06 Feb '12, 4am

China's pet stores struggle to cope with dogs abandoned after holidays - AsiaOne: AsiaOneChina's pet stores stru...

China's pet stores struggle to cope with dogs abandoned after holidays - AsiaOne: AsiaOneChina's pet stores stru...

By Zhou Wenting China Daily/Asia News Network Monday, Feb 06, 2012 SHANGHAI - A 3-year-old Doberman Pinscher has been waiting for its owner for three weeks in a pet shop here, where it was taken for a bath in mid-January, to be claimed on the following day. Li Haigang, shopkeeper of Little Xinba Pet Store in the city's Songjiang district, has phoned the dog's owner a dozen times, but his calls haven't been answered after the owner said the first time that he was too busy. "It might be another poor dog abandoned by its owner," Li said. Boarding services for pets were busy before Spring Festival, when many dog owners left to travel at home or overseas. But some people never come back for their dogs, especially bigger ones, turning some pet shops into "dog shelters". Li said many of his peers in the industry have similar problems. "Some pet owners bring their dogs to pet shop...

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