Harbin gets emergency pet service
Pet owners in Harbin can now telephone a pet hospital and request an ambulance when their animals fall ill.
A pet hospital in Harbin has launched an emergency ambulance service for pets. As of May 16, the ambulance has sent many animals to hospital, including a Pekingese dog.
The Harbin Rongshun Hospital for Pets has equipped its ambulance with all necessary medical devices and drugs, including a small oxygen bottle and first-aid box.
The ambulance was previously a minibus which was used to collect strays and return lost dogs to their owners.
Xiao Rongxu, head of Harbin Rongshun Hospital, found that transporting pets is quite difficult for a person without a private car, because pets are not allowed on buses, and taxi drivers are often reluctant to carry sick pets.
So he decided to provide an ambulance service in case a pet suddenly falls ill and has to be sent to hospital for treatment.
So far, the ambulance has transported more than 100 pets to hospital. Most recently, the ambulance transported a Tibetan mastiff in need of an emergency caesarean to deliver her 12 puppies.
The Tonghe government spends one million yuan on cultural and sports activities every year to improve the living standard of Tonghe residents.
Harbin has issued a guideline to promote the rapid and sound development of its advertising industry.
The Harbin government has issued new guidance to promote the integration of industrial development in the city's rural areas.
The Harbin city government will allocate 1 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) to a fund for supporting the industrial development of its New District.