Issues Relating to Community Animals
No To Glue-Board Traps
The SPCA is strongly against glue board traps.
Glue board traps have caused multiple accidents in the past (e.g. kittens being stuck on glue boards) and not all animals are lucky enough to survive. We have previously appealed for a ban of glue board traps due to the suffering caused to ALL animals that are trapped on them.
Yes To Showing Tolerance Towards Community Animals
Our community animals are a large part of our environment. For many of these animals, the only homes that they know are the streets that they live on.
These animals have no place to go as we have pushed them out because of the changes to our city structure. We and the other animal welfare groups have tried our best to rehome them. However, we have space and resource constraints as well.
We believe that tolerance and empathy are needed in accepting the community animals, many of whom, ultimately, are victims of circumstance. While we do not round up healthy community animals, we rescue sick, injured, abandoned, abused and/or distressed animals, and urge the public to call our 24/7 emergency hotline (6287 5355 Ext.9) to report such cases.
It is important to practise tolerance and respect for living beings, especially those we share our community with.