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That time of the year

Hopefully it will be a better year ahead for the strays of Singapore.

 

A growing problem in Singapore in recent years is that during Christmas and New Year, a lot of puppies (mostly from breeding mills) get gifted to  people who either are not ready or do not fully understand the responsibility of having a pet. Slowly but surely the "novelty" (aww, so cute!) wears off and once the puppy starts growing both in size and needs, several of them get abandoned.

That time of the year

Hopefully it will be a better year ahead for the strays of Singapore.

 

A growing problem in Singapore in recent years is that during Christmas and New Year, a lot of puppies (mostly from breeding mills) get gifted to  people who either are not ready or do not fully understand the responsibility of having a pet. Slowly but surely the "novelty" (aww, so cute!) wears off and once the puppy starts growing both in size and needs, several of them get abandoned.

comments (16)

Sadly, the same thing happens in the USA...sad
Ayush Basu: It is a shame, Larry
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Dec 2017, 03:17
It is a wide-spread problem, Ayush.

Last week, Puppy Mills were outlawed in Australia.
Ayush Basu: I hope that follows in more places, Ray.
It's a problem all over I guess.... though California has just been the first state to only allow sales of rescue pets - no puppy mill pups.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I saw that on your Facebook feed - what a video!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 Dec 2017, 05:28
C'est pareil en France. Les gens sont irresponsables.
Ayush Basu: As some mentioned above, the banning of puppy mills is a good start, Martine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2017, 05:42
This happens in this counrty, too, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I would not be surprised, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 30 Dec 2017, 06:40
A state of affairs which used to exist here a lot too Ayush. People often just don't think..
Ayush Basu: It is a shame, Chris.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Dec 2017, 07:52
Alas that is so true even in the UK - a county of so-called animal lovers. Let's hope this one soon gets a loving home.
Ayush Basu: I hoped so too, Alan.
We have had the same problem here for many years. The "A dog is for life not just for Christmas " campaign has helped to reduce the problem I believe but it still happens
Ayush Basu: It is good to hear that the campaign has partly addressed the mindset, Bill
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Dec 2017, 11:03
oh, we have the same problem in our country, not only for dogs, but also for animals in general - and it is warned to buy puppies for the children. A moving image!
Ayush Basu: I can imagine quick economic benefits motivate some individuals to engage in this kind of business, Philine.
My aunt says the same about cats and dogs brought to the resort town where she lives. People get a kitten to play with for the summer then leave them when they return to the city in the fall.
Ayush Basu: Oh, that sounds rather a ghastly thing to do, Mary.
Sadly it is the same with dogs everywhere Ayush, there are public campaigns leading up to Christmas to try and persuede people not to buy puppies unless they really want to keep them whatever.
Ayush Basu: I hope the campaign has made some progress in addressing the attitudes of people, Brian.
"A dog is for life, not just for Christmas"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrJhlVODG3w
Ayush Basu: Indeed.
It's a problem in the uk too, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It seems to be case the world over, Tom.
it's a sad thing that this happens far too often... people who take in rescue dogs are my heroes Ayush!
....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Yes I admire them too, Peter.
That is a problem everywhere.
Ayush Basu: And perhaps getting worse, Michael.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Dec 2017, 17:19
So sad.
Ayush Basu: As some mentioned here, the banning of puppy mills is a good started, CherryPie.

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