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A woman in Singapore found a cat abandoned together with its carrier in broad daylight at the lift lobby of a HDB block.

The woman posted about her encounter on Facebook on Saturday, May 1, on the day of the abandonment.

The cat has two different coloured eyes — blue and green — as a result of heterochromia, a rare condition that also affects dogs and humans.

Cat remained inside carrier

According to her, she and her parents found the white cat with cream patches at 4pm, as it did not leave the confines of its pink and white carrier, even though the gate had already fallen off.

The woman suspected that the carrier was flung onto the ground with the cat inside, as the gate had broken off with the sides dislodged, a sign of damage due to its impact with the ground.

The woman wrote: “Not just that, this idiot might (have) even thrown the carrier with the cat inside with so much force that the whole carrier was broken. Carrier was titled on its sides with the screws & gates broken & dismantled, poor kitty was so scared that it was shivering the moment we saw it.”

Reported matter to SPCA

The woman said in her post that she reported the incident to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

SPCA told her to stay by the cat’s side and wait for a SPCA personnel to show up.

Cat didn’t want to eat and soiled itself

The woman then described how the cat was evidently stressed.

She said she tried to feed the cat with kibbles and water, but it appeared “shocked” and “frightened”, so much so that it pooped itself due to the trauma.

When the woman tried to clean up after the cat, it refused to budge and wanted to remain in the carrier.

The woman said a SPCA personnel eventually showed up and took the cat in.

In her post, the woman admonished pet owners to exercise responsibility and to not only stop abandoning their pets, but to seek out proper channels of adoption if the pet has to be given up.

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First-Time Cat Owner Guide For Singaporeans Looking For Feline Babies

First-time cat owner guide in Singapore

Nothing much needs to be said about cats: the internet loves them, and so do we. They’re fluffy, alien-like, and filled with personality, so it’s no wonder many Singaporeans want them as companions. Whether you’re waiting till you get your own place to have your own furbaby, or are simply looking for a pet that’s worthy of internet memes, this first-time cat owner guide is for you.

From purchasing essentials to cat-proofing your home, here’s what you’ll be getting yourself into:

If you’re an aspiring cat person, read these:

Should I get a kitten or a cat? 

Kittens – below 1 year old

For many, kittens may be the preferred route to go – after all, they’re easier to train and assimilate with other pets. As their personalities are still developing, they may also be more suitable for households with kids or for first-time pet owners.

They’re still “babies” themselves, so you’ll need to dedicate a little more care and attention towards them. They’ll require litter box training and vet visits to get them vaccinated and dewormed. Kittens can also be trained to get used to things cats notoriously hate like taking baths and trimming nails.

You’ll have to get them neutered at around 4-6 months of age. At this age, kittens that aren’t sterilised will yowl loudly, pee around the house, attempt to escape, and might even get aggressive and restless as they search for a mate. 

P.S. Owners are not recommended to allow their cats to breed as it may affect their health, cause out-of-control local cat population, and cases of abandonment. Neutering them also helps to keep their hormones regulated, which allows them to live a more stress-free life. 

Cats – 1 year old onwards

When it comes to bringing a new pet into your home, adult cats are arguably on the less popular end of the scale. Unlike kittens, cats tend to have more developed personalities, and may require more patience to train if they’re already set in their ways.

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But this doesn’t mean that adult cats don’t make equally loving companions. For example, a cat that had been previously abused or abandoned may change from being timid and aloof to cuddly and playful if paired with the right household. 

What cat breed should I get?

We’re all for the #adoptdontshop movement, but some households may opt for pedigree cats for specific personality traits. These may be more suitable for first-time owners or those with kids. 

Here are some of the most common cat breeds in Singapore:

  • Ragdoll: Quiet, playful, dog-like, likes to follow owners around
  • British Shorthair: Affectionate, calm, will follow you around
  • Persian: Calm lap cats, laid back, may require higher maintenance
  • Maine Coon: Affectionate, playful, dog-like, follows owners around
  • Bengal: Energetic, inquisitive
  • Munchkin: Active, intelligent
  • Ragamuffin: Docile, known to be lap cats, affectionate

Bengal cat
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Of course, local cats – commonly referred to as domestic shorthairs – and mixed breed cats can also possess these personality traits. You may want to arrange for a face-to-face session with the kitty you’re eyeing before committing to it. This will help you gauge if you can gel with your pet-to-be – kind of like dating before marriage. 

Where to get a cat in Singapore

Adopting a cat 

It goes without saying that there are always cats and kittens in Singapore that need homes, so animal-lovers would recommend potential owners to consider adopting over buying. 

Image credit: @luvkuching

Here are some places where you can start your search:

  • SPCA: Fees from $25 – $200 depending on age and breed. Covers vaccination, sterilisation, deworming, microchipping and registration.
  • Love Kuching Project: Fee of $65. 
  • Kitten Sanctuary: Fee of $80. 
  • Causes for Animals: Fees from $100 – $150. Covers vaccination, deworming, flea and tick treatment and microchipping.
  • Project Luni: No adoption fees, but adoption donations are encouraged. Covers vet checks, deworming and vaccination. 
  • Animal Lovers League: No adoption fees.

There are also groups where rescuers and fosterers often post adoption notices. Adoption fees usually vary depending on the fosterer and whether a kitty has required extensive vet treatments, grooming and lodging. These should cost no more than $150, but if they do, fosterers should provide receipts for these.

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Adoption groups and pages:

When adopting a cat, be prepared to expect house visits from fosterers, and provide proof that your home is cat-proofed. These requirements are usually in place to protect the welfare of the cat and to ensure that adopters are ready to make a lifelong commitment for these cats. 

Note: Avoid picking any ol’ cat off the street. These may be community cats with dedicated feeders and they may have difficulty adapting to a life indoors.

Buying a cat 

If you’re looking for a specific cat breed, you may want to seek out catteries that support and practice ethical breeding.

Legitimate breeders should possess a valid Animal Veterinary Service (AVS) license, and will only sell you pets with a clean bill of health. These cats should also be sterilised, microchipped and vaccinated, and come with a contract agreement to ensure they’re well-taken care of and to avoid abuse or misappropriation. 

Breeders should also be able to provide proof that their breeding cats go for regular vet checkups and are healthy. Legally-bred cats can cost anywhere from $1,000 and above depending on breed and pedigree lineage.

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A good way to suss out legit breeders is to join Facebook groups for the specific cat breed you’re looking for. Ask around to see if the cattery you’re looking at is reputable.  

Avoid buying cats from backyard breeders (BYB) – a.k.a. illegal breeders without licences. They usually sell purebred or mixed breed cats at a much more affordable price below $1,000. But these cats usually do not have a veterinary history, are not neutered, and are sold as very young kittens below 3 months old. 

Pet shops may also have kittens and cats for sale, but always check if they have relevant paperwork such as certs and medical history for their cats. 

Cat-proofing your home 

“Cat-proofing” is a word you’ll hear a lot once you start your search for your kitty companion. 

The first thing you’ll need to do before bringing your cat home is to securely mesh all your windows and balconies. Cats are incredibly curious and have the ability to scale high ledges with zero fear. Unfortunately they’re pretty clumsy too – many cats die from falling off high-rise buildings, so meshing your home is a must.  

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Avoid flimsy mesh like mosquito netting or magnetic mesh that can easily be ripped off by your cat. Invest in sturdy ones or hire a professional to install it – always tug the mesh hard to see if it’s secure enough. Grills are also an alternative, but they should have gaps between 1 – 2 inches so that your cat cannot squeeze out. 

Other ways to cat-proof your home:

  • Ensure the plants you have are not poisonous to cats, in case they chew on them. Common ones are aloe vera and snake plants.
  • Secure precious belongings inside lockable cabinets as cats love to jump onto high surfaces and shelves. 
  • Keep loose wires out of reach as cats may chew on them. 
  • Protect your furniture by buying lots of scratching posts and cat trees for your cats. There are deterrents like sprays and sticky tape you can find at pet stores, but these are not 100% effective.  

P.S. Avoid letting your cat roam outdoors. It may get into fights with strays, breed, cause complaints from neighbours, catch illnesses and parasites, or simply go missing. 

Shopping checklist for your first cat

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If you’re bringing a cat home for the first time, you’ll need to stock up on some essentials. Here’s a breakdown of the estimated costs:

  • Litter box: From $15. Get at least one litter box per cat.
  • Cat litter: From $7.45/5KG. Litter prices depend on type and quantity.
  • Cat food: From $0.80/packet of wet food; from $6.50/1.2KG of dry food. Prices depend on quantity, type and brand.
  • Bowls: ~$10. Stainless steel or glass bowls are best for hygiene. 
  • Cat carrier: From ~$30.
  • Scratching posts and cat trees: Prices vary depending on design. Costs an average of $30 for basic ones.
  • Cat toys: ~$4 for teasers.  
  • Deshedding brush: From $20. To limit hairballs and shedding. 

Get a water fountain to encourage fussy cats to drink more water


  • Water fountain: From $30. Cats prefer to drink running water so it’s good to invest in a fountain. 
  • Cat treats: From ~$1.50/packet. Can be used with interactive toys or to train them to do simple tricks.
  • Nail clipper for cats: From ~$5. To trim cats’ nails. 
  • Cat shampoo: From ~$8/500ML. For the occasional bath.
  • Cage: Price varies according to size and type. Should only be for temporary use with a layered bottom so your cat doesn’t have to walk and lay uncomfortably on grills. 

You can get most of these items from physical pet stores like Pet Lovers Centre or any supermarket. Else, there are plenty of online pet stores which offer competitive prices and an extensive range of pet supplies.  

Cat maintenance – how much it costs and how to care for them

Cats are relatively low maintenance pets. Unlike dogs, they don’t require regular baths, going out for walks, or strict training. 

There are only two items you’ll need to regularly stock up on when you own a cat: food and litter. These costs differ depending on what brand and type of product you choose. If you go for affordable brands that you can find at supermarkets, your monthly cost can be as low as ~$15 per cat for a 5KG bag of litter and a 1.2KG bag of dry food. 

But of course, cat owners are recommended to have a mix of dry and wet cat food with good nutrition to avoid health problems. Food with better nutrition generally costs more (~$50/month), but your cat’s health is worth it!

Cats don’t really require baths, but it’s recommended to brush their fur regularly.
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If your cat has long hair, you may also want to send it for professional grooming every quarter, which costs from $50. Additional long-term costs you can expect include booster vaccinations (from ~$40) once every three years. 

Some basic cat care tips: 


  • Kittens below 7 months old should be fed around four times a day with about ¼ cup of kitten food per feeding.
  • Cats above 7 months old only need to be fed around two times a day with about ½ cup of food daily.
  • It’s recommended to also include wet food into your cat’s daily diet to ensure it gets enough hydration. 
  • If you’re using a water bowl for your cat, wash the bowl and refill with fresh water once a day.


  • For better hygiene, change out and wash your litter box completely every two weeks. 
  • Clear your cat’s poop and clumps from the litter box at least once a day.


  • Short hair cats should be brushed once a week; medium to long hair cats twice a week.  
  • Trim your cat’s nails every two weeks if it allows you to. Take care not to cut its blood vessels. 
  • Cats don’t really require baths since they groom themselves regularly, but you can do so once a month. Avoid bathing them too often as it may dry out their skin. 
  • Use pet-safe wipes or damp cotton balls to clean their paws, ears, eyes and noses if you notice residue on it.

Bringing your first cat home

The biggest hurdle you’ll probably face with your new cat is introducing them to their new life with you. 

Basic vet checkup (~$45): This is the first thing you’ll need to do to ensure your cat is healthy. If you’ve adopted a stray, you may need to vaccinate it (from ~$40), microchip it (~from $50), and sterilise it (~$150). It’s also recommended to deworm (from ~$5) and deflea (from ~$30) them. 

Acclimatising: Depending on how well your cat adjusts, it can take anywhere from one week to a couple of months for your cat to get used to your home. One way to smoothly transition your cat is to restrict it to one area of your home for about a week with their litter box, food, water and toys. 

After that, allow them to explore the rest of your house, supervised. Let them freely roam all the rooms in your home one by one, a few days at a time. A cat that’s comfortable with its surroundings will hang around open areas, walk around with its tail in the air, and know where to find its litter box and food.

Get “furniture” for cats such as cat trees
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Litter training: If your cat isn’t litter trained, you might need to confine it to this area for a longer period of time. To litter train your cat, put it in the litter box and let it sniff the litter. If your cat still doesn’t use the box, consider changing the type of litter you’re using. 

Scaredy cats: Some cats may react negatively to their new home, especially those that have previously been abused, abandoned and neglected. Your cat is probably afraid if it’s constantly hiding under furniture, refusing to eat, pooping outside of its litter box, or hissing and swiping at you. 

The best thing you can do is be patient and give it time to come to you rather than try to force them out of hiding. 

Common hiccups to expect with a new cat: When cats are introduced to a new environment for the first time, it’s common for them to have lack of appetite, diarrhea, hide, or display aggression like hissing. If this persists after a week, bring your kitty to the vet in case there are other underlying problems. 

You can also use calming sprays like Feliway (~$33) to help them destress and ease them into their new home.

Guide for first-time cat owners

Cats undoubtedly make some of the best companions for humans. Once they settle into a loving home, caring for them is relatively easy too. Just refer to this first-time cat owner guide if you’re unsure where to start! 

Here are more resources for pet owners in Singapore:

Cover image adapted from: @save_our_kittens_suffolkpark & @kobe. and.mochi

Big Cat Caging

Tigers, Cougar, and a Serval Make a Run For It!

Big Cat Rescue doesn’t believe big cats should be bred for life in cages, but for those who had the misfortune of being bred in captivity, we offer the best habitats (or cat-a-tats as we like to call them) in the world.  Our cat-a-tats are large (ranging from 1200 square feet to 2.5 acres) and full of natural foliage and man-made platforms and dens that were built to satisfy a curious cat’s every desire.  Most of our enclosures are roofed and are built with curving walls that provide the structural strength so it can be hard, from a single vantage point, to see how large our enclosures really are.  All of our tigers have pools that are kept fresh via our spring fed lake.

19 of our enclosures front on Tiger Lake.  Intern housing at far left and 8 cages along the bank under the arrow.

Our cats are also rotated for “vacations” in larger areas like the Vacation Rotation and FunCation.

Each enclosure consists of two or more sections that are connected by a guillotine door that is left open unless we have to lock a cat out of an area to go in and clean.  Each section will have a lockout for feeding and water, a den, and a place where the cat can perch.  Each enclosure has a safety entrance that consists of a double door system and keyed padlocks on both the inner and outer doors.  All guillotine doors can be operated from outside.  Our newer cages have been built with double galvanized, 5 gauge, 4×4  panels that do not require painting.  Our earlier cages were built of galvanized, 6 gauge, 4×4  panels that do require painting every so often.  The paint we use is Rustoleum, which is a rust brown colored paint, so close examination shows the cages to be in excellent condition, despite the color.

This video shows you how lions, tigers and cougars are moved to and from the 2.5 ac Vacation Rotation.

This video shows you how the cats easily navigate their mazes of connected enclosures and tunnels.

Here is another video showing the size of the smaller cats’ cages and how the cats easily go through the doors from cage to cage.  This is Zucari running through part of his suite of cages to catch up with the keeper with treats.

This video shows how our open-air enclosures are built.  All open air enclosures have roofed sections attached in case of high winds.

Big Cats Don’t Belong in Cages

No big cat belongs in a cage, but until we have better laws to protect exotic cats from being bred for lives of captivity and deprivation, we need to give them as much space and privacy as possible.  In their wild their territories would measure in square miles, not square feet, so even at its best a cage is nothing more than a jail cell.

Since all exotic cats, no matter how early they are neutered or spayed, spray bucket loads of urine all day you will want to provide an outdoor cage. Because we have so many cats we have many varieties of cages depending on the cats’ needs. We will begin with our favorite cages and proceed down to our minimum cages. USDA only requires that the animal be able to stand up and turn around in the pen and that it be clean. Some states have minimum size standards but they, like the USDA’s standards, are nothing short of cruel and inhumane. In Florida, a 600 pound, twelve foot long Siberian Tiger may be kept in a 10 foot by twenty-four-foot pen, and too many people do. Different cats have different needs, but ALL cats need the room and inspiration to be cats.

To successfully cage a cat you should understand his natural behaviors to most closely provide what he needs and to most safely confine him. Although individuals of several species may prowl by day, exotic cats are typically nocturnal. Except for Cheetahs, Lions, and Tigers, the exotic feline is an exceptional climber. Servals and Caracals can climb well but need the incentive to do so. Margay, Ocelots and Leopards spend more time lounging in the trees than on the ground. Bobcats, Jungle Cats, Geoffrey Cats and all of the Lynxes are very active and are in and out of everything, all the time.

All cats swim if necessity demands it but Jaguars, Tigers, Servals, and Fishing Cats live for it. Fishing cats and Servals will dive underwater for their food and although Tigers will dive, they usually prefer to “dog paddle” or just splash around in the water. Water-loving cats will not be happy without a pool.

The behaviour of an exotic cat can be likened to that of the domestic cat on speed. All of this is said to prepare you to look around your home and envision the outdoor run as seen through the half-crazed eyes of the exotic of your choice. The “tamed” wild cat does not discern between a tree and a hanging plant, or between vines and curtain rods. Your bubble bath or the fish tank are just as suitable “swimming holes” as a lake or stream. Exotic Cats urinate in the water, so you won’t want to leave dishes in the sink.

If you are building an enclosure for a pet that you have raised and who now is spraying everything in sight, the best option for the cat is an outdoor one that is at least 1200 square feet in size. The fencing should be twelve feet tall and made of six gauge chain welded cattle panels and completely roofed.

In these yards should be kiddie toys including wading pools, plastic forts, igloos, balls, and safe shrubbery. Obviously, none of these plastic items are to be left unattended with the great cats. Except for the shrubbery, everything else must be cleaned and disinfected regularly (like daily). A pool is great fun but a lot of work. It MUST be changed daily. Even the dirt will need “cleaning” and by this, I mean that you will need to walk the yard daily and pick up feces, and on occasion, you may need to lock the cats in the house for a few days and dust the yard with lime. Don’t return the cats to the dusted yard until after it has been washed off of the grass and leaves and into the soil.

We used to treat the cat yards twice a month for fleas, alternating between Bio-Halt Flea Nematodes and Sevin Dust 10 percent. Since our cats have been on Advantage this has not been necessary. We don’t mow the yard very often because the cats seem to really enjoy the jungle effect. Your neighbors may not share your appreciation of a Congo styled lawn scape, and this is something to consider. Keeping your neighbors happy can be what keeps you happy and this usually requires that they not be able to see, hear or smell your cats. In most cases, you will be better off if they don’t even know about your cats. Having them for the purpose of showing off to your friends will probably mean that you will be asked to move or euthanize the pet one day.

For our Tigers, we have a three-acre pen that leads down into a spring fed lake. The fencing is 16 feet tall, six-gauge (sometimes 5 gauge), four by six-inch square welded wire. This pen has two eight foot square, concrete dens, and a safety pen for hurricanes, or so we can lock them up while cleaning their acreage. The safety pen is where we feed the cats so that they are accustomed to going inside. It is 900 square feet, with a top. When we clean the pen we coax them into the safety pen and shut them inside until we are finished. The safety pen must have a door that can be operated from outside. The safety pen and the safety gate are two separate enclosures. To include part of the lake in the Tiger pen we had to hire a dock and deck company to install the posts out in the water because it was fourteen feet deep in places. We hung the fence from the posts and attached shade cloth over that so that the cats would not swim out and hang on the wire. Inside the pen are stainless steel beer kegs, bowling balls (with the holes filled in) for toys and lots of shrubberies, initially… Palmettos are virtually indestructible and the yard was covered with them, but in just a few months they were trampled beyond recognition. We thought over an acre per Tiger would more than accommodate two yearling Tigers, but the foliage proves otherwise. The trees are all still standing but it was an established forest.

Most of our cages are 12 to 16 feet tall with a roof. They are built around trees so that the cats can get up into the lower branches.  Their concrete den, which is eight feet by twelve feet, by 2 feet high and is covered with concrete to look like rock and earth for insulation so that they look like hills in each cage. Our Leopards have pens that are more than 1200 square feet per cat and twelve feet high.

We were fortunate enough to fall into a once in a lifetime deal in which we were able to purchase thirty-three acres of concrete platforms. These platforms stand two feet off the ground on their own legs and come in eight foot, ten foot and twelve-foot widths. They are all eight feet long and can be stacked side by side. These would not be cost effective to build, but many people pour concrete slabs on the ground with a slope to the outside and a gutter to guide wastewater to a septic system.

All of the pens have at trees, shelves or logs elevated for lounging on. We suspend natural cat-walks with chain from the top of the pen, at different levels, so that the feline has much more running space and to encourage exercising by jumping from one cat-walk to another. We also hang hammocks made of natural fibers for their lounging pleasure.

Each cage has a toy called the ” Nearly Indestructible Ball” in a size relevant to the size of the cat and a variety of large bleached cow bones. A cat can easily get stir crazy in a static environment, so it is important to always be offering something different to smell, taste or touch. Cats like having their own space and enjoy marking it and letting others know that it is theirs, but they also enjoy new things. Just like human children, they enjoy playing with the box the toy came in more than with the toy itself. Cut a few holes in the box and it’s good entertainment for a day or two. Oddly enough, the biggest thrill you can give most cats is a pile of cut branches. Check your poisonous plant list first and then your yard trimmings can provide hours of fun and exercise.

The entry door to the pen should be wide enough to accommodate your carriers or catch pens and tall enough for you to walk in without stooping. We use 4 snap hooks to keep them shut and a lock. You should also attach a safety gate to your entry gate. This is a small cage that you open the gate and walk into, and then shut the gate behind you before opening the gate to the pen. It should be large enough to accommodate two people and a large carrier or a wheelbarrow, without having both doors open. At any juncture where you will be handling a latch or accessing a food or water dish, we would recommend that you cover the adjoining area with small mesh wire. It can be very hard to fumble with a latch and keep your eyes on the cat at the same time. This is more necessary in the case where a cat has his claws. Even if the existing wire is too small for the entire paw to fit through, just one hook of their razor sharp claws could take off a finger.

We do not recommend adjoining cages that share a common wall. Often cats that like each other have been known to suffer a nasty bite for sticking their extremities through the wire. We saw a gorgeous black Leopard once whose tail had been so badly mauled that it had to be amputated.

Privacy can be as important as space. If at all possible provide lush foliage as a visual screen between animals. Space the cats as far apart as is practical. They are solitary creatures, except for the Lions, and really appreciate their own territory. Even most lions that you may end up caring for were probably single pets and will not want to be kept in cages with other lions.

Our cages are truly cat-a-tats, but because they are on the ground, the cats must be wormed monthly here and probably at least quarterly in colder climates.

For open-top pens we use a double row of hot wire that is powered by a solar unit that can withstand three days of total darkness, and this has proved successful in keeping lions and tigers in place.

Big Cat Enclosures at Big Cat Rescue

Below are the new cage designs Vernon Stairs implemented.  They are constructed of 6 gauge, galvanized, welded wire panels, twelve feet high, with roofs and are all in excess of 900 square feet and most in excess of 1200 square feet and many in excess of 2400 square feet.  They all have safety entrances and are designed to shut off one half of the cage at a time so that the volunteers can safely clean one side with the cat locked out and then shift the cat to the other side to clean the remainder.

They all incorporate feed boxes with built-in water dishes in which the cats can be shut to medicate, vaccinate or the whole unit can be removed as a transport cage to go to the vet or to evacuate in a hurricane.  The water dishes are elevated to keep the cats from relieving themselves in the drinking water (as they will do).

Each cage has a sprinkler system and an underground, plastic den.  The den is easy to clean and insulated against the elements.   Each cage is heavily landscaped and has logs, trees, toys, and perches to give the cat’s a feeling of safety.

This is one of our leopard cages and it is over 2400 square feet of floor space and is over twenty feet high as it encircles this tree.  (Notice the silhouette of the black leopard, Jumanji in the center branches) This cage is typical of our leopard and cougar cages and includes all of the features outlined above.  You can see the wire in the distant background and the white door to his feeding area.  This photo was taken from safely outside the cage, but due to the four by four openings the shot can look as though you were inside.

The cage at right is the Snow Leopard cage when it was being built and includes a freezer box den that is air-conditioned and cleverly disguised as snowy rock covered ledges.  The cats can lay in the cool of their dens and look out at passersby.  The curvature of the wire makes posts and support beam unnecessary once the cage is completed and enables the viewer to focus on the animal and not on the cage.

Across the top, you can see the wire supports used to bridge the 20 feet spanning the roofs.  Note the full-size ladder in the background to get a feel for the size of the cage.  The rock work is concrete over metal lathe.   In some cages, the rock work has waterfalls, dripping down into fish-filled ponds.

Many of our Cat-A-Tats include ponds and waterfalls.  Almost all of our tigers have pools, ponds, and waterfalls as did the Fishing Cats.  Those who don’t still have access to swim when in the Vacation Rotation enclosure.

With a donation of $10,000.00, earmarked for cage construction, you can have a sign placed on the cage telling the world that you helped build the Cat-A-Tat.  This is great advertising for your business or corporation and greatly helps these magnificent cats.

Here is where we get the only hog ring pliers that work:

By Species State Requirements Our Cages
Lions and Tigers 240 square feet 1200- 136,000 sf
Leopards, Jaguars, Cougars 200 square feet 1200-6000 square feet
Lesser cats (Lynx, etc. ) 72 square feet 1200-2400 square feet
Small cats (hybrid cats, etc.) 36 square feet 1000 -2000 square feet

USDA only requires that the cage be large enough for the animal to stand up and turnaround in and a lot of states use the USDA standard rather than set standards of their own.

When you visit the zoo and see those magnificent million dollar enclosures, what you don’t see are all the animals in tiny, off-exhibit cages.  If animals must live in captivity, the least we can do is make them comfortable.

Cage Repairs and Renovations

With this many cages, there are always repairs and renovations to be made.  The following was our most expensive renovation ever, as it was done underwater and requires stainless steel panels that cost over $200 each for sheets that were 4 feet by 8 feet.  (we got a considerable discount)

More info on caging an exotic cat.

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    • Can also be assembled as a totally enclosed cage, in many different sizes
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    • Tough durable construction with easy-open squeeze latch
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    • Suitable for small dogs and larger cats between 10-12kg.
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    • Stefanplast Gulliver is a range of pet carriers which allows animals to travel in comfort and safety.
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90,000 Singapore is a city for people, but not for animals .. – Crest!

The “Our Guests” rubric expands its boundaries. In the literal sense of the word! Because our trip today is to Singapore, a country of contrasts, an amazing mixture of cultures and traditions.

Our reader – Nuar:

“I have been living in Singapore for a little less than 3 years and have kept parrots here for the last year.

Singapore is a very small island, only 640 square kilometers, with a population of just over 4 million. There is very little space in the literal sense of the word. Because of this, apartments are small, and real estate is one of the most expensive in the world.

This is reflected in the way pets live in Singapore. Although the Singapore Zoo and Bird Park is considered one of the best in the world, where animals and birds live in almost natural conditions, the same cannot be said about keeping animals at home.This review does not pretend to be objective, since my knowledge about keeping animals in Singapore comes only from visiting pet shops, telling stories from friends and seeing with my own eyes.

In general, few animals are kept here at home. Most often, only one, or a couple, if small. It is necessary to start an animal with an eye on the neighbors. If they complain to the police about noise or unpleasant smell, then you may not be allowed to keep the animal at home. And the laws and prohibitions are obligatory here.

Due to the lack of space, Singapore has clearly established rules for keeping animals, especially for dogs.In an apartment of a certain size, you can only keep a dog of the specified size and for this you need to obtain permission. Because Most of the apartments are small, so the dogs here are mostly “pocket” – pinschers, lapdogs, etc. Large ones are labradors and huskies. I have never seen shepherds, Caucasians and similar large dogs.

In terms of the number and popularity, it seemed to me that in the first place among the local population are rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs and hamsters. Surely, this is due to the fact that they take up little space, are not as demanding in care as dogs, and they can make a good toy for a child.In second place are dogs and cats. They can be taken for free from the shelter or bought. All of them are purebred, with documents (I have never seen “mongrels” here) but expensive, and, unfortunately, sometimes they are turned on only to demonstrate the status of the owner. Moreover, it is expensive not only to buy a dog, but also to maintain it. Most dogs and cats are spayed immediately after purchase, or are already sold spayed. In last place in popularity are birds. Reptiles are rarely sold. I saw turtles, frogs, and that’s probably all.It is forbidden to import exotic and wild animals into Singapore, although they are available on the black market (which, although small, still exists). Ornamental rats and mice can also be classified as rare animals. It is extremely difficult to find them here, because the locals do not like them.

I am at a loss to determine the degree of popularity of the fish. There are a lot of beautiful aquarium shops, a huge number of different types of fish, a large assortment of aquariums, accessories, etc., but from my friends almost no one keeps fish.Most likely, there are fans who only keep fish, they are the main buyers. It is also possible that a lot of fish are exported.

As for birds, there are popular birds that I did not know anything about before. Usually elderly Chinese are fond of keeping and breeding birds. On a local forum I even read the complaints of a young man who got a couple of birds and is now called an “old man.”

The most popular birds among the local population are the mata puteh and Jambul.

Pute is a small greenish-sandy bird with a white breast, the size of a finch or even smaller. Very nimble and agile. It’s hard to say what exactly made them so popular among the local population.

Dzhambul is a dark-colored bird somewhere between wavy and cockatiel, with a light chest, long tail and tuft. They sing well. Competitions are arranged for these birds, as well as for canaries. Very expensive, price depending on melodiousness, on average from $ 350.

These birds are kept mostly alone in very beautiful wooden cages. The cells themselves are very expensive, often collectible, made by hand, and can easily become a wonderful interior decoration; but they are of little use for birds – very close, mostly round. They are hung from the ceiling or from the window. Often, amateur retirees get together, take their cages outside and hang them under a canopy so that the birds call back. There are permanent gathering places for such amateurs, then up to 10-20 or more cells hang above them.And the Chinese sit under them, drink tea and listen …

In addition, budgerigars, lovebirds, cockatiels, cockatoos, macaws, caiks, eclectuses, occasionally mambas, finches, canaries, mynae, turtledoves and something similar to sparrows are sold here from birds.

All birds are put up for sale very young. The cheaper and easier the bird is to care for, the earlier it goes on sale. This is especially true for budgerigars and lovebirds. I must say that in general, parrots are not as popular here as in the post-Soviet space, and wavy parrots are not particularly popular.They are probably considered the cheapest and therefore the least valuable birds. They are of 2 types here: Australian, small and British, larger, fluffier and slower. A fledgling Australian wavy can be purchased from $ 7 to $ 20. British – about $ 50. Chicks cost twice as much. They start selling them when they are still covered in fluff. Usually, pet stores do not breed small birds. The chicks are obtained either from “secret” breeders or from amateurs who take them to the store at a minimal price.There, the chicks live in a box, they are fed by store workers from a syringe until they are bought or it is time to put them in a common cage. Unfortunately, in common cages, birds are kept in very poor conditions. The cages are small and there are many sick birds that no one cares about. And the grown-up chick, caught in the common cage, is likely to get sick sooner or later if they do not have time to buy it. Lovebirds are more popular than budgies. The price depends on the color and type, starting from $ 40.

The same situation with cockatiels.There is little Corell here, I did not notice much variety in colors. Most often I saw pearl, natural, albino and lutino. Usually they sell what they have without “bothering” with selection and breeding issues. The price of a cockatiel depends on color, age and ringing (if there is, then a bird from the nursery, if there is no ring, then from an amateur. Most are not ringed). The price of an adult bird is from $ 50 to $ 90. From my experience, natural and pearl colors are considered cheap. The most expensive one I saw was an albino (non-ringed, adult – $ 80).Chicks, which are already almost fully fledged, begin to sell, about one and a half to two times more expensive than adults. Ringed birds are usually $ 20 more expensive.

There are many large and medium sized parrots in Singapore. Amazons, cockatoo (yellow-crested, cockatoo-Inca, white-crested, Moluccan), from the macaw I managed to recognize only red, and there are also many hybrids, gray, kaiki, aratins, eclectus, etc. Occasionally there are mambas, myna, and other birds unknown to me. Large parrots are quite expensive. The cost of cockatoos and macaws can go up to $ 1000-1500 or more.Their chicks are sold almost fully fledged. Probably, these birds are bred in stores, and so on. their chicks appear quite rarely, then they are sold to order. In stores, large parrots sit in cages one by one. Those who are more or less tamed sit on the stands and allow themselves to be scratched.

There are comparatively few pet shops here, although there are more of them lately. Most of them are divided into those that sell animals and those that sell products for animals. Animals and birds can only be bought at the store.There are no specialized bazaars. It is also prohibited to sell animals over the Internet. Singapore is a large village, so there is only one website and forum about keeping pets (the largest, there are also small ones, but they are not visited). It is forbidden for amateurs to sell animals on this website. Can be gifted or exchanged. And for the sale you need to get a license, then it will already be considered a business.

Since birds are the least popular here, there are quite a few bird supplies in general pet stores.The maximum that can be found in most stores is food (a fairly limited choice – either cheap Chinese food for $ 3-4 per pack, or Vitakraft and Zupreem for $ 10-15). There are about 10 stores selling live birds. Most of them sell the same puta, dzhambul and a limited range of goods. Parrots are sold only in 3-4 stores. One of these houses the island’s only large poultry department. Of the vitamins, there are only Vita Soll, sweet sticks, bathing bags, baby formula feeders, stones, toys and special perches that are screwed into the cage (for large parrots).They also sell stands for large parrots and cages. 90% of the cells are made in China. For small parrots – light, cheap, or very small or (less often) quite spacious, but not very comfortable, with a shallow tray. For large parrots – huge cages look quite reliable. There is Ferplast from European cells, they are all very small and expensive. A large Ferplast cage can only be bought on order, they are not kept in stock. But for the owners of cats, dogs, rabbits and other rodents, this is just paradise.Pet shops are overflowing with all sorts of goods – from special clothes and slippers that look like human sneakers, a variety of shampoos and aromatic chew toys to collapsible cages and a variety of foods.
In general, it may seem that the treatment of animals in Singapore is not very good. Most likely, this is caused by the lack of free space and the lack of education of the local population in the field of keeping animals. A pet is most often bought as a toy for a child, and there are not so many serious breeders or amateurs (I have not met them yet, but I think that they are still there).Nevertheless, I see the positive aspects of the fact that animals can be bought in strictly licensed places, there are no stray animals on the streets (cats that live by themselves are not considered, but there are not many of them either) and the streets and lawns are not dirty. There is a good shelter for cats, dogs and rabbits, special taxi services for transporting animals. In general, Singapore is a city for people, but not for animals. ”

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Activists demand from Switzerland to ban eating cats

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According to activists, thousands of cats every year go to the festive table for the Swiss

Hundreds of thousands of Swiss eat eating meat from cats and dogs, animal advocates say, demanding an end to the practice.

A petition was submitted to the Swiss parliament, which was signed by 16 thousand people.It calls for a legal ban on eating pets.

“About 3% of Swiss eat cats or dogs in secret,” says Tomi Tomek, founder and president of SOS Chats Noiraigue.

In some parts of Switzerland, the cat is a traditional Christmas dish. They are prepared for the festive table in much the same way as a rabbit – with white wine and garlic sauce.

“This practice is especially common in the regions of Lucerne, Appenzell, Jura and in the canton of Bern,” says Tomek.

“Rare Cases”

Dog meat is mainly used to prepare sausages, and puppy fat is used to treat rheumatism.

As one of the Swiss farmers told reporters, who asked not to be named, the most delicious meat is obtained from dog breeds like the Rottweiler.

“This is not unusual. Meat is meat. Construction workers especially like it,” said the farmer.

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There is no law in Switzerland that would prohibit roasting and eating your own cat

According to him, if a dog or cat is cooked according to all the rules, then few people will be able to recognize by taste that it is per animal.

It is only possible to prosecute for the killing of an animal in Switzerland if the killing itself was committed in a cruel manner.

According to the Swiss Agency for Veterinary Medicine and Food Safety, the sale of meat from cats and dogs in the country is prohibited, but eating your own animals does not contradict the law.

The department said that, in their opinion, such cases occur infrequently.

Animal welfare is a top priority in Switzerland, said a spokesman for the department, and cases of abuse are being tried in courts.

According to Tomi Tomek, one of the Swiss statesmen told her that parliament would not take any action on this issue until the inhabitants of the country themselves were indignant.

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The practice of eating cats has so far been associated mainly with China.

“The Swiss have to take care of this problem themselves,” she says. does not prohibit a person from eating their cat or dog.We cannot even report those involved in this practice to the police. “

Last year, her organization succeeded in getting a ban on the sale of cat skins.

” We are asking for just one paragraph in the new animals, “says Tomek.

Dogs and cats are mostly eaten in Southeast Asia, primarily in China, South Korea and Vietnam, where eating a dog is believed to bring good luck.

Cat Code | Russian Agency for Legal and Judicial Information


Ingrid Burke, RAPSI

World Cats Day, which is celebrated today, March 1, RAPSI, according to tradition, celebrates the study of world legislation. Today we will touch on the strangest and most amazing laws associated with representatives of the feline family.

In 1980, Dudley H. Bowen, a judge in one of the US federal district courts, while deciding on the “talking cat” case, suddenly indulged in reflections on the importance of cats to humanity.”All people can be divided into two large groups – cat lovers and those who cannot stand them. Cats are found everywhere – in literature, in science, they are tightly woven into our language and our society.” Perhaps with similar considerations, legislators around the world devote considerable time and energy to finding legal solutions to the most pressing problems our woolen friends are having.

Life and death of wild Californians

Let’s start with the state of California, which has not just the law, but the actual Cat Code – it is part of the Food and Agricultural Code.An interesting document that legally establishes, for example, the uniqueness of each of the representatives of the feline living in the Golden State.

Moreover, the code even establishes personality traits typical of Californian cats. Paragraph 31752.5 reads as follows:

“The legislation finds and establishes the following:
(1) Domestic cats can behave as completely obedient and completely desocialized animals, avoiding contact with people.
(2) Feral cats are cats with a completely desocialized temperament, and a frightened or injured domestic cat can also behave like a wild cat. “

The emphasis on how wild and domestic cats differ from each other is fundamental – in the same section of the code it is said that keeping domestic cats in a cage is allowed for a short period of time, but similar treatment of a wild animal is considered an act of cruelty towards him.

Can’t figure out if a wild or domestic animal is sitting in your cage? Do not worry.In such a situation, “qualified personnel of the shelter” will always come to your aid. And here real problems can already begin – if experts establish that you are keeping a wild animal, then no, it will not be released, freely roam the fields and hunt mice. The code states that “if a cat is determined to be truly wild, it can be killed.”

Why would a California legislator simultaneously focus efforts on legislative recognition of the value of the life of each individual kitten and, in fact, genocide against wild animals? It is unlikely that we will ever hear a sane answer.

USA: more mourning, less fashion

Try wandering around Manhattan in a fur coat – with a high degree of probability, you will be watched and doused with paint by a PETA activist (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an international organization fighting for animal rights – RAPSI) . Thus, the attitude of a civil activist to your fashion will be expressed, but not federal laws – they allow wearing products from natural fur. There are only two exceptions – cat fur and dog fur.

Subject to Title 19 § 1308, USC, it is illegal to bring into the States any product made “from the hide or skin of any Felis Catus species.” And, of course, it is completely impossible to imagine that separate states will become trade in these products among themselves.

But if such prohibitions are capable of driving you into despair – do not despair, options are possible. So, this law will allow you, for example, to spend a day or two with your deceased pet, because this rule “does not apply to the import, export or transportation of a deceased pet, including saved by taxidermy, carried out for non-commercial purposes.”

The main thing is, do not pay attention to the not quite adequate reaction of passers-by, horrified by the transformation of your deceased pet into a fur cape on your shoulders: it has always been so – that for one perversion, then for another, creativity. And also the art of finding loopholes in wrong laws.

EU: animals for sale also have rights

At the height of the space race, in 1963, a French cat named Felicette was officially declared the first feline to travel into space.Although she apparently managed to survive the flight without incident, the French space program photographer had to make an effort to display this in one of the first images taken after her return to Earth.

Since then, the life of European pets, which are used by their owners for their own professional or financial promotion, has become much easier.

The European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes (Convention) entered into force in December 2005.Like California lawmakers, the drafters of the Convention had their own ideas about the meaning of life for pets. While the main part of the text is devoted to the topic of experimental animals, special attention is also paid to the issue of raising cats, in particular, their conditions. The convention does not provide for the introduction of a ban on special shelters – “kitty mills”, but it tries to bring them to a more civilized state, again, by recognizing the individuality of each individual cat or each individual cat.

According to the Convention, every cat born on a “cat farm” “must be marked in the least painful way for her before she is weaned from her mother.” Actually, in this place humanity ends. If a cat is found on the farm without “identification marks”, then the possible infliction of pain on her will immediately cease to be a deterrent. At this point, according to the law, the cat should be “tagged as quickly as possible.”

Apparently, in the interests of the future owners and possible offspring of these animals, all information about their “personality” and “origin” should be indicated in special passports that each animal has.

UK: cats as private property

While overseas some owners – anything can happen – may not close their eyes at night, fearing the kidnapping of their pets, British cat lovers sleep peacefully, protected by law. The Theft Act, passed in 1968, which states that cats are private property.The same as, for example, a sofa or TV.

But each rose has its own thorns. According to a brochure distributed by the National Cat Center, “A lost or lost cat is the property of the original owner. Every reasonable effort should be made to find the original owner whenever possible.” So, once walking in the park and finding your own cat in the hands of a stranger, just in case, beware – perhaps this is the real owner of your cat, and trying to get her back may cost you your freedom.

Austria: eat anything but cats

If RAPSI were not a Russian news agency, and at the same time had a choice, then it would definitely be worth becoming an Austrian cat. Because protecting the life of the rest of the animal kingdom in this Central European country borders on terror. At least compared to how Austrian laws protect felines.

For example, federal animal welfare laws prohibit killing animals for improper purposes.At the same time, eating meat of a cow, pig, chicken, turkey, etc. is considered the norm. At the same time, eating cat meat in Austria is considered inappropriate and illegal.

Pursuant to the Law, “it is prohibited to kill dogs and cats for the purpose of producing food or other products.” It is noteworthy that cats and dogs are the only two species of the animal world protected by law from the starving Autrians.

In addition, cats are granted special protection in the animal husbandry section of the business.It is forbidden to display cats for sale in pet shops or other similar establishments. Again, cats and dogs are the only species to have this special position.

In general, to each his own. A similar law in Croatia, located south of Austria, prohibits not only selling felines in pet stores, but also, for example, trimming the claws of domestic cats.

China: Feline Anarchy

Some of the listed laws may seem strange or even outlandish to you.It will be all the more useful to refer to the experience of a country in which not a single special law has been written for cats – this is China.

In November 2012, the British newspaper The Daily Mail reported that the Chinese police stopped a truck with five hundred hungry and tied cats – the unfortunate animals were being taken straight to a restaurant. At the same time, the truck driver did not violate a single Chinese law – neither eating cat meat nor selling cats for slaughter is a crime here. Fortunately, the police contacted animal rights activists who eventually bought the shipment for the equivalent of £ 350.

There are no feline codes in China, which means that protecting their rights remains the lot of animal rights enthusiasts. And if California or European laws may have seemed ridiculous to you at first, what can you say about them now?

Fans saved the cat with the help of the flag at the match in the USA :: Others :: RBC Sport

The incident took place during a college football match.The animal fell from the podium, but was not injured

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Using the US flag, fans rescued a cat that fell from the stands during an American football match between the teams of the University of Miami and the University of Appalachia.It is reported by ESPN.

The meeting took place on Saturday, September 11, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens and ended in a home win 25:23.

During the game, the cat was on the upper stand, fell off it and hung for a few seconds, catching on the front of the stand. On the lower podium, fans stretched out the US flag and caught the fallen animal. As a result, the cat was not injured, the workers of the stadium took him to a safe place.


Ivan Vitchenko

90,000 Is it impossible with animals or is it possible?

“Renting an apartment to a family without small children and animals” is a common format for an advertisement for renting an apartment.It is not difficult to understand the position of the owners of “square meters” formulating such requirements: children draw on the wallpaper, scratch furniture with toys and walkers, their parents are very happy with them, and the owner of the house is in ruin and a headache. Dogs and cats are also “unreliable” tenants: their hair flies all over the house, “musical concerts” in the absence of the owners are regular; the beast must sharpen teeth, claws, play noisily, which disrupts the peace of the household. Canaries, goldfinches, siskins are melodious, parrots are talkative and love to bite electrical wires with their powerful beak.It happens, of course, in a different way: animals behave quietly and reasonably, and citizens listen to music loudly, often brawl and rarely take out the trash.

What can lodgers with a “makeweight” expect?

“The tenant and the landlord can always, upon mutual desire, find a compromise, the main thing is to discuss all the conditions while still“ on the shore ”, before the deal is concluded,” says Yana Derevyakina, broker of the Apartment Rental Department at Penny Lane Realty.

“When renting apartments in elite residential buildings, the owner of the apartment and the tenant conclude a contract in the presence of the realtor,” says Yana, “in which all aspects of further interaction are stipulated.The homeowner is usually aware that long-term lease may cause damage to the rented premises by the tenants, but the costs of possible repairs are usually covered by the amount of the deposit. Sometimes the presence of a pet in an apartment can increase the rental price. And it happens that the owners of the apartment themselves are “dog lovers” or “cat lovers”, and are even glad that the tenant has similar hobbies. ”

In recent years, a fashion has emerged in Russia for keeping rare, exotic animals at home.To care for such pets, wealthy tenants often hire specialists who regularly come, clean the cage, aviary, walk, feed the animal, etc.

“We had a case when a tame lizard lived with a tenant (although I don’t know how much you can tame a lizard),” Yana recalls. “The animal was large, quite mobile, sometimes it was allowed to walk around the apartment, there were scratches from the claws on the floor, but the cost of repairs was more than offset by the sum insured.”

The landlord always looks at the future tenant in the process of acquaintance: the most important thing is the adequacy of the tenant. Sometimes a person can spoil interiors much more than “our smaller brothers”. If the owners of the apartments know little about the habits and lifestyle of any exotic animals with which the tenant intends to live in the apartment, it is in our power to enlighten him, to tell more about the conditions of detention and the nature of the animal. For example, a scary-looking chameleon is a completely harmless and inactive creature: he sits on a branch for hours or hides in a house, does not go out into the room and does no damage to the situation.A long-haired dog or cat, on the contrary, is a serious threat to soft-surfaced furniture and carpets, and there are also animals with an unusual smell or strange habits … But, as a rule, both the owners and the tenants themselves soberly assess the risks and possible costs of elimination of the consequences the residence of unusual tenants, and therefore in Moscow and outside the city, people settling in other people’s apartments and houses with animals that are dangerous or uncomfortable in everyday life are very rare.

Do not hide, but seek a compromise

Vladimir Yakovlev, General Director of the Diamant real estate agency, gives the following advice to tenants with pets:

– Do not try to hide the fact that you have a cat or dog: the landlord will find out about it sooner or later, and in this case the conflict cannot be avoided.You can’t hide an awl in a sack, and an animal even more so. Sometimes when the owners are not at home for a long time, the dogs howl piteously out of boredom, and also bark warningly at all strangers leaving the elevator, standing outside the door of their “fortress”. It is no secret that many Russians rent apartments without declarations and do not pay taxes on rent. So, disgruntled neighbors will not hesitate to complain to the police, the management company and other services about the restless tenants in case of sound or other discomfort, and the contract with the tenant can be terminated ahead of schedule.

To avoid trouble, “dog lovers” and “cat lovers” are best off looking for a tenant with the same attitude towards animals. When looking for an apartment, it is imperative to mention the presence of an “additional guest” and, perhaps, increase the amount of the deposit in case the rented accommodation needs to be repaired over time.

But what if the animal is really decent, and the owners are afraid to rent out the apartment you like? They rarely believe in words today, so in some cases, you can invite the future owner to watch your real home – shoot a short video report (or broadcast online using periscope) from your apartment, where you can see your pet, whole furniture close-up, unspoiled wallpaper, whole wires, tray, scratching post and so on.Be prepared to showcase your current lease, if any.

Features of renting in New York

Laura Schultz, who has been working as a private broker in New York for 20 years, assures that the rental system in America is very different from the Russian one:

– New York – city ” freaks ”and creative personalities, – says Laura. – Here, each ego is inflated to the size of the Universe, here, in principle, there is no concept of a “standard” in everything, especially in the issues of the equipment of the apartment, the arrangement of its layouts, the rules of human dormitory and the requirements for observing the schedule.

The pace of life in the “City of the Big Apple”, as New York is called, is quite high. People come here to look for interesting work, to be creatively realized, to get promoted. Therefore, as a “living creature for the soul,” the townspeople give birth to fish, parrots, or calm cats or small dogs that do not require much space and are easy to care for. The animal must be calm, quiet, imperceptible, of course, safe, otherwise problems with neighbors and monetary fines cannot be avoided. One of my clients had a Mexican axolotl for a very long time, about 15 years.The man was strongly attached to the amphibian and dragged him with him to all the rented apartments. Another tenant, I remember, had a luxurious macaw parrot, with which one could talk like a human being. But a young family with a trained raccoon was flatly refused to lease by several owners, because behind such an animal – “eye and eye”.

An annual lease between a tenant and a landlord in the United States prevents the landlord from raising rent and changing the starting conditions of the contract, and prohibits the tenant from moving out ahead of time.A future tenant (especially a newly arrived in the country) must prove his reliability with the help of a written recommendation from an American guarantor, who undertakes to cover the costs in case of damage to property or insolvency of the tenant. You also need to provide a statement of credit history from an American bank and a certificate from the employer.

In general, everything is very serious – no one will risk their reputation and a good place of residence for trifles.

“It is especially difficult to create dogs.” How China’s cloning industry develops

The pet cloning industry in China is making leaps and bounds. As is the case with other cutting-edge developments, the Chinese are able to achieve greater success in this at a lower cost. Genetic engineering and cloning company Sinogene is already preparing to enter international markets. She also seeks to strengthen partnerships with research institutes and specialized science-intensive enterprises in other countries, including Russia.Deputy Director General of this organization Wang Yinging told TASS about this.

“If there are people in Russia who show interest in our company, we are ready to accept them, arrange an excursion for them,” he said. we will find points of contact, we will see the prospects for mutually complementary cooperation, and after the dialogue we will begin interaction in various directions. “

Only three countries can clone dogs on a regular basis so far – China, the Republic of Korea and the United States. “The Koreans were the first to master the relevant technologies, they started creating clone dogs back in 2002. As a result of cooperation with the South Korean side, the United States also began to apply such developments in practice. We have our own technologies, which do not have any relationship, “Wang Yining said.

Deputy General Director of Sinogene Wang Yining

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The Sinogene management plans to establish regular contacts with their South Korean and American associates in the near future.For this, according to Wang Yining, small delegations of the company’s specialists will go there: “Our colleagues in the Republic of Korea know about the existence of Sinogene, and although they have not come to us yet, we plan to visit their country, as well as the United States. to make contacts. ”

When asked if Sinogene has competitors in the Chinese market and how much competition is outlined in the international commercial cloning arena, Wang Yinging replied that so far there is more than enough room for maneuver in this niche.

“Besides us, there is another company in China that does experiments with cells. They are also engaged in clones and are located in the neighboring city of Tianjin. This company carries out part of its operations overseas, and they also have a slightly different profile,” Wang Yinging explained. “As for the South Korean clones, at the moment they are more expensive than ours. Therefore, so far in this niche our company has no real competitors.”

The beginning of the era of commercial cloning

“In 2012, when the company was created, we did not think about cloning, but changed our position in 2016 when pet owners started coming to us,” recalls Deputy General Manager Sinogene.- At first glance, it seems that cloning technology is something special. However, in reality they are becoming more and more common. “

In the future, as costs decrease, such procedures can be used for agricultural needs, for example, for the reproduction of cows or pigs. “While the majority of Chinese residents do not know what this is about,” the interlocutor throws up his hands. “Usually we receive orders according to the standard scenario: the owners of deceased pets want their pets to return and stay with them longer.People are asking to “revive” them with our technology. “

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Sinogene created its first clone, a puppy named Longlong, in May 2017. Cloning requires advanced technologies, which, however, are quite affordable in the modern world. The main thing is to have the necessary scientific base and financial resources. All this is in China.

“In common terms, a clone is just a twin of this or that individual. In terms of vitality or functional qualities of an organism, animals” created from a test tube “are absolutely indistinguishable from their natural counterparts, he emphasizes.“And when there is criticism from the public, I honestly don’t understand how clones can harm modern society.”

Until now, the company has been cloning on its own, without collaboration with other companies. At the same time, Sinogene draws on renowned experts for consultations based on its own technology developed in China.

“There may be some doubts about the ability and functional skills of the cloned animals, but we believe that there can be no significant problems,” said the deputy general director.“I think people who complain about the very fact of cloning will change their views after talking to us – we will allay their fears.”

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In order to produce a quality clone, knowledge and experience are required. “It is especially difficult to create dogs,” Wang Yining complains. “Perhaps more difficult than all other cloned animals, because they have a rather long mating cycle, and it is extremely difficult to identify the period of ovulation. Therefore, in this case, the biggest difficulty is to obtain uterine cell material. and turn it into a base for creating a clone. “

Panda – Clone Nation Symbol

Large bamboo bears are the rarest animals. In nature, among the mountains of Sichuan province in the southwest of China, there are few of them left. Although experiments in breeding these mammals with beautiful black-and-white or white-brown coat color in a nursery have yielded some results, a decisive shift in increasing their population has not previously been achieved. The giant panda is not only one of the symbols of China, its image can be seen on the emblem of the World Wildlife Fund.The wonders of genetics could help this species.

“With regard to cloning pandas, we recently held a press conference at the Beijing Zoo, which was attended by Chen Dayuan, the leading theoretical expert in China regarding the possibility of cloning them using the uterus of other animal species,” said Wang Yining. “He agreed. cooperate with us on the bamboo bear clone project. ”

The event was organized at the Beijing Zoo for a reason – it is the leading center for breeding, protection and care of rare animals in the PRC.In August, there was a press conference dedicated to the birth of the company’s first cloned kitten, nicknamed Garlic. “Therefore, in the future we plan to cooperate with [the zoo]. However, I cannot tell you exactly by what time we will create a cloned panda,” the source admitted.

Cloned kitten Garlic

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At the current stage, employees of the laboratory and other divisions of the company are purposefully working to improve the efficiency of the process of creating dogs and cats.“We use the uterus of the respective animals to carry the cloned embryos. In other words, a dog gives birth to a cloned puppy, a cat gives birth to a clone kitten. Wang Yining explained.

Different types of animals differ significantly from each other in the physiology of reproduction. It will take time to artificially produce a healthy clone.

“In the past, there was a precedent when with the help of a dog it was possible to clone a wolf. This means that pandas can be born by completely different animals,” the specialist is sure. “However, this is not an easy task, and we will need additional [research] materials to complete it. “Of course, to implement such a program, we need government permission. However, Chen Dayuan is constantly dealing with this issue, and if our cooperation continues in the future, he will help us establish a dialogue with the authorities, and we will begin to act.”

About “people from the test tube”

In theory, with the equipment at Sinogene’s disposal, it will be possible to reproduce a human clone, says Wang Ying: “Our methods allow us to create a person, but the laws of all countries around the world prohibit such experiments.”

If the law allowed, it would be possible to clone someone from China or foreign citizens. “Your copy has to grow up first, and besides, it will not have your memories,” the interlocutor argues.“The clone has exactly the same genes as yours, although the conditions for life and learning will be different: we are dealing with a ‘twin’ who will be decades younger than you.”

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In the future, technologies may appear that will allow transferring fragments of memory from individual to individual. “Information has already appeared that human memory can be preserved, but so far these developments are far from practical application. In addition, there are several types of memory.Indeed, in addition to the skills that allow us to retain in our memory the particles of the reality around us, there is also consciousness, the ability to be aware, “Wang Ying enumerates.

Technically, Sinogene can begin human cloning at this stage, but for ethical reasons this cannot be done. An employee of the Sinogene laboratory by the name of Shen shared this thought in an interview with a TASS correspondent: “We would not dare to create your copy, since the state and legislation do not allow it.However, I believe that cloning technologies are already beginning to bring great benefits to humanity. “

Cloning procedure

“We are ready to provide cloning services to animal owners from Russia, since at the current stage we are entering the global market,” said Wang Yining.

It would be ideal if the owners bring their pets to the PRC to provide a DNA sample on their own.”However, I think that such efforts are unnecessary: ​​we just need to take a small piece of skin, which will not even bleed when separated,” Wang Ying soothes.

The collected sample is placed in a special solution and delivered to the Sinogene laboratory. After that, this piece of skin is placed in a special nutrient medium. “Over time, the growth of cells will be observed, from which we will choose the most benign and healthy,” the interlocutor describes the process.

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When the time is right, the clone will be transferred to the animal that will carry it. “Our technologies are constantly being improved, experience is accumulating. Over time, as the efficiency of cloning increases, we expect a decrease in the price of our product. The prices are still high, since we have incurred rather large costs. The price for different types of animals is also not the same, because the specifics of growing a clone is different. “Wang Yining warns.

It will be more difficult to clone a dog than a cat, so the cost will not be the same: to get a puppy you will need 380 thousand yuan ($ 53.7 thousand), a kitten – 250 thousand yuan ($ 35.3 thousand). The cost of cloning is practically the same depending on the breed.

“We are exploring the possibility of creating other animals, but this will require investment, time and money, – adds the Deputy Director General. – Moreover, humanity has a dream – to create an animal, which had no analogues on Earth before.The related ideas have already been voiced in science fiction, but at the current stage they will be difficult to translate into reality. “

Editing genes for the benefit of humanity

Sinogene has been working on modifying DNA to create healthy animals for quite some time. “We are engaged in gene editing and for the first time applied this technology to our dog named Apple, who had cerebral atherosclerosis. Such developments are designed to make humanity happier,” says Wang Yinging.

In principle, knowing about the congenital pathologies of the clone, it is possible to eliminate them by timely intervention. “Recently, the public has been actively discussing this issue, many are against gene editing, so it is not possible to apply this technology to humans. If there are no [government] restrictions on the implementation of activities in this area, we intend to use this technology in the future, – he muses, “If living beings do have a soul, the clone will have another soul, different from its deceased predecessor.After all, this is just an absolute genetic copy, which, moreover, will inherit a tendency to disease. However, knowing about their existence, these ailments can be prevented, prevent them from developing. “

Clone of a dog named Yabloko

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The company has already accumulated sufficient experience in the field of gene editing, and, in addition to atherosclerosis, it considers it possible to treat autism with the same methods. “A dog has a lot in common with humans in terms of the digestive system and other functional characteristics of the body.Further experiments will allow improving the corresponding methods, creating a model for curing these ailments, “Wang Yinging believes. In this direction, his company already maintains contacts with some specialized organizations.

Tangible prospects

According to Wang Yining, Sinogene is constantly striving to ensure quality development and the scale of research and development activities. “I hope we will make even more significant progress in the future.I think we can reduce costs and provide even more affordable animal cloning services to the market. “

It is desirable that a sample of the animal’s skin be taken during life, since in this case the cells will be more viable. “However, it can also be obtained after the death of a pet: in the case of a cat, the sample must be placed in storage within three days of its death,” he explains. any difficulties.The sample can also be frozen and used at the right time. “

“Sinogene is committed to expanding its technology to even more practical applications. We strive to benefit both humans and their pets,” summarizes Wang Yinging.

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At the end of August, Sinogene announced the start of the mass sale of cloned cats after successfully reproducing the first genetic copy of this animal, which was born in the second half of July.The company is already creating dogs and in the foreseeable future is going to engage in artificial reproduction of carrier pigeons, as well as horses.

According to official statistics, there are over 73 million pet owners in China who own 91 million cats and dogs. In large metropolitan areas of the PRC, where, due to a number of factors, many prefer to have a pet instead of having a child, the clone breeding business turns out to be especially profitable. The market for cats and dogs in the country exceeds tens of billions of dollars.And it continues to grow dynamically from year to year.

Nikolay Selishchev

90,000 Luggage and Lost Items | Frequently asked questions

First and Business Class passengers

First and Business Class passengers are allowed to take two items of hand luggage into the cabin: one briefcase and or one bag, or one carry-on bag; these pieces of baggage are subject to the following size and weight restrictions.

Briefcase: 45 x 35 x 20 cm Briefcase: 45 x 35 x 20 centimeters
Bag: 55 x 38 x 20 cm Bag: 55 x 38 x 20 centimeters
clothes: 20 cm thick rolled up.

The weight of each item should not exceed 7 kg kilograms. In addition to the above, you are allowed to carry reasonable amounts of alcohol, cigarettes and perfumes purchased from duty-free shops in the cabin, but be aware of the recently tightened restrictions on the carriage of liquids.

Economy Class

Economy Class passengers are allowed to carry one piece of hand luggage into the cabin; these pieces of baggage are subject to the following size and weight restrictions.

Carry-on baggage: 55 x 38 x 20 cm Carry-on baggage: 55 x 38 x 20 centimeters

The weight must not exceed 7 kg kilograms. In addition, it is additionally allowed to carry in the cabin a reasonable amount of alcohol, cigarettes and perfumes purchased from duty-free shops.

The passenger must be able to put their luggage in the overhead compartment on their own. If your age or health condition does not allow you to put your luggage on your own, or you are traveling with small children, the crew will help you.


Read the baggage rules for passengers traveling with infants here.

For passengers departing from India:

  1. One piece of carry-on baggage is allowed.
  2. The sum of the measurements of a piece of hand luggage must not exceed 115 cm (length + width + height).

Note. Passengers traveling from Brazil who have purchased tickets there can carry carry-on baggage weighing up to 10 kg kilograms.Passengers traveling from any other country to Brazil can carry carry-on baggage weighing up to 7 kg kilograms.

Exceptions may be made for carry-on baggage in excess of the specified dimensions if it contains an item or items larger than the permitted size that are valuable or fragile. Such baggage, exceeding the standard dimensions, must be provided by the passenger for inspection at check-in and during inspection.

If your itinerary includes flights operated by other airlines, these flights may have different baggage rules.Check out more information on other airlines’ baggage allowances.

Bags with wheels
Please note that bags with built-in wheels and foldable handles are only allowed as carry-on baggage if the sum of their measurements (length + width + height) does not exceed 114 cm. It is not allowed to carry large bags with wheels into the passenger compartment.

Transiting or departing from Dubai

Items exceeding the dimensions indicated above are not permitted on board aircraft departing from Dubai.Any unaccepted baggage will be transferred to the hold of the aircraft and a check-in baggage receipt will be issued for it. All baggage in the cabin exceeding the carry-on baggage allowance is charged at excess rates.

Powdered substances in carry-on baggage

On flights departing from the USA, Australia and New Zealand, transit flights through these countries, as well as flights departing to the USA, powdered substances in containers of 350 ml milliliters or more are not allowed in carry-on put it in.

  • Powdery substances in containers with a volume of 350 mlmilliliters and more are checked in as baggage.
  • Depending on the last point of departure, powdered substances in containers of more than 350 mlmilliliters in carry-on baggage will be seized at Dubai International Airport (DXB), Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) or Athens International Airport (ATH).
  • Powdered substances with a volume of less than 350 mlmilliliters may be subject to additional inspection.
  • The requirement does not apply to infant formula, prescription drugs and human remains.
  • Powdered substances purchased from duty free shops at the airport are placed in special tamper-proof bags along with a document confirming the purchase (receipt).

The requirement has been set forth in new security guidelines issued by the US Transportation Security Administration, the Australian Department of the Interior and the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.

Liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in carry-on baggage

According to the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), passengers traveling through various international airports, including Dubai Airport, are subject to the following restrictions on the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels.

  1. All liquids, gels and aerosols, pastes, lotions, creams, drinks and other substances of a similar consistency should be in containers with a volume of no more than 100 ml / ml . Liquids in containers exceeding 100 mlmilliliters may not be transported, even if the container is not completely filled.
  2. All containers must be packed in transparent sealed plastic bags with a volume of no more than one liter . Larger bags or non-sealable bags such as sandwich bags are not permitted.
  3. The container must fit completely into the bag and must be tightly closed.
  4. During the inspection, the plastic bag should be presented for visual inspection. Each passenger may only carry one such package.
  5. Exceptions are made for medicines, baby milk or food, and special dietary products. In this case, it is necessary to provide an opportunity for unimpeded verification of the substances you are transporting.

To facilitate screening and to avoid screen clutter when scanning luggage, plastic bags should be shown separately from other carry-on luggage, outerwear and laptops.

Passengers in transit in countries where these regulations are in place may be prohibited from bringing liquids from duty-free shops.

For passengers transiting through Bangkok, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur (BKK / SIN / KUL): These airports have strict rules on the carriage of liquids. When transferring from one aircraft to another at these airports, all fluids are removed in the transit area.

Tamper evident bags (STEB)

It is prohibited to carry on board the aircraft any volume of liquids, aerosols and gels purchased from airport shops (e.g. Dubai duty free shops) or on board the aircraft if they do not meet the following requirements:

  • LAGs must be placed in tamper evident bags (STEB) and
  • LAGs must be protected from unauthorized opening by the supplier (which is what is used in Dubai).

These bags, which have not yet become an international standard, can be used by passengers purchasing liquids, aerosols and gels from duty-free shops and other airport shops that will be transited to another destination. The sealed bag cannot be opened and then closed again without damaging the packaging.

US liquids, aerosols and gels

Effective February 1, 2009, passengers on direct flights with Emirates from Dubai International Airport to the United States will be able to carry liquids, aerosols and gels purchased from the Duty Free Shop in the United States in their carry-on baggage. the building of Dubai International Airport, regardless of the number and volume.

Upon arrival in the United States, passengers on any domestic or international flight must check in these items (over 100mlmilliliters) in their checked baggage.

Other limitations and exclusions for liquids, aerosols and gels.
Region Restrictions on liquids STEB packages apply Exceptions
Africa Egypt




South Africa


South Africa Passengers transiting Mauritius are not allowed to carry any liquid in their carry-on baggage.

Passengers departing from Mauritius are not permitted to carry any liquid in their carry-on baggage. Passengers may be allowed to carry liquids purchased from duty-free shops in their carry-on baggage if the requirements in the country of transfer / destination permit this.

Asia China

Hong Kong










South Korea Thailand

Hong Kong





North Korea

It is prohibited to carry any liquids in carry-on baggage.


India currently does not allow STEB

Australia and New Zealand Australia and New Zealand not available Australia does not currently allow STEB
Europe and Americas * The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has established a number of carry-on safety precautions for commercial flights.Despite the fact that these provisions are almost the same with those adopted in the EU, the amount of liquids and gels allowed for carriage is slightly different. Brazil

European Union







USA * The US Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has developed a number of measures for commercial flights regarding carry-on baggage. Despite the fact that these provisions are largely similar to those adopted in the EU, the permitted amount of liquid and gel substances is slightly different.
STEB packages from stores located in the Dubai Airport building are acceptable at US airports. Upon arrival in the United States, passengers on any domestic or international flight must check in STEB bags (over 100 ml) in their checked baggage.
Middle East Bahrain






Saudi Arabia

Dubai not available


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