Companion Animal Symposium

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As a supporting organisation of the 5th Companion Animal Symposium hosted by Animals Asia on 23 May in Shenzhen, the SPCA is delighted to share our experience on sustainable animal welfare center with representatives from over 30 China animal welfare NGOs.

Ms Chris Cui, our China Outreach Director and Ms Tammy Lau, our Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications jointly presented the topic “The Sustainable Model of Animal Rescue Organizations” to introduce our operational model and works on public relations and fund-raising. This is an excellent learning opportunity for the China NGOs as they mostly rely on public donations and support of volunteers, whereas our model uses the income surplus generated from veterinary services and employs full time staff to strive for achieving our goals.

We further organised a visit for the NGO representatives to our Hong Kong Headquarters in Wanchai, to show them around the setup and equipment of our Homing Department and Animal Hospital, also to share our shelter management experience. The participants were impressed by our very high standard, and a number of them requested us to give advice on designing their new shelters or improving the standard of their current ones.