Here's a big list of animal charities that you can find all over Hong Kong.
26 February 2014| Last updated on 16 August 2017
Like many expat cities, Hong Kong is inundated with abandoned animals that are always looking to be adopted by loving families. These organisations are always looking for volunteers and donations. We have all the information about these organisations and larger animal organisations in Hong Kong here:
Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. We promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change.
Hong Kong (Head Office)
10/F Kai Tak Commercial Building,
317-319 Des Voeux Road Central,
Tel: +852 2791 2225
Fax: +852 2791 2320
LAP Lifelong Animal Protection Charity
LAP Lifelong Animal Protection Charity exists to help animals in Hong Kong and to bring about the conditions whereby every animal has a good home.
Hong Kong Paws Foundation (HK Paws)
Hong Kong Paws Foundation ( HK Paws ) is a Hong Kong registered animal welfare society. Our mission is to help animals that are abused, strayed or abandoned. These dogs and cats urgently need our help as the laws in Hong Kong are often insufficient to protect these innocent and defenseless animals.
For adoption and animal rescue:
Contact Kat Cheung
Tel: +852 9485 5188
For general enquires:
Contact Jessica Luchangco
The Barking Lot Café
The Barking Lot Café started when two charitable organisations, HK Animal Speak & SPCA dreamed of offering something different, meaningful and unique to help change the fate of unwanted and abandoned animals in Hong Kong.
14 Stanley Main St.
Stanley Market, HK
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was first formed by a group of volunteers in 1903 and became active in 1921.
Their Mission: "To promote kindness to animals, to protect their health and welfare, to prevent cruelty and through education, to inspire in the community a deep respect for life so that all living creatures may live together in harmony."
For 24-hours inspectorate or out of hours veterinary emergency services please call our hotline:
Emergency Hotline : 2711 1000
Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA)
Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA) was established on June 4, 1997 by a group of animal rights' activist.
Shelter: Section 1, Pak Sha Village, Kiu Hing Road, Yuen Long, N.T.
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 697, Yuen Long Post Office, N.T.
Phone: 2838 0633/2778 3988
Fax: 2891 9979
Hong Kong Alley Cat Watch
Hong Kong Alley Cat Watch was set up as a Society in 2003 by Marian Banaghan who has been on the Mid Levels street cat circuit since 1997, and Michelle Temple who has been an avid cat lover all her life.
Hong Kong Animal Adoption Centre Limited
We are a group of animal lovers who are not attached to any organizations. In the past we have saved animals and have arranged to have them staying in different warm and loving foster homes, giving the abused and abandoned animals a chance to get proper treatment, have them desexed before putting their pictures up in different pet websites for the purpose of having them adopted.
No.150 Wo Ping San Tsuen, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 8202 2023
Fax: 8203 3069
Lamma Animal Welfare Centre
Some animals live pretty awful lives which not only makes them miserable but forces them to become a trouble to the community. Several species sometimes come to our attention but the vast majority of our work is with dogs and cats. They do not have the ability to survive satisfactorily on their own in our modern world. Each one of them needs to be found a good home.
Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR)
HKDR was founded in 2003 for the specific purpose of saving dogs and puppies from the Hong Kong Government's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) Animal Management Centres, where around 10,000 dogs and puppies are destroyed every year.
Please see below for details of homing centre locations:
Tai Po Kennels & Homing Centre:
Address: 6 Shek Lin Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong
Fax(Off-site): 2508 1853
Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre and Retail Outlet
Location: 21 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau
Hong Kong Dog Rescue
Unit 6 G/F
Aberdeen Marina Tower
8 Shum WanRoad, Aberdeen
Sai Kung Stray Friends
Sai Kung Stray Friends is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to end the needless killing of man's best friend. In 2005, HK killed over 15,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens at one area animal shelter alone!! Many of them were healthy, well-behaved animals who could have made someone a wonderful pet.
No. 151 Tai Lam Wu (Past Ho Chung)
Sai Kung, New Territories
STOP Save Hong Kong's Cats and Dogs was formed in 1990 as Hong Kong No Kill City Forum to advocate for the welfare of animals. Since we've formed, we have been in talks with legislature and government bodies to enact Trap Neuter and Release, the only effective way to reduce stray populations in a humane manner.
Hong Kong Cat Salvation Army
Starting from an internet homepage for rescuing and rehoming homeless cats and kittens in December 1997, the Hong Kong Cat Salvation Army (HKCSA) is set up by a group of enthusiastic cat fanciers who would like to share their concern towards and to work for the welfare of the stray, abandoned and abused cats.
Adoption Hotline: 9431 9461
Fax: 2482 2219
Hong Kong Rabbit Society (HKRS)
Hong Kong Rabbit Society (HKRS) was founded in January 2003 becoming a registered charitable organization under Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's recognition by March 2006.
Tel: 3580 0050
Fax: 3580 0710
PALS – Protection of Animlas Lantau South
We are a small but dedicated group committed to doing our very best to rescue and rehome unwanted and abandoned animals on Lantau Island.
Tel: 2984 1626
Mobile: 9197 4371
Hong Kong Reptile & Amphibian Society
Hong Kong Reptile & Amphibian Society ® is the first herp society in Hong Kong and a registered non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the biology, conservation and husbandry of reptiles and amphibians.
Companion Animal Federation (CAF)
Companion Animal Federation was founded in 2002 to promote kindness, prevent and suppress cruelty to animals and to suppress abuse to companion animals. It is the first animal welfare charity in Hong Kong that begins to treat abandoned animals suffering from skin disease with ozone application since 2006.
Postal Address: PO Box No 75,Tuen Mun Central Post Office
Animal Orphanage Address: The Wopehland, NO 53B, Wang Shan Kuk Village, Ma Mei Ha, Fanling, HK (Visit Reservation is required )
Tel: (852) 2146 4383
Fax: (852) 2369 8183