13 Nov '11, 4am

HDB lifts ban on keeping stray dogs, cats in pilot project

HDB lifts ban on keeping stray dogs, cats in pilot project

(From left) Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin - holding Eddie from the Cat Welfare Society - watching vet Tan Choon Yi and vet technician Gui Mei Han at work at the AVA's Responsible Pet Ownership roadshow. -- PHOTO: DESMOND LUI FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES By Judith Tan Both stray dogs and cats in Singapore will soon find roofs over their heads in Housing Board flats. While the mutts will be rehomed under a nationwide pilot project, their feline counterparts will be starting small - in Chong Pang. Both programmes will kick off in the first half of next year, but details are still being worked out. Announcing this on Saturday, Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin said he hopes the lifting of this ban will help to alleviate the stray animal issue. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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