Our People

THE BOARD 2016/2017

President
Thenuga Vijakumar

Vice-President
Vanessa Vanderstraaten

Treasurer
Fareena Omar

Secretary
Matsumoto Emi

Committee Member
Celine Ng
Edward Foo
Tan Si Yan
Shelby Doshi
Veron Lau
Wang Yinuo

THE SECRETARIAT

Executive Director
Laura Ann Meranda

Senior Mediator
Michelle Siau

Outreach Manager
Ei-leen Tan

Our People in the News

Real life catwoman
What does it take to be the hero of the cat community? Earlier this year, a cat was spotted at Bukit Merah with a cable tie around its testicles and a broken right leg. For Laura Ann Meranda, 31, senior outreach manager with the Cat Welfare Society, this was one of the most serious cases of abuse that she had seen.

– See more at: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/People/2016/10/Real%20life%20Catwoman

The lawyer who helps Singapore’s community cats
Thenuga Vijakumar, the President of the Cat Welfare Society (CWS) on how she came to help community animals and the types of questions she has had to answer in her line of work.

– See more at: http://sg.asia-city.com/city-living/news/lawyer-who-helps-singapores-community-cats#sthash.y7ie6Wvs.dpufc

Dog-loving ex-banker becomes Cat Welfare Society CEO
Miss Joanne Ng quit her job as a banker specialising in the global market – a job that she had been holding for 15 years – to take up the CEO position.

Although she admits that the salary she earns now is just a fraction of what she used to get, Miss Ng said she wanted to do it for the community. CWS does not pay its board members and volunteers, so Miss Ng’s salary is paid by the Patrick D Harrigan Foundation, following its pledge of support.

– See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/dog-loving-ex-banker-becomes-cat-welfare-society-ceo#sthash.OqzVv4E2.dpuf

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