Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

SPCA accused of neutering stray cat twice

Ice-cream Boy's ears have been getting a lot of attention on Facebook. SPCA vets are accused of trying to desex him twice.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been accused of being overly zealous in trying to control the feral cat population - its vets apparently tried to neuter the same stray twice.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 4:34am

Snakes alive, a U-turn on freeing pythons

Captured Burmese pythons are being released back into the Hong Kong countryside rather than being deported to the mainland in a policy U-turn that has delighted animal-welfare groups but worried some pet owners.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Two dogs rescued and two dead in flat

Two severely malnourished mongrels rescued from a To Kwa Wan flat are believed to have eaten the remains of two other dogs to survive.

The dogs were found by firefighters on Sunday night after neighbours in the Mei King Mansion reported a foul odour coming from a flat on the 13th floor.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bowen Road dog poisoner strikes again

Dog lovers beware - the Bowen Road poisoner is back and has killed at least two animals in the past week.

A dog's body was found in a roadside drain in Wan Chai Gap Road, near Bowen Road, on Friday morning.

It was the first time the poisoner - who has killed an estimated 200 dogs during his two-decade reign of terror - has struck since December 2010.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pilot aid schemes will be retained

Two Community Care Fund schemes - one for medical aid and the other providing free lunches for poor students - are being taken over permanently by the government.

The charitable trust's steering committee yesterday 'regularised' both programmes, which have proven effective since they were introduced as pilot schemes last year.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am


19 Masterful works

Picasso is often seen as the father of modern art. A large collection of his work - 48paintings and seven sculptures - will be exhibited here in Hong Kong as part of Le French May.

When: 19 May-22 July, 10am - 8pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Where: Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Admission: HK$20

5 Show some love

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Before you adopt, hit the carnival

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will hold a carnival on Saturday at Sogo department store in Causeway Bay to raise awareness of its Pet Adoptathon next weekend.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

SPCA criticised as rescued pups are nearly put down

The SPCA has come under fire from animal rescuers after it was found a group of puppies that had been guaranteed a foster home ended up at a government kennel, where they would have faced certain death.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

SPCA urges ban on seal imports from Canadian hunts

An import ban in Hong Kong would prevent products made from Canadian seals from entering the mainland market without hurting local business, an animal welfare group that wants to end seal hunts says.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Look after your Pets, or else - new law mulled

Pet owners could be forced to provide adequate exercise, health care and living conditions for their animals under changes being considered to the animal protection law.

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department told the Sunday Morning Post it was looking at introducing a 'duty of care' provision in the law as part of ongoing reviews of animal protection rules.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Help is always at hand should emergencies arise

If your pet suddenly starts having problems breathing in the middle of the night, who should you call?

A handful of veterinary clinics and hospitals around Hong Kong offer 24-hour emergency service for those scary moments.

At Peace Avenue Veterinarian Clinic in Mong Kok, about 10 to 15 animals are treated every night.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Kept on a tight leash

Some people make the mistake of having a pet dog without preparing for the level of responsibility involved.

The negative consequences are acutely felt in Hong Kong due to people living in small apartments, working long hours and having little or no areas for a dog to run freely.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Neutering plan to cut number of stray dogs

The public are being asked whether animal welfare groups should be allowed to desex stray dogs and return them to the wild in Sai Kung, Lamma Island and Yuen Long.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Magic Kingdom welcomes dogs and their walkers

With the recent spell of cool weather, it's a good time to take your dog out for a nice, long walk. And if you want some company - that is, more than 1,000 dogs and their owners - the Hill's x SPCA Family Wag 'n' Walk 2012 takes place from 8am today at Hong Kong Disneyland.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Kwik Adventures of Baxter Brave & Tommy the Salami

If the urban jungle of Hong Kong is not where you'd prefer to spend quality time with your children then you might consider getting away for an adventure in the wild - if not in body then at least in mind.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am