One of the headlines on the front page of the ST today read ,' Gone to USA'. About a little Singaporean mongrel Lily, who is now running freely in a home in Massachusetts. Lily, a Singaporean stray, was not able to find a home for herself in Singapore. So the Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) did what they could, and found someone from the great big USA who was willing to take care of Lily. ASD was reported in the ST to say that 'dog owners in Western Countries are said to be more welcoming of non-pedigreed, imperfect dogs, unlike in Singapore'.
Lily looks happy in the big field of grass. I'm sure she'll have more room to run freely than Singapore could ever offer her. I'm happy for her.
But at the same time it's sad, that on Saturday, we welcomed 3600 new citizens, but we can't even take care of our own stray non-pedigreed, imperfect dogs. I love Singapore passionately, but really what DOES this say about us Singaporeans?
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