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ACRES was founded in 2001 by a group of Singaporeans and registered as a society on the 24th of May 2001(Registration No.: 0176/2001).
Yes. ACRES is registered under the Charities Act and registered as an Institution of Public Character(Registration No.: IPC000559).
ACRES is a Singapore-based charity, founded by Singaporeans. Our work is concentrated in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Yes, you can call the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Hotline on 97837782 if you find a native wild animal or abandoned exotic wild animal in need of help, or if you know of anyone keeping prohibited wild animals as pets or of any shops or traders illegally selling wild animals or wild animal parts.
No. Our focus is on wildlife issues and on industrialised animal cruelty issues – i.e. animal abuse that happens on a large scale, often ‘behind the scenes’.
There are several other organisations in Singapore working on companion animal issues. Therefore, ACRES concentrates our efforts on other important issues such as wildlife protection and rescue, zoo animal welfare and promoting cruelty-free living.
You can help in many ways: By volunteering with us, spreading the word about our work, supporting our events and contributing financially. You can find more about our volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer pages and our events are listed on our Events page.
Making a monthly donation is one of the best ways to help ACRES, as your regular gift allows us to plan, maintain and increase our long-term projects with confidence, safe in the knowledge that the funds will be there in the future.
The majority of the funds we raise go directly to the animals. For the financial year 2009/10, at least 91% of funds raised went directly to our animal protection programmes. We try to keep our running costs to a minimum. Our accounts are independently audited by Parker Randall Certified Public Accountants and can be found in our Annual Report.
Yes! ACRES has the Institute of Public Character (IPC) status. This means that donations to ACRES qualify for 250% tax exemption. For example, if you donate $100 to ACRES, $250 will be deducted from your taxable income.
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