Illustration by Đàm Minh Chí Khoa Thư “My dog doesn’t bite” may be the biggest lie in the world. I realised that at the age of five when I saw a childhood friend attacked by a neighbour’s dog, which, to her, was “smart, sweet and obedient”. In the past year, tragic dog attacks have been reported over and over again in the media, and many of the victims have been children. Social outrage peaked last week when a seven-year-old boy in Hưng Yên Province was killed by his neighbour’s pack of seven dogs when walking on a street. Authorities are considering prosecuting the owner. While local residents described them as aggressive and uncontrollable, the owner did not bother putting muzzles on them and let them run freely. They had bitten several other people in the past, which made neighbours wonder why the owner hadn’t started paying attention to his … [Read more...] about Who let the dogs out?
Dog owner who used pet sitting service
Many families in cities often send their pets to pet care services so that they can be away home for the Tet holiday. The recently-emerging service is popular in big cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, where demand is high. Pet care service booming on Tet Pet care centres in HCM City are very busy with lots of customers. Teddydog Shop on Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, charges higher fees for pet care on Tet with around VND400,000 ( USD17.39) per day for dogs weighing more than 15 kilos. Meanwhile, the fee is VND250,000 for dogs of below 15 kilos. Customers have been required to pay a deposit due to high demand. Puppy House has announced it is nearly full. The fee there ranges from VND100,000 to VND400,000 per day, depending on pet weight and service quality. However, the shop only receives pets which are in good health. Customers also have to show their pet vaccination book to the shop. At the shops, pets are provided with frequent medical check-ups and … [Read more...] about Pet care services earn big on Tet
Demand for house cleaning services before Tết has driven up their prices up by 25-30 per cent.—Photo thanhnien.vnViet Nam News HCM CITY – With Tết (Lunar New Year) only a few days away, demand for house cleaning services is skyrocketing in HCM City, driving fees up by as much as a third. Busy with her work, Hà of District 7 could only call a house cleaning service provider on Wednesday to clean her three-storey house for Tết. A service provider in Phú Nhuận District asked for VNĐ7 million (US$302) and VNĐ1 million more if the house was “difficult” to clean. For this amount, the floors will be scrubbed clean, all the rooms will be vacuumed, the kitchen, bathrooms, furniture, and cabinets will be cleaned, and trash will be removed. When she hesitated because of the price, the company said it was not much higher than on normal days, and if she could wait until after the holidays, the price would be 10 per cent lower. … [Read more...] about Tết demand drives up prices of house cleaning, pet care services
Breeding imported dogs as pets has been now becoming a trend in many in big cities such as Hà Nội and HCM City.— Photo nhandaodoisong.vn Hà Nội — Breeding imported dogs as pets has been now becoming a trend in many in big cities such as Hà Nội and HCM City. But there has been an increase in the number of owners attacked, and in some cases even killed, according to Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) Newspaper. Since earlier this year, there were many cases that the people were bitten by their dogs and died of rabies in Hà Nội, the newspaper reported. In earlier August this year, a man living in Thanh Xuân District was bitten in the neck by a 30kg Malinois dog owned by his neighbour. The dog was not wearing a muzzle. The tragic story is just the one in a series of recent fatalities caused by dog bites. In the middle of July, an eight-month old baby girl living on Đội Cấn … [Read more...] about Deadly dog attacks raise concerns over lax regulations
This is one of the core activities of the 10th Worker's Month in 2018. According to Ms. Tran Thi Dieu Thuy, Chairwoman of the HCM City Labor Federation, honoring business owners demonstrates the respect of union organizations amd enterprises that have well implemented the policies and laws, paid attention to the material and spiritual life of workers and laborers. That would contributes to building a harmonious, stable and progressive relationship in the enterprise, contributing to the development of HCMC, she added. In particular, there are many businesses that are good at building housing, supporting housing costs, participating in the program of ticket delivery to workers returning home for the traditional Tet holidays… Besides, these business also take good care of material and spiritual life to help workers feel comfortable in working, and becoming more attached to the business. Some companies have performed very well the training, training, building and improving … [Read more...] about HCM City praises business owners who take good care of their workers’ lives