07 Feb '18, 8am

[Mothership] S’poreans urged not to get a dog just because it’s the Year of the Dog https://t.co/rVtxT6Dvwx

According to “anecdotal feedback” gathered by the Ministry of National Development, the number of abandoned dogs increased following the previous Lunar New Year of the Dog. Animal welfare groups reported a rise in the number of dogs taken into their shelters shortly after 2006, the previous Year of the Dog. However, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) don’t have the exact numbers, as they only started tracking dog abandonment data in 2015. Advertisement Pet abandonment is a d*ck move This was revealed by Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong in his written reply to a Parliament question. He said that for this coming Year of the Dog, the AVA will step up outreach efforts to promote responsible adoption and pet ownership. “The key message is not to acquire pets on impulse, as keeping them is a lifelong commitment. This year, AVA is working on a social medi...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/dog-pet-abandonment-ava-lun...

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