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Terms and Conditions

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore ("AVA") maintains this web site ("Web Site") and is responsible for its promotion. You can access and use this Web Site only if you agree to and accept the following terms and conditions applying to your use ("Terms and Conditions") without limitation or reservation. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before accessing and browsing this Web Site. You may download material displayed on the Web Site for your non-commercial, personal use only. Additionally, you may not modify, reuse, report, or use the contents of the Web Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without AVA's written permission. AVA reserves the right to cancel or amend the contest mentioned on the web site or these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the web site or these Terms and Conditions.

Qualifying Entrants

  1. The Contest is open only to entrants currently residing in Singapore. Entrants under the age of thirteen (13) years old must seek parental and/or guardian consent before participating in the Contest.
  2. Employees of AVA and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible.

Contest Entries

  1. The Contest is valid from 25 November 2016 to 12 December 2016.
  2. Contest entries must be done in the manner specified on the contest's "about" section, as well as the Facebook and Instagram posts by the closing date.
  3. All photo contest entries must be received before 1700 hours on 12 December 2016 (GMT +08:00) and voting of these entries will commence from 25 November 2016 (0000 hours) to 12 December 2016 (1700 hours).
  4. Each contestant is allowed to submit more than one entry. However, regardless of the number of winning entries by one contestant, he/she will only be awarded one prize.
  5. By submitting the contest entries, each participant thereby (a) specifically authorizes AVA to use and/or license third parties to use such entry in whole or in part, throughout the universe, in perpetuity in or on any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, and alone or together; (b) represents and warrants that all elements contained in the contest entry (i) is original to the participant or fully cleared for use as contemplated herein, (ii) does and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of any other agreements the participant may be a party to, (iii) does not contain libellous, tortuous, or the publication or sale of which will violate any federal or state statute or regulation, (iv) is not obscene or in any other manner unlawful, and (v) shall not require AVA to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of AVA's use or exploitation of the same.
  6. The top 5 Instagram posts which are properly tagged and have the most "likes" will win the prize
    1. Only "likes" on Instagram will count toward the final tally. Any "likes" on Facebook or other social media platform will not be counted.
    2. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected by a panel of 5 judges from AVA
    3. The decision of the judges are final
  7. The winner may be required to participate in public relations events tied to the contest which is used to generate press coverage of the contest. This may include, but not be limited to, quotes given for inclusion in press releases and press conferences, interviews, etc.
  8. AVA reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
  9. The account of the contestant must be made "Public" in order for AVA to view the entry, and verify that it has followed the terms and conditions

Prizes

  1. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable for cash and may be subject to availability. Value of the prizes may vary; AVA reserves the right to replace any prizes with items of similar value without prior notice.
  2. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute consent on the winner's part to allow the use of the winner's name, image, voice and/or likeness and the contest entry by AVA for editorial, advertising, promotional, marketing and/or other purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute a release and discharge of AVA by each winner from any and all liability, claims, demands, causes of action, and/or damages which the winner may have, whether known or unknown at the present time, of any nature whatsoever, arising out of or relating to: (i) the contest, (ii) personal injury and/or property damage, theft or loss suffered by the winner as a result of the use and/or enjoyment of the prize, and/or (iii) any tax liabilities in relation to the contest, prize and/or use or enjoyment of the same.
  3. The winners of the contest will be contacted via private message on Instagram by 13 December 2016. The winners will be required to acknowledge by sending their details to AVA by 15 December 2016. AVA reserves the right to deal with all unclaimed prizes in any manner deemed fit.
  4. Winners must produce proof of identity and the printed prize notification upon the prize collection.
  5. In the event that any entrant is disqualified from the Contest and/or declines to accept the prize for whatsoever reason, AVA at its sole discretion may decide whether a replacement entrant should be selected. In this event, any further entrant will be selected on the same criteria as the original entrant and will be subject to the Terms and Conditions.
  6. Where applicable, prizes not collected by 30 December 2016 shall be used at AVA's sole discretion. AVA's decision regarding the award of all prizes, and/or in every situation including any not covered in these Terms and Conditions, shall be final and binding on all participants in the contest, and no queries, challenges or appeals may be made or will be entertained regarding AVA's decision on the same. The receipt by any winner of any prize under this Contest is conditional upon compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Liabilities

  1. AVA cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Contest, as a result of entering the Contest or accepting any prize. AVA is not responsible for any safe custody, return, non-delivery or missing of entries, late, misdirected, problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Contest.
  2. By entering the Contest or accepting the prizes, You agree that no claim relating to such losses or injuries (including special, indirect and consequential losses) shall be asserted against AVA, its parent companies, affiliates, directors, officers, employees or agents from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting from the Contest and acceptance of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage.

Use of Personal Information

  1. By entering the contest, You agree:
    • To the use of your name and/or likeness, without compensation, for AVA's promotional and marketing purposes;
    • To the use of the information submitted on the contest entry form, without compensation, for AVA's promotional and marketing purposes; and
    • To the use of your answers to the questions and/or tie breaker for AVA promotional and marketing purposes.
  2. Each individual participating to this competition acknowledges that, with respect to any Personal Information disclosed by her/him to AVA or obtained by AVA from her/him pursuant to this application:
    • She/he has authorised AVA to disclose such Personal Information;
    • Such disclosure complies with any Privacy Legislation from any country, within the geographical scope of this competition, and the use of such Personal Information by AVA as contemplated by this application (including, without limitation, the disclosure of such Personal Information to AVA's external agencies or third parties)
  3. AVA and its affiliated companies respect the privacy of every individual who visits our Website or responds to our advertisements and contest.

Disclaimer

Please be advised that all materials posted on the Website are subject to public downloading by third party viewers. AVA has taken precautionary steps to deter users from downloading. However, should downloading persist, AVA shall not be held accountable or liable for any damages caused.

Privacy Policy

  1. Information - When using the Website, you may be asked to enter Information. The Information will only be used for the purposes explained when you have been asked to enter the Information and/or in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  2. Analysis of User Behaviour - We reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Website, and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. We will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. We are not responsible for any actions or policies of any third parties who request personal information and You shall check the applicable privacy policy of that party.
  3. Cookies - You should be aware that information and data may be automatically collected through the use of "cookies". "Cookies" are small text files a website can use to recognise repeat users and allow AVA to observe behaviour and compile aggregate data in order to improve the Website and to target its advertising. Cookies do not attach to Your system and do not damage Your files. If You do not wish for your information to be collected through the use of cookies, a simple procedure in most browsers allows one to deny or accept the cookie feature.
  4. Updating or Removing Information - You may notify AVA of any updates, amendments and corrections to previously collected Information by using the Feedback Form on the Website. Further, upon your request, AVA will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete Your Information from our database (in any event, such deletion will be carried out within ten (10) business days). Please note that it may be impossible to delete your entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.
  5. Changes to this Policy - We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update this privacy policy and any changes shall be notified to you.
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#atmymostcomfy Instgram Contest

About

This photo/video contest, titled #atmymostcomfy aims to capture pets at their most relaxed/comfortable moments. Body language is a powerful tool and when an animal is totally relaxed, it means they can fully trust their owners. To us, this speaks volumes of the relationship between owner and pet.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Participants must be living in Singapore at the time of the competition to be considered eligible
  2. The contest will run from 25 November – 12 December 2016
  3. The results will be tabulated at 5pm on 12 December 2016
  4. Contestants must upload a recent photo/video on Instagram and tag the post with #atmymostcomfy AND @AVASingapore by 12 December 2016, 5pm.
    1. Photos / Videos which are not tagged with both #atmymostcomfy AND @AVASingapore by 5pm on 12 December 2016 will not be considered
    2. Other hashtags may be used for the post, as long as #atmymostcomfy AND @AVASingapore are used
    3. c. Each contestant is allowed to submit more than one entry. However, regardless of the number of winning entries by one contestant, he/she will only be awarded one prize.
  5. The top 5 Instagram posts which are properly tagged and have the most "likes" will win the prize
    1. Only "likes" on Instagram will count toward the final tally. Any "likes" on Facebook or other social media platforms will not be counted.
    2. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected by a panel of judges from AVA
    3. The decision of the judges is final
  6. Winners will be contacted via PM using our official AVA Instagram account by 13 December, 2016
  7. The account of the contestant must be made "Public" in order for AVA to view the entry, and verify that it has followed the terms and conditions
  8. Employees of AVA and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible for the contest.

Photo/Video Submission

  • Photo / Video submissions to commence from 21 November 2016 till 12 December 2016 (1700hrs).

Prizes

  • 5 prizes – Ibiyaya 5-in-1 Pet Stroller worth $350 each

Click here to read the terms and conditions

Beat The Monday Blues: Akko the rolling bird

Budgerigars are naturally sociable birds, enjoying the company of other fellow budgies and their human flock. Besides that, they are in-born explorers! Give her a bird-safe toy* and it will be able to keep her entertained for hours. For this budgie in the video named Akko, a toilet roll is given to her and you can see her happily rolling inside!

*As many toys can pose danger to your pet bird due to the types of materials being used to produce, do choose your toys carefully and supervise her to prevent any accidents.

Pet Adoption Friday: Nobu and Misaki from Action for Singapore Dogs

Nobu and Misaki

Name: Nobu (brown) and Misaki (black and tan)
Sex: Male and Female
Age: 3 months old
Breed: Mongrel
HDB Approved: No
Personality:Nobu and Misaki, together with 6 other siblings were born to a stray mother living at a cemetery. Nobu loves a bit of rough and tumble, often by himself while his sister sits and watch. He is a quiet boy who is inquisitive and a fast learner. He loves a cuddle when he stops zooming around!

They say the best things come in small packages and that's Misaki! This clever and engaging little girl loves a chat and a cuddle, likes hanging out with friends, runs like a rabbit and loves climbing!

For more information about adopting Nobu or Misaki (or both), please contact ASD at info@asdsingapore.com.

Happy Pets Happy 'Hood – AVA Responsible Pet Ownership Event @ Waterway Point 5 to 11 December 2016

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It's the holiday season but let's not forget our furry friends! We are happy to bring you the Happy Pets Happy 'Hood event at Waterway Point! This event focuses on the importance of being a responsible and considerate pet owner and we have a host of activities to learn and have fun!

We also have a Free Pet Health Check for pets! For more information and to sign up, please click on your preferred date: Saturday (10 Dec), Sunday (11 Dec).

Event details
Date: 5 to 11 December 2016
Time: 12pm to 8pm daily
Venue: Waterway Point, Village Square

Here's a peek at some of the things that are happening at the event!

Exhibition Gallery:
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Take a tour around our exhibition gallery and learn more about how to take care of your pet and what makes a considerate pet owner. At the park, you can also learn how to safely move away should you come face to face with a stray dog. Complete the entire tour and enjoy a sweet treat from us!

Workshops - Free or donate to a charity!
We have exciting workshops planned out for you and they are mostly free! For the few, you may be happy to know that it's for a good cause. These are workshops organised by the animal welfare groups and your donation will go towards helping their causes. Note: Free workshops have a maximum capacity of 20pax per session only.

Tuesday to Friday
6 - 9 December

Saturday
10 December

Sunday
11 December

4:30pm: Christmas ornament-making (free)

12:30pm: Christmas ornament-making (free)

12:30pm: Pet collar making (free)

5:30pm: Tote bag stencilling (free)

1:30pm: Pet Portrait drawing - Get your pet's favourite photo drawn into a beautiful portrait! $10/portrait, extra cost for additional requests. Proceeds go to SPCA.

1:30pm: Christmas ornament-making (free)

6:30pm: Pet collar making (free)

3:30pm: Pet collar making (free)

2:30pm: Tote bag stencilling (free)

4:30pm: Christmas ornament-making (free)

3:00pm: Make your own homemade dog treats! $2/pax. Proceeds go to Causes for Animals Singapore

5:30pm: Tote bag stencilling (free)

3:30pm: Pet collar making (free)

6:30pm: Pet collar making (free)

4:30pm: Christmas ornament-making (free)

5:30pm: Tote bag stencilling (free)

6:30pm: Pet collar making (free)

*Information correct at the time of publishing. Programme may change without prior notification.

Stage Programme

As if it's not enough, we also have many fun stage programmes happening! We have edutaining performances suitable for everyone! Have a look at our schedules:

Tuesday to Thursday
6 - 8 December

Friday
9 December

Saturday
10 December

Sunday
11 December

4:00pm: Responsible Pet Ownership Skit

1:00pm: Responsible Pet Ownership Skit

12:00pm: Story-reading by Rachel and Jean Rong

12:00pm: Story-reading by Rachel and Jean Rong

5:00pm: Explorer Joe’s Puppet Show

1:30pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

12:30pm: Talk by SPCA and live drawing by Melissa Tan

1:00pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

6:30pm: Dog Obedience Demonstration

4:00pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

1:00pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

2:00pm: Story-reading by Rachel and Jean Rong

5:00pm: Explorer Joe’s Puppet Show

2:00pm: Story-reading by Rachel and Jean Rong

2:30pm: Dog Obedience Demonstration by Awesome Pawsome

6:00pm: Doggy Dancing by Apawz Fitness & Dogsports Academy

2:30pm: Dog Obedience Demonstration by Awesome Pawsome

3:30pm: Explorer Joe’s Puppet Show

6:30pm: Dog Obedience Demonstration by Awesome Pawsome

3:00pm: Explorer Joe’s Puppet Show

4:00pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

7:00pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

4:00pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

5:00pm: Dog Obedience Demonstration by Awesome Pawsome

4:30pm: Talk by Causes for Animals Singapore on street animals

5:30pm: Responsible Pet Ownership skit

5:30pm: Responsible Pet Ownership skit

6:00pm: Meet & Greet with Flapper the celebrity dog

6:30pm: Dog Obedience Demonstration by Awesome Pawsome

6:30pm: Dog Obedience Demonstration by Mercylight

7:00pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

7:00pm: “Guess the animal” fun with Flash! By ZooMoo

*Information correct at the time of publishing. Programme may change without prior notification.

So, what are you waiting for? Come join us at the Waterway Point! See ya!

Beat The Monday Blues: Truth about cats - Whiskers

For those who have seen a cat up close, did you notice those long whiskers and wonder about its purpose? Today's video will give you amazing insight into those unassuming facial hair.

Some cat owners have the tendency to trim/pluck their cats' whiskers as they are unaware of its importance. Now that you know how important whiskers are to cats, it's time to leave them alone!

Pet Adoption Friday: Nikki from Voices For Animals

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Name: Nikki
Sex: Female
Age: 7 years old
Breed: Shih Tzu
Personality: If you are interested to adopt Nikki, please drop by Voices For Animal's adoption drive on 26 and 27 November at Mutts & Mittens, located at 11 Pasir Ris Farmway 2. The adoption centre is only opened during adoption drives.

Beat The Monday Blues: Testing your dog's intelligence?

Ever wonder how smart is your dog? These activities shown in the video are one of the few ways to test your dog's intelligence.

Scientists are looking to understand if a dog's higher intelligence equates to better health status as it is similar to humans. To read more about it, click here.