World Animal Day 2016

Why We Do What We Do?

Started in 1931 during a convention of ecologists in Florence who wished to raise awareness for endangered animals, World Animal Day is now observed in countries throughout the world on the 4th of October, as a day to celebrate our love and respect for all animals.

Dogs featured : SiDa on wheelchair with Mary in front. Both are available for adoption.

Volunteer, Jolyn and Mary. Mary is available for adoption; HDB approved

To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.*

*Source: http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/

Evangeline and Audi. Most of our dogs are good with children; tried and tested. 

NTU students doing their part for the dogs

For us at HOPE Dog Rescue, World Animal Day stands for a time to celebrate our amazing relationship with our beautiful dogs and cherish the many ways in which they enrich and fulfill our lives. From the very first day we have held strongly to the belief that it is all about saving our street dogs, doing all we can to give them a renewed chance at life, and showing compassion and empathy to those who have known none. It is our vision and hope that all street dogs can find a home they belong to, and be love and cherished.

Volunteer, Lois, with Mathilda; a lovely brindled coloured dog, waiting for her forever home

Volunteer, Ram, with Mathilda

On this day, we would also like to take the opportunity to affirm our commitment as well as give our deepest appreciation to everyone who has played a vital part. THANK YOU to all our lovely and selfless volunteers who have put in heart, body and soul to help ease the transition for our dogs so that the adoption process goes much more smoothly. Without your help, the rehabilitation process would not have been possible! To our adopters, a BIG THANK YOU for extending your family, home and heart to the street dogs of Singapore; for believing in them when no one would and beyond that, allowing them to know the true meaning of love and giving them a new chance at life!  

Volunteer, Cheryl, drying Mary after her bath

Volunteer, Michael, with Happy; a gorgeous black female, waiting for her forever home

Volunteers Ying Jie & Mabel with Mary, Mathilda & Vera. (L to R)

Written by : Wee Yen
Photography by : Dean Chua