Comment by Celpaby on October 11, 2007 4:48 am
Please sign in the online petition http://www.gopetition.com/online/13800.html It is to allow all breeds of Dogs and Cats in HDB flats. This was started by http://www.dogsforum.sg/forums/index.php?showtopic=10037&st=160
Due to new rule set down by AVA regarding dog-controlling and impose of higher penalty, more dogs have been forced to be given up and abandoned.
Thus in this petition we hope to gather enough signatures to request for a revise in the rules to allow more breeds of dogs allow in HDB flats so long they are well controlled.
Do consider signing the petition. But MORE IMPORTANTLY, please consider writing directly to HDB about the ban. Why? Petitions are not new concepts to the movement. Online petition, by its nature, does create doubts about the authencity of its petition headcount, ie there’s always the suspicion that someomre may have signed it multiple times. Even the offline version, which CWS has done in 2003/2004 did not have much impact with HDB, even though it said that the cat ban is still in place because no one has written to tell HDB that they WANT cats to be allowed in flats! So go ahead, flood the HDB mailbox. References and address are in the following link.
Ref for dogs: check out the url left by Celpaby.
- ST 20071002 No way to treat a devoted family pet
- Refugees in Singapore – more victims of HDB’s stupid rule
- Letter writing example
Please also consider encouraging your friends and family to take part. Also write letters to the press – English, chinese, Malay, Indian etc.