Tag: animals

Letter writer: Loki’s death — Need to relook pet euthanasia laws

Dear Editor, I read with sadness and regret about Loki, the dog (May 8). Perhaps it is an occupational hazard that, being on a job for too long, vets have forgotten the meaning of euthanasia. It is carried out to terminate any prolonging of pain and...

Heart-warming animal stories make the circuit breaker period a lot more bearable

If you've been afraid to check the news for fear of being inundated with depressing, virus-related stories, you are not alone. With a vast portion of the world under some form of lockdown, most of us are in our houses, desperately trying to stay...

Horse on the loose at Bukit Timah recaptured within 15 minutes

At 4pm on Sunday (Apr 5), road users were shocked to see a white horse galloping across the intersection. Clips quickly circulating on Whatsapp messenger that day, showed the mare trotting in front of traffic, much to the surprise of onlookers. Mr Ronnie Lim, 58, owner...

The unusual case of a HK dog that has tested “weak positive” for Covid-19

Hong Kong — With the Covid-19 outbreak sweeping across the globe, animal lovers and pet owners everywhere are relieved that the disease does not affect animals. Or does it? A dog in Hong Kong tested "weak positive" with the coronavirus just last week. A statement...

Singapore in second major pangolin seizure in a week

Singaporean authorities said Wednesday they had discovered nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth about $38 million in a shipping container, the second major seizure of the creatures' parts in a week. Authorities across Southeast Asia are battling to stop the rampant poaching and smuggling...

Petition to remove Pasir Ris cat ‘Ginger’ from death row

The people of Pasir Ris have come together with efforts to save ‘Ginger’, a community cat from being put down by the Town Council because of an alleged isolated complaint claiming that Ginger had scratched a car just by sitting on the roof of...

Cat murdered by laundry dryer shocks Malaysia

On Wednesday, September 12,  Malaysians were confronted by the gruesome news of a pregnant cat found murdered in a dryer of a laundry in Kuala Lumpur. The horrible discovery was made by unsuspecting customers who were about to unload their washed, wet laundry into...

Heroic video of man dangling from life buoy to save cat from drowning goes viral

A rather heroic video of a group of cyclists coming together to save a cat from drowning has gone viral online and on social media. The incident, which took place at Pasir Ris park on Sunday has garnered many praises from netizens and animal-lovers...

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...

Giraffe dies after its neck gets stuck in tree

Obbana Rajah A ten year-old male giraffe, Hai Rong, was trying to use a tree to scratch an itch on its neck when it got caught in between branches. The incident took place earlier this week at a zoo in Kunming of China’s Yunnan Province. Zoo keepers...