Written Answer by Ministry of National Development on proposal for guidelines on euthanasia of healthy pets

Oct 6, 2020

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will include in a set of guidelines on the euthanasia of healthy pets the requirement for pet owners to explore returning the animal to the person or organisation they adopted the animal from before proceeding with the euthanasia.


NParks has established the multi-stakeholder Rehoming and Adoption Work Group (RAWG) to take a more holistic look into practices related to the rehoming and adoption of dogs. 

The RAWG aims to clarify the responsibilities of the various stakeholders involved in the rehoming and adoption of dogs. This includes pet owners, as well as persons or organisations they adopted the animal from. The work group will consider views from different stakeholders to develop community-based standards and guidelines, including for the return of adopted dogs as suggested by the Member.

We look forward to working closely with the Member and other stakeholders in the RAWG.