Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) is on the lookout for a new homing centre, thanks to rising rent. The organisation was told that the rent on its Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre would be nearly doubling to $24,000 per month, one week after the launch of the new MTR South Island line. It has until the end of March either to agree to the higher price or find a new premises.
After negotiations, the landlord has agreed to come down to $20,000 per month, but despite the slightly improved terms, HKDR is still considering other locations.
“We are thinking about staying and paying the increased rental. However, we are also looking at bigger spaces: initially the Homing Centre was meant to house just a few dogs, but we have had anything up to 40 here at a time,” says Sally Anderson, founder of HKDR. “We are waiting for a reply from the landlord of another, larger space in Ap Lei Chau. We are also considering moving to another area, perhaps Sai Ying Pun.”
Since HKDR was founded in 2003, it has homed around 7,500 dogs and has been operating in Ap Lei Chau since 2011. If you know of a suitable location for a homing centre, contact email@example.com