News

12.05.17

Retired sniffer dogs can now be rehomed in HDB flats

Starting in June this year, dog handlers from the Home Team and the military will be allowed to keep their ex-sniffer dogs in HDB flats, despite the size and breed of these dogs.
08.05.17

Thinking of releasing animals into the wild this Vesak Day holiday? Think again, says NParks and PUB.

Local authorities will be patrolling nature reserves this coming Vesak Day holiday, in an effort to educate the public on the dangers of releasing animals into the wild.
04.05.17

Poor casting call perpetuates the Mongrel stereotype in Singapore

Mediacorp’s hunt for a Mongrel to portray a fierce stray in one of its productions has gotten Singaporean netizens all riled up. Read on to find out why.
17.04.17

Taiwan bans the consumption of cat and dog meat

Animal activists around the world are celebrating as Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to ban the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat.
13.04.17

Guide Dogs Association of the Blind receives year-long sponsorship from Scoot-Tigerair

The newly announced airline sponsorship will allow more trained guide dogs to be flown from Australia into Singapore, which will hopefully benefit the visually-impaired community here.
23.03.17

San Francisco bans the sale of non-rescue animals in pet shops

Finally, the homeless animals of San Francisco have reason to celebrate.
15.03.17

Man sentenced to 18 weeks’ jail for brutally killing cat

A 25-year-old man was arrested for throwing a stray cat down 10 floors of a Tampines HDB estate and slamming the cat to its death on the pavement. He pleaded guilty to two counts of animal abuse, and has since been sentenced to 18 weeks’ jail.
06.02.17

A cat in Ubi found wrapped up in masking tape: A new case of animal abuse in SG

A cat was found walking around Ubi wrapped in masking tape, making this a one-of-a-kind animal abuse case here in Singapore. Read on to find out more about how this cat was rescued.
02.02.17

AVA releases new dog licensing rules to improve traceability and discourage pet abandonment

AVA announced their plan to enhance the pet licensing regime, which aims to improve the traceability of pet canines in Singapore, discourage pet abandonment, and to help reunite lost dogs with their owners. Read on to find out about the new licensing rules that take effect in the first quarter of the year.
10.01.17

Cats Banned in HDB Flats: Is this unfair to cat lovers?

HDB has stated that while certain dog breeds are allowed as pets in flats, cats are not allowed at all. A recent post on social media regarding the ban on cats in flats garnered lots of attention and anger from cat lovers around the island. Should cats really be banned from our flats?