FEATURE: Programs help stray dogs that are not adopted

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 28, 2019
By: Cheng Hui-wen and Dennis Xie  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

While many people adore furry four-legged creatures, not everyone is able to raise one in their home.

A dog that had been in a shelter run by the Animal Protection Association of the Republic of China runs in an orchard as part of the “Dogs Come With Wealth” program in an undated photograph.
Photo courtesy of the Animal Protection Association of the Republic of China

Fortunately, there are other ways to show love to stray animals in Taiwan.

“You Adopt, I Raise” (您領我養) is a program introduced in 2005 by Huang Ching-jung (黃慶榮), a former secretary-general of the Animal Protection Association. It has since helped thousands of strays.

As a veterinarian who has long promoted animal protection, Huang said that one day he had the idea that “if there are people who can raise animals for those who wish to but are unable, then a win-win situation could be created.”

Under the program, adopters make small donations on a regular basis to people who raise the dogs for them.    [FULL  STORY]

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