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Microchip Implant

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Police watchdog reports on vice-premier's visit

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

There can be legal problems rehoming an animal when its owner dies

Earlier this month, Sally Andersen, founder of Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR), had to re-home a dog that was the surviving member of a household.

'A Chihuahua was found in its apartment after the owner had already been dead for two days,' she says.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Comprehensive strategy needed to deal with stray dog problem

I have been a registered dog owner living in a rural area where stray dogs roam.

I have worked with animals for more than 17 years and I believe that the welfare of stray dogs should be a cause for public concern and should be seen as a public responsibility.

Do we solve the problem of strays by simply feeding them on the streets?

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

The Event

SPCA Pet Walk

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Microchips for exempt birds

Birds exempt from the ban will be implanted with microchips under a new licensing system, government sources said yesterday. The microchips will store records of the birds' owners and vaccinations.

The $10,000-a-year licence fee for an exhibition permit could also be lowered. The permits were originally intended for circuses, but are now being offered to bird owners.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Save our children from a hatred of Japan

During the 60th anniversary of the end of the second world war this month, the public focused on the hideous crimes that the Japanese committed. This focus synthesised hatred among several generations in the invaded countries. In a condescending tone, these countries asked repeatedly for a formal apology.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Dog goes on 2,300km walkabout

A pet dog which wandered more than 2,300km from his home in New South Wales to the tropics of northern Queensland will be returned to his rightful owners tomorrow, the circumstances of his epic trek still a mystery.

30 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Any new measures to protect animals must be enforced

Like all animal lovers in Hong Kong, I welcome the decision by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to stop the killing of healthy animals.

10 Jan 2002 - 12:00am


Nearly nine out of 10 pet owners say they do not have sufficient knowledge about laws on keeping pets in Hong Kong, a survey has found.

The findings come as government animal import figures show people are ordering more exotic animals from overseas, including reptiles and rare birds, while the number of traditional pets, such as cats and dogs, holds steady.

15 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Dogs attack

A 50-year-old woman suffered leg and arm injuries when she was attacked by two dogs in Chung Nei Tsuen, Tsing Yi. The dogs had been implanted with microchips and their owners were being located.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Dog owners urged to get pets chip shape

Dog owners have been urged to get their pets microchipped because less than a quarter have been tagged so far.

The Agriculture and Fisheries Department said in the year since microchipping became mandatory only about 30,000 dogs had been tagged.

19 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Great deal of animal suffering preventable

I write to endorse J. Green's view that the desexing of pets is essential to stray control (South China Morning Post, November 20).

29 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Pet project homes in on animal welfare

A campaign to promote care for animals will be launched next year. The aim is to improve community awareness of animal welfare and responsible pet ownership, including the introduction of microchip implants for dogs.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Microchip dog tags delayed by red tape

CONCERNS over the delay in implementing electronic registration for dogs - where a microchip the size of a rice grain is inserted under the skin of the animal's neck - have been raised again after another attack yesterday.

29 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Little pain for dog

I REFER to the letter by Pauline Sculli (South China Morning Post, June 15) headlined, ''Will implants hurt dogs?'' and the reply by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Post, June 20) headlined, ''Implant virtually painless''.

29 Jun 1994 - 12:00am