Friday, June 11, 2010

A Doggie Day Out at Telok Kurau Park!

It was a happy day filled with activities at Telok Kurau Park on 9th May 2010 as many dog lovers came to show their support at the Doggie Carnival, organized by Telok Kurau and Frankel NCs. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr K Shanumugam, Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs, who marked the official launch of Dog Owners’ Group (D.O.G).

There were stalls set up by different animal shelters and of course, Noah’s Ark CARES was one of the vendors, hoping to spread awareness and raise funds for our many furry friends living in Johor Bahru. Like the rest of the shelters, we were selling a variety of merchandise and a mini photo-taking booth was also set up where owners could get their pictures taken with their dogs for just $2. Many owners were more than happy making that little donation as well as being able to capture their picture perfect moment with their beloved pet!

In addition, we were proud to have Ms Chew Gek Hiang, president of Noah’s Ark CARES speak about ‘Responsible pet ownership’ and that every pet owner plays an important role in providing a respectable life for the animals. Ms Chew shared with the audience the story of September, a mongrel that was born amongst a pack of seven other puppies in one of the industrial estates. She drove home the importance of sterilization which helps to reduce the number of unwanted and homeless animals. This is an attainable goal if we strive towards it with the same passion.

There was a presentation given by Action for Singapore Dogs Society, with the aim to teach guests on how to keep your dog healthy and well, while Mr Kua Cheng Hock from Guide Dogs Association of the Blind, gave a talk on how to help a guide dog perform successfully. Adding to the fun were games for dogs and owners, such as the Fastest Eating Dog contest, a demonstration on Dog Obedience by Awesome Pawsome and even yummy treats for the doggies, which could be found at The US Doggie Bakery Booth. One could say that it was the perfect day to bond with and pamper your pet!

We at Noah’s Ark would like to heartily thank everyone who came down and supported us in every way possible. It was heartwarming to see pet lovers uniting despite the heat and it was even sweeter seeing dogs of all shapes and sizes parading in the park. We hope to be able to participate in more fruitful events and please continue to support us for we wouldn’t be where are without you. Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Photo courtesy of Robert W Seng

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