Animals

AVA: Dogs must be licensed before sale, starting 1 March

From 1 March 2017, all dogs intended for sale by pet businesses must be licensed before they are sold. In addition, individual dog owners who sell or give their dogs away will have to inform the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) that they are no longer keeping the dogs. AVA announced this amendment in a media release on …

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Man found guilty of abusing pet husky, fined $8,000

Chiam Choon San Alan (41) was fined $8,000 on Monday (23 Jan) for abusing his pet husky. Chiam was fined after he was found guilty for one count of animal cruelty and one count of non-compliance with dog licensing and control rules. On May 23, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) was alerted to the case of the man …

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Singapore netizens feel that cats should be allowed in HDB flats

Many Singaporeans think that pet cats should not be banned in Housing Board flats if they are well trained. The Straits Times wrote a post on its Facebook page on Saturday (14 January), asking for netizens’ response over the issue. “Should HDB flat owners be allowed to keep pet cats? How can the welfare of animals and the needs of …

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AVA to build facilities for animal welfare groups at Sungei Tengah

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has announced that the Government is currently building facilities to provide spaces for animal welfare groups to operate animal shelters and for pet farms which will be located in Sungei Tengah and will be ready by end 2017. AVA said that most of the animal welfare groups and pet farms are currently located in Loyang …

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34-yr-old woman imprisoned for failure in duty of care to her 39 pet cats

Agri-Food and Veterinary (AVA) of Singapore has announced that a Singaporean woman, Roslina Binte Roslani, was sentenced to 2 weeks imprisonment for failure in duty of care to her 39 pet cats. The 34-year-old woman was sentenced to a total of 5 years 6 months and 4 weeks jail for the failure of duty of care and other drug related charges. …

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Animal shelter seeking assistance in identifying hit-and-run driver

Animal shelter and welfare group, Animal Lovers League is seeking assistance from members of the public to identify the driver who is involved in a hit-and-run accident with one of its sheltered dogs. Speaking to Ms Cathy Strong, one of the three founders of the Animal Lovers League, TOC understands that “Sayang”, one of the dogs housed by the animal …

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Brahman bull on Coney Island dies after being sedated

The Brahman bull that was used to roam freely on Coney Island Park and fondly known as the Coney Island cow, is said to have passed away on 28 September after a routine health check. This was announced by the National Parks Board (NParks) announced the news on Wednesday (12 Oct). Earlier on 28 Sept, the bull was undergoing its …

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STB: Auditioning for the trendiest cat in Tiong Bahru

Many might have seen the above clip by now, a video of gorgeous community cats running about the public housing and gathering for their glamour shots. Produced by the Singapore Tourism Board, the tourism promotion clip has its backdrop set as an audition for the trendiest cat in Tiong Bahru, bringing the audience to sights and places of Tiong Bahru that many …

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