Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development whether the Government makes efforts to facilitate the relocation of stray cats when redeveloping areas with sizeable stray cat populations, such as Turf City.
Mr Desmond Lee: If the National Parks Board (NParks) is aware of a sizeable population of community cats in any area undergoing redevelopment, NParks will bring the landowner or developer together with animal welfare groups (AWGs) or community cat caregivers, to jointly manage the cat population. AWGs and community cat caregivers can leverage their networks to rehome or foster the community cats, so the cats can continue to be well-cared for.
NParks will continue to take a holistic and science-based approach to manage the community cat population across Singapore, such as by partnering AWGs, to implement the Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme.
Ministry of National Development
9 May 2023