Arrest warrants have been issued for two Indonesian domestic workers who were charged when they were caught working at an illegal dog farm in a raid in Yuen Long in the New Territories last year.
The magistrate issued the arrest warrants after the two failed to attend a court hearing in the animal abuse case on Friday.
The two defendants, Sari-La-Mariti Narlin and Yuliani Endang, both aged 30, had been charged with cruelty to animals and breaching conditions of their stay last year after police raided the illegal dog farm, the Oriental Daily reported.
During the raid, police discovered 101 dogs in very poor condition in three cargo containers, with 33 of them seriously malnourished and dehydrated. The two women were charged with assisting the owner of the illegal dog farm and were later released on bail.
Local man Tse Shui-ping, 61, was charged with one count of abetting and aiding the breach of condition of their stay and applied for an adjournment to seek legal advice. Tse was released on bail pending a hearing on May 11.