Troubled teen says “Animals saved my life”

Every morning, 17-year-old Lim Weiting wakes up to 50 small animals waiting to be fed.

Among them are a cat, a rabbit, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and gerbils, which she lovingly grooms, feeds and talks to like old friends.

Most of the animals in her room are for sale, along with a range of pet supplies.

But hers is no ordinary pet shop.

Her small business is run out of a room in the Andrew and Grace Home in Aljunied, a home for troubled teens run by Pastor Andrew Choo and his wife, Grace.

The animals, she says, saved her.

Weiting was sent to the home last year, after her parents filed a beyond parental control complaint against her.

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5 Responses to “Troubled teen says “Animals saved my life””

  1. Jim Says:

    Hi: Just wanted to share a new social site for pets – I invite you to participate in this new social site.

  2. TheDeeZone Says:

    cool story

  3. kittymowmow Says:

    Hi Jim,

    I hope you’re not a robot spammer. 🙂 That’s an interesting site, and obviously very new. Thanks for letting me and my readers know about it.

  4. kittymowmow Says:

    Hi TheDeeZone,

    I’m glad you like it. I’ve seen a lot of news like this lately about the therapeutic effects that animals have on people. Somehow it’s reassuring.

  5. TheDeeZone Says:


    It is amazing how much animals can help.

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