31 Oct '11, 12am

Should cat lovers in HDB flats be restricted to just one cat?

SINGAPORE - One registered cat per public flat, with efforts to ensure responsible cat ownership - this is how a coming pilot project at Chong Pang constituency seems to be shaping up. And if such a pilot is successful, the scheme may just be replicated elsewhere, in a departure from the longstanding Housing and Development Board policy of disallowing cats in its flats. Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament K Shanmugam signalled that such plans were afoot in his ward, an indication that momentum has picked up since a task force led by the Ministry of National Development (MND) was set up in July to review pet ownership policies. In reply to queries, an MND spokesman said: "A number of suggestions and ideas have surfaced during the inter-agency task force's various public consultation efforts on pet ownership and stray management. A pilot scheme on cat ownership in HDB flats is...

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