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Friday December 2, 2011

SPCA holds several activities in conjunction with World Animal Day

DESPITE raining cats and dogs, animal lovers and their pets gathered at Desa Park City for the “Celebrate Your Love for Animals” event recently.

Organised by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor with pet store PetsMore, the event was held in conjunction with World Animal Day to encourage the public to be conscientious in animal welfare.

Pet lovers came with their furry friends and met new ones at the event which offered a range of activities including a dog training class by Dog Gone Good, a charity walk around the park and a “Dancing with the Dogs and Agility” show hosted by Pet and You.

Some of the more hilarious acts which had everyone in stitches were a dog attempting a “Moonwalk” and two other dogs “fighting” for a Frisbee.

Star touch: Thanuja cuddling a puppy at the event.

Animal welfare champion Thanuja Ananthan emceed the event and took one of the shelter’s dog for the charity walk.

A simple ceremony was also held to mark the ‘Stop Animal Abuse’ campaign which advocated for more stringent animal protection laws against abuse.

SPCA Selangor chairman Christine Chin said they believed animals should have their five freedoms which included freedom from hunger and thirst.

Cute: Puppies waiting to be adopted.

“Through our many activities, corporate sponsorships and alliances, we are able to organise events to help raise awareness on being a responsible pet owner,” said Chin.

Sean Saw from PetsMore said animals had a positive influence on human life.

“Animals do create a caring, loving and responsible Malaysia. Owning pets is therapeutic, which balances the state of mind of today’s society,” he said.

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