. They now have a new avenue to express their thoughts, share their sentiments and recapture memories of the life they had once shared with their pets via Pets Corner, a special feature published every week in The Sunday Times CATS Classified section. 

The inaugural issue carrying tribute messages from pet owners whose beloved companions have passed away will be published this Sunday, 16 Dec 2012. 

Pet owners who wish to send a tribute to their dearly missed and fondly remembered pet can submit a message of not more than 30 words to 
cats.com.sg/petstribute and have it published free of charge. However, publication of free tributes will be subject to space availability.

A tribute sender may choose to enhance his or her message by having it published with a photograph of his or her pet at a special discounted price of $50, excluding GST. (subject to prevailing terms and conditions of the SPH rate book)

Besides the new tribute section, the weekly Pets Corner feature has a pet adoption column used by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), House Rabbit Society of Singapore, Action for Singapore Dogs, and Animal Lovers League. CATS Classified also has a lost and found section that offers animal groups free space to post information about animals that have been handed over to them. 


Examples of pet tributes



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For more information, please contact:


Sheila Lim (Ms)
Communications Manager, Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 5950
Email: 
limwssa@sph.com.sg

Kim Soo Nan (Mr)
Head, Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 5978
Email: 
kimsn@sph.com.sg

Gary Yeo (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225
Email: 
garyyeo@sph.com.sg


About CATS Classified

CATS Classified is part of the Marketing Division of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. It offers the most comprehensive marketplace for products, services and employment through CATS Classified in The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, CATS Klassified in Berita Harian & CATS Fastads in The New Paper.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading mediaorganisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs

(STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice.


Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.