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Authorities clear 31.5 tons of trash from south Taiwan residence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving complaints about a trash-filled and pest-infested residence in Sanmin District, the Kaohsiung City Government cleared 31.58 tons of trash and 2.63 tons of ...

Lost pangolin found wandering on north Taiwan street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Keelung City police received a report about a pangolin wandering down a street on Wednesday (May 18), the animal was taken in by the city’s animal protection o...

South Taiwan light rail pauses service for chicken on platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A train on the Kaohsiung Light Rail system had to pause when a chicken appeared on a station’s platform on Thursday morning (May 5), which also marked the first time...

Authorities confront north Taiwan cat hoarder, find 47 cats in house

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving reports from a veterinarian and an animal welfare volunteer, two borough chiefs in Taoyuan City confronted cat-hoarding owners to find 47 cats in a single ...

Almost one-third of pet food is mislabeled in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Animal Protection Office on Friday (Jan. 14) announced it had conducted a random inspection of 109 pet food products, finding 33 failed to meet regulations ...

Taipei mulls regulation for pet nannies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is seeking to enact an ordinance regulating the booming industry of pet sitting to ensure the rights of both pet owners and service providers. The city’s A...

Taipei MRT station invaded by army of bees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A swarm of migrating bees flew into Taipei MRT Daan station on Friday (Nov.19) morning but were evacuated within an hour, according to Metro Taipei. Commuters in Daan M...

New Taipei community under fire for offering rewards for captured cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei community has come under fire for posting a notice encouraging people to catch stray cats and release them far away. Yang Shu-fang (楊淑方), director of the N...

Stray dogs in southern Taiwan find new purpose on farms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A program run jointly by the Kaohsiung City Animal Protection Office (APO) and the Animal Protection Association (APA) will help sheltered canines start a new life on frui...

Legislators urge review of Taiwan’s animal protection policies following death of pet cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) and New Taipei City Councilor Lee Kun-cheng (李坤城) held a joint press conference on Thursday (Sept. 9) calling for revisions to animal protec...

South Taiwan ranch accused of animal abuse, banned from animal performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an online press conference on Thursday (Sept. 2), animal rights groups accused Kaohsiung’s Jingyuan Ranch (淨園農場) of abusing animals and the government of turning...

Malnutrition suspected cause of water buffalo deaths in Taiwan's Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Animal Protection Office said Monday (Dec. 21) that malnutrition is the suspected cause of the recent spate of water buffalo deaths in Yangmingshan Nationa...

Investigation launched into water buffalo deaths in Yangmingshan

A team composed of veterinarians and animal health specialists is now looking into the deaths of 24 wild water buffaloes in Yangmingshan National Park, the Taipei City Animal Protection Office said Sa...

Taipei inaugurates 1st of 45 stray cat shelters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first of dozens of shelters meant to provide temporary refuge and sustenance for the capital's stray cats was opened on Sunday (Sept. 20). The Taipei City Anima...

Taiwan mulls total ban on pit bulls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a recent spate of attacks by American pit bull terriers, Taiwan is considering imposing an outright ban on owning the dogs. In the latest incident, a pit bull mau...