24-02-2019, Hill’s X SPCA(HK) Dogathon

(Hong Kong, 24 February 2019) The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong) (“SPCA(HK)”) hosted a Hill’s X SPCA Dogathon charity fundraiser today at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. The event attracted animal lovers and their pets to show off their love in support of animal welfare work, helping us change the lives of animals in need.

Guests of Honour renowned superstar Mr Alan Tam; Ms Gigi Fu, President of the SPCA(HK); Mr Chris Tang, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations); Ms Rebecca Lam, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Support); Dr. Kenny Ho, Principal Veterinary Officer of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department; and Dr. Mary Chow, Senior Veterinary Officer of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, officiated the event. Other guests in attendance included local artistes Mr Amigo Choi; Mr Andrew Pong; local singers Ms Hana Tam; Ms Karene Mak; Mr Hinry Lau; local music bands Andy@3Think; Wharf Two and Zpecial.

Ms Jacqueline Kwan, Chairperson of the SPCA(HK), remarked in her speech: “It has been 33 years since the SPCA(HK)’s first charity dog walk fundraiser. Over the years, we have seen more than 40,000 participants and 24,000 dogs join in on our charity walk. Each step taken by these generous donors is a step towards fundraising for animals in need.”

Ms Gigi Fu, President of the SPCA(HK) said, “We’re grateful to have the support of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort who graciously gave away 300 free admission tickets to encourage participants to raise more funds for animals in need.”

This year’s Dogathon once again took place along the waterfront promenade which offered participants a relaxing walk with a fantastic and breathtaking sea view. At the conclusion of the dog walk, the SPCA(HK) hosted a large scale carnival at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Coach Park that featured a number of comical selfie spots illustrated by local artist Mr Ivan Yip, paying tribute to Hong Kong’s distinctive district landmarks. Our first ever “Paw and Friends Mini Concert” also brought the audience to their feet with passionate live local music in a relaxing atmosphere. Another highlight of the carnival was “PET X Handicraft Market” which gathered local designers and artisans. Other onsite activities included dog agility games, police dog performance, fire service dog sharing and charity sales. All attendees and their beloved canines had a wonderful time!