June 2023

AVS survey shows pet cats should be licensed

A survey conducted by the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) in Singapore revealed that over 80 percent of respondents expressed support for microchipping and licensing pet cats, a practice currently implemented for dogs. The majority of participants also agreed that cats should be allowed as pets in Housing Board (HDB) flats, with approximately 90 percent […]

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Singapore sees pet abandonment cases soar this year

The rising costs of pet care due to inflation in Singapore have led to a significant increase in abandoned pets, according to Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS), a government-run agency.  Despite the risk of imprisonment and hefty fines of up to US$8,000, hundreds of pets were left behind by owners in the city-state last year.

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