10 Nov '11, 12am

Veron Lau of @CatWelfareSG in @TODAYonline: Regulating cat ownership is the next crucial step

The measures that are being piloted as a collaboration between government agencies, animal welfare groups and the community aim to address the issues highlighted by Mr Peter Khaw in his letter "Why are cats the priority?". The stray cat sterilisation programme was piloted after careful consideration of the results achieved over the last 10 years. Before sterilisation was introduced, the estimated number of stray cats in Singapore was 150,000. The culling rate every year before 1998 was around 13,000 cats. Currently, the stray cat estimate stands at 60,000. This shows the effectiveness of sterilisation in reducing the stray cat population the way culling alone was not able to. Regulating cat ownership is the next crucial step in managing cat-related issues. While sterilisation is taking place on the ground, the problem of pet cat abandonment and irresponsible owners letting...

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