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Pet owner? Join the club: New pet owners' club launched in Singapore

Published on Jun 30, 2014 8:16 AM

Squawks, barks and whistles greeted the launch of a pet owners' club in Serangoon yesterday.

About 4,000 visitors went for the two-day event over the weekend, as pet owners paraded animals from palm-size guinea pigs to macaws in resplendent shades of red, blue and green.

The Pets and Friends Club, believed to be the first of its kind here, aims to bring residents who are pet owners closer as well as educate them to be responsible owners, said the club's chairman, Mr Matthew Lim, 44, a grassroots leader in Serangoon.

"We see a growing number of pets around, and we intend to hold seminars and training to teach people how to properly care for their pets. Responsible pet owners are, by extension, happy neighbours," he said.

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