Recently we went on a trip to the SPCA to get their perspective on animal cruelty in Singapore. This trip helped us take our thinking further by talking to the people there and getting more information from them. We got to see the dogs and cats in their separate cages.
From these observations we know that their cages are not to small give them space to walk around a little. We found that the big dogs get much bigger cages compared to the kittens.
The questions that we asked there were:
- What are the daily routines of the animals?
- How do you treat the animals?
- What is the average amount of animals you host per month?
- What is the average amount of animals people adopt per year?
- What happens to the animals if they don't get adopted within an amount of time?
- In such a safe place like Singapore, why do you think is the main reason of people harming animals?
Some answers we got are:
- Dogs - Enclosures get cleaned, they get fed, then walked in big spaces, and showered 1 a week. Cats - Their cages get cleaned, and they get fed.
- They give their pets a good amount of space, shelter, food, water, walks for exercise, and lots of care.
- 300 unwanted or abandoned animals per month.
- Around 1000 pets get adopted every year.
- They have dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, and sometimes guinea pigs.
- They keep their pets until they're adopted.
- The main reasons why people are harming animals is because they think they are higher than their pets, they get frustrated with their pets, they don’t know how to care for them, and because don’t have time.
|This was the old SPCA. Now the animals have much more space.|