Many HDB residents say no to bigger dogs in flats

Response among other findings on attitudes towards pet dogs revealed by SOSD study

SOSD hopes to increase the pool of homes available to mongrels, and reduce the number of dogs roaming the streets.
SOSD hopes to increase the pool of homes available to mongrels, and reduce the number of dogs roaming the streets.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

A study aimed at convincing the authorities to let bigger dogs be rehomed in Housing Board flats has hit a glitch when more than half of Singaporeans and permanent residents polled indicated they are unwilling to share common space with larger dogs.

This was the key finding of a new, first-of-its-kind study commissioned by animal welfare group SOSD to learn about prevailing attitudes towards pet dogs here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Many HDB residents say no to bigger dogs in flats'. Subscribe