23 Dec '11, 1pm

AVA says it does not practise blanket culling

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said it supports the re-homing of stray dogs, and does not practise blanket culling. It allows stray dogs that are suitable for adoption to be re-homed. Those which cannot be re-homed will be humanely euthanised. The AVA said this in response to public concerns that all stray dogs are rounded up and culled, in the wake of a recent case of a jogger who was scratched and bitten by a pack of stray dogs at Punggol Waterway park. It said 30 stray dogs have been re-homed this year. It'll continue to work closely with animal welfare groups such as Action for Singapore Dogs and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to re-home suitable stray dogs. Those who wish to re-home the dogs will have to bear the costs of requirements such as licensing and microchipping. The dogs must also be sterilised and kept a...

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