Hunt is on for the HK$5m, or is it HK$12m, dog

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 May, 2013, 9:40pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 May, 2013, 11:44pm

A mysterious dog owner is offering a HK$5 million award to anyone who help find the owner’s rare, ferocious Tibetan dog that went missing in the busy streets of Mong Kok.

Posters have been posted on some public minibuses whose routes pass through the busy shopping district.

The posters, which have two coloured photos of the five-month-old Tibetan mastiff on it, identify the lost dog as Rocky and say that he went missing on Prince Edward Road.

The Sing Tao Daily newspaper quoted a minibus bus driver, who was asked by the owner to help with the search, as saying that the dog got away from its owner while it was being walked on April 25.

The driver said the owner had asked him to help because the owner did not want his or her “sensitive” identity made known. He also quoted the owner as saying he bought the dog for HK$12 million on the mainland.

David Wong Kai-yan, head of animal concern group Animal Earth, said it could be dangerous to try to approach the dog as it was a ferocious and aggressive breed.

In December last year, there were reports that a street-sweeper in the central mainland city of Zhengzhou was killed by a large Tibetan mastiff while going to work.