13-11-2019, Hill’s X SPCA (HK) Dogathon 2020 12 Animals of the Zodiac Walk Together To Support Animals in Need

(Hong Kong, 13 November 2019) The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong) (“SPCA (HK)”) is a pioneer in fundraising for animals in need, is the first charity to ever organise a “Dogathon” since 1986. The SPCA (HK) has encouraged participants and their dogs to put their love into action and enjoy a wonderful walk with their furry friend whilst raising money for animals in need. The Dogathon has become Hong Kong’s largest and longest-standing charity walk. Over the years, we have gathered more than 40,000 participants accompanied by 24,000 dogs to participate in on our charity walk.

 

On 1 March 2009, our very first Dogathon took place at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and has been a greatly anticipated event ever since! Every year, the event attracts more than 1,000 participants with their dogs walking together and having a wonderful time with the magical ambience!

 

Executive Director of the SPCA (HK), Ms. Alice Choi, expressed her deepest gratitude to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, “We are truly grateful for the continued support of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort for the past ten years. We hope this event remains a gratifying experience for both owners and dogs as well as benefit the animals in need. We also hope this special event will continue to spread the message of love and support throughout the community.” She further remarked, “We’re indebted to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort who have graciously gifted 300 admission tickets to encourage participants to raise more funds for animals in need.”

 

Entering the 34th SPCA’s annual charity dog walk “Dogathon”, the SPCA (HK) will be hosting our Hill’s X Dogathon 2020 on Sunday, 5 January 2020.  Participants and doggies will enjoy a 5km pleasurable walk together around the beautiful grounds of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. The theme will be “12 Zodiac Animals Walk Together” this year. As such, we have invited the PR ambassador of the popular clothing brand ad-lib, “P Jai” the Shiba Inu, to dress up himself into the images of the 12 Zodiac Animals, symbolising the important responsibility of protecting all animals and striving for all animal lovers to take that important step for animals. Let us hope that all animals will be in luck in the New Year and have nurturing and loving homes!

 

Participants for this year’s Dogathon will be able to choose and enter one of the following categories: an individual group, a family group and an organisation group. You can freely combine any person and dog to suit any individual, family, pet owner and doggie, or even a group of friends or organisation to participate. All participants are welcometo dress up as their own or any zodiac animal with P Jai the Shiba Inu, and ‘walk together in luck’ with thousands of dogs and like-minded people! The event venue also features a ‘Zodiac Blessing’ photo zone, so that you can have a lasting memory of this eventful day!

 

The Dogathon is not only a charity walk, but also a grand party that combines handicraft, creativity, play, and pet knowledge! At the 10th anniversary of the Dogathon at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, we have injected more vitality into the event and are preparing for a number of exciting programmes including: PET X Handicraft Market, SPCA Education Theatre, Woof & Bricks Art Walk, Agility Games, Dog Behavior Training Demonstration, Dog Health Talk and the SPCA Charity Sale, so that every participant and participating doggie can have the time of their lives!

 

Each successful applicant will receive a limited edition 12-Zodiac T-shirt, and every participating doggie will receive a limited edition 12-Zodiac doggie Bandana! Upon completion of the charity walk, each participant and participating doggie will receive a commemorative “12 Zodiac Lucky Pack”, which will include a limited edition medal, an exquisite certificate and a variety of superb gifts!

 

Dogathon 2020

Date: Sunday, 5 Jan, 2020

Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm

Event: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Coach Park

Enrolment: https://dogathon.spca.org.hk