11 Dec '12, 5am

Something new for Singapore's pampered pets: obituaries

Something new for Singapore's pampered pets: obituaries

By Kevin Lim SINGAPORE | Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:56pm EST SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grieving pet owners in Singapore, known for lavishing care in life on their animals, can soon share their feelings about furred family members after they pad off to the great beyond - via obituaries in the city-state's largest newspaper. From Sunday, The Straits Times pets section will let pet owners publish goodbye messages to their favorite non-human companions along with an accompanying photo. The memorials will be part of a "pets' corner" in the paper's classifieds section, along with notices by the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and other animal groups about pets available for adoption. The decision to market obituaries to pet owners in tiny Singapore, one of the world's richest countries in terms of per capita income, comes as wealthy Asians have fewer kids and shower...

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/11/us-obituary-pet...

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