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SPH partners SPCA to host successful staff appeal for food to feed strays and abandoned animals

Thursday, 16 October 2014 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has helped to raise over 900 kg of food for The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in just two weeks.

Comprising canned and dry food, the donations came from individuals as well as business units across SPH. 

SPCA is a registered animal welfare charity with IPC status and relies on donations to carry out its animal welfare work. It aims to be the leading authority on animal welfare and cruelty issues in Singapore works through education, advocacy and action.

According to SPCA statistics, the 800 dogs and 1500 cats under the care of SPCA consume 5475 kg of dry dog food, 1241 kg of dry cat food, 1533 kg of canned dog food and 730 kg of canned cat food annually. 

There are also about 100 stray cats living on St John’s and Lazarus islands, presently cared for by SPCA  as part of its TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) programme. SPCA has embarked on several trips to the island to sterilize the cats and control and monitor the cat population there.

Ms Corinne Fong, Executive Director, SPCA said : “We are delighted that SPH has decided to help us. They have shown great support and corporate community responsibility at a time when it is most needed. We hope others will join SPH to support us and at the same time raise people’s consciousness about animal welfare.”

Members of the public who wish to donate cash or in kind, such as
 rabbit, hamster, cat and dog food to the SPCA, can contact us at 6287-5355.

Enclosed :

1) Photo caption - SPH's Corporate Communications & CSR staff packing the cat and dog food for collection by SPCA. (Photo credit: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd)

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E
 


For more information, please contact:


Chin Soo Fang (Ms)
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1216
HP: 9688 6209
Email: 
soofang@sph.com.sg

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Manager 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 1586 
Email: 
yeosc@sph.com.sg

Ms Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1553
Email: 
cvanni@sph.com.sg


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd


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


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 2.8 million individuals or 69 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, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers 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 SPH Razor. Besides print, SPH newspapers are also available on online, smartphone and tablet platforms.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd 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 SPHMBO.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and 
· 
The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore.
The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.