Read the following post : Hong Kong Dog Rescue
Yes, even though I bought 2 puppies of my own, I must say that I'm a responsible owner. However, many of the dogs in this articles are victims of 1) irresponsible owners who dumped them, 2) unscrupulous breeders who dumped them, 3) offsprings of strays which were dumped in the first place, and many other possible reasons. In summary, they are victims of mankinds irresponsible actions.
One point I must reiterate here is the fact that dwellers in public housing cannot rear dogs. Many private developments in HK also have something against pets. I always thought that having a pet is a sort of right that is a given in any developed city. I clearly forgotten that this is HK...
So people who have no means to buy/rent landed properties are left with no option but to stay in public housing. Yet they have a desire to keep a pet. Even though they know that they cannot keep animals in their flat, they went ahead and bought one. The dogs made a little noise, a neighbour complained and they get official summons to get rid of the dog.
So who suffers here? No one in any frame of mind will give up his roof to roam the streets with the dog. So the dog gets the boot, we get more strays on the streets and we get offsprings of strays running around the city~
I know rules are rules but sometimes I question the use of these rules... Is it such a nuisance/health hazard/danger to have a dog in public housing? I have kids next door who make more noise! Not to mention the overnight mahjong sessions where I used to stay~
I think its a good time for public housing occupants who wants a dog to adopt from HKDR now. They may have to give up the dog in the near future and return to HKDR but hopefully by that time they would have found and prep up a place to accommodate all those dogs.
And f--k the stupid housing departments for stupid rules~