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.