12 Jul '11, 2pm

SPCA sees more animal abuse cases

SPCA sees more animal abuse cases

SINGAPORE: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said the number of animal abuse cases it handled this year went up by 10 per cent, as compared to last year. And the number of animal abuse complaints last month reached a six-month high of 90. SPCA also deals with an average of 600 abandoned animals every month. But its current home can only house 180 animals. SPCA's upcoming home in Sungei Tengah will have the capacity for more abandoned animals. Bigger space also means higher overheads and the SPCA already exceeds its budget by S$2 million every year. More volunteers will also be needed. The number of animals adopted from the SPCA has remained steady at 85 animals a month. SPCA does not expect the number of animals adopted from its shelter to change, as animal welfare groups have to compete with pet shops for potential pet owners. Deirdre Moss, outgo...

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