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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Berlusconi’s latest political strategy: pet adoptions

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 07:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Faced with flagging opinion polls, Italy's embattled former leader Silvio Berlusconi has turned to household pets in an effort to reserect his popularitry ... Italia slip into third place behind the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and the anti-establishment Five Star movement. Mass adoptions orchestrated by Berlusconi would mean “over 10 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461081/berlusconis-latest-political-strategy-pet-adoptions
  2. Vet saves the pets left behind at new year

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... of being readopted are very slim. People who can afford pets tend to buy immature and pretty ones from shops rather than adopt from animal shelters. Although there are no national statistics on pet ... Rong Tuqin spoke to Fiona Tam As tens of millions of migrant workers head from Guangdong to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year holiday, they often abandon their pets outside railway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707214/vet-saves-pets-left-behind-new-year
  3. Deterrence aspect of pet ban helps limit number of strays

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Cecilia Ledesma ('No-pets policy in estates boosts number of abandoned strays', March 19). I do agree that no one wants to see stray animals on our streets. But I cannot see any direct relation between the no-pets policy in public housing estates and the increasing number of strays. The reason we have large numbers of stray animals is because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710289/deterrence-aspect-pet-ban-helps-limit-number-strays
  4. Adoption centre provides sugar for mongrels more accustomed to vinegar

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. The SPCA's first adoption centre specifically for mongrels officially opened in scorching sun last Friday ... mutts a place of their own where the public can appreciate them for their friendliness and intelligence. Fu points out that only about 600 are adopted each year, while thousands have to be put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654376/adoption-centre-provides-sugar-mongrels-more-accustomed-vinegar
  5. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: choosing the perfect pet At a recent dinner party, I was asked about appropriate pets by a newlywed couple who wanted a new pet and weren't sure what they should get. It took me a whole night's worth of conversation to go through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591433/urban-jungle
  6. SPCA makes it easy to adopt pets

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to an abandoned or rescued pet. There is an increasing trend among Hongkongers to adopt a pet, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Hong Kong. From 2008 to 2009, 2,900 animals were adopted by Hongkongers from the SPCA, and from January to March, there were 770 cases of adoption. Apart from common house pets, the SPCA also houses rabbits, hamsters, terrapins, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720436/spca-makes-it-easy-adopt-pets
  7. Free pet desexing to encourage adoptions

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... pet ownership. It is hoped that these measures will encourage people to adopt the more popular puppies before they fall ill in kennels. 'Pomeranians and poodles are more popular,' ... should set up an adoption centre as many groups were running at full capacity. 'They can only take a limited number of pets,' she said. While welfare groups were advised to ban anyone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722586/free-pet-desexing-encourage-adoptions
  8. Pets left for longer as adoption rates slow

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Pets are languishing in kennels and catteries for as long as 11/2 years as a result of falling rates of adoption by new carers. The number of dogs and cats adopted from the Society ... Woodhouse said, as people faced with uncertainty about their work and living circumstances would be less willing to adopt a pet. Even the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak had not triggered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712837/pets-left-longer-adoption-rates-slow
  9. Battle on to increase animal adoptions

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.Tam@scmp.com Most animal-lovers prefer buying from a pet shop to adopting from a charity, a survey has found, leaving many pets without a home. The survey of 537 people ... adoption centres in Ho Man Tin and Wan Chai attract 90,000 visitors each year, but only 3,000 pets are taken. One reason, the survey shows, is that 13 per cent of respondents are put off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999382/battle-increase-animal-adoptions
  10. Adopt a pet

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Taylor. 'People who bring animals to the SPCA to give them up for adoption often didn't think carefully about their decision to keep a pet,' says Dr Taylor. 'A common one ... animals a home. Its 14-member inspectorate department provides a 24-hour emergency service to help animals in distress. The SPCA's homing service offers families the opportunity to adopt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452669/adopt-pet

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