Disabled dogs at an animal shelter in the city of Tainan, Taiwan are being given the gift of better mobility thanks to Pan Chieh, and the really cool doggy wheelchairs he builds for them. Chieh said that it was a personal experience he had that set him on the path he’s currently on, and he devotes almost all of his spare time to this particular … [Read more...] about Man Makes Super Cool Doggy Wheelchairs for the Dogs in a Taiwanese Shelter
As more people have become aware of how horrendously dogs and cats are tortured and killed for meat, more humane attitudes are being adopted and long-held cultural traditions are not only being abandoned, but in Taiwan, now being made illegal. “Taiwan’s progressive ban is part of a growing trend across Asia to end the brutal dog meat trade,” said Wendy Higgins with … [Read more...] about Taiwan Becomes the First Asian Country to Ban the Consumption of Dog and Cat Meat
Think there's no art to dog grooming? Think again! Taiwanese pet stylist Lee Mei-Chen, 30, began her career as a human hairdresser but has since turned her shears the fine art of fur sculpting. Ou Shih-jou owns Igogo, the southern Taiwan pet salon where Lee works. She told Reuters photographer Tyrone Siu, who shot these images, that the quirky cuts her shop is … [Read more...] about Lions & Teddies & Tribals, Oh My! Check Out This Pet Stylist’s Portfolio!
Taiwan was recently devastated by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near the city of Tainan. At least 15 have been declared dead, 500 injured, and another 150 are missing. But a ray of hope shone when a small dog was found beneath the rubble of a collapsed 17-story building. The quake struck at around 4 am local time, and residents … [Read more...] about Dog Is Miraculously Pulled Alive from 17-Story Building Collapse
A Rottweiler, once completely unrecognizable from mange, has made a miraculous transformation. Tiny had been taken to a Taiwanese dog pound to die, but was rescued by someone who knew there was hope for him. And now because of a little love and care, he has recently been awarded “Best Dog” at the RSPCA dog show, Ruffs. “When I first saw Tiny he was big, clearly very sick … [Read more...] about Suffering Rottweiler Makes Incredible Transformation