YOU can pat them, snap a photo with them or even adopt them.
This is what dog lovers can do during the five-day awareness campaign on stray dogs at Penang Times Square.
Organised by a group of Han Chiang College (HCC) diploma students in colla-boration with Save Our Strays, the event is being held from 4.30pm daily until tomorrow.
Among the attention-grabbing fur balls is a pack of puppies placed in an open cage and wearing either pink or blue polka dot ribbon to indicate their gender.
The activities include an exhibition on trap, neuter and release, an open mic session, photo booth and performances by HCC Dance and Drama Society.
Organising committee vice-president Tang Ching Yee hoped the campaign would promote affection towards stray animals particularly dogs.
“We want to eradicate negative stereotypes on strays.
“People who adopt the puppies will be given appreciation certificates,” she added.
Ching Yee said although the HCC diploma students would be sitting for their exams next week, the group wanted to express their love for dogs.
Spotted with her two friends during the Be-A-Paw session was Ee Shu Yong, 19.
“I learn about the campaign from the Facebook. I live in an apartment. So, it’s not possible to adopt pets.
“However, I came here today to show my support,” she said.
For more information, log in to www.facebook.com/opttoadopt.