19 corgis and Shiba Inu rescued from illegal breeding couple: AVS

Caged corgi puppies found at the residence. Photo: AVS
Caged corgi puppies found at the residence. Photo: AVS

The Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS) have rescued 19 dogs from an unlicensed dog breeder last week.

Authorities today said they received a tip-off from the public about an unnamed couple breeding and selling the corgis, some puppies, and Shiba Inu as well. The pups were seized from the couple’s undisclosed residence upon investigation on Feb. 8.

The couple is cooperating with investigations and the dogs are currently under the care of the authorities.

The authorities urged the public to adopt from animal welfare groups or shop from licensed pet stores.

“Prospective pet owners should not purchase from unknown sources, including those on online platforms, as the health status of these animals is unknown and they may carry diseases,” they wrote. “While AVS continues to ensure that regulations are in place and properly enforced, pet owners, businesses and the public have a part to play.”

Those found guilty of keeping animals in captivity for sale without a license can be fined up to S$5,000 (US$3,717) and jailed for up to six months. Those found guilty of using premises as a farm without a license can be fined up to S$10,000 and jailed for up to one year.

Corgis found at the residence. Photo: AVS

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