Recently circulated online, this is a picture of NDP 2014's Discount Booklet, right in the middle there is an advertisement which caused a lot of negative reaction from dog lovers in Singapore, this is an advertisement for sale of dogs, to make things worst, the pet store introduced an all new instalment system to attract more people to buy their puppies.
Before we go on, it has to be clarified that this is a personal opinion, it can be considered a rant if you like, please refrain from reading if you are unable to accept harsh opinions.
The problem with this is not as most complained, where they felt angry because the pet store treated animals like a car that can be paid with instalments Our concern was that this will attract even more people who cannot afford a dog but wants to own one, this can easily range from impulsive people to students who do not have income and has no one to support the dog in time to come, if one is not capable to purchase a dog, then up keeping the dog will even be harder. The new law in Singapore allows anyone above the age of 16 to purchase a dog, how many 16 year olds are working and can support a dog both physically (money) and mentally (time)?
Though the management of NDP has a part to play in this decision, the main concern should've actually been on the pet store that had put up this advertisement. We know who the management of the pet store are and we do not wish to disclose - the logo in the booklet was obvious. It confuses us to learn that these are people who claimed to be a dog lover. If you love dogs, you will know that these puppies come from puppy mills, it is impossible for home breeders to be able to supply such a large demand, to add on that the store sells dogs of different breeds, it's easy to tell.
Please wake up, if you love your dog, choose the right path.