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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Animals need care, not bureaucracy

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

    ... are not usually those who care most about their welfare. Still, it was a bit of a shock to witness the cavalier or even callous attitude of workers from the SPCA and the Agriculture, Fisheries ... 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 ...

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

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

    ... 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 ...

  3. Before you adopt, hit the carnival

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will hold a carnival on Saturday at Sogo department store in Causeway Bay to raise awareness of its Pet Adoptathon ... Adoptathon scheduled for May 5 and 6. The two-day event will be held at the SPCA office in Wan Chai. The office will be open for walk-in visits and there will be seminars offering pet-care tips. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - FAMILY

    The Barking Lot Café is a haven for pet lovers

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... A joint venture between animal welfare organisations Hong Kong Animal Speak and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the cafe was set up in November as a drop-in centre ... South Africa, because their flat in Hong Kong is too small for the animals. They have taken on two hamsters here instead, Van Rooyen says, "So we come to the SPCA to get our fix of loving ...

  5. Battle on to increase animal adoptions

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the stringent background checks the charity carries out. Fiona Woodhouse, the SPCA's deputy director, said the checks were carried out for the sake of the animals, and done to ensure ... have a thorough screening programme in place to ensure all the animals are healthy before putting out for adoption,' she said. To raise awareness, the SPCA is holding its annual Pet ...

  6. Animal adoption require genuine commitment

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they choose,' says Faye Wong, welfare operations manager at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Hong Kong. Dogs need owners to have energy and the time to walk them every day, ... centres in Sai Kung), the SPCA has approximately 100 to 120 animals waiting for homes. It costs HK$400 to adopt a domestic short-hair cat, HK$550 for a pedigree or long-hair cat, while mixed-breed ...

  7. Housing Authority is tipped to let some tenants keep pets

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... their pets if they had medical proof and a recommendation from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to show that having a pet was good for their physical and mental health. Pauline Taylor, deputy executive director of SPCA, said she was delighted that the authority appeared willing to consider the special needs of some tenants, such as the elderly, single people ...

  8. Business - Money - PETS

    Cutting the cost of pet ownership

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Matthews says. Options include the Blue Cross's Pet Care and the SPCA's PetGuard. Yearly rates start as low as HK$988, and while that may seem hefty, it is meagre compared to what you ...

  9. Making it work with children and animals

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

    ... to force a relationship between a pet and your child. For more help and information, contact: Sally Andersen (Hong Kong Dog Rescue) 9448 1128 or SPCA 2802 3003. Go to www.spca.org.hk for guidelines ...

  10. How to bring a dog to heal without losing an arm and a leg

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The bill for treating a pet with cancer can run into tens of thousands of dollars, while a magnetic resonance imaging scan for diagnosing neurological disease can cost HK$5,000. Even a simple ear infection is likely to cost upwards of HK$500 to treat. It is, therefore, unsurprising that the SPCA urges dog and cat owners to get their pets insured. ...




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