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  1. Be sure that you can be a responsible pet owner

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm writing in response to the letter 'Think twice before getting a pet' (Young Post, July 29). It is important to think twice, and see if we would be able to cope when our pets die. But we also have to decide if we are responsible enough to care for a pet. I think we must think a third time before we get a pet. Hong Kong people are busy. But pet owners have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559924/be-sure-you-can-be-responsible-pet-owner
  2. Standards needed for pet funeral services

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's curious love-hate relationship with pets is undiminished. We have become as attached to them as people in the western world with a long history of pampering their pets ... and they are banned from most parks. Pet ownership, therefore, is a labour of love and attention to their needs. The reward is the companionship that pets bring to busy, stressful and sometimes lonely lives. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560713/standards-needed-pet-funeral-services
  3. Pet owners slow to take 'too costly' insurance

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Pet owners have been slow to subscribe to the first comprehensive insurance scheme, with just 160 animals covered in the first six months of the plan. Apex Insurance Brokers director Andrew Chow Yiu-ming said the lack of response showed pet owners did not take their responsibilities seriously and would abandon animals rather than pay vets. But animal welfare groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536215/pet-owners-slow-take-too-costly-insurance
  4. Carnival for Pets

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A carnival for pets and pet owners, featuring pony rides (1pm-4pm), dress-up dog competition, doggie games, pet supply booths, a children's corner and face painting. Today, 11am-6pm, Yuen Wo Playground, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 2232 5543 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537008/carnival-pets
  5. Pet paradise

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... Simon Montlake, Bangkok Once a year, we take our pampered Persian cat to a pet shop for a good shampoo and grooming session- a ritual that starts and ends with feline resentment and pouting. Ours is a spoilt house pet who has only a passing interest in the outside world, and none at all in being trapped inside a plastic cage and bumped about inside a taxi. But our latest trip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551190/pet-paradise
  6. Guardian angel

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Celia Yu

    ... Celia Yu PEOPLE WHO ARE dumping their pets because of bird flu fears are over-reacting, says an animal carer. Jennie Fung, founder, manager and the only full-time staff member ... times, but I get injections and am very careful with them,' she says. 'I think people are over-reacting when they think their pets may have the virus.' In the three years since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542176/guardian-angel
  7. Check health before sale, buyers told

    Posted Jan 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Pet shops and buyers should arrange medical check-ups for animals due to be sold to avoid unnecessary disputes, the Consumer Council advises. Its advice is based on the fact that about 60 per cent of complaints to the council against pet shops involve the poor health of pets that fell sick immediately after being bought. Of 135 complaints received by the council last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/531239/check-health-sale-buyers-told
  8. Agriculture chief urges caution over giving pets for Christmas

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The head of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department yesterday urged people to think twice before buying a pet as a Christmas gift. The appeal from Stella Hung ... or plastic boxes. Ms Hung said people should think it over before buying a pet as a gift for others. 'You have to make sure the other person has a loving heart for animals, and also can provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576352/agriculture-chief-urges-caution-over-giving-pets-christmas
  9. Minority of HK pet owners ready to give animals away

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Almost 8 per cent of pet owners have considered abandoning their animals because they no longer like them, according to official figures. The latest figures released by the Census and Statistics Department revealed that 12.6 per cent of all families in Hong Kong own pets. Of these, nearly half own dogs, nearly one-quarter keep cats and nearly 20 per cent own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562073/minority-hk-pet-owners-ready-give-animals-away
  10. Insurance scheme aims to save more pets

    Posted Nov 16th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The SPCA hopes a new insurance scheme for pets means fewer owners will have their dogs and cats put down due to ill health, old age or costly vet bills. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has joined forces with Royal & SunAlliance to offer an insurance policy which pays out if a pet dies and has no limit on the number of vet visits. Steven Calpin, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/571764

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