25 Jun '11, 2am

Animal issues symptomatic of people problems

NATIONAL Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan's recent announcement of a review of policies towards the humane treatment of cats is a welcome one ('Culling stray cats not the way: Khaw'; June 4). As we fully engage on this issue as a society, we must recognise that animal issues are symptomatic of larger community and people-related issues. Cat Welfare Society is a volunteer- run charity that believes in resolving issues in our community through the active participation of volunteers from the community. Volunteers were there when a low-income family reached breaking point when they let three cats breed to 40 in their flat. They did not know how to ask for help for fear of being evicted or having their cats taken to be culled. Volunteers not only helped them sterilise and rehome their cats, but they also helped the family to seek financial and other assistance from social wel...

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