years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
A very interesting collaboration that will commence in the new school term is with the Royal Veterinary College in Hong Kong (RVC). As part of this new Vet Nursing degree course we will offer students work placements over 10 weeks during their first semester.
Professor Paws and the RVC will work together to allow students to attend Professor Paws lessons four times a week in order to develop specific skills and knowledge needed to complete their degree and practice successfully. The students will have the opportunity to observe dogs in different environments that can sometimes be stressful, learn basic handling skills, interact with both the dog and guardian and practice their record-keeping. These are all skills the students will need to have a full understanding of and something they can be exposed to during our school visits.
We are very pleased and excited to be providing these young students with some insights into the many colourful canine personalities we have on our team.
A huge thanks once again to our volunteers – teachers, Professors and guardians - from all of us at Professor Paws and Animals Asia! We say this all the time, but we really couldn’t do this without such wonderful support.
Looking forward to sharing many more visits, chats and laughs during the next school year.
Jasmine Nunns – Professor Paws, Programme Supervisor
Claire Richardson – Professor Paws, Programme Coordinator