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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report headlined 'SPCA fund-raising hit by financial crisis' on C4 on Tuesday said the SPCA receives about 5 per cent funding support from the government. It should have said less than 0.5 per cent. We apologise for the error. ...

  2. SPCA officers put down maimed dog

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who wanted to hunt wild boar. A spokeswoman for the SPCA confirmed the dog had been put down by inspectors, action agreed to by the villager because nothing could be done to heal its wounds. ...

  3. SPCA fund-raising hit by financial crisis

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... work is not to suffer. SPCA executive director Sandy Macalister said the society had received 25.5 per cent less money from its Christmas and Lunar New Year fund-raising drives than in the previous year. Meanwhile, animal-adoption rates had risen slightly during the financial crisis, partially offsetting an increase in abandonment due to the tougher times, the SPCA said. While ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Time to head for the great outdoors

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Walk to Save Animals will be held near Disneyland. The organiser, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), said 1,000 dogs had been registered for the walkathon. The SPCA's deputy director of marketing and communications, Michael Wong, said donations were crucial to ensure the welfare of abandoned animals, especially during the current economic downturn. ...

  6. A dream day with your pet

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Animals (SPCA), was launched more than 20 years ago. There will be a wide range of fun activities for dog lovers and their pets at the Lantau theme park. Participants can choose the 5.5 ... event, which was held in March and raised HK$1.2 million. SPCA said donations would be used for public education activities, neutering services and to rescue trapped animals. For more details, ...

  7. Notorious Mid-Levels dog poisoner hits cats

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... to Animals (SPCA) said police found the body close to where a jogger had reported seeing suspicious pieces of meat the same day. The street cat belonged to one of the SPCA's colonies. It was recognisable by a clip on the ear that is given to cats that were caught, desexed and released under the care of a volunteer as part of the programme to control the population of wild cats. SPCA ...

  8. A fun day out for Fido

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

    ... will offer training tips to pet owners. The annual event is organised by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Wan Chai District Council. Educational content was added ... for the SPCA said. The carnival will be held from noon to 5pm at the Wan Chai waterfront promenade. Admission is free ...

  9. Expanding horizons

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

    ... to Animals (SPCA) in Hong Kong. 'It provides the opportunity for a very high standard of training; the SPCA is fully supportive of this initiative.' At present, Gray, pictured, said ... staff what is expected of a volunteer. With the SPCA, there is also chance to work with the mobile unit that specialises in de-sexing pets and on the management of cat colonies. Cruelty cases ...

  10. Talkback

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

    ... is delighted to see this degree of interest in and awareness of the animal welfare issues connected to the current pet trade in Hong Kong. The SPCA has for many years advocated a comprehensive review of legislation that impacts on animal welfare, including that governing pet breeders and traders. In an SPCA survey of the public, 90 per cent of respondents supported a programme to encourage pet shops ...




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