A cat in a Wuhan home after being saved by volunteers, who left food and water that can last a month. Photo: Wuhan Pet Life Online

Coronavirus: race to save Wuhan’s starving pets as owners unable to return to homes

  • Thousands of pet owners prevented from returning to their homes following the Wuhan lockdown are appealing to animal rescue groups to help them
  • Volunteers have had to break down front doors and climb in windows, and say the task is getting harder as more housing estates block strangers from entering
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A cat in a Wuhan home after being saved by volunteers, who left food and water that can last a month. Photo: Wuhan Pet Life Online
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.