Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat

Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat

Amazing step in the right direction. Authorities are becoming aware!

Extract of news article: "Officials in Vietnam's capital Hanoi are urging residents to stop eating dog meat as it could hurt the city's reputation and lead to diseases like rabies.

The Hanoi People's Committee said the practice could tarnish the city's image as a "civilised and modern capital."

The city office added that consuming the meat could lead to the spread of diseases like rabies and leptospirosis.

Over 1,000 stores in Hanoi still sell dogs and cat meat.

The committee also urged residents to stop eating cat meat, which is less popular but still available. It highlighted the fact that many of the animals were cruelly killed."

Lost and stolen pets

Lost and stolen pets

In August last year, this little Poodle was stolen, possibly for ransom.

Dog theft has deep effect on owners who consider them as family members.

Make sure you keep an eye on your pet, especially when it's young, they can easily get distracted and wander off. Keep an eye out for potential thieves.

Friends Don’t Chain Friends

Friends Don’t Chain Friends

There are countless pets around Danang tied up with chains, ropes, or plastic tethers wrapped uncomfortably around their necks. Some spending their entire life at the end of a chain.

🐾PAWS & volunteers have handed out over 500 FREE harnesses through our 'Friends Don’t Chain Friends” campaign, a concerted effort to bring comfort to the pets of Da Nang, especially for those that either cannot afford harnesses, or do not know about their benefits.

☀️ Please come by our center between 8a.m-6p.m Tuesday-Sunday to pick up a FREE harness if you know of an animal in need.

Cat meat trade

Cat meat trade

We did buy a cat that was giving birth to 3 kittens.

Buying cats from this terrible place will not solve the route of the problem.

We wish we could save them all, but buying 250 cats that they collect every 3 days will quickly be replaced with new cats is not realistic for a small organization like us or any shelter with lack time, space/overcrowding, disease control and funding.

The only way to put an end to it is for the authorities to create laws and enforcing these laws. This what we are working everyday towards in all sorts of ways.

THANK YOU so much to everyone sharing and helping us bring awareness towards this cruel industry. Cats are often forgot about in the meat trade. We couldn't do it without your incredible support.