Living in harmony with stray cats 


Stray cats, commonly known to some as community cats can usually be found amidst our living environment. These cats are generally wary of people and other animals. However, some have become used to human interaction through the efforts of responsible care giving. To find out how you can live harmoniously with cats in your neighbourhood, read about it here.   

Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme (SCSP)

The Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme (SCSP) was piloted in June 2011 to manage the stray cat population and mitigate issues, such as caterwauling.

Under this programme, we subsidise part of the sterilisation cost for each cat.
 AVS works in collaboration with other stakeholders such as Town Councils, National Environment Agency (NEA), Cat Welfare Society (CWS), Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Noah’s Ark Companion Animal Rescue & Education Society (NA CARES) and Causes for Animals (Singapore) on SCSP, which is supported by the Ministry of National Development (MND). The programme covers all Housing and Development Board (HDB) estates, private residential, commercial, and industrial areas. 

Project Love Cats Singapore

Project Love Cats, a pilot project on cat ownership, was launched on 20 October 2012 in Chong Pang and was supported by its Member of Parliament Mr K. Shanmugam. The programme was effected to test a community management framework on responsible cat ownership.

Supported by the Ministry of National Development (MND), Project Love Cats comprises stakeholders such as the Animal Veterinary Service (AVS) (formerly known as the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore), Housing and Development Board (HDB), the local town council and the Cat Welfare Society (CWS).