News

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?
04.01.17

Illegal Fishing in Singapore: How is it affecting otters?

Fishing at Marina Bay is illegal, yet fishing enthusiasts are still heading down to cast their lines with complete disregard for marine life that are living in close proximity. Otters that live in the Bishan-Marina Bay area have been found with embedded fish hooks and fishing lines in their bodies. What could be done to rectify this situation?
22.11.16

Singapore government to build new homes for animal shelters and pet farms

Many of the pet farms and animal shelters–currently located in Loyang and Seletar– will need to move out by the end of 2017. But don’t worry, they’ll be going somewhere that is better for both their staff and the animals.
03.11.16

Reasons to adopt a dog

When you adopt a dog, not only do you give your new pooch a second chance at life; but you also help free up space in the shelter, thus allowing them to take in one more needy furkid. Read on for more on why we support adoption.
19.10.16

TripAdvisor stops ticket sales to inhumane wildlife attractions

The travel website, TripAdvisor, garnered flak earlier this year for promoting and profiting from inhumane wildlife attractions. Read on to find out more.
26.08.16

Man sentenced to six months in jail for smuggling puppies into Singapore

A man had stuffed three puppies—a Chow Chow, Siberian Husky and Miniature Schnauzer—into a speaker box located in his car boot in an attempt to smuggle them into Singapore. Read on to find out more.
04.08.16

Concerns arise over Singaporean pet cremation company’s “fake” ashes

Many pet owners are willing to go the distance to send their beloved furry friends off with a proper farewell. However, when one owner found that the urn returned to him did not contain the ashes of his dog, his nightmare had only just begun.
20.07.16

Animal shelter encourages Pokemon Go players to help walk dogs

It seems even animal shelters are not spared from the Pokemon Go fever! Thankfully, this time it’s for a good cause. Since these “trainers” are going to be out hunting for Pokemon anyway, The Muncie Animal Shelter is encouraging them to volunteer to bring the shelter dogs along, so they can get their daily doses of love and exercise.
19.07.16

Pawsitive Steps: Join the walk for mental health

In support for mental health patients and the institutions that help them, Pawsitive Steps (28 August 2016) is an annual event where owners and their dogs go through a 2km walk cum obstacle course for a good cause. Although held in New South Wales, Australia, click here to find out how you can support the event from Singapore.