Helping Bruce find a home
Meet Bruce, a seven-year-old Singapore Special who was rescued by SPCA in 2016.
He is now part of the zoo’s Animal Friends Show, under a pilot programme to help long-time shelter dogs find permanent homes.
Under the programme, the zoo will take in one rescue dog from SPCA each time.
Video: Raj Nadarajan/ TODAY
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