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Hongkongers now including pets in their family portraits

Award-winning photographer Gail Turner believes pets are an extension of their families. They share many years with them, offer companionship and at times a friendly ear.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 8:26am

The Barking Lot Café is a haven for pet lovers

Hebe, a black ball of fluff, looks up shyly through his Perspex enclosure. The puppy is a "prosecution case", meaning he was rescued from his former owner, who was later charged with animal abuse.

21 May 2013 - 11:47am

Ombudsman chides Lands Department for lax attitude to pet columbarium

The department did not consider the case "high priority" because there were no fire safety breaches, so it issued only warnings to the company over the years, Alan Lai Nin said.

10 May 2013 - 4:46am

Hong Kong's pets spread diseases

Pet lovers in Hong Kong are a vocal lot. It is becoming difficult to find a decent walk on Hong Kong Island without encountering furry pets.

Keeping a pet is a personal lifestyle choice. It should not affect and infringe the rights of neighbours and the general public.

9 May 2013 - 4:45am 5 comments

Cutting the cost of pet ownership

Keeping a pet in Hong Kong's cramped, overpriced apartments is tough enough, but the costs of food, medicine and the occasional vet visit can make it even harder to justify owning a four-legged friend. How do you keep your pet happy, while cutting costs?

6 May 2013 - 3:26am

Animals need care, not bureaucracy

It should come as no surprise that those paid by taxpayers to capture and take care of stray or abandoned animals 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 and Conservation Department.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am 5 comments

Top cat Brother Creamy meets fans in Mikiki mall, San Po Kong

Hundreds of fans turned out yesterday to catch a glimpse of Hong Kong's most famous cat. And a sleepy-looking Brother Creamy, who was wheeled out in an emerald blue and polka dot trimmed pram, had just one word for the adoring crowd: "Meow."

31 Mar 2013 - 6:56am

Pet lovers brave rain for Paw Paw walk

Hundreds of dog lovers and their owners braved atrocious weather to attend the Penfold Paw Paw Hoof Hoof Carnival in Sha Tin.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:56am

Letters to the Editor, March 24, 2013

The superb award-winning film Amour now showing here made me think of two things. First, that life for too many of Hong Kong's elderly is no bed of roses because, despite being one of the richest places in Asia, the government here is not doing enough to care properly for its aged and ageing population.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:49am 13 comments

Boat cruises for pampered Singapore dogs

The guests lean over the side of the boat to catch the morning breeze as their catamaran eases off from a jetty in Singapore. A typical cruise - except for the fact the passengers are dogs.

2 Mar 2013 - 4:30am