13 Aug '18, 3am

Public can now adopt and rehome retired sniffer dogs in HDB flats

Public can now adopt and rehome retired sniffer dogs in HDB flats

SINGAPORE - Under a new one-year pilot expansion, members of the public can now adopt retired sniffer dogs from military, police and civil defence units and rehome them in Housing Board flats, the authorities said in a joint statement released on Monday (Aug 13). The new pilot expansion is under Project Adore, which was launched in 2012 with the intent of assessing the acceptance of mixed-breed dogs in HDB estates with proper safeguards in place. Sniffer dog breeds include labradors, English springers, cocker spaniels and pointers. The public will be able to adopt retired dogs from the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force K-9 units and the SAF Military Working Dog Unit. Previously, under another one-year pilot launched in June 2017, dog handlers from the units were allowed to adopt and rehome the retired canines in their flats. The scheme has helped to ...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/public-can-now-ado...

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