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July 10, 2016
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[UPDATE] Feline Therapy Programme April’16

It’s me again!

FTPApril’16 was a huge success, where lucky students high in spirits got the chance to interact with the adorable Cat Therapists (therapists who are cats) of Cat Safari Singapore. Due to intense interest in the event last semester, we’d doubled the number of sessions and brought FTP to a bigger venue this time round — more space more cats, simple maths! Held at Cat Safari’s own space at Sunny Heights, NUSCatCafe partnered with and was joined by Voices For Animals (VFA) founder Derrick and VFA Volunteers.

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Derrick speaking to participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FTP highlighted the potential of companion cats as a source of therapy to destress. Throughout the programme, participants cooed and interacted with the free roaming therapy cats around the venue, many of which started as rescues coming from difficult backgrounds, hinting at the tragic reality some of these voiceless creatures face even today. We’d like to once again thanks VFA and Cat Safari Singapore for their cooperation to bring the benefits of FTP to NUS.

Pictures below are testament to the thorough enjoyment attendees felt during the programme. Pardon the blurriness!

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July 10, 2016
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[UPDATE] CatWalk’16

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the delayed posting, but here’s the writeup for last semester’s CatWalk. On the evening of 4 March 2016, a group of interested students went about the Kent Ridge Campus on a mini adventure, looking for our very own campus cats.

Accompanied by NUSCatCafe members, participants were split into small groups, travelling on prescribed routes to different locations around Kent Ridge to meet our resident cats. Along the journey, different speakers mingled and interacted with attendees, touching upon interesting anecdotes and  various cat-related topics such as our own Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage (TNRM) policy, reinforcing our mission to promote student-cat coexistence.

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Prof. Stephen speaking to participants

Along one such route, students first went to FASS to meet up with Prof. Stephen Lim (our Staff Advisor + Volunteer Feeder) to be introduced to our loveable Arts Cats, Hansel and Crumbs.

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Hansel (Top Picture) and Crumbs (Bottom), both with Prof. Stephen

The Business Faculty, which was just beside Arts, was up next. Attendees met with energetic Spot, who can be seen playing with one of our feeders below. The final destination was UTown, where students met with best friends Moo and Ashy, hanging about in a pair as usual.

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Volunteer Feeders interacting with Spot (Top Picture) and speaking to participants (Bottom)

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Ashy (Left) and Moo (Right) lounging about behind attendees

NUSCatCafe’s CatWalk allows students a chance to see a relatively unknown side of our campus (and her residents). In our busy student lives, we can easily miss the little details. We’ve hoped that participants enjoyed themselves on this night walk, and brought with them home fond memories of our community felines. We’re always on the lookout for Volunteer Feeders* (especially during Summer/Winter breaks)!

Last but not least, a huge thanks and shoutout to our Feeders who took time out their busy schedules to care for our campus cats continuously. Without their help, this event wouldn’t be possible. Appreciate y’all! (:

 

*Contact us @ nuscatcafe@gmail.com if you wish to help us out!

April 1, 2016
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[SIGNUPS] Feline Therapy Programme April’16

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Hey Everyone!

Stressed from the looming finals? In need of a break after a torturous series of submissions? Fret not!

We’re teaming up with Cat Safari Singapore again and bringing FTP back — but this time, bigger and better! We’ve opened up two additional sessions compared to the previous sem, and are holding it at a bigger venue this time round: Cat Safari’s own space at Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road (more cats!). Sign up for any of the 4 sessions and feel your stress melt away while you interact with and gush at the sight of these adorable felines.

Dates: 19 & 22 April 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm / 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Price: $10/pax ($5 – Cat Safari, $5 – transport+fundraising)
Venue: Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road
[Optional one-way transport from NUS available]

Signups @ tinyurl.com/ftpsem2
Slots are filling up fast, so do signup ASAP to avoid disappointment!
Successful applicants will be informed nearer to the dates.
Contact us at nuscatcafe@gmail.com for further enquiries,

Look forward to seeing you guys (:

February 27, 2016
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[SIGNUPS] CatWalk’16

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Hey Everyone!

Last semester’s CatWalk was unfortunately cancelled due to haze. But great news: we’ll be having another CatWalk this sem! Similar to what was planned last sem, CatWalk’16 will be a casual night adventure around our Kent Ridge Campus to visit our beloved resident cats. We’ll also be sharing various anecdotes on said felines, as well as touching on various other cat-related topics as part of our student-cat coexistence mission!

Date: 4 March 2016, Friday
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm approximately
Meeting Point: The Deck (FASS Canteen)

Signups @ tinyurl.com/nuscatwalk2016
As usual, limited vacancies (on a first come, first served basis) to prevent spooking our feline friends.
Signups are FREE! Successful applicants will be informed relevant details closer to the actual date.

Look forward to meeting you guys (:

For enquiries, please contact us at nuscatcafe@gmail.com

November 17, 2015
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Feline Therapy Programme 16Nov’15

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Hey Everyone,

We held our 2nd iteration of Feline Therapy Programme on 16/11/2015, Monday of Reading Week, and it was a success! Joined by Human and Feline Volunteers from LoveKuching Project and Voices For Animals (VFA), NUSCatCafe held two 1-hour sessions of FTP, bringing to awareness the benefits of human-animal interactions and the current reality of these voiceless creatures, many of which were rescues.

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Presentation by our own Cats Member (left) and Briefing by Mr. Derrick Tan, founder of VFA (right)

Participants interacted with a variety of different breeds and conditions, but all cute and lovable. Each with their own unique charm, our feline friends kept participants enthralled and de-stressed for the programme’s run-time, in their own personal bubble of cat heaven. We would like to once again thank the volunteers from LoveKuching and VFA for their support. NUSCatCafe wishes the participants (and everyone else) best of luck for their finals! Below are the candid shots of event (pardon the blurriness)!

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