An abandoned dog being looked after at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals headquarters, in Wan Chai, in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
Kylie Knott
Opinion

Opinion

Kylie Knott

Why are so many pets abandoned in Hong Kong? Rumours around the coronavirus outbreak don’t help

  • The city’s SPCA says it receives 900 inquiries each month from owners thinking about giving up their pets
  • While some are left with little choice, many cases involve a lamentable lack of commitment to animals
An abandoned dog being looked after at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals headquarters, in Wan Chai, in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
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