23 Feb '12, 10am

Pet neglect on the rise, says SPCA

SINGAPORE: Pet neglect is on the rise, according The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Out of about 1,000 cases of alleged cruelty to animals reported and investigated by the SPCA in 2011, at least 70 per cent involved pet neglect. The SPCA said on Thursday that the total number of alleged cruelty cases rose by 10 per cent since last year. The month with the highest number of cases was October, with 102 cases reported. The SPCA cited examples of pet neglect - rabbits left in cages largely unattended outside the premises, dogs or cats in small cages or dogs tied up for long periods, as well as sick pets left untreated. Even after SPCA's inspectors investigated and advised the owners, less than 30 per cent of them made improvements to their pet's living conditions. The SPCA said the owners said they don't have enough time or work long hours. Some said ...

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