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Tackle stray dog problem in Punggol

I am a resident of Punggol and enjoy every bit of the green lung here doing outdoor activities, namely running and cycling.

However, many stray dogs have been spotted in the parks in Punggol, especially at Punggol Waterway and the stretch of tracks facing Coney Island. Packs of stray dogs have also been spotted on Coney Island.

I have encountered packs of stray dogs on several occasions during my runs. My brother, too, has had similar experiences.

Both of us have repeatedly reported these sightings to the National Environment Agency, but the standard reply is that it is aware of the situation and is looking into it.

My brother was recently attacked by stray dogs. Thankfully there were other park users present who were brave enough to ward off further attacks by the dogs.

I have encountered packs of stray dogs on several occasions during my runs. My brother, too, has had similar experiences.

My brother's injuries could have been more serious if no one had come to his aid.

Could the authorities step up efforts to deal with the stray dog problem?

Peter Chan Teng Hong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 12, 2016, with the headline 'Tackle stray dog problem in Punggol'. Print Edition | Subscribe