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  1. Dogs in firing line amid fears of disease

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... kill dogs while keeping an eye on local security,' police officer He Yusheng said. Officer He said dogs ate rotten meat and, in a city where an unknown number of people were still buried ... role in spreading epidemics. 'Everyone knows dogs will eat meat and other stuff wherever they go. As dogs run around the city, they could easily spread the disease to other places, ...

  2. Saved from the quake by a dog named Tudo

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and his white spitz dog Tudo. Mr Liao, in his 70s, lived in a house near Dujiangyan in Sichuan province, and on May 12 he was at home making his bed and changing his sheets. Tudo- which means ... earthquake struck and his house collapsed in front of his eyes. 'This dog saved my life,' Mr Liao later told workers from the Hong Kong-based, non-profit organisation Animals Asia ...

  3. Detours: Saint Bernard

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Phoenix Arrien

    ... Phoenix Arrien With big smiles, huge noses and tongues that can clear an avalanche with a few licks, Saint Bernard dogs romp around like small loveable trucks, perpetually in fifth gear. The best place to visit these amazing hounds is where they originated- in the town they were named after in southern Switzerland. For 300 years, cowled hermits bred and cared for St Bernard dogs ...

  4. A son's dogged search for his buried parents

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Zhouqu, Gansu He Donghong knows the chances of finding his parents alive are slim to none. But five days after the massive mudslides ravaged Zhouqu town in Gansu, he is still digging with shovel, hoe and sticks to clear the avalanche of mu ...

  5. Stray dogs the added danger in quake zone

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sickness have to either leave or put on a brave face. Aside from high altitude and extreme weather- from snow to sand storms- the latest peril in Yushu are roaming, stray dogs, the ferocious Tibetan mastiff, or zang ao, that have lost their masters and homes. Reporters, refugees and even People's Liberation Army soldiers have been bitten by the hungry dogs. Victims had to be sent ...

  6. 31 dogs and cats die in blaze at village house

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Man

    ... Clifford Lo and Joyce Man Pet owner not home when deadly fire breaks out in building next door Thirty-one dogs and cats were killed when a fire broke out in a secluded Yuen Long village ... cats and dogs, but no one lived there. The owner, Pang Feng-yee, 49, lives next door. Firefighters had to break into the house and doused the flames at 2.22am. The blaze damaged an area ...

  7. Dogs not only help rescue quake victims but provide therapy for grieving children

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... to send a medical team to Anxian to help the survivors and offer basic first aid, as well as provide food and water. Once this was done, the rescue of the dogs and cats began. Some of these animals were brought to the hospital while others were taken to animal shelters. Throughout history there are many examples of dogs saving their owners, as they sensed an impending disaster. While ...

  8. Smell of rotting flesh too much even for dogs

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... on Monday. Li Zhonghai, head of a rescue squad in Beichuan county, one of those worst hit by the 7.8-magnitude quake, said the 10 search dogs they brought in to help locate survivors could no longer smell anything after being exposed to the stench for hours. 'We now have to rely on life-detectors... the dogs can't work any longer,' he told the Beijing Times. With the stench ...

  9. Blocked roads dog villagers above Sha Tin

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Two hundred villagers on hills above Sha Tin were still waiting for full road access to their homes yesterday as the Highways Department worked to clear debris from two weekend landslides on either side of the village. Usual access to Kwun Yam S ...

  10. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... two dogs named Qianjin and Guaiguai helped save an elderly woman buried under a collapsed building by licking her parched lips, giving her hope and in the end alerting rescuers to her ... is that of a soldier's dog that helped rescuers locate 35 survivors and in the end died when a building collapsed on it during a rescue attempt. Now there is a dog that should be remembered just like any other ...




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