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Need help on importing pets back into Singapore

Post by Flowerpoddess » Mon, 31 Aug 2009 3:16 am

Hello.

I'm a Singaporean. I intend on moving to Johor Bahru, either for a year or maybe permanently. My cats are strays and have lived with me for almost 5 years and I don't want to give them away. I live in a HDB home by the way.

I want to bring them with me to Johor Bahru, however I'm wondering if they would let me do the export to begin with since I live in a HDB home?

Furthermore, the real problem is if I do not plan on living in Johor Bahru after a year and would like to import my cats back into Singapore, the AVA wouldn't let me bring them back even with the 30 days quarantine.

They told me I need to quarantine each cat for $925 so that's about $3000 plus for 4 cats and though I'm okay with the amount, I don't think I can get them back since I do not live on a landed property. I do not know of anyone who lives in a landed property who'd let me use their address and let me keep my cats in my home. And willing to abandon the license after a year, as I've kept them all these years in my HDB home without a license. I just need temporary importing help with the address.

Does anyone have any idea as to what I can do or know of anyone who can help me out? I'm really in need of help, if my cats can't come with me then I can't make the move as I don't want to abandon them just because I have to go overseas. I know a lot of owners just give their pets away when they have to leave but I can't and won't, the same reason you wouldn't leave a child behind. I guess a lot of them are trying to avoid the quarantine amount.

Please help!
Thank you!
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 31 Aug 2009 7:23 am

That's the problem with breaking the law, eventually it all will eventually come to bite you in the butt. Just like when me calico disappeared a couple of years ago. I'd had her around 9 years. But when we moved to the flat, when she went missing, I couldn't even go to EVA or NEA to see if she had been picked up.

Guess you've got some hard decisions to make.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Flowerpoddess » Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:25 am

I guess so. My family is awaiting on this cat situation to see if we can even make the move. I know a lot of people would just ditch their pets and make the move but I'm here looking around for a solution. Whether, I broke the law or not, I took my strays in with the intention of helping them and have for years so I'm not going to abandon them. A lot of us keep cats so the ruling is just ridiculous since most of the population lives in a HDB flat plus those who have condos and landed property usually prefer to have dogs than cats. It's not too often you see cats being kept as pets, they are usually still wandering the streets.

*sigh* . . .

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Post by Flowerpoddess » Tue, 01 Sep 2009 9:51 am

Still need help!

Can I export my cats using a HDB address?

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