Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Is Hong Kong taking care of animal rights?

Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College

The sight of pampered pooches being carried around by their owners is common in Hong Kong. Yet, how many of us care for the strays and hundreds of pets that are thrown out onto the streets every year?

Wednesday, 15 June, 2011, 12:00am

Inspectors back to school to tackle animal cruelty

SPCA inspectors will receive training in how to deal effectively with cruelty cases as part of a government scheme aimed at stopping violence towards animals.

The scheme was launched after the Legislative Council approved an amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance last month, raising the maximum fine to HK$200,000 and imprisonment to three years.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Money pundit's will ruled valid after deal

The final will of financial pundit Leon Richardson was at last declared valid yesterday - but not in the way he had intended.

A multi-million dollar deal, sealed after hours of wrangling, ensures his elderly widow will receive a substantial slice of the fortune he left to the RSPCA.

25 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Governor's answer dodged the pet problems

In his letter headlined 'No response' (South China Morning Post, October 17) John Yan asked about the Governor's response to the RSPCA's open letter on the issue of keeping dogs in public estates.

We did receive a reply, but we were bitterly disappointed by its evasion of the questions and concerns we had raised.

22 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Pupils multiply sum for charity

Little acts of charity add up to big ones. That is what 900 primary school pupils learned when they took part in a fund-raiser that mixed mathematics with helping the needy.

26 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Pet owners have deliberately broken the law

I refer to the full-page advertisement from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on September 16.

I am neither a resident of a public housing estate, nor a pet owner, but I fully understand the importance of rules and laws.

21 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Sale to set tails wagging

If you have been working like a dog then you deserve to sleep like a log on a bed bought to aid the RSPCA.

The society hopes to wag tails by raising more than $60,000 through the sale of used bed frames and mattresses.

About 400 beds will be stripped from rooms in the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel next month.

The beds will be sold for $250 each.

20 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Axe poised over cats in public flats

Cats could be the next target of a Housing Department crackdown that has forced dog-owning tenants to send their pets to their deaths.

9 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Appeal to allow dogs on estates

The RSPCA has proposed a set of rules allowing housing estate tenants to keep their dogs, to prevent a mass dumping of the animals.

The Housing Department has said that tenants ignoring warnings to remove their dogs would be evicted, after a baby girl was mauled to death by a family pet in Fung Tak Estate, Wong Tai Sin, last month.

5 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

RSPCA deserves Chest funds

I wholeheartedly agree with the letter from Brenda Hill ('Society a worthy cause', South China Morning Post, February 23) that says the RSPCA does a wonderful job ministering to Hong Kong's needy and unwanted animals, and is therefore eminently suitable to be included among the recipients of the Community Chest's generosity.

16 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Group not in social welfare field

BRENDA Hill's suggestion to include the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in the membership of the Community Chest (South China Morning Post, February 23), was proposed to and considered by the Chest in 1993.

1 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Dogs seized from bogus vet's clinic

TWO dogs and 44 bottles of drugs were seized from an unqualified vet yesterday.

Pet experts say clinics run by unqualified vets are common because no official qualifications are needed to run a surgery.

But only vets holding recognised qualifications are allowed to stock and use drugs commonly used in veterinary surgeries.

29 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Tigers stay as circus goes

TWO of the 12 tigers with the Russian State Circus, which performed in the Shenzhen Safari Park for three years, will remain in the zoo after the circus returns to its home city Moscow tomorrow.

The tigers, from Russia, are believed to have suffered liver and kidney problems and vets considered it advisable to allow them to remain at the zoo for treatment.

28 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Great news about failure

I WAS heartened to read your story on the poor turnout at the dreadful bullfights in Macau (Focus, February 23).

How wonderful that the organisers look set to make a loss and how hypocritical of Stanley Ho, as a former president of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to be one of the sponsors.

28 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Society a worthy cause

I HAVE just received my electricity bill, which is accompanied by a suggestion that we may like to round up our bill to the benefit of the Community Chest. This is an excellent scheme and one to which I would willingly subscribe were it not for one notable exclusion from the Community Chest - the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

23 Feb 1996 - 12:00am