22 Jul '11, 10pm

Dierdre Moss of @SPCA_SG - Strays: Answer lies in sterilising, not culling (in @STcom)

SEVERAL points were raised by Mr Kammo Liu ("Putting strays to sleep may be the kindest act yet"; last Saturday), including suggesting that cats must be owned, loved and taken care of, otherwise the kindest thing would be to put them down. As much as these animals are vulnerable to accidents, disease or abuse, there are countless community cats leading happy lives, cared for by many volunteers, who are spurred on by their dedication and commitment to help the animals. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals hopes that the current HDB rule on prohibition of cats will be reversed, and that all pet cats will be required to be microchipped, sterilised and kept indoors. Microchipping (as is the case for pet dogs) would ensure owners stay accountable in the event anyone abandons his pet. Contrary to the statement that culling stray dogs reduced the problem to zero, ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_...

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