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Macau, HK reach deal to facilitate greyhound adoptions

2018-07-11 07:04     Comment:0

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced in a statement yesterday that it has reached an agreement with Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for Hong Kong people to go through easier quarantine procedures than normal for the adoption of greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd.

Under the special arrangement for the greyhounds, the racing canines with Macau-issued export health certificates that have been taken to Hong Kong will not need to undergo Hong Kong’s statutory 120-day quarantine at its quarantine facility. Instead, the greyhounds will only need to undergo a 30-day home quarantine, according to the IACM statement.

The AFCD announced its agreement with the Macau government for the greyhounds on Monday night. The special arrangement aims to enable Hong Kong residents wishing to adopt greyhounds from the Macau racetrack to complete the procedures of importing the dogs into Hong Kong in due course, considering that there is only a short time left before the official closure of the greyhound racetrack on July 21, the AFCD said.


Punters flock to the greyhound racetrack in Fai Chi Kei on June 30 when the operator held its last racing day. Photo: Maria Cheang Ut Meng

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