It's 'love me, love my dog' as more pick up licences

Dog owners have to inform authorities when they sold or if they give away their pets, and provide the particulars of the new owners.
Dog owners have to inform authorities when they sold or if they give away their pets, and provide the particulars of the new owners.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

Increase in number of licences issued shows canines have become highly popular as pets

Dogs are becoming increasingly popular as pets, judging by the number of licences issued, which hit a high last year.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) issued about 67,000 dog licences last year, a figure that has been rising since 2011 when 59,000 were registered. It is compulsory for pet dogs to be licensed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'It's 'love me, love my dog' as more pick up licences'. Print Edition | Subscribe