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"Pets Are Family Too" Dog Adoption Day to be held at Stanley Plaza this Saturday (with photos)

     The "Pets Are Family Too" Dog Adoption Day will be held this Saturday (September 1) from 11am to 6pm at the Amphitheatre Playground of Stanley Plaza.

     The adoption day is jointly organised by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Society for Abandoned Animals, the Lifelong Animal Protection Charity and Hong Kong Dog Rescue to encourage people to adopt abandoned or unclaimed dogs and promote responsible pet ownership. Members of the public who successfully adopt a dog via this event will be awarded a free "Dog Behaviour Training Course" offered by the AFCD for their pet.

     Many animals deserve a second chance to be a lovable pet after being abandoned or given up by their owners. The AFCD encourages the public to adopt abandoned or surrendered animals through approved non-profit-making animal welfare organisations. Currently, abandoned pets or unclaimed animals with a friendly temperament and good health will be vaccinated against major animal diseases and dewormed by the AFCD and sent to 13 partner animal welfare organisations for adoption. Free desexing operations will also be offered to all AFCD-selected animals being adopted via the partner animal welfare organisations.

     An array of informative and entertaining activities will be held at the adoption day including celebrity experience-sharing of keeping dogs, an educational exhibition, game booths and an introduction to dog adoption services. Visitors will have a chance to meet the dogs that are up for adoption.

     Admission is free. Participants are welcome to bring along their pets. All dogs entering the venue should be under proper control in addition to being licensed, vaccinated and microchipped.

     For details of the event, please visit

Ends/Thursday, August 30, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:01


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