Saturday, 22 October 2011

Till 2359, 23.10: Last day to join in Gentle Paws & Friends' proposal to MND

Gentle Paws & Friends, a privately run shelter for strays, discarded pets and former breeding dogs, has prepared a proposal for the Ministry of National Development's Pet Ownership and Stray Management Review.

In it, it highlights the main problem of overpopulation of stray dogs, and makes five core recommendations:

1. To eradicate unethical capturing of stray dogs

2. To provide support for the stray sterilisation program

3. To review and eradicate HDB’s blanket prohibition on mongrels

4. To review and eradicate HDB dog policy that is based on the size of the dog

5. To review licensing of breeders and implement a system to ensure that breeding is done ethically

Find out more at

If you agree with their views and wish to add your name to the list of signatories, drop them an email before 2359 hrs on Sunday, 23.10.11.