ACT would like to thank Dr. Edwin Bosi, Senior Vet at Companion Animal Clinic, the Animal Welfare Unit (AWU), government agencies who have been so supportive of our efforts, InkByte Media for the sponsorship of banners, Mr Jonathan Chan for his wonderful photography, all our kind sponsors and friends who have been nothing but supportive, our participants and their loyal canines, and the members of the media for supporting our event and cause.
The first annual Dog Walk organised by Animal Concern Team (ACT) was held for the first time in Sabah, in conjunction with World Animal Day, which is celebrated world-wide each year on October 4th.
The aim of this walk is to raise awareness of pet ownership responsibility and to stop animal cruelty and abuse. ACT also hopes to educate the general public of the importance of spaying and neutering their pets to prevent the number of strays increasing.
All funds collected from this event will be publicly announced on ACT’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actsabah) and website (www.actsabah.com), and will go towards the TNR of strays, starting with the Kota Kinabalu area. The operations will be done by volunteer vets at our rehab centre, following which the strays will be looked after for a short rehabilitation period before being released back to where they were found.
ACT’s prime objective as an NGO is to Trap, Neuter & Release (TNR) stray dogs and cats in Kota Kinabalu. With the implementation of this TNR programme, ACT hopes to eventually reduce the population of stray dogs and cats in Sabah, as once a stray has been neutered, it will be unable to reproduce, which will result in less and less strays being born onto the streets. Other benefits of the TNR programme would include better temperaments and reduced aggression in strays, decreasing attacks from strays on humans.
Btw, I WANT A HUSKY! 😉