Woman charged with keeping farm without a licence and having unlicensed dogs

The dogs were discovered after a routine unannounced inspection at the pet shop, said the AVA.
The dogs were discovered after a routine unannounced inspection at the pet shop, said the AVA.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ AVA

SINGAPORE - A 39-year-old woman was charged in court on Wednesday (May 17) with keeping a farm without a valid licence and carrying out dog breeding activities at Ethans Pet Resort at the Farmart Centre in Sungei Tengah Road, near Old Choa Chu Kang Road.

Lin Xiaoqun is also accused of keeping eight dogs at the Farmart Centre without a licence.

They were four weimaraners, two golden retrievers, a chow chow and a maremma.

The six female and two male dogs have been micro-chipped.

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Lin allegedly committed these offences on Feb 3.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority prosecutor Yap Teck Chuan told the court on Wednesday that he will be proceeding on five charges.

The remaining four will be taken into consideration.

Lin, who was unrepresented, said she intends to plead guilty.

She will be back in court on June 14.

If convicted of keeping a farm without a licence, she can be jailed up to a year and fined up to $10,000.

And if convicted of keeping a dog without a licence, she can be fined $5,000 for each charge.