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Sterilisation Programme

Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage (TNRM) of community dogs and cats, sometimes referred to as street animals or strays, is the most humane and effective method of population control. This involves sterilising the animal so it can no longer reproduce and then responsibly managing the animal in the community while it lives out its life. There are many responsible and compassionate caregivers around our island who feed and care for these animals every day.

Since 1991, the SPCA has distributed over 35,000 free sterilisation vouchers (for community dogs and cats) to caregivers and other animal welfare groups, totalling over $1.3 million in costs borne by the SPCA. These vouchers could be used at any of our external partner clinics, and granted the community animal a completely paid-for sterilisation procedure. The voucher scheme kept the community dog and cat populations down and saved countless lives.


Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme

With effect from 1 June 2015, the Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme – a new collaborative venture between the SPCA and AVA (Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority) which aims to further reduce the number of stray cats in Housing and Development Board (HDB) estates - replaces the sterilisation voucher scheme. Under the new programme, the SPCA will provide training for volunteers and mediators to work with community feeders, encouraging sterilisation, responsible feeding and public education.

Who is eligible for the Stray  Cat Sterilisation Programme?

The stray cat sterilisation programme is available to community cat feeders who are 18 years old and above. This service is provided free, with the AVA and SPCA funding the costs equally.

Under the programme, community cats in Housing and Development Board (HDB) estates can be taken to the SPCA clinic or participating veterinary clinics for free sterilisation which will be strictly by appointment.  

Community cats living beyond the confines of HDB neighbourhoods, such as those in industrial and private housing estates, or farms and outer fringe areas, can be sterilised for a nominal sum of $25.

How does the Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme work?

SPCA Clinic

Community cat feeders can contact the SPCA at 62875355 (extension 14) to make an appointment. Please have the following information ready when you call:

  • Full name, address, NRIC/ FIN number and contact number of community caregiver

  • Number of cats needing to be sterilised

  • The sex of each cat

  • The area (neighbourhood) where the cat is from

    On the day of the surgery appointment, please  bring along the necessary identification, e.g. an original NRIC card, passport and any other supporting information with your address listed on it.

    You are urged to keep to your allocated appointment time failing which, you may be requested to schedule another appointment. Please also notify the SPCA Clinic as soon as possible (at least 24 hours in advance), if you are unable to keep your appointment, so that another surgery slot can be scheduled in its place.

    Please note that the SPCA does not provide hospitalisation services. Caregivers must pick up the animal/s on the same day before 11:00 PM, or as advised by the SPCA clinic.

External Participating Clinics

Important note: All community feeders MUST contact SPCA at 62875355 ext 14 to express their interest. The SPCA will then make arrangements for the community feeders at one of these participating clinics.

The Animal Doctors Pte Ltd            
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4
Blk 108, #01-94/96
Singapore 560108

Acacia Veterinary Clinic     
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
Blk 338, #01-1671
Singapore 560338      

AAVC - Animal & Avian Veterinarian Clinic
Blk 716 Yishun Street 71
Singapore 760716

The Animal Doctors (Tiong Bahru)
11A Boon Tiong Road
Singapore 160011

Animal World Veterinary Clinic Pte Ltd          
16 Yio Chu Kang Road
Singapore 545527                            

Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Farrer)
Queen's Road
Blk 3, #02-141
Singapore 260003       

Community Dog Sterilisation Programme

What is the Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage (TNRM) Programme about?
The TNRM programme is a five-year nationwide programme funded by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). The programme was officially launched on  10 November 2018 by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development. The SPCA is the lead animal welfare group for the programme.

TNRM is a humane and science-based approach to manage the street dog population. Dogs caught under the programme will be sterilised and assessed for their suitability for rehoming. Those that cannot be rehomed will be released at the same site that they came from or  other suitable locations to live out their lives naturally.

Who can I contact regarding the sterilisation of dogs?
To sterilise a dog under the TNRM programme, members of the public or community caregivers can contact SPCA at 

Sterilisation saves lives – support Trap Neuter Release Manage.