Tag: AVA

Man who abandoned 7 cats in Boon Lay Drive HDB unit fined S$2,500 by the AVA

Singapore— Noor Farhan Darsoo, who left 7 cats alone for several months in an empty HDB flat, was fined S$2,500 by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). AVA made this known to the public via a statement on March 13, Wednesday. Along with...

Serial animal cruelty offender strikes again: After throwing 2 dogs out of his 3-story window in 2012, the family cats were next

A previous animal cruelty offender has shown his true colours once more. On Wednesday,  January 9, Krishnasamy Kaliyappan was fined a hefty $16,000 after being convicted by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) of "causing unnecessary pain and suffering to animals". His crime -...

Kittens in pants: Man tries to smuggle kittens at Tuas Checkpoint

Singapore – It was one of those days when an officer at Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) saw unusual items being brought into the country. This time, it was four healthy kittens hiding in a man’s pants as he was trying to cross Tuas...

Cold treatment for owner who has no clue what happened to her dog after staying at Platinum Dogs Club

Singapore – A popular pet boarding service is currently under much scrutiny for allegedly mistreating its clients. On December 29, authorities raided the area of Platinum Dogs Club as part of their investigations which is a response to several complaints from customers that their beloved...

Sats officer dead and 72 others ill with food poisoning after eating at Spize Restaurant

When Brink’s Singapore, a security company located at Kaki Bukit, planned a Deepavali celebration for their employees, they did not know that they were about to fall victim to a massive outbreak of gastroenteritis. Out of the 72 people affected, 46 had to be hospitalised...

One man illegally imported a tortoise and another man abandoned two cats, both received fines

On October 17, Wednesday, two men were given hefty fines by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), who mean business when it comes to the well-being of animals. In unrelated incidents, one man was charged $7,600 for illegally importing and possessing different kinds...

Man fined $48,000 for not seeking treatment for sick dogs

Obbana Rajah A man was fined $48,000 on Wednesday for failing to bring his sick pets to the veterinarian. The man, 34-year old Bernat Ong Yan Jie was in-charge of the operations of Pretty Pets Kennel. According to the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), during...

Angry farmer shows why fish are dying

Fish farmer Philip Lim, 53, wanted to prove a point: That fish caught in the plankton bloom last February did not die from a lack of oxygen but from the toxin released by the harmful algae in the water. He took 500 fish to his...

Cat fights at Changi Village

UPDATE: Changi Village's cat situation worsen. 23 more cats found abandoned at Changi Beach Canoe Center.  Theresa Tan, 58, lives in fear. At 5 am, she hurriedly feeds her nine cats in their individual cages. From cat to cat, she repeats her movements, pouring cat food...