10% more animal-cruelty cases received by SPCA

The number of alleged animal-cruelty cases received by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) increased by 10 per cent last year from 2010. SPCA received and attended to 1,027 cases last year.

SPCA executive director Corrine Fong said yesterday that, with more people buying exotic pets due to rising affluence, the number of cases naturally rose. More cases could also have been reported due to greater awareness of animal cruelty.

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