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Dog Adoption Carnival to be held this weekend (with photo)

     The "Pets With Love" Dog Adoption Carnival will be held at Soccer Pitch, Lai Chi Kok Park Phase 1, from 11am to 6pm this Saturday (February 15) and Sunday (February 16).

     The event 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 Sai Kung Stray Friends to encourage people to adopt abandoned or unclaimed dogs and promote responsible pet ownership. Members of the public who successfully adopt a dog through this event will be awarded a free Dog Behaviour Training Course offered by the AFCD for their new pet.

     Many animals deserve a second chance of being 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.

     The carnival features a wide range of activities including celebrities sharing their experience of keeping pets, enquiry service for dog adoption, a vet consultation service, performances by police dogs and AFCD Quarantine Detector Dogs, a dog playground, game booths and handicraft workshops. Visitors will also get the chance to meet the dogs that are up for adoption.

     Admission to the adoption carnival is free. Participants are welcome to bring their dogs. 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/Monday, February 10, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:17


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