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  1. A top dog's life

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... from the car to a reception of growls and snarls, as seven or eight dogs- ranging from pint-sized to truly intimidating- bare their fangs and jump at the fence. This is not the reception I was expecting from Bangkok's most famous dog spa. A beaming chap in a white T-shirt, love beads and a floral sarong ducks out of a thicket of greenery. 'Wrong house,' he says ...

  2. New life for wolves bred to hunt apartheid's foes

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Gavin Du Venage

    ... with them, and amphetamines,' recalls Johan Pretorius, a former dog handler who took part in the hot-pursuit operations. 'When they knew we were on the way they would inject this stuff into themselves and run. They would run for two days at a stretch to try to stay ahead of us.' Dogs were used to follow the scent of the guerillas, at the head of troops- usually special forces ...

  3. take action

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the symptoms. 'We have now come to know that some Hong Kong pet shops sell puppies and dogs that have not been vaccinated and/or properly weaned off their mother's milk which would have ... after two dogs were found not to have vaccination certificates as required. 'The inspection revealed that two dogs were not accompanied with vaccination certificates,' a department ...

  4. Hot dogs not top dogs

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Pupils from St Paul's Co-educational College Primary School share a joke over a hot dog breakfast with a new friend from Fresh Fish Trader's School. The Kennedy Road pupils (left) were hosting a visit by 75 counterparts from the subsidised Mongkok school as part of a volunteer training workshop by the Love Faith Hope Charitable Foundation, which organises ...

  5. Caring for the unwanted

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Interview by Simon Parry I am used to seeing abandoned dogs at government kennels. Even so, the sight of the dogs from the Disneyland site had an effect on me, partly because there were just so many of them. Also, because it was Disney, I just thought perhaps they should have known better or done it in a different way. Hong Kong Dog Rescue has found homes for 550 dogs since ...

  6. No mercy as streets turn blood red

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Horror stories of dogs being killed in towns and cities across Guangdong and other parts of the mainland have been e-mailed to Animals Asia. Below are extracts from e-mails sent to the animal welfare group: 1: 'Hundreds of dogs were killed in Guangdong a few days ago in Jiangmen City, and the killing is moving to Guangzhou. The dogs didn't do anything ...

  7. Blaming the US for Iraq fuels the terrorist cause

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hypocrisy over dogs I am glad to see the issue of Disney's hypocrisy towards the dogs on its Penny's Bay construction site being taken seriously ('Disney calls in dog catchers, sending 40 to their deaths', July 25). Disney has made a great deal of money from the fictional portrayal of dogs and other animals. But when it comes to the real thing, Disney is happy ...

  8. Poisoner determined to keep going, vet warns dog owners

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A vet who has treated dozens of victims of the Mid-Levels dog poisoner has warned pet owners against complacency, saying the culprit is calculating and determined to continue ... by its owner, who made her drop a piece of poisoned chicken. Lloyd Kenda, who treated one of the dogs that died and the one that survived, said many of his clients now refused to walk their dogs ...

  9. 'Give the dog killer a dose of his own medicine'

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Clifford Lo The person laying poisoned meat to kill dogs should be killed with a dose of his own medicine, says the owner of his latest victim. Cathy Hopkins, a 41-year-old teacher, was walking her two dogs at Black's Link on Wednesday afternoon when one of them, Caspar, a two-year-old black labrador, ate some poisoned meat. 'I normally take them down ...

  10. Canine couture

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu There is a new fad among dog-lovers: canine couture. With the opening of a posh dogwear store in Sai Kung, your furry, four-legged pal can now look as fashionable as you. GG Made in Tokyo is Hong Kong's first boutique selling made-in-Japan fashion and accessories for dogs and their owners. You can take your dog for a walk in a trendy, zipped-up denim jacket ...




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