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  1. Third of pets bought from shops falling ill

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Animal welfare advocates have called for greater regulation of the pet trade after a survey found one-third of animals bought in pet shops fell ill within seven days. The survey, conducted by animal rights group Happy Animals last week, interviewed 209 pet owners, of whom 109 had bought their animal from pet shops. But 33 per cent of those pets became sick within ...

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    Pet owner sues clinic after dog dies during 'facelift' to attract female mate

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 01:37pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the surgery. Mastiff breeding has become a lucrative business in China as they are increasingly seen as luxury pets amongst China’s rich.  Dog "farmers" buy the pups at low-prices and sell ...

  3. How much is that bald guinea pig in the window?

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Hannah Lee One year on from Sars, business is better than ever in the city's pet shops Business could not have been worse at pet shops this time last year. The Sars outbreak scared many Hongkongers into getting rid of their pets and the fear that animals might transmit the virus meant few people were in the market for cats and dogs, let alone anything more exotic. Now, ...

  4. 11 animals killed in blaze at pet shop

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Lo jennifer.lo@scmp.com A Happy Valley pet shop where 11 dogs and cats died in a blaze yesterday plans a memorial service for the animals. Four fire engines and an ambulance were sent when Noble Lifestyle for Pets in Yuen Yuen Street was found ablaze at about 5.10am. Firefighters broke through the front door and took about 20 minutes to douse the flames. The mezzanine ...

  5. Laws must be updated to save pets from abuse

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but they're badly out of date. Enforcement is poor and penalties for infringement low. And rather than thinking of pets as friends and companions, they're being treated as commodities- fashion ... and importing pets, but they're not being taken seriously. An unlicensed breeder or pet shop can expect a fine of just HK$2,000 if caught selling animals. In such a system, people who are cruel ...

  6. Battle on to increase animal adoptions

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.Tam@scmp.com Most animal-lovers prefer buying from a pet shop to adopting from a charity, a survey has found, leaving many pets without a home. The survey of 537 people by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found looking online or going to a pet shop to choose an animal was the first choice for 73 per cent of respondents. The charity's two main ...

  7. Vets alarmed at illegal drug sales in pet shops

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Patsy Moy

    ... Celine Sun and Patsy Moy Action urged to tackle sales of antibiotics to treat animals Animal experts are urging more action to curb the abuse of antibiotics by unscrupulous pet shops. The calls come as vets complain that many of a growing number of animals with drug-resistant infections are from pet shops. Stanley Browning, of Sha Tin Animal Clinic, said a pet shop owner brought ...

  8. Think twice before getting a pet

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While keeping fit is a trend in society, our pets are getting fatter. It makes you wonder whether we care enough for them. Because people are so busy, pets are not well cared for. Some people get a pet just because it's trendy and dump it when the trend fades. Pets are not given enough exercise and eventually become ill and unhealthy. I've never had one because my mum ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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