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  1. Heavenly havens for dogs offer pooches a spot of summer pampering

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy The official days of summer may be coming to an end, but Hong Kong's killer temperatures linger on. For dog owners who want to cool off with their furry friends, two retreats offer much needed respite. At Petworld (www.petworldhk.com) dogs, from Yorkshire Terriers to Poodles, can revel in this slice of doggie heaven. Located in Yuen Long, it's ...

  2. Demand forces police drug dogs to put off retirement

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of calls last year increasing by 64 per cent over the year before, the police plan to boost the number of their specialised drug-detection dogs from 10 to 25 by the end of next year. The number will be boosted by breeding new dogs, but until they are ready, dogs nearing retirement age of eight to 10 will have to stay on an extra year or so. Of the 176 dogs used by the police, 34 labradors ...

  3. Police issue public appeal to find dog

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The police have issued a public appeal for help in finding a patrol dog that escaped on Sunday. Antje, a three-year-old Belgian shepherd, escaped from Cheung Sha Wan police ... a bitch, weighs 27kg and is 90 centimetres tall. A spokesman said members of the public should call the police if they see her. He warned that the dog should not be touched because it is trained ...

  4. 15 dogs killed in blaze at shelter

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin and Amy Nip Animal shelter owner May Chow faces a HK$200,000 bill to rebuild a kennel block destroyed in a blaze that killed 15 dogs on Wednesday night. 'I don't have ... dogs and cats. The fire, caused by an electrical short circuit, occuwhile staff were away having dinner. A neighbour raised the alarm after seeing thick smoke rising from the kennel block ...

  5. Designer dogs get the star treatment- and then they are dumped

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry They bring crowds of sentimental animal-lovers flocking to the cinemas- but dog rescuers groan in exasperation when films like the US Christmas number one Marley & Me, starring a Labrador puppy, hit the big screen in Hong Kong. 'Films like Marley & Me don't help our situation,' said Sally Andersen of Hong Kong Dog Rescue, recalling how hundreds ...

  6. Sale of sick pets sparks complaints

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Winnie Yeung

    ... heart broken. The Consumer Council received 89 complaints about sick dogs bought from pet shops in the first 10 months of this year, compared with 93 for the whole of last year and 72 in 2002, a spokeswoman said. The total number of complaints for all sick animals, including dogs, was 111, compared with 135 cases last year and 101 the year before. 'We definitely observe a rising ...

  7. Take action

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on November 13. Pet's Hotline and Furry Creatures said it was not their fault. 'It looked perfectly fine. I'm sure the puppy caught the virus from [Ms Bullen's] other dogs because ... a dog for her because her children were almost crying when they came to visit. We pitied them and gave them a new one. That one, I'm sure it was in perfect health. I didn't believe ...

  8. Not just for Christmas

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be the world's most disobedient dog, refusing to be trained and causing the couple a lot of trouble. However, as Jenny and John come to terms with his behaviourial problems, they get to know and understand each other better, and become closer than ever. Dogs are certainly one of the best companions for people and are capable of bonding human friends and families together. But it's easy ...

  9. Sniffer dogs to put prisoners on hold

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Sniffer dogs in local prisons spend much of their time tracking down illicitly-brewed alcohol, contraband cigarettes, drugs and weapons, but now they may have a new mission- searching for mobile phones. Following in the steps of Murphy, a dog in Britain, dogs from the Correctional Services Department may soon be trained to find phones, used by inmates to organise ...

  10. Retriever home after 5-year ordeal

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... bound for Canada. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department officers contacted Mr Sadhwani in January to say they had found his dog after scanning her microchip. Mr Sadhwani's initial reaction was, 'I don't have a dog', until the caller gave him the details and the puzzle fell into place. He bought the dog for his daughter in 2001. But the family ...




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