Stray canines allegedly kill over 20 cats in Ang Mo Kio and Hougang


Canine killers on the unfastened?

Five cats in Ang Mo Kio have been mauled to dying by the equivalent stray canines since Sept 6, claimed a cat feeder.

Stomp contributor Liqiong said she has sought help from the authorities on the problem of the feline fatalities not merely in Ang Mo Kio nevertheless in (*20*) as correctly.

In response to a Stomp query, the Animal Veterinary Service (AVS) said that it’s acutely aware of the stray canines at Ang Mo Kio, along with three canines which have been reported to have attacked some group cats.

“Based on our checks, these canines have been sterilised beneath the nationwide Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage (TNRM) programme by an animal welfare group.

“The dogs were likely originally from a remote site in the north, and could have wandered into Ang Mo Kio,” said Dr Chang Siow Foong, Group Director of Community Animal Management at AVS, which is a cluster of the National Parks Board.

“AVS will work with the community animal caregivers to track and guide the dogs back to their original location through feeding and conditioning. We will monitor the progress closely.”

The Stomp contributor said: “We understand these dogs have been roaming from Seletar to Ang Mo Kio and Hougang perhaps due to the fact that their homes have been redeveloped or reclaimed.”

She added that the cat dying toll has risen to higher than 20.

“We are animal lovers. We respect the safety and lives of all animals, and do not want any to be unnecessarily put down.”

Dr Chang knowledgeable Stomp that the TNRM programme entails humanely catching stray canines and sterilising them.

“Thereafter, efforts is perhaps made to rehome as numerous the sterilised canines as attainable. Those which could be unable to be rehomed is perhaps launched at acceptable areas, away from residential estates, to remain out their lives naturally.

“Since the launch of the TNRM programme in 2018, more than 3,500 stray dogs have been trapped with over 60 per sent successfully rehomed or fostered.”

But is that adequate?

The Stomp contributor said: “The cat feeders are worn out patrolling every night and most of them are getting on in years. We do hope that Stomp will help all sides – dogs, cats and the weary humans.”

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