Community (street) animals live within our environment, whether in the urban areas, or outskirts of Singapore. Most of them have dedicated caregivers.
Occasionally, the SPCA receives calls from the public to pick up community animals in their neighbourhood. But due to limited resources, we only pick up sick, injured, abandoned and abused animals, or animals in distress.
The SPCA does not round up healthy community dogs and cats. We believe that sterilisation is the most effective and humane way of keeping the population in check, and ultimately reducing the population while allowing the animals to live out their lives naturally.
Removing these animals from the neighbourhood will only encourage others to move in to fill the vacuum. You can read more about our sterilisation programme here.
A sterilised community cat will be ear-tipped (do not try this at home; please seek a professional vet for ear-tipping).