28 Dec '11, 11am

Animal lovers save Punggol stray dogs

Animal lovers save Punggol stray dogs

SINGAPORE: The effort to save the stray dogs in Punggol is growing into one that involves not just the authorities but also animal welfare groups and animal lovers. Amid concerns the authorities are rounding up and culling the strays, animal lovers are pressing on to find homes for the strays. Since Friday, they have rescued four strays. One of them was rescued in Punggol Waterway, two days before Christmas. The dog is named Bacon, inspired by a favourite food of the festive season. But Bacon cannot stay at its rescuer's home for long. Like the other strays, it needs to find a proper home, which won't be easy. Animal welfare activist Siew Tuck Wah said: "These are adult dogs, and adult dogs always take longer to re-home because they are no longer cute like puppies. "The enquiries for adoption come from people who live in HDB flats, and immediately we have to turn them down...

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