13 Nov '11, 1pm

Pilot trial for cats, stray dogs to be kept in HDB homes

Animals lovers could see two longstanding wishes fulfilled as two pilot projects to rehome cats and stray dogs are rolled out next year. One of the projects will allow HDB owners to keep a cat as a pet. To be launched in Chong Pang, cat owners will be required to register, sterilise, micro-chip and keep the cat indoors. Other details of the pilot project will be released later, reported AsiaOne . The project is initiated by the Cat Welfare Society (CWS) and Sembawang-Nee Soon Town Council , together with the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). In June this year, Chong Pang constituency announced that it would stop culling stray cats and started a humane cat management programme. It is the first constitutency in Singapore stop the culling of strays. The second project is the rehoming of stray mongrel dogs or cross-bre...

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