A Message From the DogMillRehomers

If you are part of the DOGMILLREHOMERS Facebook group, you would have received the following message. For those not in the know, PETS Magazine would like to share this piece of information with you for a better understanding of the dog mill situation.

Dark Side of Dog Mills

PETS Magazine recently visited a freshly abandoned “dog mill” located in Pasir Ris to learn firsthand the dark trade of indiscriminate dog-breeding.

Unconditional Love

In the town of Hoerstel, Germany, a little piglet was found cold and helpless in a forest. Farm owner and property developer, Roland Adam decided to bring it home for fear that wild foxes might make it their next meal. Starved and shivering, the piglet, christened Paulinchen, was brought back to Roland’s farm.

Who's Guilty?

According to the Straits Times, dog attacks have been steadily increasing in the past five years, with an average of about one attack a week. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) have taken a stand against these dog attacks with their latest campaign to encourage considerate pet ownership. However, this has garnered some mixed reviews.

Pets Banned from Air Cabins?

Pet owners thinking of flying to Canada with their pets should take note that pets may soon be banned in passenger cabins on airlines like Air Canada and WestJet.

Killing with Kindness

Pet owner John Greene, 50, was charged by a British court who banned him from keeping animals for 10 years. Green was also ordered to pay nearly $1,300 and to perform 200 hours of unpaid work. This was after the authorities at RSPCA had discovered that his 8 year old Dalmatian, Barney, was severely overweight, and that Green did not exhibit any intention to remedy this pressing issue.

A Man and His Pride

Kevin Richardson has a huge family of thirty-eight members. The unusual thing is that he’s the only human. Kevin, who lives on a vast private reserve in Johannesburg, has a pride of thirty-eight lions.

Compulsory Pet Care Course

Pet owners can rejoice after the recent spate of events regarding unprofessional grooming and general dissatisfaction over unqualified pet shop owners. The Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has answered this call for help by implementing compulsory pet care courses for all pet shop operators to enable them to handle pets properly and provide continued guidance to pet owners.

Life's a Bitch

Pet groomer Sun Hu was jailed two weeks for using a clipper to hit a dog last month. The three-year-old Maltese terrier died of head injuries while still on the grooming table. A post-mortem by the Veterinary Pathology Branch of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) revealed that the dog had been hit on the head. The maximum punishment is a $10,000 fine and a year in jail.

The Most Unusual Pet Insurance Award

A Labrador that ate a beehive containing pesticides and thousands of dead bees won the most unusual pet health insurance claim in the UUS.