PET SHOPS IN HOI AN
PETS IN HOI AN
Many people have pets in Hoi An, in fact it’s pretty hard not to have them due to the amount of strays in desperate need. Below is some information that will help anyone who picks up or brings with them a furry friend or two.
While Hoi An offers a truly idyllic lifestyle, one down side is the pet thieves. Vietnam has always enjoyed dog on its menu, particularly in the North, so stories of pet dogs being stolen for the dog meat trade have not been unusual. However, a recent upsurge in the popularity of cat meat has seen cat thieves audaciously hitting the streets in search for cats as well.
The ‘pet thieves’ don’t care that the animal belongs to someone. They will even watch your house for opportunities to get at your pet. If you have a dog or a cat, you need to be vigilant and make sure your pet is either kept in or closely monitored when out. But, if you have a beloved pet you want to bring to Hoi An, don’t think twice. With caution everything is fine.
Note: You might like to check quarantine laws for taking your animal back to your home country though. Many countries have fairly relaxed laws but Australia, for example, does not.
VETS AND ANIMAL SHELTERS
Mr Quang Veterinary Clinic
Add: 179 Nguyen Tat Thanh
Tel: +84 (0) 982344230
Hours: 8am – 7pm / 7 days
Will do house visits where required. Mr Quang is reliable and cheap, and comes highly recommended by expats: he is “honest and truly concerned about getting our pet back to 100% – he is professional, helpful and definitely conscientious”.
Hoi An Vet Clinic
Vietnam Cat Welfare
A registered charity in the UK, Vietnam Cat Welfare, is home to around 60 cats (with numbers increasing each month). Run by Emma Bolton and her husband Phong Nguyen, many of the cats have been rescued from the streets. Some were kittens as young as two weeks, starving and sick; others were injured, abused or rescued from cat snatcher traps. Without their current protection almost all these cats would have fallen prey to cat thieves and met unimaginably barbaric deaths.
Vietnam Cat Welfare also works tirelessly to change attitudes by promoting education programs on sterilization, vaccination and general care for cats and animal rights in Vietnam. They are also indefatigable campaigners against the cat and dog meat trade in Vietnam.
Support them if you can, every small amount counts in the upkeep of the cats and the fight for change. Visit their Donation Page on Facebook.
Da Nang Veterinary Hospital
Dr Hung is an official government vet who runs his own practice. Although based in Da Nang, Dr Hung was brought to our attention as a ‘must-go-to-vet’ by one of Hoi An’s long term expats.
“He runs a clean, professional service, can perform ultrasounds and blood testing on the spot and is also able to micro chip animals and provide all official paperwork for an animal passport. His English is good his wife and assistant do not speak English best to message and arrange an appointment with him” – Kate Gerrard
Add: 54 Nguyen Pham st, Danang.
Tel: +84 (0) 511 3624 038
+84 (0) 905295336
Jack’s Cat Cafe
Add: Le Hong Phong, Hoi An
Tel: +84 (0) 97 583 25 15
Hours: 11am-3pm (5 days, closed Sunday & Mondays)
100,000vnd entrance fee which includes a free drink of your choice
Named after the founder’s first rescued cat, Jack’s Cat Café is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Set in one of the most picturesque gardens in Hoi An, Jack’s Cat Café with its many kittens and cats languorously bathing in the sunshine is sure to soothe your spirit and uplift your soul.
Serving drinks, cakes and vegetarian food, the café not only provides excellent refreshments, it assists in raising awareness about animal treatment in Vietnam.
Come along, everything you spend goes towards the rescue and support of kittens and cats.
PET STORES IN HOI AN
Add: 30 Nguyen Cong Tru (Near the Pacific Hospital)
Opening Hours: 7.30am-6.30pm
Stocking food, litter, medicines, flea and worming treatments. The pet shop is run by Mr Khanh, the brother of Mr Quang the local vet. The service is warm and personal, and the shop is intent on passing on any bulk discounts they get onto customers, making this a very cheap option (as evidenced by the Vietnamese customers). If there’s something specific you need they can order it in, and if necessary they can do home delivery too.
Cua Hang Thu Cung:
Add: 20 Thai Phien Street, Hoi An
Tel: +84 (0) 916 558 159 (Trang)
Email: [email protected]
Where to Adopt a Pet
Both the shelters below have cats and dogs that need adopting; they also need foster carers for their animals. (You will also find animals that need homes through Da Nang based, Paws for Compassion.
Tel: +84 (0) 90 571 69 37)
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