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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  8. Chow's return is music to pets' ears

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... the proceeds of the shows are to benefit NPV (Non-Profit-making Veterinary Service Society), a new non-government organisation that hopes to provide veterinary services to pets from low-income ...

  9. Pet heaven

    Posted Feb 04th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall To be a dog or cat in a Japanese household today is to have won the pet lottery of life. Cuddly kittens and playful pups have for years been high on the kawaii (cute) index here. But with disposable incomes rising again after a long downturn, pet stores are doing a roaring trade: the industry is now estimated to be worth US$9 billion a year. Entire industries ...

  10. Pet owners 'cut off from community'

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

    ... urged after finding that town planners have left pets and their owners segregated from the rest of the community. Out of 22 major parks and 1,353 small parks and sitting-out areas managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, only six allow pets: one on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and four in Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi. These are unevenly distributed, the study found. Country ...




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