Twenty-nine cats were seized by officers from the Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS) from an illegal cat breeder on 9 January 2022. NParks said that it received a tip-off from a member of the public regarding the unlicensed breeding and selling of cats, three days before conducting the operation.
AVS staff inspected the woman's residence, believed to be used to breed and sell cats. Among them, a pregnant cat as well as a nursing female and its kittens, were found and sent to a veterinary clinic for observation.
Prospective pet owners are strongly encouraged to purchase their pets from licensed pet shops.