Animal lovers left stunned after learning 154 illegally imported cats already euthanized

Animal protection groups and animal lovers had just launched a campaign to rescue 154 cats seized in an anti-smuggling operation in recent days, but were left reeling when authorities announced the animals had already been euthanized according to the law, today, August 21. Taiwan Coast Guard Administration found the cats concealed on a fishing boat intercepted off the coast of Taiwan on Thursday. The 154 cats, believed to have originated from breeders in China, were made up of rare breeds

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Vice President experiences volunteer work at animal shelter: urges people to adopt, not buy pets

Vice President William Lai (賴清德) spent time working as a volunteer at a Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) shelter for homeless dogs in Ruifang District, New Taipei City this morning, January 10. After experiencing various aspects of volunteer work, VP Lai called on the public to adopt pets, rather than purchasing them, and to help homeless pets find a warm and loving home. Because the shelter is located in a relatively remote mountain area, it

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Firefighters spend two hours rescuing rabbit from roof, but criticized for lack of efficiency

Firefighters in Kaohsiung City faced a challenging mission after being called to rescue a pet rabbit trapped on an awning three floors high, Friday night. Not only did the firefighters have to deal with a rascally rabbit, the neighborhood warden kept shouting instructions, and making demands on the emergency responders, while complaining about their lack of efficiency. Kaohsiung City Fire Bureau received a report about the rabbit at around 8:00 pm, February 21, and firefighters arrived at the scene in

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