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|PET STORE 5/99||TAIWAN'S HOMELESS DOGS HOMEPAGE 5/99|
PET PIT FALLS
(Reader's comment) 6/99
|KEEP YOUR PET "LEGAL" 9/99|
A Community Guide
lists several good local Veterinarians, but the California Hospital deserves special mention here. Dr. Ray Tseng, who heads the clinic, demonstrates both a concern and a commitment to the city's animal population. He performs surgeries, provides treatments and gives loving care "Pro Bono" to homeless cats and dogs. His son and daughter study veternarian medicine and hope one day to follow their father's humane example.
Dr. Ray Tseng
#134 Kuanghua 1st Road.
"I just couldn't help myself....I adopted a cat that was abandoned. The poor creature entered my life with lots of baggage (kidney, teeth and parasite problems). After an extended stay at the Vets, which included flea baths and flea meds, the cat was pronounced healthy and I finally brought the cat home.
Recently, I was informed that another pet in my building was bothered by fleas traced to my cat. To maintain "Good Neighbor" relations, I hired an exterminator to spray my flat, the neighbor's apartment, and the common areas in the building.
The extermination service was reasonable and fortunately everyone is happy. But I don't think I'll ever invite another animal into my house while I live in Kaohsiung. Fleas are a constant threat in this tropical climate" (Readers' Comment)
If you are tempted to "save
a lost soul",
consider all hidden costs and potential hassles.
For Local Extermination Service, see New Views: Services
According to director of HILBOR, Cheng Chin-fu, Kaohsiung is estimated to have 86,000 stray dogs, which pose great threat to the environment and citizens' well being. In order to solve this problem, it has been decided to issue the requirement.
The director explained that owners can send their dogs to HILBOR
or any animal clinic which has signed a contract with HILBOR to perform
the operation. NT300 dollars will be charged for the operation. For the
registration, no charge will be made before the end of the year and NT150
dollars will be required from next year on. (KHH City News report of