25 Feb '12, 4pm

National microchip database for dogs to be set up

Minister Shanmugam with a puppy from welfare group Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD). He later decided to foster it. Mr Louis Ng, Executive Director of ACRES looks on. By Angelina Dass AsiaOne Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 In a bid to curb the abandonment of pet dogs in Singapore, a national microchip database will soon be set up. Announced at the Singapore Animal Welfare Symposium and Public Forum on Animal Welfare Polices today, the database will allow the tracking of pet dogs, and facilitate the identification of owners who abandon their animals. Commending the move as absolutely essential, Nee Soon GRC MP Mr K. Shanmugam, who delivered the keynote speech at the event, said it is testimony that Singapore is progressing in the animal protection movement. RELATED STORIES Pet neglect up by 10% last year: SPCA Bunnies abandoned as Rabbit Year ends 80 dogs up for adoption in largest such...

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