Year 10 PSHEProjectBy Ka Kiu, Mion, Louis, Adrian,Anna, Ross, Lap Yin, Cameronand Aaron
Problems that needsolving:- Abandoned dogs- Abused dogs that need a vet (where will we finda vet that can work with rescued dogs?)- Needs homes/love- stray dogs, The strays are subdivided into 2groups- those within a community, and indigenousferal dogs. The population of stray dogs areincreasing because owners abandon their owndogs. These dogs can get together as a pack andbehave aggressively.
The Hong Kong DogRescueHong Kong Dog Rescue is a non-profit organisation run by SallyAndersen. It was set up in Hong Kong in 2003 for the main purposeof saving dogs from agriculture, fisheries and the ConservationDepartment government kennels. With the help of volunteers, Sallyaims to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the thousands of unwanteddogs living in Hong Kong. This charity has now become one of HongKong’s most successful and well known dog rehoming charities.Although HKDR has been relatively successful over these past years,they are still seeking land to build another rehoming centre. Theircurrent main centre is situated in Tai Po, and they also have a minirehoming centre in Ap Lei Chau. Dogs are also shipped to LammaIsland if they are long-term dogs or puppies which are kept in a homeenvironment before moving into Tai Po.
HKDR continuedMost of HKDR’s dogs come from AFCD animal management centres.These dogs and puppies have been found as strays and have beenhanded in by the public or sometimes have been handed in by theirowners directly. Many of the dogs found by the government’s dogcatchers are due to be killed after only 4 days, unless there are chosenfor re-homing or are reclaimed by owners. A few dogs are alsoaccepted directly by HKDR.Some dogs in HKDR have physical or behavioral problems. Many dogsare abandoned because of behavioral problems caused by bad trainingand lack of understanding of dogs. HKDR helps to rehabilitate thesedogs and to get them ready for adoption. It is HKDG’s policy to treat thedogs with respect and kindness, and punishments are never given.
HKDRs Beliefs• All dogs no matter what breed, age, size or anything else they are, deserve proper care andrespect.• Mongrels, which are mixed breeds, are no different from pure breeds in their needs, intelligence,emotions and feelings. They should all be treated the same as pure breeds. The shape, size andcolour of a dog doesnt mean that one is better than the other, or feels and needs less than another.• Desexing or neutering a dog is necessary to prevent over population and the birth of unwantedpuppies. Its also beneficial to a dogs health. It is not cruel and its not painful if properly done.• Trap, Neuter and Return is a humane and an effective solution to the stray dog problem. Simplykilling is neither effective nor humane.• Dogs and their companions should be accepted as part of Hong Kong society, with properamenities such as dog parks provided.• We support increased fines and punishment for animal cruelty cases, including abandonment.• There should be controls and restrictions on the number of pet shops and breeders, and that petshops should not be permitted to sell puppies. Puppies should be available from licensed andapproved breeders only.• We promote the lifelong commitment to a dog, emphasising that dogs are not toys, or "things" to beenjoyed while amusing and then simply discarded.• All animals should not be locked up in a cage and forced to eat, sleep and relieve itself in the samesmall space.• Training should be done using reward and not punishment. A dog that is beaten or mistreated is adog that will one day bite back.• If you cant give a dog the time and attention that it needs, or you cant commit to keeping a dog forthe rest of its life, don’t adopt a dog.
Why Choose HKDR?Advantages-Gets people aware about stray/abandoned dogs in Hong Kong-Free activity. Only needs bus fee-Lots of Space- Hong Kong Based, sustainableDisadvantages-Far away from Island School-Unhygenic-Does not make a big impact on Hong KongConsequences:- Dogs could be provided with toys and a new home- The dogs would be kept around other dogs while awaiting adoption- Cared For- Given food and water- Given love dogs could be adopted and tossed back out onto the streets again, the processof rescue and adopt would have to be done all over again.- There are still many dogs that are not lucky enough to be taken in to HKDR or a home,and get killed. Up to 25,000 dogs in Hong Kong get killed every year.
What sort of activities wecould do to help HongKong Dog Rescue:- Anyone able to help with stalls at various fairs and markets- Anyone willing to help with fundraising- Anyone who can help with public relations and eventplanning- Anyone willing to put up posters or hand out event fliers intheir area- Anyone willing to pass information via their email list- Anyone with a car willing to drive dogs to variousdestinations
ItineraryMonday 8:00- Everyone meets at Island School- bus toHong Kong Dog Rescue. Spend the day helping look afterthe dogs.- Feeding, Walking the dogsTuesday 8:00- Meet at Central, Hand out stickers, leaflets,and badges to raise awareness for HKDRWednesday 8:00- Everyone meets at Island School- bus toHong Kong Dog Rescue. Spend the day helping look afterthe dogs.- Feeding, Walking the dogsThursday- Planning "Dog Week" at Island SchoolFriday- Banner Competition. Set up and organise events atIS
Dog WeekWe are also going to make a "Dog Week" atIsland School. We can raise money andawareness for Hong Kong Dog Rescue. Wecould also raise money throughout the weekby holding Bake sales, casual days, etc..The money raised would contribute to HongKong Dog Rescues dog medical care, foodsupplies, and facilities. This would also be agood idea as it would benefit the students aswell.
Cost of the tripVolunteer work is free but transportation and food do not:If there is 20 people on the trip...850 per day to rent a bus = 1700 for two day trips and backto/from Tai Po1700 / 20 = $85 HKLunch: $50 Hong Kong Per Person Per Day x 5 = $250 HKGrand Total = $85 + $250 = $335 HK
Our Aims/GoalsThe goals of this trip is to aid the Hong Kong Dogrescue in services and to precursor to that,create something that would having a positivelasting impact on the charity. Specifically:- To aid in everyday work e.g. exercising, trainingand socializing with the dogs etc.- To also aid in promotion of HKDR.- To help with adoption and delivery.