Lemon Law will be in effect from 1st September 2012 in Singapore and will be for the sale of pets also. Under the Lemon law, the people can return the product, if found defective, to the retailer with the first 6 months of the purchase and also can ask for the repairs, a replacement or a refund.
But there is no specific definition for the defect.But yes, it should follow the Sale Contract. The law will provide flexibility to the retailer as well as the consumer to come at a mutually acceptable agreement.
The CASE (Consumers Association of Singapore) will support buyers who can prove that the pet was not well at the time of purchase.
Also animal welfare groups like the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is very happy with such decision. The Executive Director of SPCA, Corinne Fong, that the above move will definitely improve the retail industry of the pet.