Give a dog a home

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 January, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 January, 1995, 12:00am

WE have always recognised Hong Kong as a throwaway society but this takes the biscuit, particularly as it is still the year of the dog.

Residents of a plush flat on Peak Road, whom you might have expected would know better, moved out and decided to abandon their two delightful puppies, one of which has now gone missing.

The other, a cross between an Alsatian and a chow and aged 21/2 months, has been taken in by a distraught Susan Abbas on a temporary basis.

She's now busy looking for a permanent home for him and is even prepared to pay for his flight, if someone either repatriating or emigrating fancies owning a pet.

'I am not in a position to look after him but he's such a lovely dog I'm beginning to get attached to him,' she said.

'He's got a lovely personality. He is really good. He is really well-behaved - just wonderful. He's very intelligent and good with children and very loving. He deserves a good home.' Ms Abbas, a Hong Kong-born, British-educated, Canadian citizen, has taken the pup to the vet for all necessary shots.

The 30-year-old assistant to Dickson Hall, of China Trade consultancy Dickson Hall Asia Ltd, added: 'It just breaks my heart that people can do this sort of thing to a pet. What sort of people would abandon such a lovely animal? 'The RSPCA do not have a waiting list for people who want to own abandoned dogs. It won't have much of a future with them. When I take it for walks I give out my card to as many people as possible in the hope someone would want him.' However, she warned: 'The vet said he had some chow blood in him. Being part Alsatian he might grow quite big.

'If anyone does want to take him out of the country, I'll happily pay the air fare. If they are going to Canada, there is no need to pay any quarantine bills.' Ms Abbas, who describes herself as an aggressive animal lover, has yet to name the pup because if she does so she feels she will get too attached to him. If there's anyone out there who can find a good home for the tousle-haired mutt, please give her a ring on 2845-1155.

Meanwhile, if the couple who abandoned him recognise themselves in this story, shame on you. The Peak doesn't deserve you.