New National Parks guidelines will not impose restrictions on use of electric shock collars to train animals

Singapore’s National Parks said it would not impose restrictions on use of electric shock collars to train animals. However, many pet owners petitioned to review the decision, as they felt the decision provides option for potential abuse. So far, more than 1500 signatures have been collected on change.org. Earlier in March, the government body was

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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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