The Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme (SCSP) was launched in 2011, providing funding support from NParks/AVS for the sterilisation and microchipping of community cats in Singapore. Over the past 5 years, an average of 4,000 cats have been sterilised annually under the programme.
Under the Trap-Neuter-Rehome/Release-Manage (TNRM) programme for free-roaming dogs, the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of the National Parks Board, funds trapping, sterilisation, microchipping, boarding and other related costs. Since Nov 2018, more than 3,800 dogs have been enrolled under the programme, with more than 60% having been rehomed or fostered.
AVS would like to thank the Singapore Veterinary Association and veterinary clinics which have actively supported our national sterilisation programmes for free-roaming dogs and community cats. These programmes provide a humane, science-based approach to population management, improving animal health and welfare, reducing downstream disamenities, and enhancing the traceability of the animals through microchipping.
Our community animal population can only be effectively managed with partnership and close collaboration among various stakeholders, including veterinarians, animal welfare groups and community caregivers. We look forward to continued support from SVA and veterinary clinics on the programmes, and strongly encourage more clinics to come on-board.
A little action can go a long way for the community. If you would like to contribute to our TNRM/ SCSP efforts, please get in touch with Dr Lin Anhui at email@example.com.