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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Animals need care, not bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of the same AFCD people. Last week, my wife and I spotted a three-month-old puppy trapped in a dirty and rusty cage in Pok Fu Lam. We called the SPCA. On arrival, the inspector phoned us to say ... he was taking the puppy in after all but it would be handed to the AFCD where it would be kept four days for adoption, or else be put down. I guess this is how SPCA maintains its no-kill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1211029/animals-need-care-not-bureaucracy
  2. Government must change the way it treats stray animals

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of pets. Officials must look for alternatives to the indiscriminate killing of dogs and puppies at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's animal management centres. Dogs or puppies which have not been microchipped are destroyed at the department's kennels after a few days, unless claimed by an owner or taken by a recognised animal welfare organisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723624/government-must-change-way-it-treats-stray-animals
  3. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai One of the more routine and comparatively mundane tasks that vets face daily is the new puppy check, but it is an excellent break from the horrors that often fill my days. ... and I try take advantage of this enthusiasm as much as I can. The initial puppy consultation tends to take more time and I take it very seriously, as it is also the start of a long relationship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691409/urban-jungle
  4. Making it work with children and animals

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... will be a 'real' cuddly toy. Make sure your child understands that a pet has needs and desires. Puppies and young children aren't always the best combination. A puppy can be a little like having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493390/making-it-work-children-and-animals
  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dog breeding licences 'won't protect animals'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... breeders who keep five or more dogs. "Generally, around the world, people are against large-scale puppy farming. Living in a cage is not the best thing for the welfare of that dog," she ... breeders for conducting regular visits and inspections, which will help ensure the puppies for sale are raised under appropriate conditions. It is estimated that there will be around 30 licences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1152642/dog-breeding-licences-wont-protect-animals
  6. Vets alarmed at illegal drug sales in pet shops

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

    ... a seriously ill poodle to his clinic last Wednesday. The 18-week-old puppy was vomiting and had diarrhoea after the owner gave it antibiotics to treat a cough. 'It turned out that the dog suffered kidney failure, which was very likely caused by the incorrect dose of antibiotics it had taken,' he said. Although the puppy was stable after treatment, the vet said it would probably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607087/vets-alarmed-illegal-drug-sales-pet-shops
  7. 11 animals killed in blaze at pet shop

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... services, sold 'high-quality' puppies for sale and provided 'hotel' services and free home delivery. Four owners and staff members returned to the shop with black refuse bags, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976487/11-animals-killed-blaze-pet-shop
  8. Business - Money

    Big spender's guide to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... treatment and shots. A puppy gets three vaccinations, after which there is a yearly booster. Most vets charge about HK$250 for each shot. Assuming a dog lives for 10 years, that's HK$3,000 on shots alone. At six months, veterinarians recommend desexing, which helps eliminate several health problems and, of course, the possibility of an unexpected litter of puppies. The procedure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/spending/article/1156347/big-spenders-guide-hong-kong
  9. Pets should be valued, not given away

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... as a present, would we? On the other hand, puppy mills take free pure-bred dogs for their breeding stocks and sell them for money. This is not humane. What would you think if your offspring were sold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991337/pets-should-be-valued-not-given-away
  10. Education, laws the answer to stray dog crisis

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for and comforted. That responsibility is often not understood when a puppy or kitten is bought; the 11 that are abandoned each day on average attest to that. Demand fuels supply and pet shops are only too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723396/education-laws-answer-stray-dog-crisis

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