In November 2010, in Happy Valley, a Husky was found imprisoned in a cage where it could not stand up properly and had no water. The owner, a woman, was prosecuted and received 60 hours of community service. The dog was confiscated and rehomed by the SPCA.
In May 2012, in Yuen Long, 2 dogs were found living on a roof without water or shelter in blistering heat. The owner was fined $2,000 and given 80 hours of Community Service. The dogs were returned to the owner.
In December 2011, in Yuen Long, 27 dogs were found caged in a village house with no water. A man was prosecuted and fined $15,000 and sentenced for 8 months (suspended for 2 years). SPCA rehomed 24 dogs and 3 were returned to the owner after desexing.
In March 2012, in Kowloon City a woman left her dog in a flat without food and water for over a week, resulting in the death of the dog from starvation and dehydration. She was prosecuted and was imprisoned for 4 months.
In January 2010, in Lok Ma Chau, 4 dogs and a rabbit were cruelly abandoned and left to suffer in a house for over a week with nobody taking care of them. Their environment was filthy. Their water was putrid, and one can only imagine the smell they had to endure.
The Golden Shepherd's choke chain was tied to his enclosure by wire, rendering it virtually impossible for him to lie down. He literally had to stand in his own filth without fresh food and water for an entire week.
When the poor animal had pulled on the choke chain in an effort to move or lie down to get comfortable, the chain had bitten into his flesh very deeply and had ended up creating a very nasty and painful wound.
His water bowl and surroundings were filthy and he and the other dogs received no food for a week. The rabbit died. The defendant, a friend of the owner was fined $2,000 and had to complete 50 hours of community service. The dogs were returned to the owner.
In February 2008, in Shau Kei Wan, these 4 dogs were found living in this cage without water, shelter and space on the roof of a building. The owner was prosecuted, fined $7,000 and ordered to serve 50 hours of community service. 3 dogs were rehomed by SPCA and one dog was returned to the owner.
In February 2008, in Yuen Long, a St. Bernard was found abandoned on the balcony of a village house. The owners had decided to move out of the house, but did not see fit to take their dog with them, leaving the dog to its fate.
The poor St. Bernard had no food or water, and had to lie amongst his own filth.
The St. Bernard was rescued by the SPCA who worked together with the Fire Dept. The owners, a couple, were fined $2,500 and received 50 hours of community service. The dog was put up for adoption and rehomed by the SPCA.
In April 2010 in Tai Po, a Spaniel was found living in this tiny cage. A warning was issued to the owner who made immediate improvements by freeing the dog in the yard where it got the space it needed, and providing it with shelter.
In June 2007, in Tuen Mun this poor Golden Retriever was found in this terrible state with its legs tied togther and tethered by a short leash which did not allow it to comfortably lie down.
Close up of the Retriever's paws lashed together. The owner was prosecuted, fined $5,000 and imprisoned for 3 months. The Retriever was successfully rehomed by the SPCA.
In January 2013, in Yuen Long, 5 cats were found to have been left in cages without food and water for several days - one cat was dead. The owner was prosecuted and jailed for 4 months. The surviving cats were rehomed by SPCA.
In November 2011, in San Po Kong, a man put his thin mongrel on a very short leash in a toilet in an industrial building. The dog could not turn around and sit down and had no water. The owner was prosecuted and fined $12,000. After rehabilitation by the SPCA the dog was returned to the owner.
In September 2012, in Tuen Mun, an owned dog was set alight deliberately by a man who splashed inflammable liquid on it and set fire to it. The dog had to be put to sleep by our vets due to severe burns on the skin, throat and eyes.
In July 2012, in To Kwa Wan, 4 dogs were left in a flat without food and water for over one week. 2 of them died of starvation and dehydration. The owner was prosecuted and received a fine of $2,500 and a 2 month prison sentence. The 2 surviving dogs were both rehomed by SPCA.