Monday, April 16, 2007

Pet Shop in Joo Chiat

Several of you probably got an email about a pet shop in Joo Chiat closing down and needing to rehome some dogs as I received several SMSes from people. TarsierGirl called them up and no one answered. Apparently the SPCA was unable to get through to them too.

She also looked up pet shops in Joo Chiat and there seems to be only one - and they said it wasn't them. Thanks Tarsiergirl for looking into it. Did anyone else get through?

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Anonymous Moglee said...

This sms was kind of late as it happened few weeks ago. The shop has since closed down. All the dogs were adopted. They were all adults dogs.

16/4/07 1:03 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Moglee - that's the problem with SMSes. People tend to keep sending them long after the fact. I had 6 or 7 from different people this weekend.

16/4/07 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received 5 similar SMSes and sure very glad to know all the dogs been adopted. Pedigreed dogs usually able to find homes.

16/4/07 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i received 3 sms on this one, which the first one led to my having an exhange of opinions which i want to post here. i don't doubt at all the best of intentions when we circulate such sms to our friends BUT. i think that such sms should not be mass circulated for the following reasons. 1) Many petshop operators are makes blood money where cruelty has been inflicted on pet animals just so that the business exist. 2) Many live animals suffer 24/7 at many petshops in sorry states all over the island. 3) Many petshop breeds unethically. Breeding is very easy money for these people. 4) Many petshops also buy puppies to sell from home breeders. God knows how these human garbage arseholes dispose of those animals that they cannot sell. Do understand clearly that anyone can breed dogs and cats and whatnots to sell for fast cash. At home, at rental premmises and at petshops. In another of such situation where there are FREE pedigree dogs to take, there will be evil animal PIMPS who will go and collect these pedigree dogs so to prostitute them for money. Imagine, one husky puppy can be sold up to $10,000. Imagine this sick cruelty and this is exactly what they do behind closed doors at many petshops >>> A few mutts will be put forth to gang rape a bitch who had just given birth to her 6th litter. She will be rape over and over and over again. and again. and again. and again. PLEASE PEOPLE, PLEASE STOP THE CRUELTY INVOLVED IN BREEDING FOR BLOOD MONEY. One fastest and easiest way to just do something about animal cruelty is to STOP BUYING FROM PETSHOPS THAT SELL ANIMALS.

16/4/07 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it is a hoax. The pet shop owner is not closing down and he is letting the pups go for a "adoption fee"

16/4/07 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Saltwetfish said...

Its seems like people from Project-K found out what happened:

http://projectjk.blogspot.com/2007/04/updates-on-petshop-closing-down.html

16/4/07 4:34 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Saltwetfish and I agree - please don't buy animals from pet shops. It just encourages people to breed more cats and dogs and there are already so many looking for homes.

16/4/07 11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gang rape a poor bitch who had just given birth...I hereby curse those demons who committ bloody acts of animal cruelty to a life of condemnation, all the blood money will be lost through sicknesses and other catastrophies.

Saw few old dogs left to waste away in a lousy cage in a pet farm. She must have made the breeder wealthy from years of
rape. Her hair gone, sad and so sad looking.

17/4/07 2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, let's help the animals speak up! Apart from not buying animals from petshops, simply also DO NOT buy anything else from petshops that sells animals. BOYCOTT them! Be bold and courageous, have a stronger conviction to make a stronger statement through a stronger action by simply, NOT buying from petshop that sells animals. Take action to show them that you do NOT support their blood business! why give your own hard earned money to evil people? honestly, none of us will grow rich just by saving a few dollars each time we patronize a petshop that sells animals but give better discount for the petfood. seriously. we won't. so, DON'T put more money into their stinking bloodied hands! Why not let the few but more decent ones earn your money? Even if a packet of kibbles may cost a few cents or a few dollars more. So many many dogs (and cats too!) are being abused by breeders who hide their hideous money making businesses through cute petshop facades, pet talk and so called "animal farms". felines will become the next trend after canines for breeding as blood money becomes easier, more attractive and totally addictive to evil hearts. Seriously people, think about it: it's as good as a few thousand bucks each time a bloody bitch gives birth! who cares about the bitch going through living hell? the rest of us go into the office 10 hours a day and don't even get that sum$$$! TAKE GOOD COURAGE TO HELP OUR POOR ANIMALS.

17/4/07 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drop by Pasir Ris Farmway and walk to the back of the breeding farms and see with your own eyes the conditions of the studs and bitches. Most have terrible skin conditions. They are "worthless" as far as displays are concerned, so the bosses won't care a damn on how their skins look as long as they can produce like factory lines.
What ever happened to puppies they can't sell? Do you think AVA officers are so free to stand around and see that these puppies are not "anyhow" killed and buried somewhere?? or simply discarded into garbage bins?
If one genuinely love animals, adopt one from the SPCA or from cws bulletin boards, but if one is buying like shopping for a piece of goodlooking furniture, I have nothing to say to you except to shake my head at your ignorance and selfishness.

17/4/07 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh thank you, anonymous 10.49am, thank you for just knowing what i am trying to drive across about bleak and escalating reality involving extreme cruelty and horrifying abuse on animal breeding here in Singapore.

17/4/07 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is one pet shop in East Coast who doesn't sell animals.
She adopts stray cats and gives generous discounts to stray feeders. I repeatedly told her not to give me discounts, only way to help her sustain her almost ' non-profit ' operation.

Agree, we should not patronise pet shops that sell live animals.
I have seen how hamsters and rabbits been kept in tiny cages at Pasir Ris farm and their poo stacked right into the cage.

Write to AVA and they will investigate.

17/4/07 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

should produce a video like the anti-cigarette commercial on a poor old bitch being repeatedly gang rape throughout her life and how the demon/prostitute/breeder
could still be in business because people are buying.

This is the behaviour of a terminal generation, no different from the evil days of Noah.

17/4/07 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think many people here talk very loudly. You can't stop the business of these pet shops or breeders. If need to, why don't you pple come together, buy up these shops and thereafter close them down for good or continue to run the shop as a non-profit business.

17/4/07 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...
I think many people here talk very loudly. You can't stop the business of these pet shops or breeders. If need to, why don't you pple come together, buy up these shops and thereafter close them down for good or continue to run the shop as a non-profit business.

2:01 PM

What happen after that? A new seller a another shop and we going to buy and close it again? LOL

17/4/07 2:14 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I think as consumers, we have the power to ask for different decisions. It's not about buying up pet shops or seeing them as all being necessarily evil but letting the shops know you do not want to buy from a shop that sells animals. It's just good business sense to listen to your clients. The problem is that right now, not many shops don't sell pets. There are two simple things you can do. One, try and switch to one that does not sell animals. Two, if you cannot for some reason, let your pet shop know you don't like the sale of animals and let them know you will switch as soon as practicable.

How do pet shops make the most money? Through merchandise and pet food. For one thing, animals (as in this buying the FOOD is what is going to make you the most money. Adopting animals out (as opposed to selling them) may actually bring in more money in the long run.

17/4/07 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""I think many people here talk very loudly. You can't stop the business of these pet shops or breeders. If need to, why don't you pple come together, buy up these shops and thereafter close them down for good or continue to run the shop as a non-profit business.""

2:01 PM

dear anonymous 2:01pm

1. Maybe you are not used to people expressing and sharing themselves. That is, the we people here.
2. You cannot literally stop, stop a petshop's business. You know that. Besides, nobody is suggesting that. But that does not mean that you should also be phlegmatic, inert, stoic, irritating and discouraging in all other manners to those that hope to do something proactively for abused and suffering animals.
3. Presuming your suggestion of rounding up the pet shops was not sarcastic, your suggestion here is silly, lacks the very uncommon common sense and irrelevant.
4. Please read Dawn's summary timed at 4:55pm.
5. Meantime, if you do buy things from petshops, you still are, greatly encouraged to think about buying from those petshops that do not sell live animals. For at least and at shop-front, they do not promote breeding for money-making.

17/4/07 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think most people still have inate compassion within but just ignorant of the suffering behind every dog or puppy that is sold. If only there is enough publicity on what happen to puppies outgrown who are unsold, the ill-treatment of studs and bitches in dog farms, etc, then perhaps people will think before buying a companion. If i have lots of money, i would buy up all the pet shops but that won't stop them from setting up again. The best "weapon" is still to show the sufferings of unsold dogs and puppies.
If only we can show complainants how the cats are killed in the AVA, I am sure most will stop complaining and be more tolearant or insist on humane methods.

18/4/07 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2. You cannot literally stop, stop a petshop's business. You know that. Besides, nobody is suggesting that. But that does not mean that you should also be phlegmatic, inert, stoic, irritating and discouraging in all other manners to those that hope to do something proactively for abused and suffering animals.

Absolutely not at all if this is what you think. Probably I sterilised many many more cats than anyone of you had. You don't talk about animals being "raped" and get pregnant cos they don't. You have a very negative mind although your intention is good. You see breeders as "crook" but not all are. You pple shouldn't comdemn all breeders and pet shop owners as cruel lots of pple. DO YOU KNOW HOW THESE PEOPLE STARTED THEIR BUSINESS? If you don't then let me tell you idots! The love animals and that's how they get started. Also how did a person became a vet. Its for the same reason, they started from loving animals.

19/4/07 5:30 PM  
Blogger Coach said...

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19/4/07 9:23 PM  
Blogger Coach said...

Some apples in the basket may be bad but most are good and honest people.

19/4/07 9:26 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - I think the standard in Singapore is that most people buy animals from pet shops. We need to change that mindset. Instead of breeding more and more animals to be sold (and then often abandoned), let's try and change the standard so that people adopt and also let their pet shops know they don't support animals being sold. If the pet shops which are businesses after all are smart, they will respond to what their clients want - and this is where all of us as clients can make a difference.

19/4/07 9:46 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous I don't think everyone is saying pet shop owners are crooks or cruel. I do know several who are nice people. The thing is that too many animals are being sold. Period.

I know of several pet shops that opened and closed as well in a short period of time. Some people get into the business, not because they love animals, but because they do it thinking they can make money as in any other business. We've stopped putting merchandise in pet shops partly because of this reason - they open and close so quickly, one closed and disappeared a few years ago with the rest of our merchandise. I've also been in shops where people meant well but the animals were not being kept in good conditions.

I do believe that in general good pet shops that care about their animals will do the best business because they care about the animals and this translates to the pet owners. And to more and more people who love animals that involves not selling more animals to add to the community animal population.

So again, it's back to the consumer. Support pet shops that do not sell animals. If your shop does sell animals (and sadly too many in Singapore still do), tell them you'd like them to stop and that you would be willing to switch your business somewhere else for example that doesn't sell animals. Also don't be afraid to bring up concerns. I have walked into pet shps and asked them to check on the conditions of their animals when I've seen sick cats or dogs in cages I wasn't happy with.

19/4/07 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Gang rape a poor bitch who had just given birth...I hereby curse those demons who committ bloody acts of animal cruelty to a life of condemnation, all the blood money will be lost through sicknesses and other catastrophies.

This is just one of it and there are more, whether implied or otherwise.

I rest my case.

21/4/07 7:45 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - as I said, I don't think everyone is saying that. You picked out one person's comments (and frankly I don't know how many of the Anonymous comments are from the same person).

A statement such as all pet shop owners start their businesses because they love animals is just as much an over-simplification for example.

21/4/07 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair enough not everyone and I accept that but I guess those who had condemn the breeders and pet shop owners know that they are wrong in drawing their conclusion. Also since there are so many anonymous and suspecting that it may come from only one anonymous, then I suggest that all anonymous should sign off with their names. Jessie

22/4/07 12:58 AM  

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