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Chengdu dogs take to the streets to celebrate World Animal Day
Walk for Harmony attracts over 100 dogs and owners
Jill presents awards
A companion for life
More than 100 dogs and their owners took part in Animals Asia Foundation’s Walk for Harmony in Chengdu in mid-October to celebrate World Animal Day 2007.
Jill Robinson and Mr Chen Mingchai, founder of Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association, spoke at the walk, which was held at a garden restaurant in a suburb of the city.
Two dog owners, who had had been with their dogs for 15 years, were given Companion for Life Awards. Six dogs were given Devotion Awards, including Barton, a dog that along with his owner rescued two girls from drowning.
After the awards, the owners took their dogs on a stroll around the lake in the garden. Everyone who joined in the walk was presented with a certificate with the words: “Companion for Life”. All the participants pledged never to abandon their dogs and never to eat dog or cat meat.
Animals Asia also invited 30 animal welfare groups from around China to take part in World Animal Day activities in their respective cities. Most groups held a roadshow and a gathering of pet owners. The theme was “We care about your pain” to highlight the suffering of dogs and cats in the food trade and also the dogs killed in government culls. Animals Asia’s message is that dogs and cats are our best friends and helpers.