Chester was found on the streets with medical issues. With
dedicated care, he is now on the
road to recovery.
Animals like Chester need your help.
Support our efforts to save lives and help us
get to zero euthanasia of healthy and
treatable companion animals in Singapore.
Singapore is facing a companion animal overpopulation problem. Healthy
and treatable companion animals such as dogs, cats and rabbits are currently
losing their lives because there are not enough homes for them.
This goal will be achievable with the vital support of multiple partners we hope to
collaborate with (e.g. veterinary practices, pet retailers, dog trainers, animal welfare
groups, community animal caregivers, government agencies, and pet owners).
The project will be rolled out in stages, over the next two years.
1) What is Getting to Zero?
It is about getting to zero killing of healthy and treatable companion animals in Singapore. It is a project launched by the SPCA and we will over time, recruit community partners to join us in getting Singapore to this goal.
2) Why is there a need to get to zero?
The current companion animal overpopulation (including unwanted pets) is resulting in the killing of healthy pets/pets with treatable conditions. This is preventable.
3) How do we get Singapore to zero?
It will take a community effort, involving government agencies (e.g. Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)), town councils, animal welfare organisations, pet shops, dog trainers/behavior experts, veterinarians, and members of the public who are concerned about the welfare of animals. SPCA will spearhead some initiatives which will be rolled out in stages, over the next couple of years and we welcome like-minded groups or individuals to collaborate with us.
Our four main focus areas to get us to zero are:
1. Education 2. Legislative change 3. Support for pet owners 4. Community effort
4) When will we get to zero?
Getting to zero will not happen overnight. It is going to take considerable effort for a sustained period, to reach and maintain the goal. The speed at which we achieve the target will depend on the involvement of the various stakeholders. We are not setting a deadline at this point, but we will do our utmost to take Singapore to zero.