28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: The sad face of Hong Kong puppy milling. Old English Sheepdogs, used for breeding, denied vet care for their terrible skin condition found in cardboard boxes in a pig sty.
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: Overview of the entire abandoned pig farm which housed a puppy mill with more than 43 sick, abused and suffering dogs.
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: A mother dog so thin and weak that she was unable to stand - the nappy concealed a putrid, weeping wound.
28-04-2010:On further examination at SPCA clinic, the poor dog was found to be so ill, she had to be euthanised and put out of her misery.
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: More neglected Old English Sheepdogs, covered in horrible skin conditions, cowering in the corner of a small room.
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: 3 "cute" Old English Sheepdog puppies ready for sale. Who would have guessed that they were bred in such a disgusting farm with pitiful care and conditions for their mother?
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: These dogs would have received little food and no veterinary care. Diseases and parasites spread rapidly amongst weak dogs kept in these terrible conditions.
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: Yorkshire Terrier mother and litter. Pups raised in such squalid conditions, are often already sick with disease or parasites even before they are sold.
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: A Mastiff suffering from a painful, horrendous skin condition found in an enclosure without water.
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: Left lying in her own filth, this Maltese was condemned to a lifetime of reproduction in these miserable conditions.
28-04-2010, Ma On Shan: Another Maltese, literally skin and bone, lying in a dirty cage in her own urine and faeces.
28-04-2010, On examination at SPCA later the same day, this Maltese, was so weak that she was barely able to stand.
19-12-2011, Hung Shui Kiu: Acting on a tip off SPCA, the Police and AFCD raided this puppy mill. The dogs lived in permanent cramped conditions, barely able to stretch or turn around.
19-12-2011, Hung Shui Kiu: Partially shelterd with flimsy metal sheeting, these dogs would be exposed to heavy rain and high temperatures.
19-12-2011, Hung Shui Kiu: A Husky bred to run long distances in arctic temperatures is condemned to breed in a tiny cage in the tropical heat of Hong Kong.
19-12-2011, Hung Shui Kiu: Two dogs crammed in a tiny cage with no food or water. They were "cage crazy", suggesting they were rarely (if ever) let out of the cage.
19-12-2011, Hung Shui Kiu: Confined in a small area that is not cleaned, this dog has no choice but to literally defecate where it eats.
19-12-2011, Hung Shui Kiu: Interior section of the same puppy mill. More dogs were found permanently stacked in cages, to save space and keep rent costs down.
21-01-2012, Yuen Long: The patio area at the entrance to the house had dogs stacked in wire cages. The middle cage, held a dead Poodle, which had been decomposing for days.
21-01-2012, Yuen Long: Puppy mills can be found anywhere. The patio and one floor of this village house, housed dozens of pedigree dogs in shocking conditions.
21-01-2012, Yuen Long: 5 Bulldogs huddle in a cage. Breeding bulldogs is cruel, since the puppies heads are too large to be born naturally, and the mother has to undergo a caesarian section.
21-01-2012, Yuen Long: Within the main living area on the ground floor, many different breeds were found in an appalling state, stacked in tiny cages, sometimes 3 to a cage.
21-01-2012, Yuen Long: Lying in the centre of the room was another dead, decomposing body of a poodle mother.
21-01-2012: Later the same day, under examination at SPCA clinic, this little poodle with a terrible skin condition, was so weak that it was barely able to stand.
21-01-2012: The tragic face of Hong Kong’s ghastly puppy mills – if you own a black poodle, consider, could this have been your dog’s mother?
3-9-2010, Lau Fau Shan: 114 dogs were confiscated from this shocking puppy mill. To maximize profits, dogs were stacked in as many stark cages as possible.
03-09-2010, Lau Fau Shan: An SPCA Inspector measures a cage in order to document details of the puppy farm which will be used in the prosecution case against the puppy farm owner.
03-09-2010, Lau Fau Shan: Pressure sores on legs and rear of a Corgi. Standing on a wire surface causes ulcers to form on the feet. Dogs then choose to lie down, resulting in sores on the body.
03-09-2010, Lau Fau Shan: Overgrown nails and crusty, inflamed footpads - a painful condition common in dogs that live long term in wire cages. The feet can become infected and infested with maggots.
Lau Fau Shan: This case strongly highlights the need for a cap on maximum number of breeding mothers, which SPCA is calling for, because the larger the puppy mill the harder it is to close down.