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  1. Legislator says estates should be set aside for pet owners

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Pet owners in public flats should be allowed to keep their animals, a legislator says. In the long term, some estates should be set aside for pet owners, according to Albert Chan Wai-yip. ... threatening pets with eviction or death under its new penalty-points system to promote better hygiene, the authority should register tenants' pets. That would make it easier to crack down ...

  2. University students' pet project

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... NEARLY A THIRD of 60 public housing tenants forced to get rid of their pets under government hygiene orders have succeeded in finding them new homes through a non-profit website. MatchYourPet was launched by five animal-loving Hong Kong University of Science and Technology students in July. Group spokesperson Chlore Tang Man-yi, although not a pet owner herself, said ...

  3. Public estate family dreads finding a new home for dogs

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is important for health. However, I see no point in targeting pets. There is no evidence showing pets are the source of Sars,' she said. 'It is totally unfair to put the blame on pets. They are just the scapegoats.' Studies have continually shown that pets are highly beneficial to families. Psychologists advise their patients to keep pets as part of their therapy. 'People ...

  4. Dogged champion of canine rights believes in compromise

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... on animal regulations. It has been at the heart of the ongoing debate over pets in public housing. But Mr Lam has been criticised by some lobbyists for not participating in recent protests by public ... to deal with that, especially after Sars.' Nevertheless, Mr Lam helped come up with a compromise proposal that could see the policy relaxed. Although a ban on pets in public flats ...

  5. Housing Authority is tipped to let some tenants keep pets

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... But they will have to prove they need an animal for health reasons, a source says Public housing tenants may be allowed to keep their pets if they can prove they are mentally or physically ... scheme which could result in the eviction of pet owners. The source said the authority was reluctant to lift the ban on pets in public housing completely, but it might allow tenants to keep ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a highway in the fast lane. When will the next serious accident occur? Name and address supplied Q Should public tenants be allowed to keep pets? I do not know why the government and the Housing Authority have allowed the issue of the pet ban in public housing to fester for so long. Because of the failure to enforce the law, something like 20 per cent of residents now own pets ...

  7. Pet groups in talks on housing ban

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... Proposals for relaxing the controversial ban on pets in public housing were presented to the government yesterday. Animal welfare groups had a two-hour meeting with Leung Chin-man, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands. The talks were described as positive by Pauline Taylor, spokeswoman for the Coalition of People Concerned About Pets in Housing Estates. The door ...

  8. Colourful reputation hounds reluctant trendsetter

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pet beautician Danny Tam Wai-hung is a reluctant trendsetter. Although he is responsible for some of the rainbow-coloured poodles occasionally seen around town, he is unhappy that pet ... the 43-year-old dog lover said. 'The natural fur colour of a pet is already beautiful enough. It's strange to dye dogs bright and unnatural colours such as pink or green. I would never do ...

  9. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I return, with no apologies, to the issue of pets in public housing. I do so partly because this raises the issue of governance, or lack of it, that now seems an entrenched pattern. ... not much room. They are designed for people, not poodles. For years, the Housing Authority had strict regulations. The rules were simple. No pets. Craven and inefficient managers of housing ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should the government maintain the ban on pets in public flats even though it is widely flouted? As one of the people who will be affected by the Housing Department's decision to evict 'illegal' pets (I am an habitual rescuer of stray animals), I would like someone from the appropriate government department to answer some of my questions. It has been reported that there could ...




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