11th August 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong), known as the SPCA, is thrilled to announce the upcoming “Dog Adoption Date” event, scheduled for 26th August, 2023, in celebration of International Dog Day. This special adoption event aims to connect our rescue dogs with their potential forever human partners. In addition to the animals available at the SPCA’s adoption centres, the event will feature a selection of adorable “unseen” dogs—mongrels that are ready for adoption but currently in foster care or other areas not accessible to visitors due to limited kennel space across our adoption centres.
Currently, all three of the SPCA’s adoption centres have reached full capacity, yet the adoption rate has significantly declined in recent months. While 23 dogs found their forever homes in December last year, the number dropped to just 12 dogs in July and a mere 8 dogs in May. Unfortunately, there are now over 100 dogs eagerly searching for loving families or soon to be available for adoption.
International Dog Day serves as a reminder to raise awareness about rescuing and supporting abused and stray dogs. As we commemorate this special day, the SPCA urges the public to extend their attention to these deserving rescue pups and consider providing them with a forever home.
The “Dog Adoption Date” event will showcase dogs patiently waiting for their turn to be seen by foster families or located in non-public areas of the centres, such as kennels in the SPCA’s boarding service and clinics, due to limited kennel space. This event will provide them with the opportunity to meet dog lovers in person, ensuring they are no longer “unseen” and increasing their chances of finding their forever homes sooner. While mongrels are equally adorable, they often don’t receive as much attention as purebred pups, resulting in fewer opportunities for them to find a loving home. Through this event, the public can discover the unique charm of mongrels firsthand and realize that they can be just as loving and loyal as any other breed.
The SPCA extends a warm invitation to all dog lovers searching for their forever canine companions to join this event and support the philosophy of “Adopt, Don’t Shop”!
Some of the “unseen” dogs available for adoption: