17 Sep '11, 3pm

Retired breeding dogs gain new 'leash' of life

Retired breeding dogs gain new 'leash' of life

True, there's no 'Canine Provident Fund' to look forward to. But life just got better for the 'retired' dogs that Singapore's pet farms use for breeding. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN By Chang Ai-Lien and Judith Tan True, there's no 'Canine Provident Fund' to look forward to. But life just got better for the 'retired' dogs that Singapore's pet farms use for breeding. Rather than living out the rest of their days at commercial facilities or worse, being put down, the senior dogs now have a chance to get adopted after their puppy-producing days are over. Enthusiastic support for The Straits Times' Saturday Special late last month on efforts to improve the lot of such animals has borne fruit. Volunteer group Voices For Animals has now linked up with five farms here to expand a new adoption scheme for retired canines. Read the full report in this week's edition of The Straits Times...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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