Save Our Street Dogs group seeks foster homes for dogs before they are put down

Animal welfare group Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) has put out a plea on Facebook requesting for people to foster three puppies. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SAVE OUR STREET DOGS 
Animal welfare group Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) has put out a plea on Facebook requesting for people to foster three puppies. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SAVE OUR STREET DOGS 

SINGAPORE - Animal welfare group Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) has put out a plea on Facebook requesting for people to foster three puppies.

These puppies are among 16 "healthy, friendly dogs" that will be put down either today or tomorrow, according to a post that SOSD put up at about noon on Tuesday.

The post says that the deadline for 19 dogs impounded in the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has passed, and that the group received only three responses to foster the dogs on "death row".

The group had earlier posted a message explaining that the SOSD rehabilitation centre was full and that they were seeking foster homes for the dogs.

"If you step up to help, some of these innocent lives may be saved," the earlier post read. It drew more than 1,500 likes and more than 400 shares.

In today's post, SOSD wrote: "With a heavy heart, we have to let 16 of them go."

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The post went on to say that this is the group's "last attempt" to try to rescue some of the 16.

"If we can find fosterers, we can at least save the 3 puppies here," it read.

The three puppies include one named Brown, described as a four-month old male, that is playful and friendly and walks well on leash. There is also White, a playful three-month old male, that is good with humans and other dogs. The third dog is Black, a female three-month old that loves to play with other puppies.

The post has since been shared more than 700 times, and has drawn more than 200 responses, with many expressing interest to foster the puppies.

brynasim@sph.com.sg