Authorities and pet lovers in Hong Kong are locked in a game of cat and mouse, with citizens mounting a clandestine rescue operation for hamsters condemned to be euthanised over fears they could transmit Covid-19.On Tuesday, government and health officials announced traces of the virus had been found on 11 hamsters , all in a pet shop where a 23-year-old staff member had fallen ill.
Richard Griffiths Syderstone, Norfolk.Each time a travel insurer asks me if I have a pre-existing illness (Letters, 7 December ), I feel like telling them that pre-existing means “before it existed”.John Huntley Letheringsett, Norfolk.
A prankster threatened to behead Waffle (Picture: Facebook)An emotional Ms Hussain said her Christmas had been ‘a washout’ and branded those responsible for the prank message as ‘sick’.
I read your editorial with a wry smile (Towns and cities across Britain need theatres just as much as the West End , 7 December).• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit
After all, the pop-up’s opening date is Christmas Jumper Day. Tickets cost £5 for one owner and one dog, while two owners and one dog is slightly more expensive at £7.50.The doggy pop-up will be open for three days (Picture: Sainsbury’s)Are you a dog lover without a dog?
• So chief whip Julian Smith thinks MPs can be persuaded to back Theresa May by the thought that otherwise they might lose some of their Christmas break (Report, 1 December). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters
The baby, who is yet to be identified, was attacked at 1.47am on Sunday at a house in Yaxley, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Picture: SWNS)A 28-year-old-man and a 31-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and two Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been seized following the incident.