25 Feb '11, 1pm

Confiscated puppy up for adoption

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said it intends to put up for adoption a puppy which was forfeited to it during a recent animal smuggling case. A 29-year-old scuba diving instructor was on Wednesday fined the maximum S$10,000 for bringing in golden retriever "Princess" from Malaysia, without a license. Responding to queries from Channel NewsAsia, AVA said the adopter would need to pay for the full quarantine fees, which will be in excess of S$3 000. The adoption criteria and procedures will be released in due course. Eugene Yeo Jiedong visited a dog breeder in Kuala Lumpur on November 15, last year, to purchase "princess". He paid about RM3,500 (S$1,500) for it before driving back to Singapore via the Tuas Checkpoint. Yeo was exposed when he brought the four-month-old puppy to Mount Pleasant Veterinary Clinic December 7 last year. AVA explained that a...

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