Hong Kong woman, 71, arrested for attacking 10 dogs with cleaver, killing three

Attack took place at Sheung Shui puppy mill run by suspect’s relatives

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 September, 2016, 11:36pm
UPDATED : Friday, 16 September, 2016, 12:12pm

Three dogs – two poodles and a Pomeranian – were allegedly killed and seven others injured by a 71-year-old woman with a meat cleaver on Thursday night.

The suspect, who was arrested on suspicion of animal abuse, had reportedly turned emotional and attacked the pet dogs at a puppy mill in Tsui Keng, Sheung Shui.

When police arrived at the scene, there was blood everywhere, and three dogs were already dead. Seven others, including poodles, a Yorkshire terrier and another Pomeranian were injured.

Five of them were taken to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ headquarters in Wan Chai for treatment, while the other two were taken to animal hospitals nearby.

The attack took place at about 8pm on Thursday

The suspect, surnamed Chan, is a relative of the puppy mill’s owners. She had to be restrained by officers and was taken to North District Hospital for treatment.

The mill is operated by a couple inside a tin house with an area of about 1,000 square meters.

The case is being investigated by the Taipo district crime investigation team, a police spokesman said.