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  1. Chopped puppy a symptom of wider problem

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The story of the puppy rescued after being chopped and dumped in a creek ('Puppy left to die after legs chopped', August 11) highlights a problem that occurs throughout Hong ... always mangy, malnourished and vicious. A significant number of these wretched creatures will be lactating females or flea-ridden puppies. Ask a villager who the owners are and you are likely ...

  2. Government concerned about people smuggling animals into HK

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This follows the recent case of a man fined $10,000 for smuggling 25 puppies from the mainland, a spokesman said. The man was found guilty in Fanling Magistracy last Tuesday for contravening the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance. He had been attempting to smuggle the puppies into Hong Kong on June 26. The animals were found inside the boot of the man?s vehicle by police when he ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their village house in Sheung Shui. Pedigree puppies stolen Twenty-three pedigree puppies and two cats worth more than $100,000 and $100,000 worth of products were stolen from the Ultra Pet Shop ...

  4. Talkback

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

    ... How should the pet trade be regulated? In the past two weeks alone Hong Kong Dog Rescue has taken in a pair of six-month-old chihuahua puppies, a teacup-poodle puppy, four beagle/shih-tzu puppies, a mini Pomeranian puppy and a host of other young, or very young, ex-pet-shop puppies. When Hong Kong Dog Rescue was founded in 2003, the small breeds that came to us via the Agriculture, ...

  5. Cruel killing of stray dogs by government can be replaced by more humane option

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong rescue abandoned and feral abandoned puppies and adult dogs daily. They find new litters of puppies every few hundred yards on country roads. Pathetic little bodies are seen ...

  6. talk back

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reckless. Amelia Smith, Tai Tam Q How can we promote responsible pet ownership? There is an e-mail going round Hong Kong like a bushfire. It's a plea for homes for six puppies that were found ... responding and just delete it as spam. The fact is that these puppies are neither labradors nor golden retrievers, but village dogs which happen to be cream coloured. Another fact is that had ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of understanding that purchasing a dog is a lifelong responsibility. We suggest a higher tax on new puppy purchase via puppy farm tariffs or higher first-time registration. This may cover any costs involved in neutering. Not unlike Hong Kong's new car tax, raising the price of acquiring a new farm-bred puppy and reducing the registration cost for adopted animals may push the idea ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dog Puppie, who had to wait four months for his cataract treatment by a visiting specialist from Australia because there was no vet eye surgeon in Hong Kong. After the treatment Puppie was a happy dog again as his vision recovered. Sadly, he died of a spleen tumour a year later. I often wonder if there had been a vet eye specialist in Hong Kong at the time, Puppie might have had ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... feeding (puppies and kittens are often underfed) to casually giving human medications to pets (like paracetamol). Yes, these are not the most gruesome things that often appear in the newspapers, ... on what they can do, such as dispensing medication and docking tails of puppies. Betty Chow, Edinburgh How can the decline of Tai O be reversed? Many people have left Tai O because of its poor ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 16, 2012

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... It was wonderful to scroll through the Facebook pages of these charities and see photos of happy families now with their new addition of a puppy or dog. Thanks to the event, public interest in many cases ...




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