After one week of operation, a new animal shelter for non-canine strays is housing doves, rabbits, peacocks and other species of stray animals. The shelter, located in Haidian District, is the first of its kind in Beijing.
Covering an area of about 7,000 square meters west of the district's Xibeiwang Town, the shelter has sections for workers to bring in, feed, isolate and observe non-canine strays.
So far, nearly 70 animals collected by the Beijing Animal Health Inspection Bureau have temporary homes in the shelter.
(Chinanews.com.cn July 18, 2007)