Friday, January 19, 2007

HDB's anti-cat policy is antiquated

Simple & to the point.

ST Forum
19 January 2007

I AGREE wholeheartedly with Miss Elaine Neo Yan Ling's comment that cats make good pets in flats ('Don't ban cats in flats, HDB'; ST Online Forum, Jan17).

Over the years, I've written many times to the Housing Board to request that the policy on pets be updated to allow for cats to be kept. But each time the reply is the same:

'Cats are not allowed to be kept in HDB flats as they are nomadic in nature and difficult to keep confined within the flats. Due to the nomadic nature of cats, the nuisances caused by cats, such as the shedding of fur, defecating and urinating in public areas, noise disturbance, and so on, would affect the environment and neighbourliness in our housing estates. In view of this, HDB has a policy of not allowing cats to be kept in HDB flats.'

I have sent the HDB information on new breeds of cats that are suitable for apartment living, and have even disputed some of the dog breeds which have been approved as suitable pets for apartment living, with supported facts from pet review sites.

But each time, it has always been the standard reply from HDB.

HDB's policy on pets is antiquated and should be reviewed and updated based on the latest information regarding dog and cat breeds available now.

The Government is constantly telling Singaporeans that in order to progress, they must constantly review and update themselves according to the latest trends, but somehow I don't see government statutory boards following the same call.

David Tan Hee Tuck
Hong Kong


Blogger calsifer said...

My concern with this letter is that the writer is advocating suitable breeds. So that leaves a grey area regarding our DSH.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Cat said...

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11:09 AM  
Blogger Cat said...

I understand your point Calsifer.

But my take is different.

HDB's rule & perception on cats is archaic & needs to be changed and I am just happy that people are advocating for the rights of cats - DSH & breeds - to live in HDB.

11:45 AM  
Blogger calsifer said...

Oh, same here! I too am very happy that people are speaking up. So many just rant in private but asked to send in letters, just become NATO.

I'm just hoping this writer's breed-focus doesn't complicate things.

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Celpaby said...

Please sign in the online petition It is to allow all breeds of Dogs and Cats in HDB flats. This was started by

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

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