Irresponsible pet owners contribute to surge in strays, survey finds

Over 80 per cent of the public believe that irresponsible pet owners contribute to the increased number of stray cats and dogs.

This was revealed in a recent survey by a team of officers undertaking the 30th Executive Development Programme for Middle Management Officers (EDPMMO) 2020 aimed to understand the public’s perception on responsible pet ownership.

The definition of pet ownership in the survey, specifically on cats and dogs ownership, is described as any person found in possession of a cat and/or dog, or the occupier of the premises frequented by the cat and/or dog. This is with reference to the definition of dog ownership under the Dogs Act, Chapter 60, Section 7.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin