Man fined S$2,500 for selling cats without licence

Man fined S$2,500 for selling cats without licence

Unlicensed pet shop cats
A man has been fined S$2,500 for selling two kittens without licence at his Pasir Ris flat. (Photos: AVA)

SINGAPORE: A man was fined S$2,500 on Wednesday (Sep 12) for selling cats without a pet shop licence, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). 

Hairmy Mohd Azan, 44, sold two kittens - a Snow Bengal and an American Shorthair - in February through posting in a Facebook group. 

A couple of months later in April, AVA was alerted to the alleged sale of kittens in a Pasir Ris flat. Upon investigation, they found four adult cats and four kittens in the flat. 

A pet shop licence is required for the display and sale of any animal.

Anyone found guilty of operating an unlicensed pet shop may be fined up to S$5,000. 

Source: CNA/hs/(gs)