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Singapore's largest newspaper to introduce pet obituaries

Residents in Singapore generally have large disposable incomes and fewer children.

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SINGAPORE’S LARGEST NEWSPAPER is to introduce obituaries for pets later this week – allowing animal owners to share announcements of their pet’s passing, coupled with photographs.

The Straits Times pets section will publish farewell messages to departed companions, along with notices by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and information about pets available for adoption, Reuters reports.

Singapore is one the world’s richest countries in terms of per capita income, giving owners more disposable income to shower on their pets in a country where residents tend to have fewer children.

A recent report by research firm Euromonitor revealed that people in Singapore are spending more on premium pet food, designer pet clothing and high-end accessories for their pets.

Those wanting to give the departed animal companions a send-off in print will have to pay $S50 (€31.58 ) along with a standard goods and services tax.

Read: Fiona Apple’s emotional letter about her dying dog

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