28th September 2023 – (Hong Kong) In honour of World Animal Day, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Hong Kong is thrilled to announce the upcoming “Dog Adoption Date” event on Saturday, 7th October, 2023. The purpose of this adoption event is to find loving homes for mongrels rescued by the SPCA.
World Animal Day, observed annually on 4th October, serves as a reminder for individuals to value and protect all living creatures while striving to improve animal welfare standards. Officially established in 1931, this global day of celebration pays tribute to the legacy of Saint Francis, an Italian missionary renowned for his unwavering dedication to animal conservation. Over the years, World Animal Day has transcended national, racial, and religious boundaries, uniting people worldwide in their love for animals.
To commemorate World Animal Day, the SPCA will host the “Dog Adoption Date” on 7th October. This event aims to raise awareness about the number of adoptable mongrels in need of homes and promote the philosophy of “Adopt, Don’t Shop.” Unfortunately, the number of people choosing to adopt mongrels has significantly declined due to various factors such as emigration and personal circumstances. Meanwhile, the number of rescued animals continues to rise. As a result, all three adoption centres operated by the SPCA are currently at full capacity, with over 100 dogs eagerly waiting for their forever homes. Adult mongrels, in particular, face even fewer opportunities to find loving families, despite possessing excellent qualities such as calmness and trainability.
During the “Dog Adoption Date,” not only will the rescue dogs from the SPCA adoption centers be present to interact with attendees outside their kennels, but participants will also have the opportunity to meet the “unseen” dogs. These are mongrels that are ready for adoption but are currently in foster care or other areas not accessible to visitors due to limited kennel space across the SPCA adoption centers. This event provides a unique chance for these deserving dogs to meet potential adopters in person and ultimately find their perfect match.
The SPCA extends a warm invitation to all dog lovers who are seeking their forever canine companions to join the “Dog Adoption Date” event and support the “Adopt, Don’t Shop” initiative.
- Date: October 7, Saturday
- Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Location: SPCA Wanchai Centre, 5 Wan Shing Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
- RSVP: Free admission, no RSVP required
Snapshot of some attending dogs: