942 stray dogs, 888 stray cats and 623 wild monkeys euthanised in 2015: MND

There are an estimated 60,000 stray cats, 7,000 stray dogs and 1,900 wild monkeys in Singapore, said MND. A total of 265 dogs and 129 cats were rehomed last year.
Channel NewsAsia 14 Mar 16;

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) euthanised almost 2,500 animals - 942 dogs, 888 cats and 623 monkeys - in 2015, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said on Monday (Mar 14). Another 265 dogs and 129 cats were rehomed.

This is out of the estimated population of 60,000 stray cats, 7,000 stray dogs and 1,900 wild monkeys in Singapore, he added in response to a question by Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng, who is the founder of the Animal Concerns Research & Education Society.

AVA has to impound strays when the public raises safety concerns, Mr Wong said. AVA will then work with animal welfare groups to rehome the animals, while those that are not rehomed - such as aggressive or sick animals - will be humanely euthanised as a "last resort".

AVA will "continue to work with animal welfare group to rehome stray animals," Mr Wong added.

- CNA/av

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