Dr Dog at Guangzhou Cat Show

28 August 2012

  • Paws graffiti: body art of cat faces attracts a lot of young followers.

    Paws graffiti: body art of cat faces attracts a lot of young followers.

  • Animals Asia’s booth interests a huge number of visitors.

    Animals Asia’s booth interests a huge number of visitors.

  • Young children paint and learn about animal care at the same time.

    Young children paint and learn about animal care at the same time.

  • Dr Didi and Dr Chen Baobao introduce our Dr Dog programme on the stage.

    Dr Didi and Dr Chen Baobao introduce our Dr Dog programme on the stage.

  • Paws graffiti face art.

    Paws graffiti face art.

  • Our Dr Dogs greet their old friend, Xing, at the cat show.

    Our Dr Dogs greet their old friend, Xing, at the cat show.

Dr Dogs from Guangzhou joined Guangzhou’s first Cat Show on 4-5 of August in the Baiyun Wanda Plaza. It was actually a party for the cat-lovers with over 200,000 people joining the 2-day event.

The hall was separated into two sections - one was for the cat show and the other for local animal welfare groups. Animals Asia, Pamily (for stray dogs) and Guangzhou Cat had set up booths to attract visitors.

We offered two entertaining games: “Paws graffiti” (graffiti of cat faces and dog paws on people’s arms or faces) and “Painting for a cat” (paint the cat sticker). The colorful graffiti proved to be a great attraction, especially for young people and also many parents came to our painting table with their children. This was a wonderful opportunity to reach out to a different group of people and introduce Animals Asia’s programmes to them.

Eight of our Dr Dogs took turns to be “guests” at the show. Dr Duoduo, a mini Chihuahua with long hair, soon became the centre of attraction with many new “fans”. Duoduo’s guardian, Ms Huang, introduced this little one to a lot of new friends with our animal welfare leaflets. Dr Jimmy, the star of our Guangzhou team is well used to the spotlight, as he’s been on TV several times already. Dr Didi and Dr Chen Baobao were invited by the MC on the stage to show the friendliness of Dr Dog and to welcome more friends to join us for a better life for the animals.

Overall, this was a very successful event, showcasing our Dr Dog programme and introducing Animals Asia to a huge new audience. Thanks as always, to our wonderful volunteers and their equally-wonderful Dr Dogs.


LƯNG