I thought sure it was a spoof:
Morning Edition, November 20, 2006 · Citing an increase in cases of rabies, some local governments in China have been confiscating and killing pet dogs. The capital, Beijing, issued new rules this month limiting each family to one dog.
(Yes I confess I sometimes listen to NPR). The story talked about police banging on doors and threatening if let weren't allowed in to confiscate the dog, and of neighbors reporting on neighbors; and of internet criticism of the move being censored. The report explained about how dogs have become very important because families (due to the one-child policy) no longer provide social companionship.
What a world we live in!
May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen