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).
Animals Asia Walk for Harmony is a fundraising event for our Dr Dog and Professor Paws programmes. On the morning of Sunday, 4 December 2011, Animals Asia therapy dogs joined almost 200 participants to walk The Peak in Hong Kong.
Click on the album below to capture some wonderful images of the day and read more about this fun and hugely successful event on Jill's Blog.
2011 Event details
Animals Asia Walk for Harmony is a fundraising event for our Dr Dog and Professor Paws programmes. On the morning of Sunday, 4 December 2011, Animals Asia therapy dogs will join mentally challenged and visually impaired children from those organisations served by Dr Dog, as well as the general public, to walk for harmony.
Together, people and dogs, will start at Lugard Road on the Peak, and walk along the Hong Kong Trail to promote a message of love between humans and animals.
Walk for Harmony Date: Sunday, 4 December, 2011 Venue: Hong Kong Trail, Lugard Road, The Peak, Hong Kong Time: 10am to 12noon Fee: $200 minimum donation (payable by cheque, credit card)
Animals Asia invites the public to join the walk, either as a participant or sponsor. All funds raised by the Animals Asia Walk for Harmony will be used to continue and expand the work of our Dr Dog and Professor Paws programmes within the Hong Kong community.
Celebrating 20 years of Dr Dog Jill Robinson, founder and CEO of Animals Asia, pioneered the concept of animal therapy in Hong Kong back in 1991, when the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital agreed to allow her to bring “one dog, to spend one hour, in the garden”. This innovative programme has been operating now for 20 years, and today sees over 350 “dog doctors” visiting hospitals, homes for the elderly, disabled centres and orphanages across Hong Kong, mainland China, the Philippines, Japan, India, Taiwan and Malaysia, spreading warmth to people in need, while highlighting the positive role that companion animals can play in society.
Our volunteer dogs also take on the role of teachers in our “Professor Paws” project, which encourages children to care for animals. Professor Paws has been operating in Hong Kong schools since 2004 and we run a Chinese-language version of Professor Paws in the cities of Guangzhou and Chengdu in China.
How to enroll
Download an Enrolment Form To join this year’s Walk for Harmony, please download and complete the Enrolment Form.
Make a donation
Individual minimum donation is HK$200
Join as a family/group (up to 4 participants) – minimum donation HK$300 for 2-3
participants / HK$500 for 4 participants
Please use a separate enrollment form if there are more than 4 participants in a family/group.
Send the form to us by mail or fax, as below, together with your donation.
The first 200 forms received will receive limited edition “Animals Asia’s Walk For Harmony” dog bandana.
The five biggest donors will receive 100lbs of Hill’s Science Diet.
By Mail: Please send your enrollment form together with a crossed cheque before 25th November 2011:
Animals Asia Foundation
P.O. Box 374
General Post Office
By Fax:Please fax your enrollment form together with the bank-in slip, on or before 25th November 2011:
Animals Asia Foundation
Fax no. 2791 2320
On the day of event: Participants can sign up from 8:30am to 9:30am on 4 December 2011, at the counter set up at Lugard Road.
Please ensure that you bring your dog’s license and proof of rabies immunization. Dogs without valid documents will not be allowed to participate.
Only cheque and credit card donation will be accepted. Cash donations will not be accepted on the day of the event.
For donations of HK$100 or more sponsors will receive a tax-deductible receipt. All receipts will be sent to the participant to distribute to sponsors.
Once the enrollment has been accepted, no donations will be refunded.
Animals Asia reserves the right to approve the participation of applicants and their companion animals.
Rules and Regulations
All participating dogs must be at least six months old and in good health. No admission for puppies under five months old or females in season.
All owners must produce valid documentation that their dogs have had rabies shots. It is recommended that participating dogs be vaccinated against distemper and parvovirus. Dog must have been microchipped to gain admission.
Dogs showing excessive heart and respiratory rates or other signs of stress may be withdrawn at any time during the event. Animals Asia’s decisions are final.
Dogs must be on leash.
Owners are required to clean up after their dogs at all times during the event.
Pit Bull Terriers and other aggressive dogs must be muzzled.
Dogs must not be dressed up for the walk.
Dogs must be in good health.
In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, an announcement will be made before 8:00am on the day of the walk on our website www.animalsasia.org
The organiser will not be responsible for any accidents or injuries to participants, dogs or spectators during the event.
Participants should adhere to the organiser’s rules and regulations. The organiser reserves the right to refuse participation in the event to any person or animal.
Audited report for Walk for Harmony - December 2011