Man who sold 2 cats through FB posting gets fined, had 8 felines in Pasir Ris flat

Hairmy Bin Mohd Azan, 44, was fined $2,500 for selling cats without a pet shop licence.

Following a feedback on the alleged sale of kittens in a flat at Pasir Ris, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) conducted an investigation in April and found four adult cats and four kittens in the flat.

In February this year, Hairmy sold two cats through a posting in a Facebook group.

For the display and sale of any animal, a pet shop licence is required.

Anyone found guilty of operating an unlicensed pet shop is liable to a maximum fine of $5,000.

AVA advises that safeguarding animal welfare is a shared responsibility of all stakeholders, including the public.

Members of the public are advised to immediately report cases of illegal pet shops to AVA via their 24-hour hotline, 1800-476-1600 or via their website.

Photographic or video-graphic evidence would be helpful to AVA in their investigations.

All information shared with AVA will be held in strict confidence. 

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