New hope for Vietnam’s abandoned animals


Only three years ago, abandoned animals in Hanoi had nowhere to go.

Household pets that were kicked out of the home, would wander the streets and fend for themselves, often resulting in death.

Now, it’s a completely different story.

In 2012, the city’s volunteer pet rescue service was established – a group of people doing similar work to that of Australia’s RSPCA.

And as Kai Hayes explains, volunteers are also attempting to change the way certain domesticated animals in Vietnam are perceived.


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Kai Hayes

Kai Hayes is entering his third year at the University of Queensland, studying a dual degree in a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Business Management. He currently works as a Social Media Producer in the Nine Network’s Brisbane newsroom and has a keen interest in politics, aviation and music. Kai hopes the experience in Vietnam will assist with ambitions to one day live and work overseas as a producer or reporter in broadcast journalism.

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