Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Rescue: Mynah trapped on glue board saved from a sticky end.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Stop the use of inhumane traps to capture animals
- signatures: 559
- signature goal: 1,500
- Target: Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) Singapore
- Sponsored by: -
There have been reports of animals caught by glue-traps laid by pest control companies: SPCA Singapore reported on its Facebook page on 20 February about a community cat that suffered and died from being caught in a glue-trap laid in a HDB bin centre. On Stomp, a member of the public posted about a pigeon struggling to free itself after it got stuck on a glue-trap outside a shop that sells birds.
Glue-traps cause extreme suffering to animals. In attempting to free itself from the board, an animal may pull its fur off, exposing raw skin. It may take 3-5 days for trapped animals to die; some succumb to exhaustion, collapse face down in the glue and suffocate when the glue lodges in their nasal passages - this process can last as long as 24 hours. Often, the animals die from a combination of exhaustion, dehydration and starvation. Glue-traps capture animals indiscriminately - the neighbourhood cats, stray dogs, rodents and even lost pets can all fall victim to them.
There are more humane methods of trapping animals. These animals are already living a very harsh life out in the streets, let's not make them suffer more. Sign your name here and let AVA know that we care about the welfare of these animals. Thank you.
Singaporeans are invited to voice their concerns about animal welfare issues and offer suggestions on amendments to legislation on the matter at the largest animal protection event to be held in Singapore this Saturday.
More than 600 participants are expected to attend, including Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam.
"I welcome this event, and support it. How a society treats animals, which cannot take care of themselves, says much about the nature of the society. The increasing support we are getting for animal welfare events is heartening," said Shanmugam, who is also a Member of Parliament (MP) for Nee Soon group representation constituency.
Louis Ng, executive director of animal welfare group ACRES, one of the main organisers of the event, said, "There has been significant progress in the animal protection movement in Singapore over the past year. Through this event, we hope that more people will become aware of the need to protect animals and most importantly help shape animal protection policies in Singapore. With the support of the public, Singapore will undoubtedly be a leader in the animal protection movement in this region."
The event will take place this Saturday, 25 February at Chong Pang Community Club from 8am to 5pm. Log on to ACRES for more information on the event.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
This poor community cat was caught on a glue-board trap placed by a pest control company overnight at a HDB bin centre.
The board trap was about 4 feet by 5 feet in size and the amount of glue on the board was excessive. The cat never stood a chance.
SPCA has previously appealed to AVA to institute a ban of glue-board traps because of the suffering caused to animals that are trapped on them, not only rats, but other species. The case, which was reported to SPCA on Friday 17 February, only reinforces the extreme suffering that an animal goes through when glue-board traps are used. We have contacted the Town Council and the pest control company involved, to inform them that we will take this matter further We have also written to AVA to request that they ban the use of such traps
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Pet Care Tip: If you live in a high-rise apartment, the most important thing to do is to wire-mesh your windows to keep your cats safe. Cats can squeeze through surprisingly small spaces so make sure your grills or wire-mesh is less than 2 inches wide. As responsible cat owners, we should keep our cats safe and sound by keeping them strictly indoors.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Girl girl is nothing short of a miracle.
Originally from Boon Lay, Girl Girl took another mongrel, Cookie, under her wing. The 2 resided in a factory compound until Cookie was caught by AVA one day. Amazingly, Girl Girl ran looking for help from their stray feeder, who happened to be nearby! Girl Girl's efforts saved a life - Cookie was released with a fine.
Girl Girl was relocated to a fosterer. Unfortunately, the fosterer's mum removed Girl Girl from her home without warning one day, claiming that she had given Girl Girl to a factory. A 4 week wild goose chase ensued, with many dog lovers searching all over the island in vain for Girl Girl.
Finally, after 4 weeks of searching, and some divine intervention, Girl Girl's fosterer found her in Defu Lane, where she was taken care of by a kind stray feeder for the past 2 weeks. Girl Girl was likely dumped in Defu Lane in the open, but miraculously, she survived, and was found.
Girl Girl still has no where to go. I cannot house her for long as I am fostering others; she has gone through so much, and needs a permanent home, after a lifetime of running around, and nearly losing her life on many occasions.
Despite all her ordeals, Girl Girl is sweet natured, brave, friendly and extremely cheerful. She desires to find a companion who she can devote all her love to.
Girl Girl is small to medium sized, and appeals can be made to allow her in a HDB flat. She is 1 year old, and is likely a JRT mix, with adorable brown spots on her beautiful white coat.
Girl Girl has made me believe in miracles.
Please spread the word for adoption. Send me a msg or email firstname.lastname@example.org for adoption enquiries.