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  1. Doing the right thing for our pets

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abandoned their dogs. Abandoning pets saves money, but that doesn't make it right. When we decide to take care of an animal, we are taking on a responsibility to look after them no matter what- ... when we decide to have a pet. If we can't afford it, we shouldn't do it. Pets are innocent. They don't know anything about money. They are not responsible for bearing ...

  2. This week's question Are you an animal person?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lots of pets. My friend used to have a lizard called Tobias. As much as I like animals, I'm not sure I like lizards. Maryam Naz, 18 Definitely - I love all sorts of animals, ... the weirdest pet I've ever had. He walks like John Cleese's minister of silly walks (legs straight out in front of him). It's so funny to watch - but that's not why I love him. ...

  3. It's a dog's life - with the cats thrown in, too

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Pets Central might have opened the first phase of its animal hospital facility in G.O.D.'s Delay No Mall on Friday night, but the real work on site is just beginning. With numerous friends, patrons and animal-loving well-wishers on hand, the festivities spilled into the rest of the ground floor of the Causeway Bay ...

  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 afternoon. The DOG X GOD Homing Centre is in Sai Kung, but the kick-off star ...

  5. New restrictions on selling dogs

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... People wanting to sell pet dogs or their offspring will be restricted to keeping a single breed and no more than two non-neutered bitches under revisions to the Animal Trader Licence next year. Animal traders will need to be licensed, but an exemption will be provided for people selling animals or birds they have kept as pets, or their pets' offspring. ...

  6. Lack of public space 'keeps dogs cooped up'

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... With dogs banned from all but a handful of city parks, more than half of owners do not take their dogs out even though most recognise this is bad for their pets' health, according to the poll by My Pet magazine. It is estimated that there are about 200,000 dogs in the city and the number is increasing. 'There is one dog for every 30 people ... This is quite a big population. ...

  7. Don't be a rat to your hamster!

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... embraced the arrival of the Year of the Rat. While locals swoon over all kinds of cute little rodents, animal rights groups have voiced concern over a possible sudden surge in abandoned mouse pets once the festive cheer is over. 'Hong Kong people are devoted followers of trends and fads. When the Little Q movie was all the rage, people rushed to take golden retrievers home from pet ...

  8. Learning to live with rodents, like it or not

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them totally,' said Ms Ducommun, who cares for 16 'domesticated' pet rats in her house. She said the only way for city people to control the spiralling rat population ... of Animals, in an article published by Gotham Gazette. 'The difference between 'pet' and 'pest' is one teensy letter - and, of course, personal prejudices. But perspectives ...

  9. An exotic friendship

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Lovers of unusual pets are also on a mission to stop the cruelty shown towards these creatures, writes Elaine Yau With a long Rainbow Boa slithering around his body, 24-year-old Toni Ngai Pak-yin talks enthusiastically about his pet snake at his home in Tsz Wan Shan. 'I love reptiles like snakes and lizards. They are adorable animals which have unique characteristics,' ...

  10. Exotic pets

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Written by Philip Leetch Paper 1a Decide which pet each summary is about and then fill in the blanks below. Use only one word for each blank. The word may or may not be in the passage. It is quite difficult to see what pleasure anyone could get out of keeping a king scorpion as a pet, but it seems they are quite popular in the world of strange pets. They are large as scorpions go ...




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