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Be careful whom you give up kitty to
05:55 AM Jul 24, 2010
SINGAPORE - A personal trainer in his mid-30s has received a stern warning from the police for deceiving cat owners into allowing him to adopt their kittens.
The man had contacted several owners through the Cat Welfare Society's (CWS) website from January to April this year, and gave false personal information when seeking to adopt eight kittens.
He told the owners he was adopting them as pets for his child. He has, in fact, five children.
Using various websites, he then put the kittens up for adoption at $30 each, while keeping the kittens in cages outside his flat.
The scheme was uncovered after CWS received complaints about the man from the cat owners. One of them said he had called to offer personal training courses, and when asked about the kittens he had adopted, said they had been stolen from him.
The police issued the man with the warning on July 16.
On its website, CWS has advised cat owners to be more careful when screening potential adopters.
It urged them to deliver the cats to the adopters' home if possible, and to conduct at least one subsequent home visit to ensure their the cat. ONG DAI LIN
[sat 24 jul. http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100724-0000111/Be-careful-whom-you-give-up-kitty-to.html, sat 24 jul.]