Sterilisation of Pets
The SPCA is unable to provide treatment/surgery for the public's pets because of the need to focus on sterilisation of its own animals and community animals. The public is encouraged to bring their pets for sterilisation at private clinics. It may seem expensive, but it should be regarded as a one-off expense, which has long-term health benefits for pets.
Theoretically, a single female cat (with all her female offspring reproducing freely as they mature) takes just three years to be the source of 20,000 new kittens! Of course, the male who sired the first litter is equally responsible.
As a responsible pet owner, you can do something to stop this cycle. Sterilise your dog or cat. Tell other pet owners to do the same. Please help reduce Singapore's unwanted animal population!
And don't forget, a sterilised animal is a happier, healthier pet!
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Microchipping of Pets
The public is encouraged to bring their pets for microchipping at their nearest vet clinic.
A microchip is a tiny device about the size of a rice grain and it is usually implanted between the shoulder blades of your pet. It carries a unique identification number so that your animal can be traced back to you if it has lost its way. However, you must ensure that the microchip is registered otherwise it would be rendered useless. So why should you microchip your pet? Animals disappear for many reasons: they wander off, they may be spooked, or injured, run away, or are even stolen. As the pet's owner, you have a responsibility in ensuring that your pet is safe and that also includes ensuring that your animal is sufficiently identifiable on all accounts.
You may register your pet at AVA, SPCA or Pet-Call. To find out more information or to register with Pet-Call, please see http://www.petcall.org/main.asp.