02 Jan '12, 11am

SPCA continues push for pet ownership law

SPCA continues push for pet ownership law

SINGAPORE: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said it will continue to push for a law to ensure responsible pet ownership. This includes getting those under 16 to obtain parental consent before they buy a pet. This, as the organisation tends to see an increase in the number of pets abandoned during the festive season. SPCA takes in up to 600 unwanted or abandoned pets each month. It saw more 7509 pets being abandoned from June 2010 to July 2011. On Christmas eve, a Maltese dog was found abandoned in SPCA's garden on Christmas eve. CCTV footage showed a woman walking into SPCA with the Maltese at about 9.40am, and leaving a few minutes later without it. The SPCA is seeking the assistance of this woman to help with investigations. The SPCA added that it does not have records of a Maltese being surrendered to them, and that those who wish to surrender...

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