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Animals

Corridor-reared bunny dies after severe neglect, AVA concludes it has been cared for since food has been given and cage cleaned

A Hougang resident alerted local rabbit rescue group Bunny Wonderland to a rabbit which had died in its cage in the corridor outside her neighbour’s HDB flat on 16 September. According to the resident, the owner of the rabbit is a teacher at a local neighbourhood primary school. The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, provided Bunny Wonderland with disturbing …

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Photo exhibition: Street cats and Hong Kong’s miracle economy in the 1970s

Streets cats are often marginalised in Asia, yet they have been silent witnesses to important, transformative moments in history, such as Hong Kong’s economic boom in the 1970s. For the first-time ever, the late Sinologist Keith Steven’s extensive collection of street cat photos from this period in Hong Kong will be exhibited in Singapore at the iconic The Cathay from …

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Woman fined $2,500 for failure in duty of care to pet dog

A 41-year-old woman was fined $2,500 in court on Wednesday (29 August) for failure in duty of care to her pet dog. In a press release on Wednesday, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stated that it received a feedback on an emaciated dog in July 2017. The authority said that investigations found that Rosario Janie Foong was …

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Saving dogs through GIFs

In an endearing little video, Ubersnap and animal rescue organisation, Save Our Street Dog (SOSD) announced their partnership to help get more rescued dogs adopted. SOSD is a volunteer-run organisation that requires public donations to continue their mission to rescue and rehabilitate street dogs. Sparked by the recent shift to the smaller Sungei Tengah pet shelter, and a dip in adoption rates, …

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Hokkaido’s endangered Ussuri bears find a new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Four of Hokkaido's endangered Ussuri brown bears - Riku, Kai, Hanako and Amu - have safely migrated to their new home in the United Kingdom's Yorkshire Wildlife Park, transported with utmost care during the 9,000km journey by DHL Global Forwarding. The endangered Ussuri brown bear, also known as the black grizzly bear, is found in many regions in the world but they …

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Animal welfare groups seek assistance from MOM and AVA in hiring foreign workers for new shelter under their wing

Several animal rights groups have sought the assistance of authorities such as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) in hiring foreign manpower in an effort to manage the overcapacity at the new Tengah Animal Lodge. According to the Animal Lovers League (ALL), one of the most recent animal welfare groups that will house hundreds of their …

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