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).
On top of their usual schedule, visiting hospitals, homes for the aged, children’s care homes and the many other groups and institutions who call on our Dr Dog therapy services, Animals Asia’s Dr Dog team in Hong Kong started the year with three very special extra events:
HKU Bone Voyage Walkathon
On 14 January 2012, a group of Animals Asia’s Dr Dogs were guests of honour at the 50th Anniversary of Hong Kong University‘s Orthopaedic and Traumatology department’s “HKU Bone Voyage Walkathon” [港大骨科健步行] at Pitch 2 of the
university’s Dr Stanley Ho Stadium.
Over 200 people attended and the Dr Dog team was invited to talk about the responsibility involved in caring for a dog and not treating them as toys, while some of the younger members of HUK’s families helped to demonstrate the proper approach to our canine friends.
Chinese New Year wishes
On 6 February 2012, a small group of Dr Dogs joined a team of hospital volunteers “PMH Purple Angels” to visit different wards and give patients and staff the benefit of our wonderful Dr Dog animal therapy, along with the Chinese New Year gifts of “Good Health” and “Get Well Soon”.
Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School of MFBM
妙法寺劉金龍中學 – Parents-Teachers Day
On 19 February 2012, Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School had a very special task for our Dr Dogs on their Parents-Teachers Day.
Dr Woodstock whispers his animal-therapy secrets to a student.
While parents came to chat with teachers about their children’s progress at school, Animals Asia’s Dr Dog had the honour of being ambassadors for the day, whereby the school demonstrated to parents how their children can have real-life experience with a special character from one of their school text books.
Dr Fat and Dr Koli greet individual students while sporting the unique dog tags presented by the school.
Three smiling faces, as lessons come to life for the students.
Animals Asia’s Dr Dog in Longman English Textbook (Form 2).
Longman’s English (Form 2) text book features Animals Asia’s Dr Dogs, outlining a visit and talking about animal care and it was a unique experience for the school to bring this feature to life for their students. Dr Dog volunteers also gave a short presentation to parents and students on what they do for the Dr Dog Programme .