19-02-2017,Hill’s X SPCA(HK) Dogathon Show Off Your Love Dog Walk Fundraiser

(Hong Kong, 19 February 2017) The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong) (“SPCA(HK)” or “the Society”) organised a Hill’s X SPCA Dogathon charity fundraiser on 19 February at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

The event attracted more than 2,000 participants and 1,000 dogs to show off their love in support of animal welfare work, helping us change the lives of animals in need in Hong Kong.

The event was officiated by Ms. Gigi Fu, the President of the SPCA; Ms. Sharon Kwok, SPCA Cadet Inspector Ambassador; as well as celebrities including Ms. Gigi Chao; Ms. Sean B Eav; Ms. Lai Chi Shan; Ms. Jolie Chan; Ms. Evelyn Lam; Andy@3Think; Ms. Ada Pong;  and Ms. NG On-yee.

For the past 31 years, the SPCA(HK)’s annual charity dog walk fundraiser has been greatly anticipated by members of the public. Ms. Alice Choi, Executive Director of SPCA(HK), remarked in her speech: “The Society’s earliest form of charity dog fundraiser first began in 1986. It had been held at various locations, and has now become Hong Kong’s largest and longest-standing charity walk.”

Taking place in the picturesque Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the Dogathon event aims to encourage dog owners to spend more quality time with their dogs to help maintain their mental and physical wellbeing as well as to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership. In addition to providing a balanced diet and a comfortable environment, responsible dog owners should help their pets live a healthy lifestyle by providing them with activities including regular outdoor trainings and socialisation opportunities with other canines to satisfy their overall wellbeing.

At the conclusion of the dog walk, the SPCA(HK) hosted a large scale carnival at the finishing line for all participants.  Ms. Gigi Fu, the President of the SPCA; Ms. Sharon Kwok, SPCA Cadet Inspector Ambassador; Ms. Jolie Chan; Andy@3Think; Ms. Ada Pong; and Ms. NG On-yee, shared with the audience pet care tips and their experiences looking after animals.

The carnival featured new and exciting activities including a stunning magic performance by renowned magician Mr. Avon Lee; the city’s first music performance for dogs; a brick dog installation art walk; as well as recycled paper mache photo booths. Other onsite activities included an interactive play zone; dog agility games; a pet health workshop held by senior vets; police dog performance, musical performances and charity sales for both canines and their owners.

All attendees and their beloved canines had a wonderful time!