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  1. Funeral services take care of beloved pets when they die

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... until about 12 years old. Your average indoor bunny will keep thumping for a year longer, while a cat with nine lives will be purring until 15 years of age. But eventually your precious pet ... a little service. With little or no garden space in Hong Kong, most pet owners don't have the option of burying their pet. According to Dr Kylie Griffin of The Ark Veterinary Clinic, owners ...

  2. Hotels aim to give animal lovers peace of mind when on holiday

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Getting a pet is like getting a new friend- a faithful furry companion that is always happy to see you when you return home from work. But what happens when you go on holiday? Quarantine laws make it virtually impossible to take your pet with you when you go abroad. Either you get a house sitter, an obliging friend or neighbour to look after your animal, or you can put them ...

  3. A pet is not just for Easter, SPCA warns

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Those planning to buy pets to give as gifts in the Easter holiday spirit should think twice, the government and animal welfare groups cautioned yesterday, amid fears that owners will increasingly abandon them. The rate of pets being abandoned may increase by as much as 20 to 30 per cent in the coming six months, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ...

  4. Demand to tighten up regulations for pet shops

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Lapses in Hong Kong's pet shop regulations are leading to unethical practices in the local pet trade, the Democratic Party and animal rights groups said yesterday. Pet shop regulations in many Asia-Pacific countries far outstrip Hong Kong's lax rules, said Democratic Party lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming. Drawing references from pet shop laws in Singapore, ...

  5. Curb the use of pet antibiotics

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pet shops have sprung up all over Hong Kong, and some of them will sell antibiotics to pet owners who prefer not to take their animals to the vet. Too many antibiotics are bad for animals ... is the time to pay more attention to the same abuse with animals. I think the government should control pet shops that sell antibiotics illegally, and pet owners should be encouraged to take ...

  6. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Dr Eric Lai It's not that long ago that the public's attitude to and knowledge of the husbandry and welfare of pet animals was pretty primitive. It has been gratifying to see the steady and now explosive growth in interest in all things to do with animals. The evidence of this explosion is all around us, with large pet-shop chains rapidly moving in on the smaller ...

  7. Pets fall victim to the credit crunch

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Expats forced to leave HK abandon animals Pet dogs are being abandoned in increasing numbers in Hong Kong because of a combination of the spreading craze for 'designer pets' and animal-loving expatriates leaving because of the credit crunch. Hong Kong Dog Rescue says it has been 'totally inundated' with unwanted animals in recent weeks as dog ...

  8. Think hard before getting an exotic pet as it takes a lot of time and energy

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Belle Ramirez People's love for animals has extended far beyond the usual furry four-legged variety. Hong Kong pet owners are now sharing their homes with all manner of exotic pets ... Reptiles and Amphibians Society, demand for exotic animals has been increasing slowly over the years. 'The pet 'herp' market first formed in the early 1990s and it keeps growing ...

  9. Peak Pet Hotel

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Exercises by John Millen Peggy Lin is the owner of the Peak Pet Hotel- a luxury temporary home for household pets. Owners book their pets into the Peak when they are going on holiday, into hospital or away on a business trip. Listen to these four pet-owners talking with Peggy on the phone and then fill in the information sheet about each pet. Pet 1 Type of pet: Extra information: ...

  10. Pet funeral comforts

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pet funeral comforts Many people in Hong Kong have pets that become members of their family. When they die, owners are very upset. A pet funeral service offers some comfort. Recently, I have been working on a project that taught me a lot about this sort of service. I now think it is the best way for beloved pets to make their final journey. My team interviewed employees ...




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